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6th Annual Stiletto Run

The countdown to the Stiletto Run has begun. What started off as a spirited grassroots race six years ago has become of fan favorite for a mix of shoe lovers, party-goers and supporters of the fight against ovarian cancer. On Wednesday, June 19, 2013 the half kilometer race will kick into high heel gear as participants set off down Elmwood Avenue, from Bidwell Parkway to Auburn Avenue. 

As much as the Stiletto Run is considered a race*, there are plenty of participants who ultimately walk, skip and jog over the finish line. After all, the event is all about having fun and raising money for the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance.

*First and Second place prizes for the first two women across the finish line. First place Men’s and Best Shoes will also be awarded prizes. 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 for anyone who places first, second, or third place runners after race to qualify to win. The online registration fee is $30.00. If you miss the deadline, don’t worry! You can still register at the event, however, the registration fee that day will be $35.00.

Race details:

“Run” begins on Elmwood Ave & Bidwell at 7:00 pm sharp. Begin meeting at 5:30 pm. The “Run” will go straight down Elmwood and end in front of ShoeFly on 801 Elmwood Avenue. 

“After” race party on Elmwood Ave in the Lexington Co-Op parking lot (next to ShoeFly) from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm.
“Run” – Wear 3″ heels and compete for first, second, or third place prizes and trophies.
“Walk” – Wear your fun shoes and participate in the “run.”
“Watch” – race goes down Elmwood between Bidwell and Auburn.
Most stores on the block will remain open late for shopping.

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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