Swag

When will my early bird swag arrive?

Swag is mailed at the end of every month while supplies last.

 

I don't know what shirt size to choose. Is there a size chart?

Yes. Sizing charts for male and female sizes can be found by selecting Shirt Sizing Marathon/Half-Marathon and Shirt Sizing Relay Teams and John Beishline 5k


Registration

I just found out I won't be able to run. Can I get my money back?

No. Registrations can be deferred based on the rules on the registration page found here.    

 

How do I change from marathon to half; or half to full; etc…

Registrations can be changed from one event to another  based on the rules on the registration page found here

 

CAN I USE A DISCOUNT CODE WITH MY DEFERRAL CODE?

No. Discount codes are for new registrations only.

 

I can't run. can I transfer my registration to another person?

Yes. Registrations can be transferred to another person  based on the rules on the registration page found here

 

My team member can't participate. Can we switch runners?

Yes. If you registered online the team captain can log into the team account and modify team members as well as change which part of the relay each member will run. 

 

TEAM MEMBER's want to switch what segment of they run. how do WE swap RUNNERS around?

Yes. If you registered online the team captain can log into the team account and change which part of the relay each member will run. 

 

If I register for the Full Marathon, can I decide during the event to only run the Half?

No. All registration changes need to be made prior to the event with the registration or timing staff. Failure to complete the event you registered for will result in a disqualification (DQ).

 

How do I register for the Donnelly Challenge?

Registering for both the Marathon and 5k automatically registers you for the Donnelly Challenge.

 

I am a blind athlete. Can I participate with a guide?

Yes. For details, go to the Rules and Start Procedures page.


Expo

How do I become a vendor at the expo?

Email the Expo Coordinator to request vendor space expo@buffalomarathon.com

 

CAN I BUY PASTA PARTY TICKETS EVEN THOUGH I ALREADY REGISTERED FOR THE RACE?

Yes. Follow this link to the Buffalo Marathon Registration page. Click "Registration" like you are going to create a NEW registration. Choose the "Pasta Party Only" option. There is no way to edit your existing registration to add the Pasty Party tickets.


Race Day

is there a time limit to complete the race?

Yes. Marathoner's have 6 hours to complete the event. The finish line closes at 12:30pm.  

Half-Marathoner's have 3 hours to complete the event. Cut-off time if 9:30am.

 

Are Rollerblades allowed?

No.

 

Are Strollers Allowed?

No.

 

Can I run with a pet (dog, cat, hamster, rabbit, ferret, etc)?

No.

 

is there an age limit to race the marathon and half-marathon?

Yes. Marathon athletes must be at least 18 years of age.  Half-Marathon athletes must be at least 16 years of age.  

 

is there and age limit for the 5k or kids race?

There is no age limit for the 5k. If the athlete is a minor, it is up to the discretion of the parent. Parents signature is required for minors. Kids participating in the mini marathon can be as young as 2 and as old as 8.

 


Misc

what is the weather like?

Buffalo is very moderate at the end of May making it for ideal marathon running conditions. The average temperature is 61ºF/16ºC. The average high is 70ºF/21ºC. The average low is 51ºF/10ºC.