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Proceeds from the Veterans Race support Veterans One-Stop Center & Other Local Veterans Organizations. NO LAME RACE SHIRTS HERE! The first 350 registered runners will receive our custom and AWESOME swag.
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    flyboy53 FIRST-TIMER '19

    2019 was the eighth annual race honoring veterans on a mostly flat paved USATF-certified course that begins at Templeton Landing, near the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park, … MORE

    2019 was the eighth annual race honoring veterans on a mostly flat paved USATF-certified course that begins at Templeton Landing, near the Buffalo & Erie County Naval & Military Park, traverses along the Buffalo River to a downtown turn-around. The course returns along the Canalside, past the Naval Park to a second turn around at the Erie Basin Marina Observation Deck and then returns to Templeton Landing.

    Previous races included a 10K event, but not this year.

    This race attracts a loyal group of runners, walkers and spectators — veterans, military families, and those either open to the challenge or there to support veterans. You can’t leave this race without meeting new people or making new friends. Proceeds benefit the Veterans One Stop Center of Western New York or other local veteran’s related programs.

    This year’s race followed a severe storm event where debris still lined that marina lane. The course, almost level to the river, offered some breath-taking scenery of the ships in the Naval Park, teaming waves and wind gusts.

    Check-in and bib pick-up went flawlessly. There were some delays, largely because of the numbers of people effectively channeled to the appropriate tables. There was entertainment to pump up the runners, an awards ceremony, posted results, and a post-race event with ample food and social interaction. Race bling included dog tags for all finishers, challenge coins for veterans, and nice medals to the best of the various age groups.

    DIFFICULTY
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    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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