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Buffalo Marathon Weekend to be First Large Marathon in New York to Return to Under Normal Conditions

June 16, 2021

Buffalo Marathon Weekend Restrictions Lifted Just Days Before June 25-26th Race.

Buffalo, NY June 16, 2021 – With yesterday’s announcement by Governor Cuomo that all restrictions have been lifted, we are thrilled to announce we will be returning to a normal race that includes a single start with spectators allowed.

We were one of the first large races in the country to postpone 450 days ago on 3/23/2020. Now with 10 days until the start of the Buffalo Marathon weekend we are proud to be the first large race in NY to return to racing under normal conditions.

We are down to 3,000 athletes from our normal 8,000+, but we promise to make it a celebration for every runner that crosses the finish line as we kick off summer and the return to normal on the streets of Buffalo.

In the last 135 days we have been able to raise $191,977 for Kaleida Health, $184,477.00 to benefit the best-in-class cardiac programs at Buffalo General Medical Center/Gates Vascular Institute and $7,500 for John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital.

With 10 days to go we hope to top $200,000 showing the true spirit of the City of Good Neighbors.

Anyone wanting to support us can make a donation on our website at buffalomarathon.org.

About the Buffalo-Erie Marathon Association Inc.

A 501(c)(3) organization, the Buffalo-Erie Marathon Association Inc. (buffalomarathon.org) organizes and presents the annual Memorial Day Weekend, which includes a 5k, Diaper Dash, Kids Mini Marathon, Ruffalo Stampede dog race, along with full and half marathons. The companion Kaleida Heart to Heart Relay benefits the cardiac care units at Buffalo General Hospital and Gates Vascular Institute. The events combined include 8,000+ runners from more than 10 countries and 45 states.

The weekend is supported by more than 1,500 volunteers from 40+ not-for-profit organizations who, over the event’s 19 years, have received grants totaling more than $664,000. The event has an estimated annual economic impact of more than $1,500,000.