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Lilac Run 5K, 10K & Dunkin’ Dash

May 21, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The 2023 Lilac Run will take place on the FINAL day of the Lilac Festival at Highland Park.  NEW this year we will be adding a Health & Wellness Expo on Saturday, May 20th and Sunday, May 21st for our athletes and participants to enjoy!  Both in-person and virtual race experiences will be offered again this year!  Join us on Sunday, May 21st for the in person Lilac Run 5K, 10K and Dunkin’ Dash!  Choose to run or walk one, two or all three events!  If you register for both the 5K & 10K you will get just one t-shirt with the event and medal.


  • 5K begins at 8:00AM (all 5K participants need to be done by 9:30AM)
  • 10K begins at 9:30AM
  • Dunkin’ Dash begins at 11:30AM


  • Highland Park – the site of the Lilac Festival

Packet Pick Up for all events (5K, 10K and Dunkin’ Dash):

  • Friday, May 19th from 10am – 7pm at Medved Running and Walking Outfitters (3400 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618)
  • Saturday, May 20th from 10am – 5pm at Medved Running and Walking Outfitters (3400 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY 14618)
  • Sunday, May 21st starting at 7am – 11am at the Lilac Festival, location TBD

Participation perks:

  • Unisex Lilac Run t-shirt or upgrade to the Lilac Run crewneck!- register by April 30th to be guaranteed a shirt!!  Only limited quantities available after that!
  • Finisher medal
  • Timed event
  • Lilac Run After Party – DJ music, post race food, & awards

Add ons:

  • Pancake Breakfast – Enjoy a hot pancake breakfast meal after your run and hang out at the Lilac Run After Party! +$8.00 during registration
  • Lilac VIP Runner’s Lounge – VIP includes private tent and lounge area, private bathrooms, reserved parking, bag check, pancake breakfast +$30

Race Routes:  Race Routes can be found here!


  • Age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-70, 70+
  • Awards given to Male and Female, 1st – 3rd in each age group for both the 5K and 10K
  • The Lilac 10km will be hosting the 2023 USATF Niagara 10km Open/Master Association Championships (see more info below)

The Lilac 10km will be hosting the 2023 USATF Niagara 10km Open/Master Association Championships.  With the race being designated the 10km Championship, this also includes being apart of the 2023 USATF Niagara Runner Of The Year Series and the USATF Niagara Team Grand Prix Series.  For more information:  TBA

Lilac 10km Championship Awards:

  • Overall M/F
    • 1st $750
    • 2nd $500
    • 3rd $250
  • Overall Masters M/F
    • $100

What is the Dunkin’ Dash?  Who doesn’t love donuts!?!?  Participate in the Dunkin’ Dash which is a 1 mile fun run down Highland Ave.  Run a half mile, get a donut, and run back.  Enjoy visits from Cuppy the Dunkin’ Donuts mascot.  All participants receive a donut and Dunkin’ Dash t-shirt.  The perfect fun run to do with the family!

Proceeds:  The Lilac Run benefits Champion Academy, an organization that helps urban teens in poverty overcome their traumatic experiences and use them as fuel to drive their improvement as students, citizens and future professionals.  Consider donating when registering!

Training: Members of The Medved Endurance Project receive $10.00 on their race registration.


May 21, 2023
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Medved Running and Walking Outfitters
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Highland Park
180 Reservoir Ave
Rochester, NY 14620 United States
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