Nearly four thousand people put on their running shoes this weekend, to explore the City of Rochester.
Both the Wegmans Family 5K and the Unity Health System Rochester Flower City Half Marathon took the city streets Sunday morning, for the 2nd day of the two day event.
During day one, more than five hundred participants competed in the duathalon and triathalon.
Ellen Brenner-Boutillier is the co-executive director of the event. She said whether participants ran 3.1 miles or 13.1, the run is meaningful.
"We want people to see Rochester. Rochester has so many magical places in it and we're allowing the runners to see that today," said Boutillier.
The event recruited more than four hundred volunteers . Participants and spectators celebrated with live music and re-fueled with good food.
This is the Flower City Challenge's third year.