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Innovative Edge Cross Country

August 1 / 8 / 15 / 22, 2024

The Genesee Valley Harriers (GVH) has been the Rochester area premier running team since its founding in 1996. Many of their members travel across the region and country to compete in cross country, road racing and track events. Simultaneously, GVH is deeply integrated with the local running community and supports running related activities and education for youth and adults alike throughout the community. The IEXC series sponsored by GVH and Innovative Edge Sports has been an important piece of this mission for over 20 years. The series is designed to be accessible, low cost, and fun for all ages. We welcome all to come out and share in GVH's love of running!


5:00PM: Same day registration and bib pickup opens

6:00PM: Kid's Fun Runs start

6:30PM: 5k Cross Country Race starts


Registration & Bibs

Registration will remain open right up to the start of the race, although earlier registration is appreciated. Please bring cash if you are planning on same day registration. All participants in the Kids Fun Races are required to complete a registration, although there is no charge and they do not need to select which race(s) they want to complete.

There will not be packet pickup prior to race day. Athletes will check-in starting at 5:00PM on the day of the race to receive a bib with a pull-off tag. The tags will be used to determine age group awards as the athletes finish.


Kid's Fun Runs

There will be three races geared towards our younger participants:

  • 50 meter "final stretch" run for younger kids

  • 1/4 mile loop around the field

  • 1/2 mile loop around the field

All participants will receive a ribbon and popsicle at the finish. The races will not be timed. Parents are welcome to run with their children. All spectators are strongly encouraged to cheer the kids on.

The Kid's Fun Runs are free!


5k Cross Country Race

The 5k will be a cross country style race around Cobb's Hill Park. Most of the race will be on grass and trails with some short stretches on pavement (see the course map for more detail). The course will be marked with brightly colored flags and there will be several marshals on course to help runners.


The 5k races are free to members of the Genesee Valley Harriers club. You will have an opportunity to join as part of registration if you are not currently a member.

The 5k races are free to all runners under 18.

$35.00 for all four 5k races (discount applied at check-out)

$10.00 for any single 5k race

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