This is a pleasant run in central Rochester, combining a couple of parks with nice residential streets in the Historic Southwest, Pill Hill, and Kutzky Park neighborhoods. We’ve mapped a 5-mile route, but you can also add on or create your own in this area. This is also an opportunity to get in some elevation in this otherwise flat area!
A good starting point is the Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial, at the north end of the Soldiers Field Golf Course. There’s a pleasant ~0.7 mile loop path, as well as a running track. Exit onto 9th St. SW, heading briefly west and then north for 3/4 mile on this pretty residential street with set back homes. Some of the streets in this neighborhood are actually brick surfaced.
Turn LEFT on 2nd St. SW briefly, then RIGHT on 11th St., into Kutzky Park. Run the ~0.8 mile paved path through the park, following Cascade Creek. For the return, head south on 13th St., LEFT on Center St., and then RIGHT on 7th St. SW.
- 5 miles (8 km)
- 234 feet (71m)
- Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial