Welcome back to the 9th Annual Bandana Bolt 5K!
All fitness levels welcome. 

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, 13thirty Cancer Connect will host the Bandana Bolt as a live and virtual event. This means our 13thirty Champions will run, jog, and walk #TogetherApart. 

At this time, we are excited to offer an in-person event at Seneca Park on Sunday, June 6, 2021!

The 2020 Bandana Bolt looked a little different last year, but nearly 200 13thirty Champions across the U.S. helped teens and young adults with cancer cross the finish line. Anyone, anywhere can participate virtually again and enjoy a fun-filled race weekend. 

By registering for this hybrid event, you are supporting 13thirty Cancer Connect and our mission to help teens and young adults impacted by cancer live their very best lives – today!


Virtual Race Weekend: YOU determine your own race course! Run, walk, or jog solo or socially distant with family and friends anywhere, anytime from Friday, June 4 – Sunday, June 6! Post a photo on social media, tag 13thirtyCancerConnect and use the hashtag #BandanaBolt2021. You can record your race time on the Results Page or simply indicate you participate without providing a time.</p> <p>In-Person Race Day: We're going back to Seneca Park! Drop in with friends and family anytime between 8:00AM - 10:30AM!</p> <p>Race Packet: The first 200 participants who register <b>before Friday, May 28</b> will receive a Bandana Bolt Race Packet. This will include your exclusive 2021 Bandana to wear on race day! <b></b></p> Contactless <b>Day-Of </b>Packet Pick-Up (in-person participants only): Sunday, June 6th - Seneca ParkMailed Race Packet (virtual participants only) <p>Bandana Bolt Bundle: Make 2x the difference! Participate in the Rochester Bandana Bolt in June and the Syracuse Bandana Bolt in October! </p> <p><b>Let’s get social! Post photos on social media! Tag @13thirtyCancerConnect and use the hashtag #BandanaBolt2021!</b></p>   <b>Awards and Amenities:</b> First 200 participants receive the exclusive 2021 Bandana!Exclusive prizes awarded to: Highest Team FundraiserHighest Individual FundraiserBest Team Spirit - Give it your all with a creative team name and fun race day apparel! Send us a photo, tag @13thirtyCancerConnect and use the hashtag #BandanaBolt2021. Special satisfaction knowing you've made a difference for teens and young adults with cancer.   <b>COVID-19 Precautions for Live Race Day:</b> <p>13thirty Cancer Connect will continue to monitor the conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and follow guidance from the CDC and New York State.</p> <p>We kindly request that you adhere to all our safety guidelines and we reserve the right to deny entry to the event should protocols not be followed. Please check your email and 13thirty social media leading up to the race for race changes and updates. If you would like to change your registration type (virtual or in-person), please email <a href="mailto:caroline13thirty.org">[email protected].

This event will not exceed the current NYS outdoor gathering limit of 500 attendees. There will be no mass start and no formal awards ceremony.Restrooms, trash bins, hand cleaning stations and masks will be available.The course is on open roads. Please stay alert and follow the rules of the road.No water stations throughout the course. Water bottles will be available in the shelter. Participants are encouraged to bring their own hydration.  Post-race snacks and swag bags will be pre-packaged and distributed at the finish line as participants exit. There will not be official timing this year. You can personally log your results on the race website after the event. In effort to remain as safe as possible, we ask all participants to follow the “honor system.”
Fully vaccinated participants do not need to wear a mask or be socially distant during the event.Unvaccinated participants do not need to wear a mask, but must remain 6 feet apart/socially distant at all times.

Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors!
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June 04, 2021 - June 06, 2021


Virtual 5K
June 04, 2021 (Friday) - June 06, 2021
5 kilometers
Solo Charity/Fund raising Road
Anywhere Virtual Race
Live 5K
June 06, 2021 (Sunday) - 08:00
5 kilometers
Solo Charity/Fund raising Road
The information about this race is based on information provided by the organisers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]


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