IT’S HERE! 16th Annual 5K Run/Walk

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 • 6:30pm

5K Run / Walk • 6:30 p.m.

The Run event raises funds for the Ronald McDonald House®
of Buffalo, a “home-away-from-home” for families with sick or
injured children receiving treatment at Buffalo hospitals.

A certified and sanctioned course through beautiful Buffalo neighborhood streets, starting and finishing at the Ronald McDonald House at 780 W. Ferry Street, Buffalo.

Register for the Race
Register To Volunteer
Purchase Raffle Tickets
Download Race Brochure

Sanctioned by the USATF

2017_usatf_certified_course_sanctioned_event_logo_finalRun Course certified to be accurate by the USATF#NY14102KL.

2017 Buffalo News “Runner of the Year” Race

We are a participant in “Western New York’s Fabulous 5K Racing Series” which includes seven of your favorite Western New York 5K races.

 FP Play Spave

 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. : Fisher-Price Play Space

Bring your family to this free event! Designed for children 8 and under, the Fisher-Price Play Space features interactive games and activities. Meet us at 5:30 pm at Canisius High School Tripi Field – West Ferry entrance!

7:00 – 9:30 p.m. Post-Run Party

 Voted one of Buffalo’s “Best Post-Run Parties”

 Live music by The Scott Celani Band. Join us for a picnic supper, beer, pop,  awards and more! Guests welcome for $10 each.  Wrist band required.

Buy your Post-Run Party Guest Tickets


PACKET PICKUP at Ronald McDonald House

780 W. Ferry Street, Buffalo

Tuesday, July 25: Noon to 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 26: Noon to 6:30 p.m.

RUN NIGHT: Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Registration: Noon to 6:30 p.m.
Fisher-Price Playspace: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Run / Walk: 6:30 p.m.
Post-Run Party: 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Awards: 8:00 p.m.


Trophies to top overall male and female, and awards to top three finishers in each category.

10 and under 35-39  65-69
11-14 40-44  70-74
15-19 45-49   75-79
20-24  50-54   80-84
25-29  55-59   85 and over
30-34 60-64   Wheelchair (Helmets required)

Please, no dogs, roller blades, strollers or bikes. Strollers are acceptable for the walk.

5K Run Raffle

Buy your raffle tickets today for your chance to win some incredible prizes from our race sponsors!

Drawing to be held Wednesday, July 26, 2017.  Need not be present to win!

Enter to win one of these four great prizes:


$1,500 gift certificate to use on a bedding purchase

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Two (2) round trip tickets on JetBlue Airlines

(Terms & Conditions Apply)

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$400 Dunn Tire gift certificate

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$300 Dick’s Sporting Goods gift card

 We’d Like to Thank Our Sponsors


Post-Race Party Sponsors

ADESA Buffalo
Anderson-DuBose Company
Berardi Immigration Law
Brock, Schechter & Polakoff, LLP
Campagna & Gallson, CPA PC
Catholic Health
DENT Neurologic Institute
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Empire EMCO
Graphic Controls
M.J. Peterson Real Estate/Susie Lenahan
Mohawk Global Logistics
Pediatric Cardiology Associates of WNY, Inc.
Roswell Park Cancer Institute
St. Bonaventure Buffalo Center
Tonawanda Pediatrics/Integrity Health

Product & Service Sponsors

Canisius High School
Fisher Bus Service
Flying Bison Brewing
James Desiderio, Inc.
K.C. Kratt Photography
Keller Bros. & Miller, Inc.
Modern Disposal Services
National Grid
Republic Services
Sams Club
Try-It Distributing


phillip-gallsonRonald McDonald House Charities of WNY would like to dedicate this run in memory of Phillip Gallson. He gave his time and talents to the Buffalo Ronald McDonald House for over 20 years and encouraged others to do the same. He served multiple terms on the RMHC of WNY Board of Directors, providing his leadership as President and Treasurer for the charity. Phill was an inspiration who touched our lives. He was our true friend and will remain forever in our hearts.

“Say not their work is done. No deed of love or kindness ever dies, but in the life of others multiplies. Say it is just begun.” Author unknown

You left fingerprints of grace on our lives. You shall not be forgotten.