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Buffalo Broadcasters 5K Celebrity Run returns to waterfront

BUFFALO - Since its inception four years ago, the Buffalo Broadcasters 5K Celebrity Run has taken Western New York runners along the beautiful scenery of the waterfront. That’s why it continues to set attendance records year after year.

“Runners are telling us they put this on their calendar as soon as possible,” said Dave Gillen, Buffalo Broadcasters Association president. “Our goal is to get 500 people running.”

This USA Track & Field sanctioned event has a 7 p.m. start time on Wednesday,

June 26. The 5K course will begin and end at the Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf with the course winding through the Erie Basin Marina.

Current and past celebrities from Western New York radio and television will be on hand to run and/or encourage all the participants.

Trophies will be awarded to the first overall male and female, awards to top three finishers in each of the following age groups (male and female): 14 and under, 15 to 19, 20 to 24, 25 to 29, 30 to 34, 35 to 39, 40 to 44, 45 to 49, 50 to 54, 55 to 59, 60 to 64, 65 to 69, and 70 and up.

All runners who pre-register online at will receive dry-fit t-shirts. Pre-registration fees are $22 per person. The day of the race fees will be $25.

For more race information call Race Co-Director Katie Morse at 572-1725 or email her at

Proceeds from the event will help Homeless Veterans of Western New York and the broadcaster’s project to digitize and archive the film and video from Buffalo’s television news departments.

A party will be held at Canalside immediately following the race. It will feature the awards ceremony and presenting of the trophies and food, refreshments and a sound system with DJ.

Buffalo Broadcasters Association 5KCelebrity Run is presented by Univera Healthcare. Other sponsors include: Steve Boyd Attorneys, Russell’s Steaks Chops & More, Folonari Wine, Mayer Brothers, Sahlens, Budwey’s Supermarket, Miller 64 and Fleet Feet Sports.

The Buffalo Broadcasters Association is dedicated to preserving and promoting Western New York’s rich local broadcasting history.


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