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The Rush-Henrietta Athletic Association, in conjunction with the Rush-Henrietta Area Food Terminal (RHAFT) and the Town of Henrietta Recreation Department, invite you to participate in the 5th annual Rush-Henrietta Kicking Hunger 5K in Henrietta, NY. The 2022 race will provide participants with two options –a live event on Saturday, June 4th (8 am start) or a virtual event the weekend of Friday, June 3rd to Sunday, June 5th. 

The purpose of this race will continue to focus on bringing awareness and providing tangible solutions to the issue of hunger in our community, as well as continuing the tradition of promoting exercise and family-centered events in our town. The 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021 races raised $3,300, $5,500, $7,000, and $9,500 respectively, and also allowed for RHAFT to collect hundreds of non-perishable food items. Race proceeds have directly impacted our local community by helping to fund both the Rush-Henrietta Central School District (RHCSD) Kicking Hunger Summer Food Program and BackPack Program, as well as providing support for community food and student-centered programs through both RHAFT and the Town of Henrietta. Since February 2020, we have handed out more than 1,800 bags of food to local families through the RHCSD BackPack Program. The race has also allowed for the opening of the Rush-Henrietta School Food Pantry in the Good Shepherd Building on East Henrietta Road. This community resource, which has been opened since November 2020, continues to support local families in need.

PRICINGRegister before May 1st, 2022 – $15 (18 and under), $20 (over 18), pricing increases on May 1st – $25 (all participants)

Virtual Race Option Course Suggestions

The beauty of a virtual 5K is that you can run or walk whenever and wherever you want over the course of our race weekend. From your local neighborhood streets, to the Lehigh Valley Trail, to a local track, it is totally up to you! Below are a few possible ways to complete the 5K distance, along with a video of helpful tips and stretches from Lattimore Physical Therapy.

1. 5,000m is 12.5 times around a standard track. It might be a little repetitive, but you can’t get much flatter.

2. Check out the link to the Mapmyrun Course around Veterans Memorial Park located below the map of how to get to the park. Two laps of this 1.55 mile course puts you right at the 5K distance (plus you never have to leave the park). PLEASE NOTE: THIS COURSE WILL BE UNAVAILABLE FROM 6:30 – 10:30 am ON SATURDAY, JUNE 4th FOR THE LIVE EVENT TO BE HELD.

Six-week Training Plan

https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/training/5km/a760067/six-week-beginner-5k-schedule/

Virtual Race Result Reporting

Reporting results is optional, but if you decide to do so the links below provide lots of details on the process. Reading through all of the information in the links is certainly not needed to properly submit results, but it is there if you want it.

https://help.runsignup.com/support/solutions/articles/17000087349-submit-and-manage-virtual-results

https://runsignup.com/Race/CoronavirusforParticipants/Page-7

In short, you can go to the top of this page, then click on the results tab at the top, and follow the steps to submit virtual results. You should also receive a text and email message with instructions on how to text or email results.
The window to report results will be open from Friday at 12:01 am to Monday at 11:59 am. Please email us at rhkickinghunger5k@gmail.com if you encounter any issues reporting your results this weekend.

CLICK HERE for Tips and Stretches from Lattimore Physical Therapy