Mon February 22 - Sun February 28 Orchard Park, NY 14127 US
RaceJoy Ready
A Socially Distanced Event

Gril-Mato 5k

February 22 - February 28

Hoak's Lakeshore and The Byrd House


The perfect combination - Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup - Gril-Mato!


Run your own 5k course virtually or choose one of the in-person socially distanced 5k runs.


There will be 2 in person locations from which to participate - Hoak's in Hamburg or the Byrd House in Orchard Park next to Runner's Roost.


In person events will be conducted 1x per day between February 22 and February 28.  Choose your location and date and then show up on that date.  Participation will be limited to 9 runners (plus the leader). 


Times for both the in-person and virtual runs can be recorded manually on-line through the website or by using the RunSignup RaceJoy mobile app. 

What will participants receive?

Grilled Cheese and tomato soup, of course!

When signing up for the event, choose one of the two restaurants where where you will pick up the Tomato Soup and Grilled cheese. Pick up dates will be March 6/7 or 13/14 during business hours of the individual restaurant.   A voucher for that restaurant will be in the packet to redeem for the soup and sandwich.  

This is available to both in-person and virtual participants.  If you sign up for the in-person event, either restaurant can be chosen regardless of which one you run at.

Optional Shirts and medals will also be available for purchase.

Packet Pickup will be at Runner's Roost during normal business hours from Feb 21 through March 1.

In-person 5k run schedule

Runner's Roost/Byrd House

Monday Feb 22 -Friday Feb 26 @ 6pm
Saturday Feb 27 @ 11:30am
Sunday Feb 28 @ 11:30 am


Hoak's Lakeshore Restaurant

Monday Feb 22 -Friday Feb 26 @ 4pm
Saturday Feb 27 @ 11:00am
Sunday Feb 28 @ 11:00 am


A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Feedmore of WNY, much needed in this time of need.  Please help us by also making a donation.

Run Contact Info

If you have any questions about this run, click the button below.


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Gril-Mato 5k.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
View RaceJoy How-To

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