Women’s Right To Run Returns To Seneca Falls and Beyond

The Women’s Right to Run returns next month after two years off because of the pandemic.

The difference this year is the 5K will be on the streets of Seneca Falls, while the 19K is virtual and can be completed anywhere.  Race spokesman Zach Case.


Case says the 5K race route will highlight many historic sites in Seneca Falls.



The 19K race was started as a celebration of the passing of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. The first Women’s Rights Convention was held in Seneca Falls in 1848.

Generations Bank CEO Menzo Case, the first women to run in the Boston Marathon Kathrine Switzer , and State Senator Pam Helming get ready to start the 19K race in 2017.  Photo by Greg Cotterill, Finger Lakes News Radio.

This year’s 5K race on July 16th is part of the annual Convention Days Weekend Celebration.

Race Sign Up

Race Facebook Page

 All Photos by Greg Cotterill, Finger Lakes News Radio.


Runners go past (and some stop) the historic Elizabeth Cady Stanton House on Washington Street.

In 2019 as runners ran past the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House, Susan B. Anthony met Elizabeth Cady Stanton.

Then Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman arrived.

Joining them for a march to downtown Seneca Falls were the real-life great-great granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton-Coline Jenkins and the great-great grandson of Fredrick Douglass-Kenneth B. Morris Jr.


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