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Gay 5K Run

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Date: Thursday, June 1, 2017 - This event has already occurred. Stay tuned for 2018 announcements!
Time: Race starts at 6:30pm
Location & Raceday Registration: June 1st from 4:30-6:00 pm at Soho Burger Bar (64 W. Chippewa Street)
Registration: $22 in advance; $25 late registration / Online registration has ended


The most fabulous race in Buffalo is back for another year – the Gay 5K! Break out your rainbow short shorts, neon sports bra, feather boa, and maybe some body paint…you don’t want to look like just another person doing another 5K, do you?
Join us immediately after the race at Soho Burger Bar to celebrate you like the Olympian that you are with a burger*, music and drag performances. PS—You don’t have to be gay to 5K. You only have to love races, want Buffalo to be a supportive and welcoming place for everybody, and have a colorful fashion sense. (Put simply: this race is for everyone!)
*vegetarian options available


Certified USATF Course #NY13049JG (click here to download map) - Starting at Delaware and West Chippewa, head south on Delaware to Niagara Square. Exit Niagara Square at Perkins Drive. Continue on South Elmwood to Lower Terrace. Right on Erie Street, and continue to the Light House at the end of Erie Basin Marina. Turn around and return to Franklin Street, then running north to the finish at West Huron. Distance: 5K (3.1 miles)


Awards are given to the overall winners in each category: Identify as Male, Identify as Female, and Gender Expansive. Awards were given to the top 3 times in each of the following age groups (in each category): 19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over. Bonus award: Most Pride!


The first 350 participants to register will be given event tshirts and swag bags (ohhh, ahhhhh!), plus everyone who participates will receive one complimentary beer and burger sliders (or veggie sliders) at the Post Race Party at Soho Burger Bar.