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The Seventh Annual Susan B. Anthony Legacy Race
Sunday, September 23, 2007 - 11:00 a.m.

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:

Students (please include school/college/university name): $12 at all times
Early Bird, through September 18th at 5 p.m.: $15
From September 19th-22nd: $18
Race Day: $20

Online registration is now closed for this event.

You may also register in person at Fleet Feet Sports, 2210 Monroe Avenue, or at check-in the morning of the race.

You may also register during race check-in on the morning of the race at the South Porch area of the Hutchison building on Trustee Road beginning at 9:45. THIS IS A LOCATION CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS YEARS!

To reach the registration site: turn right to enter campus from Elmwood Ave. At the first stop sign, turn right onto Trustee Road. Registration will be to your left, and volunteers will be available to direct you to the parking area.

Parking is available on the UR Campus. Shuttles will take runners and walkers from the registration area to the Susan B. Anthony House. The last shuttle will leave campus at 10:45 am. Participants cannot register for the Race at the Susan B. Anthony House.

Race Day registration is from 9:45 am to 10:45 am at the University of Rochester, directly behind the Hutchison Building on Trustee Road, adjacent to the parking area.

At the registration area, race packets will be distributed, including numbers and t-shirts. Packet pickup is also available at Fleet Feet Sports, 2210 Monroe Avenue, from 10-7 on Friday the 21st and from 9-5 on Saturday the 22nd.

All participants will receive a Legacy Race T-shirt.

The Prizes: The first man and first woman to cross the finish line will be awarded $150.

There will also be awards for the top three women and men by age groups (19 and under, 20-24, 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 race tee shirt.

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!


The race is co-sponsored by the Anthony Center for Women's Leaderships, The Susan B. Anthony House, and Fleet Feet Sports.