The 2020 Run for the ACORNS will be held 'virtually' this year.
This year's event is being held virtually between 8 am October 1 and 5 PM October 31 using the RaceJoy tracking app. At any time during that period, run or walk the ACORNS 5K or run the 10K course at Genesee County Park & Forest using the mobile (phone-based) app. Both courses are marked with signs and direction arrows, and the app tracks the courses using GPS points. Your start and finish times will be recorded and posted to the results automatically.
Walk or run on single and double track trails through the forest, along a creek and up and down rolling hills in the Genesee County Park & Forest, with an estimated 100 feet of climb in the 10K loop. Trails are very wide and easy to negotiate (minimal rocks and roots). The course starts on asphalt and then leads into the woods for a truly beautiful run through the countryside. All proceeds benefit ACORNS, a non-profit 501(c)(3) "friends of the park" group that supports the Genesee County parks by connecting people with nature through outdoor learning, education and fun!
$25 Entry Fee Includes:
- Custom Finisher Medal WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
- ACORNS logo'd facemask WHILE SUPPLIES LAST
- Online results
- RaceJoy app
Prizes & Contests
We are so glad that you have chosen to join us virtually this year! To thank you for your participation, we are running a contest on our FACEBOOK page. Post your results then share a picture of yourself on the course on our Facebook page and you will be included in a random drawing for prizes.
We will also be awarding random prizes just for registering!
Sunday November 1, 2020, noon-2:00 pm @ Genesee County Park and Forest Interpretive Nature Center and 2:30-4 pm @ DeWitt Recreation Area at Pavilion 2.
Additional packet pick-up times and location will be announced on the race website.
Race registration is electronic only - mail in registration is not accepted this year.
- You can run the course any time from 8 am 10/1 20 - 5 pm 10/31/20.
- 5K or 10K options.
- You must run the courses at the Genesee County Park & Forest; both 5K and 10K courses will be marked with signs and direction arrows.
- All results will be posted online only.
- Swag bag will have a mask with the ACORNS logo and custom finisher medal WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
- Random drawing awards for those that register, and special drawings for those that submit results and have posted a pictures of themselves on the race course on our FACEBOOK page.
- Sign up fee is $25, and this includes the race app.
- Download the race app with GPS coordinates if you want your times recorded.
- Pick up packets AFTER the race on 11/1 from noon until 2 pm at the Interpretive Center, Genesee County Park & Forest or from 2:30 pm until 4 pm at DeWitt Recreation Area, Pavilion 2
- Additional packet pickup locations and times will be added and announced here.
To register and download the app, go to:
or click here
2019 Race Photo Gallery
Thanks to Don Fryling, Julia Garver, Bill Moon, and JIm Schmitt for capturing these special raceday images.