I Love Public Education 5K

Buffalo, NY

Please join us on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 10:30 am for the I Love Public Education 5K Run/ Walk!

The event will take place at Wilkeson Point on the Buffalo Outer Harbor. Parents, teachers, students, administrators, and everyone and anyone who cares about the future of our public schools is welcome to come and join the fun.

The 5K Run/Walk will start and finish on Wilkeson Point using the Walk in Lauren's Shoes USATF certified 5K course. The event is being organized by the 
New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) with proceeds benefitting the NYSUT WNY Retiree Council Teacher Grants fund and the Schoolhouse Democrats. 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. After that, the race begins at 10:30. Anyone who loves public education and loves to run is encouraged to join us for a fun day!

Post race party at Wilkeson Point with beer for adults and post race snacks for all!

The race will start and finish at Wilkeson Point on the Buffalo Outer Harbor.
*Kids Fun Run starts at 10:00am
*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 9/21/17
  • 5K Late Registration .............. $35 after 9/21/17
* 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!

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

Awards will be presented to the 1st place overall male and female finishers along with the top 3 male and female 5K runners in each of the following 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.

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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