Thu October 15 - Sun November 15, 2020 Buffalo, NY 14214 US
Events

10k

$0 Registration ends November 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EST

4 mile

$0 Registration ends November 15, 2020 at 11:59pm EST
Description

Some of Buffalo’s architectural gems and tree-lined streets are home to the Queen City’s first free virtual race courses.  The 10k and four mile routes snake through north Buffalo and pass multiple homes designed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright along with other well-known landmarks.  

Both the 10k and four mile courses start and finish at the Darwin D. Martin Complex - 125 Jewett Parkway, at the corner of Jewett Parkway and Summit Avenue.

Why run?
These courses are a fun way to combine running with the incredible history and beauty that our city holds.  And there’s no better way to see the City of Good Neighbors than by running through the neighborhoods that give it that great nickname. 

How to participate?
Once you register, you’ll receive an email race packet that includes printable and digital versions of the course maps.  Runners will also receive a printable keepsake runner’s guide that provides course maps along with historical and architectural information about the neighborhoods, homes and other landmarks runners will pass.

When to run or walk?
Run or walk either or both of the courses between October 15 and November 15 at a time of your choosing.  

Why’s it free?
As an organization, the Greater Buffalo Track Club’s mission is to provide opportunities for the running community to run and train - and while that’s been challenging during a pandemic, we’re continuing to find creative ways to support and grow our organization.  Members of our club participate in weekly track workouts - typically held on Tuesday evenings, distance runs on Sundays and  cross-country and trail runs on Thursdays and runners of all skill levels are welcome!  More information about the organization can be found at greaterbuffalotrackclub.com.

10k Course
4 Mile Course
Race Contact Info

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Questions?
Being Safe

Safety is always the top priority of the Greater Buffalo Track Club - but it’s especially important during these challenging times.  We ask that you take steps to keep yourself healthy and safe while running.

  • Please be aware of your surroundings at all times as you’re sharing the streets with motorists.  Cross at crosswalks or intersections and obey normal traffic laws and all traffic signs.  And never assume a driver is going to stop for you, even if you have the right-of-way.  It is generally recommended that you run against traffic while on roads.
  • When running with others, respect all social distance guidelines issued by the city, county, state and federal authorities.  And if you are sick or feeling ill, stay quarantined at home and away from others.
  • Clothing - remember, it’s getting light later and dark earlier.  Wear clothes and use other equipment to makes you visible to motorists.
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.greaterbuffalotrackclub.com/.

Get Social!

While you’re running:

  • Take pictures to share!
  • Record your run on Strava and follow @GreaterBuffaloTrackClub 

After:

  • Share your pictures, course times, architectural and historical thoughts and questions on social media, tagging @GreaterBuffaloTrack on Twitter, @GBTCruns on Facebook and @GreaterBuffalo_TrackClub on Instagram.  
  • Runners should use #FLWraces, #7run6, #buffalorunners
More Information

The Greater Buffalo Track Club would not have been able to host these virtual runs or provide this information on our own.  We thank and recommend:

  • Author and professor Jack Quinan’s 2012 work Frank Lloyd Wright's Buffalo Venture provided invaluable information and guidance to creating this guide.  The book, which is highly recommended, is available at local bookstores and online.
  • The Darwin D. Martin House is a treasure for our city - the home has been restored and is preserved by the Martin House Restoration Corp.  For more information, membership and tours, visit martinhouse.org.
  • Buffalo’s Forest Lawn Cemetery boasts unmatched beauty and history and is a true treasure - for more information, visit forest-lawn.com.
  • The Queen City’s park system is the envy of communities across the world.  Buffalo’s Olmstead Parks are supported and maintained by the Olmstead Parks Conservancy - for more information visit bfloparks.org. 
  • VisitBuffaloNiagara.com has more information about Wright’s other properties and designs in Western New York not included on this virtual run.  They include the Graycliff Estate, the Boathouse and the Filling Station.

The Greater Buffalo Track Club has no affiliation with any other organizations, including those listed above.

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