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The Greater Buffalo Track Club 5K Cross Country Race will take place at the Delaware Park Meadows Golf Course. Awards will be given to the first male and female finishers (Overall), first masters male and masters female, and first place in 5 year age groups.
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    seagroves87 FIRST-TIMER '21

    I was hoping to run a race today so the Galloping Gobbler next week would be my 100th race this year but for the longest time there were no races … MORE

    I was hoping to run a race today so the Galloping Gobbler next week would be my 100th race this year but for the longest time there were no races within driving distance today. Then then this race was announced about 1 month ago so I signed up. It is produced by the Greater Buffalo Track Club and is located in Delaware Park by the Buffalo Zoo. There wasn’t much pre-race communication and the website was pretty bare bones but I figured out how to get there this morning. The course is all of the golf course and consists of 3 loops. You do the left loop first, then the right loop, then the left loop again but go through the finish shoot instead of back to the start. Bib pick up was easy. I guess I was supposed to get a shirt but no one handed me one and I am registered for so many races I can’t keep track of which ones give shirts. However the RD just emailed me to arrange picking up the shirt so I guess I will get it (also thanks for the email very appreciated). Everyone involved with the race was very nice. It was a small race but there was a decent amount of runners for the short notice with maybe 50ish people. The start was by a flag. The RD explained the course. The entire course was on the grass in the golf course. The course was very well marked with tons of flags so as long as you did the loops right you couldn’t get lost and there were volunteers at key locations. The loops were easy to figure out. There were mile markers that were very precise. I was impressed with how precise the distance was for a race like this. Since it was a cross-country course it is obviously more difficult terrain than a road race but this was easy for a cross country course. There were a few gradual hills but I never had to stop to walk. I don’t really like running on grass and the scenery while not unpleasant was just a park so this wasn’t my favorite race but I had no issues with the actual race. It was manually timed and I haven’t seen the posted times but there was a clock at the end with your time and I saw people recording times and tearing off the corner of our bib so it seemed to be timed accurately. I wasn’t going to have a fast race running on grass the day after going 16 miles but I was happy with my time. There is no medal. I’m glad there is a shirt since at first I thought there was no swag but this was a cheap $20 race so swag isn’t that big a deal. There was a lot of food at the end for a race like this with bananas, granola bars, and donuts along with water bottles, coffee and apple cider. It wasn’t my favorite course since I don’t like grass and I prefer cross-country courses that consist of more mixed terrain with some trail mixed in but it was well done for a smaller race and allowed me to get race #97 of the year done!

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