|RACE DAY INFORMATION
Designed for runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels, the USA Track and Field sanctioned Buffalo Superhero Run welcomes all interested participants regardless of experience. In order to best serve seasoned runners, split times are called at the one and two mile markers. This year the timing of your race is calculated by an electronic chip time, to reduce wait time for your running results.
RACE DAY EVENTS INCLUDE:
- 5K race and race walk
- 1.8-mile wellness walk
- Family friendly after-party featuring:
- Live Music
- Food & Drink
- Kid’s Activities
- Costume Contest
- Fun photography
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Please plan accordingly to find parking on the streets around and within Delaware Park near St George Orthodox Church, since there will not be a designated parking lot available for the race. Nottingham Terrace, Ring Rd (within the park), or nearby side street parking is suggested.
CERTIFIED COURSE MAP
- JUNE 9th 2017
Race Day Packet Pick Up, at the St. George Orthodox Church
Walkers start at 6:30 p.m.
race begins promptly at 7:15pm
Awards ceremony immediately to follow close of the race, prizes for top finishers in the 5k, and for best costumes (both individual and team categories). Post-race party to follow until 10pm.
AWARDS & FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES
*Prize information will soon be made available
- Best Individual Costume
- Best DUO Costume
- Best Youth Costume
- Most Original Costume
- Best Team Costume
- TOP overall male 5k finisher
- TOP overall female 5K finisher
- Top three male and female 5K finishers in each five-year age group (14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-490, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, and 80+)
- Top Fundraising Adult
- Top Fundraising Youth (18 and under)
- Top Overall Fundraising Team
- Top 10 Individual Fundraisers
- Top Fundraising Teams in each size category
4 to 10 team members
11 to 25 team members
26 to 50 team members
51 to 99 team members
100+ team members
- AND don't forget these other ways to win
*Prizes for costume contest and top overall finishers will be awarded on race day during the award ceremony at the band tent. Winners of fundraising contests will be contacted after the event, once all donations have been tallied.
Our 2016 Race Honoree: Keith O’Neil
||This year’s Buffalo Superhero Race and Wellness Walk Honoree is Mr. Keith O’Neil.
Keith O'Neil is a former NFL football player having played for the Dallas Cowboys, Indianapolis Colts and New York Giants. During his professional career, he served as team captain and was a member of the Colts Super Bowl XLI Championship team. Keith is currently writing a book and speaking to audiences in the sports, faith, and mental health communities. Keith is also the President and Founder of the 4th and Forever Foundation which brings awareness to mental health and funds research for mental illness.
Keith played in the NFL with an undiagnosed mental illness, bipolar disorder, and is extremely passionate about helping others who suffer with mental health issues. He is devoted to erasing the stigma of mental illness in our society through his own personal experience. He is utilizing his book along with motivational speaking engagements to create awareness of mental illness.
The reason Keith is going public about his experiences is that he wants to inspire those with similar challenges. He believes, "with the proper diagnosis, medical attention and determination, anyone can achieve anything. If I can make it in the high stress environment of playing in the NFL with bipolar disorder, anything is possible!"
We will be honoring Keith and his continual contributions toward breaking down mental health stigma this year during our awards ceremony at the Buffalo Superhero Race after party. Be sure to say hello to Keith, get a picture with him and his Superbowl ring, and learn more about the 4th and Forever Foundation. More information can be found about Keith and the Foundation at: www.keithoneil.com/foundation