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The 5th Annual 0.5k Stiletto Run

The 0.5k Stiletto Run started off as a very successful benefit and race that has raised thousands upon thousands of dollars for ovarian cancer. With each race the number of runners grows, while at the same time the post race party has become an event unto itself. With runners participating from all over Greater Buffalo, and some of the most outrageous outfits to be seen outside of the bedroom, this is one race that has not only done a great job raising awareness of ovarian cancer, it has helped to increase the overall agility of stiletto wearers, which is in itself beneficial.
Here are all of the details:
“Run” starts at Bidwell and Elmwood at 7:00 pm sharp. Begin meeting at 5:30. 
“Run” will go straight down Elmwood to 801–in front of ShoeFly’s storefront. 
“After” race party on Elmwood between Lafayette and Auburn from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
“Run” – Wear 3″ heels and compete for first second or third place prizes and tropies
“Walk” – Wear your fun shoes and participate in the “run”
“Watch” – race goes down Elmwood between Bidwell and Auburn.
*NEW* A pre race pick up station will be set up on June 18th from 4pm to 7pm, location TBD.
Most stores on the block will remain open late for shopping.
The 5th Annual .5k Stiletto Run to benefit the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance will take place Wednesday, June 20th. All are welcome! Prizes will be awarded for the first two women and the first man to cross the finish line in heals. A prize will also be awarded for “Best Shoes.”  The event will take place along Elmwood between Bidwell and Auburn.
Pre-register for the race at and and receive a free t-shirt, goodie bag, and $5 off registration.
In order to be eligible for placing prizes, “runners” must be registered and complete the race in a shoe with a minimum heel height of 3 inches. Shoes may not be taped to the foot. Heel circumference must be a maximum of 1.25″ diameter. No wedges. Heel height will be checked any one who places first, second, or third placerunners after race to qualify win.
Stiletto Run is looking for volunteers to be involved at all levels before and day of the race event.
If you would like to volunteer please email your Name, Phone Number and Address to

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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