5K Karknocker Race/Walk, East Rochester, NY

21st-annual Karknocker 5K Race & Walk (East Rochester, NY)

Finger Lakes Regional Burn Associationto again benefit the Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association

====>  9 am Saturday, July 28, 2018  <====

Congratulations and thank you to our 182 participants, and special congrats to the top three male and female finishers: Garrett Kenyon (Beaver Dams), Omar Boulama (Rochester), and Matthew Herbert (Ithaca); and Melissa Johnson-White (Fairport), Kathryn Potter (Honeoye Falls), and Maggie Shearer (Newbury Park, Calif.)  Please click here for the complete results!

Thank you also to our many volunteers, supporters, and sponsors!

Please click here for more info and here to register online ($25, plus a $2.50 fee) (closes 11:59 pm Thursday, July 26)

Please click here for a printable pdf of the registration form, to fill out and bring with you Saturday morning (on-site registration starts at 7:30 am)

And please click here for info about our First Responders' Challenge!

And here is special info for those who live along the race route!

USATF-certified 5K course: click here for route map

starts and ends at East Rochester School District campus, 200 Woodbine Ave.

7:30 am: on-site registration ($30)
9 am: on your mark, get set, go!

Participant benefits:

  • Karknocker DriFit t-shirt and medal for the first 300 registrants
  • water at start, at mile markers, and after race     
  • open male and female prizes: $500 first place, $250 second, and $100 third

Packet pickup info:

  • Friday, July 27 -- noon-7 pm at Medved (3400 Monroe Ave., Rochester, 14618)
  • Saturday, July 28 (race day) -- 7:30 am, ERHS foyer

How you or your business can get involved as a sponsor or volunteer:

Sponsorship opportunities are available!  For $125, sponsors' logos will be displayed on the commemorative t-shirts and various promotional materials.  If interested, please email us at info@erchamber.org -- or scroll down to fill out and submit the online form by Tuesday, July 3(Or, click here for a pdf of the invoice.)

Volunteers are also needed!  We’d love to have you and your staff, family, and friends help out with the Karknocker.  It’s a fun event that won’t take a lot of time, and you’ll receive a volunteer t-shirt!  We’ll need assistance at the registration area and the three water stations, among other tasks.  Please note that volunteers are strongly encouraged to attend an orientation from 6-7 pm Tuesday, July 24, to receive safety training, assignments, and shirts/vests.  If you’d like to participate, please scroll down to fill out and submit the online form.  (Or, click here for a pdf of the invoice.)

And please help us support our beneficiary: the Finger Lakes Regional Burn Association.  The FLRBA is a non-profit organization committed to serving chiefly residents of the Finger Lakes region and occasionally beyond, regardless of social or economic status.  It exists to help ensure that anyone impacted by a burn-related injury receives the necessary resources on the road to recovery, while raising fire and burn prevention awareness.

2016 Karnocker Photos

Number of Runners

Pre-registered runners as of Friday 7/27/18:



online registration is closed -- please register on-site!

2018 packet pickup and walk-in registration at East Rochester High School 7:30 am; race begins at 9 am!

Special Thanks to our Generous Sponsors!


Top 5 Men (with chip time):

  1. Omar Boulman (15:09)
  2. Dylan Lowry (15:20)
  3. Matthew Herbert (15:43)
  4. Mark Andrews (16:05)
  5. Darren Schutt (16:38)

Top 5 Women:

  1. Melissa Johnson-White (17:22)
  2. Trisha Byler (17:30)
  3. Danielle Groff (17:54)
  4. Mary Baughman (18:20)
  5. Karen Blodgett (18:58)

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physical location:
317 Main St.
East Rochester, NY 14445
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mailing address:
East Rochester Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 87
East Rochester, NY 14445
email: info@erchamber.org