I Love Public Education 5K

Buffalo, NY

Please note that course volunteers mistakenly guided runners the wrong way in the early stages of the race causing participants to actually run 5.286km. We apologize for the mistake and will make sure that it doesn't happen next year!



Race packets are available at Fleet Feet in North Buffalo from 10:00AM to 7:00PM Friday September 22.

Otherwise you can pick them up at the race from 8:30AM to race time. We still have room for more racers to sign up! 

Please join us on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 10:30 am for the I Love Public Education 5K Run/ Walk at Wilkeson Point on the Buffalo Outer Harbor.

Prizes, t-shirts, trophies, medals, food, beverage & fun!

Overall winners Male & Female each receive trophies and prize bag including gift cards and overnight stay at Hyatt.

Age group winners each receive prize bag and medal.

Age group 2nd & 3rd place finishers each receive medals.

The 5K race will be preceded by a "Kids Fun Run" for children at 10:00 am with free prizes for all fun run entrants (FREE). This is a non-timed event for children only. Participants must register to receive a prize.


The race will start and finish at Wilkeson Point on the Buffalo Outer Harbor.

*Kids Fun Run starts at 10:00am at the race finish line.

*5K Run starts at 10:30am

Wilkeson Point

225 Furhmann Blvd

Buffalo, New York


Online registration will remain open right up until the start of the race. Race day registration and packet pickup will take place at the park from 8:30am right up until the start of the race at 10:30 am.

  • 5K Early Registration ............. $25 through 8/31/17
  • 5K Open Registration ............. $30 9/1/17 through 9/20/17
  • 5K Late Registration .............. $35 after 9/20/17
  • 5K Student Entry .................. $10 (offer good through 9/20/17)
  • Kids Fun Run (non-timed) ........ FREE
* Race shirts will be guaranteed to everyone who registers for the 5K by September 10th. Extra shirts (if any) will be distributed on a first come, first-serve basis.


Join us after the race for a post-race celebration including food, snacks, refreshments, music and awards ceremony! Every participant 21 years of age and older will receive drink ticket for micro brew beer or wine.


There will be plenty of free parking a short distance from the start/finish line.


Trophies will be presented to the 1st place overall male and female finishers along with a prize bag that includes gift cards and overnight stay at the Hyatt! The top male and female 5K runners in each of the following age groups will recieve a prize bag and medal and 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each age group will receive medals.

5K Age Groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29. 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69 70-74, 75-79, and 70 and older.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available! Deadline is August 31.


For additional information on the race or sponsorship opportunities available, please contact Mike Deely at (716) 361-1351 or email him at mdeely@nysutmail.org.


Gun start/chip finish timing services using industry-leading Jaguar Electronic RFID timing will be provided by Race Management Solutions. Results are updated throughout the race in real time and can be accessed at any time after crossing the finish line using any one of the following options:

  • FREE ITSYourRace Mobile App
  • RMS Race Results Kiosk/Printer
  • Scrolling Results TV Monitor(s)
  • ITSYourRace.com
  • RaceManagementSolutions.com

Race participants can also use the ITSYourRace platform to view and share finish line photos with family and friends for free on Facebook. Custom finisher certificates can also be downloaded from the results page at no charge!

When & Where

Sep 23, 2017


10:30 AM

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