BENEFITING: VETERANS OUTREACH CENTER INC
For its 7th year, Pound the Ground challenges you through the terrain of Mendon Ponds Park- and every step you take supports the men, women, and families served by Veterans Outreach Center of Rochester. Choose from one of our USATF certified courses for 10K & 5K runners, or a 5K Walk along the course through the beautiful park grounds.
Race day registration opens at 8:00am | 10K race begins at 9:00am | 5K/Walk at 9:15am
REGISTER TO RUN/WALK: If you haven't yet, register to be part of the fun on race day- though if you'd just like to fundraise, that's OK, too! Click the Register button above to get it going.
GET STARTED FUNDRAISING: After you've registered, you'll be asked to join a team or form your own - it's easy! Then tell your friends, family, and social media kingdom about your good intentions and everyone will watch you 'race' towards your goal!
BATTLE OF THE BRANCHES: We are launching a “Battle of the Branches” fundraising contest, as we honor and represent all who have served our nation through a friendly inter-service rivalry — Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Just join the team for the branch you wish to represent! We are all fighting for the same team and regardless of who wins, our veterans come out victorious. But, it will still be fun to earn bragging rights …
JUST DONATE: Yup, you can just donate. No running or walking involved. Click the "Donate To This Event" button on the right and pick a team to support- you can support your favorite branch of the armed forces or TEAM VOC is listed for general donations if you don't know what or who else to choose. All funds raised will support services for veterans and military families in the Rochester area.
Fundraisers will be rewarded! Knowing you're helping us change the lives of our veterans is great, but a really cool shirt is even better!
- Raise donations of $40 or more and your race entry fee is waived! *MUST CHOOSE THIS OPTION UPON REGISTRATION
- Raise donations of $100 or more by September 9th and receive a Special edition 2015 Pound the Ground CAMO TECH TEE (See a pic at left in the gallery, and, yes, it's as awesome as you think it might be!)