FAQs

F.A.Q.s (Frequently Asked Questions)

When does online registration close?
Online Registration will close on Thursday August 29th, 2013

What is Shoes on Students?
Shoes on Students is a fund that helps donate running shoes to local high school athletes. We are looking for your input-if you know of a high school cross country program that could use our assistance, please contact us.  Every year we have been able to expand our program to help more kids throughout Western New York. Running the 15K helps us to give local high school runners the tools they need to compete at their best.  When we started the event in 2007 our goal was to use the event to not only promote the City of Buffalo, but also to use the proceeds from the event to have an immediate, positive impact on our local community.  Our goal is to grow the race to the point where we can donate at least 1000 pairs of shoes every year.

Can I run with my baby stroller? 
Due to USATF regulations we cannot permit strollers, roller skates, roller blades,  dogs, skateboards, bicycles, or other unauthorized vehicles on the course.

If I am not a USATF member or Master can I still participate?
Yes! Everyone is welcome to register and participate in the event. This is an open event.

Where is the race site? How do I get there?
The race site is located at: Erie Canal Harbour - Canal Side in downtown Buffalo, NY
You can find directions from the surrounding major highways and a map on our directions page

Is there a course time limit?
Yes, it is 2 hours and 30 minutes. 

Can I pick up my packet earlier than race day?
Yes, you can pick up your packet at Fleet Feet Sports (2290 Delaware Ave, Buffalo 14216)  
the weekend before the race. You can pick them up 8/30, 8/31, and 9/1 during regular store hours.

Can I register at the event?
Yes, there will be on-site race day registration from 6AM-7:30AM the day of the race. The registration fee will be $50 the day of the race. 

Can I volunteer for the event instead of running it?
Volunteer inquires should be made to alice@fleetfeetbuffalo.com

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