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The Sixth Annual Susan B. Anthony Legacy Race
Sunday, September 24, 2006 - 10 a.m.

100 Years Since Susan B.: Walk, Run, Race, Live Her Dream!

View results from this year's race - overall or by age group.

A Fleet Feet Grand Prix Race

The Susan B. Anthony Legacy Race celebrates Anthony's efforts to win women equal rights and opportunities, especially her fight to win women admission to the University of Rochester.

Race Information:

This 5k walk/run hopes to make Anthony's heroism real to women and men today. The course is flat and accurate, beginning at the Susan B. Anthony House, 17 Madison Street, and ending at the University of Rochester's Interfaith Chapel on Wilson Blvd. Parking and registration will be at the University of Rochester. Buses will transport walkers and runners to the Susan B. Anthony House for the start of the race. Proceeds from the race benefit ongoing educational programs at the Anthony Center for Women's Leadership and the Susan B. Anthony House.

The Route:

From outside Susan B. Anthony's front porch at 17 Madison Street, to West Main Street (Route #33), to Ford Street, to the Ford Street Bridge, to Wilson Boulevard, to Faculty Road, to Fraternity Road, to Wilson Boulevard at the Interfaith Chapel.

Registration and Entry Fees:

All participants will receive a canvas bag filled with promotional materials from our sponsors. Participants with $25 or more in pledges will receive a free Race T-shirt.

Online registration is now closed. You may register on Saturday, September 23, from 10 am to 5 pm at Fleet Feet Sports, 2210 Monroe Avenue. You may also register during race check-in on the morning of the race at the Rush Rhees Library's parking lot entrance beginning at 8:45.

Parking is available on the UR Campus in the Library and Intercampus Lots.

Shuttles will take runners and walkers from the registration area to the Susan B. Anthony House. The last shuttle will leave campus at 9:45 am.

Race Day registration from 8:45 am to 9:45 am at the University of Rochester, directly behind the Library, adjacent to the parking area. At the registration area, race packets will be distributed, including numbers and t-shirts.

Students (please include your school/college/university name): $12
Early Bird, through September 15th: $15
From September 16th-23rd: $18
Race Day: $20

Fun Run:

At 11 am, children 12 and under are invited to the Quad Run for Fun & Equality on the Eastman Quadrangle at the University of Rochester. Susan B. Anthony will be on hand with treats and balloons!

The History:

In 1898, the forty-eight year old University admitted only male students. Anthony decided to take the fight on. She believed women would win equality only if they could learn and compete with men. University trustees would admit women only if Anthony and her fellow Rochester citizens could raise a $50,000 endowment by September 8, 1900.

Two days before the deadline, Anthony returned to Rochester from an extended suffrage campaign to find her committee was still $8,000 short of its goal. Still undaunted at 80 years old, Anthony raced through the City to raise the needed funds in time. She rushed to the Trustees' meeting and, when the men rejected the last $2,000 pledge, Anthony gave her life insurance to win women the right to equal education. Thanks to Susan B. Anthony's remarkable perseverance, women began to attend the University of Rochester 106 years ago this September.

Finish Line Activities:

Susan B. Anthony will be on hand to greet all finishers. UR's famous all women's a cappella group, Vocal Point, will serenade the crowd, and free refreshments will be available to all.

Be sure to stay for our Finish Line Ceremony! Our Mistress of Ceremonies is Rebecca LeClair, veteran reporter and anchorwoman from WHEC Channel 10 News. Rebecca will award the prizes for various categories.

The Prizes:

The first man and first woman to cross the finish line will be awarded $150. There will also be awards for top women and men by age groups (18 and under, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, and 70 and above).

Special Prizes will be awarded for the first UR undergraduates (man and woman) and the first UR alums (man and woman) and the participant who contributes the highest dollar amount in pledges.

Every runner/walker will receive a free canvas bag and every participant who contributes $25 or more in pledges will receive a race tee shirt.