5K Run/Walk

  • Date
    September 3, 2017
    (Sunday of Labor Day weekend)

    Start Time
    8:15am

    Cost
    June 1-July 31: $20
    Aug. 1-26: $23
    Aug. 27-Sept. 2: $25
    Race day: $30
    *CONTACT US ABOUT STUDENT TEAM DISCOUNT

    Register (starting June 1)
    Online (no extra fees!)
    Online closes Aug. 31, 11:59pm

    By Mail
    Download brochure and mail to:
    Genesee Valley Conservancy
    PO Box 73
    Geneseo, NY 14454

    In-Person
    -During packet pickup

oak tree 5k

The Oak Tree 5K is the companion race to the half marathon for those interested in a shorter distance. Around 400 runners and walkers participate in the 5K. The 5K highlights the National Historic Landmark District of the Village of Geneseo, traveling through the business district before touring several historic residential streets. The course also passes the historic Hartford House and John W. Chanler Island Preserve, both permanently conserved by Genesee Valley Conservancy

A water station and music will be on the course and you will finish on the track at the Geneseo Central School where you can relax to cheer on the winners of the half marathon.  

Our course is Certified to be accurate by USATF #NY16111KL.  The elevation profile is found on the Course Map.

Start & Course

This 5 kilometer course runs on paved roads closed to all traffic.  

oaktree race course map

  • The start is a .2 mile walk from the Geneseo Central School on Route 39, near Westview Crescent
  • Start by heading south into the Village on Main Street
  • Turn left onto Center Street to Highland Rd.
  • Turn left onto Highland Rd. to North Street
  • Turn left onto North Street to Church Street
  • Turn right onto Church Street and continue North on Route 39
  • Continue past the starting line, and turn left into the Geneseo Central School driveway,
  • Turn right onto the track and turn left on the track to complete a ¾ loop to finish.

View 5K course on Google maps

Walkers are welcome and encouraged to register and participate in the 5k! Strollers are welcome but please remain toward the back so as not to interfere with runners.

View 5k course preview on our video page

Course Aid

Aid Station: One station with water will be at mile 1.5.

Restrooms: Located at the starting line and the finish.

Medics: EMS personnel will be staged at the finish line.

Lead vehicle: Genesee Valley Jeep provides a Jeep to lead runners through the Village.

Awards & Goodies

Registrants:

Surplus shirts will be sold at the event: $10 current year, $5 past years

Finishers:

  • Commemorative Oak Tree reusable plastic cup
  • Post race food and drink at the school supplied by GioVanna’s Pizza & Pasta.  Including pizza, fruit, bagels and more!

Awards:

Overall male and female Oak Tree grown from a Genesee Valley acorn
Masters male and female (40+) Photo of a Geneseo Oak Tree
Course Record $50 cash
Fastest in Geneseo (male/female) Geneseo Champions Trophy
13th Finisher (Race anniversary) Genesee Valley Conservancy mug
Age Group (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

<9,10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
Hand-made pottery medal featuring a historic Oak Tree from Hog Shed Studio on a custom lanyard

Random drawings For those present at the awards ceremony!