Looking to participate in SPAC’s Rock & Run? It’s not too late! Runners can register today, May 13th, for all races included in the highly anticipated fundraiser happening this Sunday, May 15th.
New this year is a half marathon, an excellent choice for those serious runners who wish to do more than the 5K or 10K.
Photo credit: Lawrence White
Hosted by SPAC’s Action Council, the half marathon (13.1 miles) and other races will take place in the Spa State Park. The event also includes a 5K, 10K, and a Kids’ 50 Yard Dash, with a post-race party following on the SPAC lawn.
Event start times are as follows:
- Kids’ 50 Yard Dash: 7:30am
- 5K: 8am
- 10K: 8am
- Half Marathon: 8am
All races will conclude by 11:30am. Finisher medals will be awarded to all registered runners who complete the Rock & Run Half Marathon!
While online registration is now closed, runners can still pre-register for all races at the Hall of Springs during the Packet Pickup Time, which is today, May 13th, from 5:30pm to 7pm. Pre-registration fees can be paid with cash, personal check, or credit card.
Registration fees are $50 for the half marathon, $35 for the 10K, $25 for the 5K, and $5 for the Kids’ 50 Yard Dash. Runners can enter through the SPAC gates and use the side entrance into the Hall of Springs to register.
Jocelyn Arndt & Chris Arndt are headlining the event’s musical acts – attendees can also enjoy tunes from Red Shift, Bryan Thomas, Cosby Gibson & Tom Staudle, Cosmic Soul, Crush, Diz, Drew Jacobs, Emma Torncello, Erin Powers, Immune Friction, Keller & Cannon, Mojo Dawgs, Owls in Orbit, Pony in the Pancake, Sandy McKnight, Shane Guerrette, Shift the Paradigm, The Further Unsound, The Long Bow Trio, and Warren Sieme.
The Rock & Run is sponsored by the Healthy Living Market and Cafe, along with several other local businesses and organizations such as Price Chopper/Market 32 and Fly 92.3.
Proceeds from Rock & Run go towards SPAC’s Vivienne Anderson Children’s Program, an arts education initiative that hosts undeserved children at the New York City Ballet performances. The program is supported by The National Museum of Dance and the Capital District YMCA’s Camp Chingachgook.