Register to run or walk with us for the ROCtoberfest 5K on October 20th! Starting and ending at Genesee Valley Park, this scenic 3.1 mile route will finish with a festival to celebrate Rochester and all of the nonprofits in it. 

While registration fees help to facilitate this race, participants are invited to raise funds for their charity of choice. Designate the Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley, and together, as Team Lift Your Sister, we’ll raise money for the Women’s Foundation-supported programs.

Fundraising efforts specific to Team Lift Your Sister will help expand the Girls’ Initiative Program, which helps over 500 teenage girls each year set goals to stay in school and plan for a successful future. It will also help fund $100,000 in grants and reinforce support programs that empower women and girls to achieve self-sufficiency.



  • Join our fundraising efforts by creating your own page. Visit
  • Share your page with friends/family/colleagues via email or Facebook and encourage them to support your fundraising efforts.
  • Register to run or walk with team Lift Your Sister on October 20 at the ROCtoberfest 5K (click to register) **Note, you do not need to register for the race in order to fundraise.
  • Make a donation in support of team Lift Your Sister; $10, $20, it all helps us to achieve our ROCtoberfest Philanthropy Challenge fundraising goal. Donate $50 or more and you’ll receive a Lift Your Sister t-shirt!
Contact Alyssa Belasco at with any questions.


5K Race & Walk Photos