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The extra details all in one spot.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find more information about race day here and on our race details page.

Where should I park?

There is no special parking for race participants. Many parking garages and street parking around the race location are free on Saturday mornings; however, we cannot guarantee free parking. Participants are responsible for their parking costs. Please allow ample time to find parking and arrive at the Mercantile.


Closest Parking garages:

  • Mortimer Street Garage (83 Mortimer St, Rochester, NY 14604)

  • South Ave Garage (39 Stone St, Rochester, NY 14604)

  • Court St. Garage (Court Street Garage, 194 Court St, Rochester, NY 14604)

  • Civic Center Garage (55 S Fitzhugh St, Rochester, NY 14614)

What time does the Mercentile open?

The Mercantile is open race day at 8 am for both race participants and spectators.

Is there bag check?

Yes. The Bag Check is inside the Mercantile. All in-person participant packets include a clear plastic bag. This clear plastic bag MUST be used to check a bag. No other bags will be accepted. You may not put full backpacks or personal bags inside the clear bag. You'll need to transfer all contents into this clear drawstring bag. ALL checked items must fit inside the clear bag.

The bag check will open at 8 am. Bags can only be checked in ONCE before the start of the race and can be picked up post-race, bag check will close approximately 60 minutes after the race. 

Will there be ID check?

Participants over 21 and interested in drinking post-race must show their race bib at the bar to redeem their one free beer at the post-race party. You cannot redeem your free beer if you do not have your race bib. Spectators must show ID at the bar to drink.

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