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Buffalo Marathon - Memorial Day Weekend

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — On your mark... get set... go!! The Buffalo Marathon returns in 2022 with an epic celebration on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 through May 29. This year the Buffalo Marathon has distance levels for ALL abilities! Whether you have your sights on a marathon, half marathon, relay team, or a 5K there is a place for you at the the Buffalo Marathon. That's not all, bring the kiddos for some fun in the Mini-Marathon or the Diaper Dash. Dogs are also welcome at the Ruffalo Stampede. 

Come out and take cheer on the runners! 

Friday, May 27 - Marathon Welcome Party & Vendor Village - Outdoors on W. Chippewa Street, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Shop local vendors, enjoy live music and happy hour specials. 

Saturday, May 28 - 2:30 p.m. free yoga class for Buffalo Marathon, Yogis in Service will provide a free vinyasa flow yoga class outdoors at the finish line in front of Convention Center - Register in advance at https://forms.gle/KAJntV8e7AhJFH8c6

Sunday, May 29 - free outdoor concert - Chippewa Concert Series, 21+ only, at 2pm on Chippewa Street, Music by Nerds Gone Wild, XOSO Pop Band. 

The Buffalo Marathon 5K- Saturday, May 28 8:30 a.m. is presented by the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital. This is a family friendly event. The 5K event starts and finishes at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.  

The Kids Mini-Marathon follows the 5K on Saturday, May 28 at 10:30 a.m. A FREE fun run on Saturday, beginning at 10:30 a.m, in front of the Convention Center.  All finishers will get a keep sake buffalo medal, a special prize provided by Dick's Sporting Goods, a snack and a Drink.  

FREE Buffalo Marathon Diaper Dash, a 26.2 feet distance for the 2 & under athletes. Get your camera's ready for the cutest race in Buffalo! Saturday May 28 at 11:30 a.m. in front of the Convention Center. All participants will receive a custom race "bib" and a keepsake medal. 

The Ruffalo Stampede & Bark Crawl takes place at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 28. The Ruffalo Stampede is designed to allow our dogs to participate in the weekend. The 1K course is flat, fast and great for dogs off all sizes and capabilities and will provide a great photo opportunity as they finish through the arch. Proceeds benefit local rescue organizations.  

The main events take place on Sunday, May 29 with the Buffalo Marathon, Half Marathon and Heart-2-Heart Relay. The Marathon course takes participants along a flat run with scenic views of Buffalo's waterfront and major landmarks with Forest Lawn Cemetery and parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted just to name a few. Click here to view all race routes.

Buffalo Marathon or Half as a Heart-2-Heart Fundraiser - All proceeds go directly to the Kaleida Health Foundation and benefit the best-in-class cardiac programs at Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute. 

The Kaleida Health Heart-To-Heart Relay presented by the Buffalo Marathon is 2-4 person team relay where you and your relay team members each run a leg of the Buffalo Marathon course, and collectively pledge to fundraise a total of $1,000 for cardiac health research. 

Click HERE for Race information and listing of all Marathon Weekend events.  

Not up to running... there is always room for volunteers!  Click HERE for volunteer information. 

WGRZ, Ch 2 is a sponsor of the Buffalo Marathon Weekend. 

RELATED: Buffalo Marathon donates nearly $295,000 in race proceeds