The course is relatively flat and fast with great volunteer support and a scenic view of downtown’s waterfront and its major landmarks. The course has been designed for our athletes to enjoy views of Lake Erie, LaSalle Park, First Niagara Center Home of the Buffalo Sabres, Forest Lawn Cemetery, parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and many other Buffalo highlights.
Get ready to experience works by Frank Lloyd Wright (including the Darwin D. Martin House Complex, the finest example of his Prairie Style), Louis Sullivan’s ornate Guaranty Building, Edward B. Green’s Greek revival structure that became the permanent home for the Albright Art Gallery, the only permanent building erected for the Pan-American Exposition, the Buffalo Historical Society, the graceful lines of Eliel and Eero Saarinen’s Kleinhans Music Hall, a system of parks and parkways designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.
For the safety of all athletes, there will be no strollers, roller blades or pets of any kind allowed on the run course.
Water and Gatorade will be available every two miles beginning at mile 2 on the front half and every mile on the back half. There will be a power gel station near mile 15 and mile 21.
There will be bike support monitoring the race course and professional medical assistance will be available throughout the entire race, with fully staffed medical area at the finish line.
All Marathoners will receive:
Official long sleeve technical shirt at registration
Finisher Medal for completing the event
Keep Sake Finisher Key Chain
Post Race Party Immediately Following
Age Group Awards (mailed to the winners)
Challenge Pin For completing both the 5k and the Marathon