Our Rochester Americans open their 2012-13 AHL Hockey season at home at the Blue Cross Arena in downtown Rochester against Syracuse on Friday, October 12. Next up at home is a game against Binghamton scheduled for October 16. Both start at 7:05 p.m. Visit www.amerks.com; or call (800) 745-3000.
ERIE CANAL REGATTA
On Sunday, October 7, during the Fairport Oktoberfest weekend, the Erie Canal Regatta takes place – with 12 mile, 3 mile, 2K and 200 meter events open to canoes, kayak and SUP. Visit www.ErieCanalBoatCompany.com or call (585) 748-2628 for details.
The Bowhunter Cup, an International Exhibition between the Iroquois Nations and the USA Squad, will take place at the Blue Cross Arena in downtown Rochester on October 13. This third annual lacrosse event will feature many of our Rochester Knighthawks; with Knighthawks’ Hall of Famer, Tim Soudan, acting as head coach of the American team. Knighthaws’ scout Brian Hobart and former Knighthawks defenseman Chris Schiller serve as assistant coaches. Visit www.bowhuntercup.com for details.
•October 13 has been set for the Genesee Valley Hunt Race Meet on Nations Road in Geneseo, NY, benefiting Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong and the Geneseo Rotary. The event includes pony rides, hay rides, stick horse races, a tailgate picnic, horses & hounds on parade, a canine Grand Prix, terrier races, boutiques, live music, pony races and steeplechase races. Visit www.geneseevalleyhunt.org for details.
•The MCC Foundation’s 6th annual 5K Walk/Run for Scholarships will take place on October 6 at Monroe Community College, 1000 E. Henrietta Road. Call (585) 262-1500 to register.
•A Farm Frenzy Walk-a-thon is scheduled for October 6 at Crackerbox Palace, 6450 Shaker Road in Alton NY. All ages are invited to participate in the fundraiser for the animals of Crackerbox Palace. Call (315) 483-2493.
•The Walk for Water for South Sudan is scheduled on October 13 at Monroe Community College, 1000 E. Henrietta Road. The event is hosted by MCC’s Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project. Call (585) 292-3399.
•Safe Journey’s 10th Annual Scarecrow 5K Run & Walk will be held on October 13, starting at the Box Factory Parking Lot, East Liftbridge Lane in Fairport. There is also a Family Fun Run & Obstacle Course that day. Call (585) 425-1580.
•Towpath Bikes hosts the 2nd annual Breast Cancer Awareness Ride on October 14th, starting at Stewart Lodge in Mendon Ponds Park. Call (585) 381-2808.