5K Run/Walk

  • Date
    Aug 1 to Sept 7, 2020

    Start Time
    You choose


    Register (starting June 1)
    Online (no extra fees!)
    Online closes Sept. 7, 11:59pm

    By Mail
    Mail payment and info to:
    Genesee Valley Conservancy
    PO Box 73
    Geneseo, NY 14454

oak tree 5k

2020 Solo Oak Tree Details (click here)

The Oak Tree 5K is the companion race to the half marathon. 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 below.

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


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


  • Commemorative Oak Tree souvenir cup from Dublin Corners Farm Brewery
  • Post race food and drink at the school supplied by GioVanna’s Pizza & Pasta & Wegmans. Including pizza, fruit, bagels and more!


Overall male and female Oak Tree grown from a Genesee Valley acorn, Oak Tree Race hat or Conservancy mug
Masters male and female (40+) TBD
Course Record $50 cash
Fastest in Geneseo (male/female) Geneseo Champions Trophy
15th Finisher (Race anniversary) Oak Tree Race hat
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 ceramic medal from Hog Shed Studio

Random drawings For those present at the awards ceremony!