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GCV&M Race Through History

May 20, 2017 @ 7:30 am

Make history while preserving history!

Calling ALL runners and walkers – lace up your sneaks and join GCV&M for our inaugural GCV&M’s 5K Fundraiser: Race Through History on Saturday, May 20!

  • The Course Speed along our winding nature trails to beat your best time. Challenge co-workers and family members to join you in some fitness for a good cause. Power walk with your friends while taking in scenic views of our historic village. GCV&M’s exclusive on-site course combines groomed nature trails through our virgin forest with gravel byways amid our historic buildings, creating a route that is as safe and pastoral as it is challenging.
  • Your entry fee includes: Event t-shirt FREE admission to the Museum for the remainder of the day Chip-timed race results Photo opportunities with staff in historic costume Post-race goodies Donation to Genesee Country Museum to help preserve local history
  • Dress for Time Travel By all means strap on your ipod, don your yoga pants and breakout the high-tech footwear, but we hope you’ll also come prepared to travel back in time with us. Come dressed as your favorite historical character, or add some old-fashioned touches so you blend in with our 19th-century village. And if that isn’t enough fun, we’ll even offer a prize for best costume!
  • After the Finish Line Snap a photo with our staff in historic costume at the finish line, then head over to the Exhibition Barn. Enjoy post-race goodies and smooth jams prior to our awards ceremony. Once you’ve refueled at our Freight House Pub and Depot Restaurant, spend the rest of your day experiencing life in our Historic 19th-Century Village.
  • Reminders: Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are welcome!
    • Check-in begins at 7:30 AM.
    • Start time is 9:00 AM sharp!
    • The course is unpaved and uneven. Please plan accordingly. Participants must be pre-registered to participate.


May 20, 2017
7:30 am