River Run for the Roots

58 Saratoga Ave
South Glens Falls, NY 12803

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Event Description

The River Run for the Roots is a 5K run/walk from the Common Roots Brewery to benefit its nonprofit, the Common Roots Foundation. This looped course will start/finish in the Park & Ride lot behind Common Roots at 58 Saratoga Ave., South Glens Falls, NY. The scenic course winds through the village of South Glens Falls, including the Betar Byway along the Hudson River. 

The race will be a fundraiser for the Common Roots Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that aims to sustain and improve the quality of life in northeastern New York. The Foundation supports local efforts in the areas of community wellness, environmental stewardship, and assisting those in times of need.

Come join us after the race and enjoy beer and food at the brewery!


The race start is directly behind Common Roots Brewery in the Park & Ride parking lot.  Registration will occur under the tent near the finish. 


Day-of race registration will begin at 9 AM in the Park & Ride parking lot behind Common Roots. Day-of race registration closes at 10:45 AM.


  • $30 pre-registration (by June 11)
  • $35 June 12-July 9 (race day)


9 AM  -  Registration begins
11 AM  -  Race/walk begins
12 PM / Noon  -  Post-race celebration, awards, and refreshments


There is plenty of parking in the Park & Ride Parking lot behind Common Roots.


The first 200 registrants will receive T-shirts. Sign up early so you don’t miss out.

Top 3 overall men and women. Top 3 men/women in the following age groups and categories: 1-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+, and stroller division.

(Must be received by June 11. Contact race director using "Questions?" button below.)

  • $100: Company name on back of race T-shirt
  • $250: Company logo on back of T-shirt
  • $500: (Three available) Mile sponsor with course signage, logo featured in large print on T-shirt
  • $1,000+: (Main sponsor) Start/finish area sponsor with signage, logo featured in extra-large print on T-shirt 

In-kind donations: 
We're also in need of prize items for awards and raffles. Schwag or gift certificates of any value is greatly appreciated. Please contact race director for sponsorships or raffle/prize donations.

Donations to the Common Roots Foundation are tax deductible and memberships are offered to pledge ongoing support. For more info, please visit https://commonrootsbrewing.com/foundation/.



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