Rochester Orienteering Club

See you in the woods!

Update for 2022

Food this year will be more limited than in the past and will be handed to you. There will be one fully stocked aid station mid-loop providing the following:

FOOD: small cups of: m+ms, gummi bears, pretzels, pringles, dill pickle slices, fig newtons

****please point to what you would like and a volunteer will take the cup and drop the contents in your hand

LIQUIDS: water, gatorade, flat coke and ginger ale, pickle juice

****please consider bringing a collapsible cup and/or water bottle for liquids.

An aid station with water and Gatorade only will be at the beginning of each loop. Plan to bring any other favorite foods in your drop bag.

Course Description

10 km loop course entirely on trails. The course will be marked, turns marked at trail junctions, and traffic cones at the road crossing. The course has several rolling hills. All of the hills are run-able, but there is one short, steep climb halfway through the loop that many participants choose to walk. Estimated 1000 feet of climb per 10k loop. It should be noted that the total elevation difference between low point and high point on the course is only 45 meters; it should also be noted that the course is essentially never flat! There will be two crossings of park roads per loop. Runners are responsible for their own safety when crossing roads.

click here for Course Map

Event Information

Location: Stewart Lodge, Mendon Ponds Park
Bib number pickup: Friday November 4 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, at MedVed, 3400 Monroe Ave, Rochester, NY. At race for 50K, from 7:00 to 8:00 AM. For all other distances, from 8:05 to 9:30 AM.
Awards: Overall M & F, plus age group (10 year) winners in each race. Race souvenir to all 50K finishers.

Aid station for 20K, 30K and 50K runners at start/finish, plus one water stop about 3.5 miles into loop.
Pacers will be permitted in the 50K only, and only for the last two loops. There is no charge for pacers, but we require that you fill out a waiver. See the registration table for the waiver. There are several rules for pacers, most of which are common in ultras:

  • Pacers can't carry supplies for the runner (they can't carry the runner's Camelbak if they have one, for example; they can't carry their water bottle, or food for them, etc.)
  • Since we won't be charging for pacers, pacers are not allowed to take supplies for himself/herself at the aid stations.
  • The pacer can't run through the finish line with the runner, either at the end of the race or when finishing a lap.
  • The pacer must arrive at the aid station with the runner or after the runner, and must leave the aid station with the runner or before the runner. So the pacer can't race ahead and be filling the runner's water bottle, rounding up food items, etc., or linger after the runner has left the aid station.

Refunds: Full refund minus $5 administration fee up to October 5. No refunds after that date.


Meet Information Sheet

Contact: Race Director

Information sheet / race application for mailed entries coming soon

Race Start Times:

8:00 AM for 50K
9:30 AM for 10K, 20K and 30K

 2022 Entry Fees  By Oct 17th Oct 17th-Nov 2nd
(Online Only) 
 Day of event
 10k  $20  $25  $30
 20k  $25  $30  $35
 30k  $30  $35  $45
 50k  $45  $55  $65

50K cutoff: The last loop must be started before 3:00 PM and course must be completed by 5:00pm to ensure race is finished by dark. 30K Last loop must be started by 2:00PM

To register, click UltraSignup link below:


There is a limit of 350 runners this year. Register early to make sure you don’t miss the cut-off!

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Results from 2022 - November 05 - Mendon Trail Run

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