2023 River Rock Run

Buffalo, NY

Please join us for the 2nd Annual River Rock Run 5K being brought to you by the BRRAlliance (Black Rock Riverside Alliance)! We are excited to announce that we are hosting our race on Saturday September 9, 2023. This year we have a brand new USATF certified course and will rovide professional RFID timing and finish line services with the help of Race Management Solutions! Proceeds from the event will be used to fund the operations and environmental and economic development initiatives of the BRRAlliance and their mission of improved quality of life and community enrichment for those that live and work in the North District of Buffalo. Visit our OFFICIAL WEBSITE for additional information on who we are, what we do, and for a complete list of upcoming events and activies!

The race will start and finish at Riverside Park in Buffalo using our brand new USATF Course (#NY23023JJ). The route will take runners through this Olmsted Park, over the I-190 via the pedestrian bridge, and then south along the scenic Shoreline Trail to Tow Path Park before returning to the finish line following the same path. The course will be professionally measured and certified by Jeff John of BuffaloRunners.com.

Riverside Park
(Along Hotaling Drive)
2607 Niagara Street
Buffalo, NY 14207

Online registration will remain open right up until the start of the race. River Rock Run t-shirts will be guaranteed to all participants who register by September 1, 2023. A small quantity of extra shirts will be ordered and distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis until they are gone. Packet pickup will take place inside the park from 7:30am right up until the start of the race at 9am.

5K Registration Fee: $30 / $35 on race day

Trophies will be presented to the 1st place overall male and female finishers. All participants will receive finisher medals and age group winners (1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male & female) will be announced and presented with custom decals to go on the back of their medals. All runners can print custom certificates and view finish line photos from the results page after the race.

Age categories will be 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, and 80 and older.


For additional information on the race or sponsorship opportunities available, please contact Julia Hamilton at BRRAlliancejh@outlook.com or Anne McCooey at BRRAlliance2@outlook.com

There will be no refunds. In the event of foul weather, public safety concerns, or for any other reason deemed necessary by race organizers (ex: state of emergency, pandemic guidelines, etc), we reserve the right to postpone/reschedule the event at our discretion or offer a virtual alternative if necessary. 

Timing and finish line services using industry leading Jaguar Electronic RFID timing will be provided by Race Management Solutions. Results are updated throughout the race in real time and can be accessed at any time after crossing the finish line using any one of the following options:
  • FREE ITSYourRace Mobile App
  • RMS Race Results Kiosk/Printer
  • Scrolling Results TV Monitor
  • ITSYourRace.com
  • RaceManagementSolutions.com

Race participants can also use the ITSYourRace platform to view and share finish line photos with family and friends for free on Facebook. Custom finisher certificates can also be downloaded from the results page at no charge!

When & Where

Sep 9, 2023


9:00 AM

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Buffalo, NY

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