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Registration Spikes @ Stiletto Run

All total, there were an additional 200 runners (over last year) who came out to register for this year’s Stiletto Run, bringing the number of runners to an impressive total of 500. Not only did the quantity of racers grow in size, so did the number of events coinciding with the race. For the first time, there was beer provided by Blue Monk, as well as food served up by Magnolia Events. There was a DJ blasting out music on the street in front of Solé, while the band The Afterburners played on top of a porch further down towards Lafayette. Even the folks at Dolci opened their doors (see BRO story) for the day to sell some gelato and cookies – it shouldn’t be long before they are open daily. As for the race…

Winners of this year’s run were:

First Place Women’s: Nicole Benoit (photo)
Second Place Women’s: Dawn Ross (photo)
First Place Men’s: Dan Gigante* (photo)
Best Shoes: Katie Done

*For those of you who attended last year’s run, you may recall that Dan Gigante was the runner who broke a heal as he approached the finish line (see post). This year he not only purchased better shoes, he figured out that ‘slow and steady’ wins the race. He paced himself and then dug his heels in as he neared the finish line.



Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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