What could be a better way to raise awareness about colon cancer than hosting a 5K race? At the same time, the race that I'm referring to is designed to raise money for the Colon Cancer Alliance. Already in 2012 participants for the run have raised over $8000 and the race is still over a month away. Never heard of the Buffalo Undy 5000? You soon will. Whether you dig it up on Facebook
, or are planning on attending the kick-off party this Thursday at Artisan Kitchen and Baths (see event
), word is getting out.
As of now, Buffalo is host to the only Undy Run
in New York State, which means that runners will be coming from a good distance to show their support for the cause. This is the first year that Buffalo has signed up to host the 5K, and organizers are psyched about the initial response and the support that they have received.
If you are looking to get into minimal running gear, with your favorite pair of undies, don't be bashful... instead join hundreds of other runners as they circle Ring Road in Delaware Park on April 28.
Here are the details:
Buffalo's Blue Bash for Buffalo Undy 5000 is Thursday, March 22 from 6pm-8:30pm at Artisan Kitchens and Baths.
The first Buffalo Undy 5000 will be on Saturday, April 28 at Delaware Park.
Starting Time: 9:00 a.m.
7:30 a.m. - Race packet pick up & on-site registration
8:40 a.m. - Opening remarks
9:00 a.m. - 5K begins
9:10 a.m. - 1 Mile fun run begins
10:05 a.m. - Survivor ceremony & awards
5K Adult (14 and older) - $30 Advance/ $40 Race Day
5K Youth (6-13) - $25 Advance / $35 Race Day
1 Mile fun run (all ages, Children 5 and younger are free) - $20 Advance / $30 Race Day