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FINISH your HALF MARATHON, 5K, or KIDS race at the 50 YARD LINE at The RALPH!

Independent Health is a Proud Sponsor of The 50 Yard Finish and The Buffalo Bills

2014 RESULTS

PHOTOS by TOM BURNS !!

Award Categories

For BOTH half marathon and 5K 
(Finisher Medals to Half Marathon participants)

  • Overall Male & Female
  • Male & Female 5 year age groups: 14 & under to 75+

Award Ceremonies

5K                        approx  8:45 AM
Half Marathon      approx 10:45  (after kids race)

Race Venue

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Ralph Wilson Stadium
One Bills Drive
Orchard Park, NY 14127

TO ENJOY YOUR 2 FREE BEERS after the race, you must bring ID to present.  No ID, no beer.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

Bills Store

Store will be open on Saturday at 7AM. 

Road Closures

Abbott Rd. between Southwestern and 20A will close at 6 AM on race day.  Please enter parking lots from 20A after 6AM.

 

T-Shirts

The first 2,000 registered participants will receive a high tech dry fit t-shirt with their registration.  Shirts for kids race will go to the first 200 kids registered.

 

Pricing Schedule

 

Half Marathon

5 K

Kids Race

EARLY REG
before Jan 1st

$55

$20

$20

REGULAR REG
before April 1st

$65

$25

$20

LATE REG
April 1 - June 25

$75

$30

$20

RACE WEEK
June 26 - June 27

$85

$35

$20

 

Start Times

7:00 am:   Half Marathon
7:15 am:   5K
10:15 am: Kids Race

 

Kids Race Starts at 10:15 AM

The kids race will start at the top of the stadium tunnel/Tunnel Lot.   It will be a 1 mile run around the outside perimeter of the stadium, looping around the kids practice field and then finishing on the 50 yard line.  All kids will receive a Buffalo Bills Finisher Medal.  Parents may run along side children if needed.  The first 125 kids registered will receive t-shirts.


Packet Pick-Up and Race Registration

  • Pre-race  ~ The ADPro Sports Training Center (Bills indoor practice facility) 1 Bills Dr.

        Friday June 27th from 4:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Day-of-Race  ~ The ADPro Sports Training Center (indoor practice facility)

        Saturday June 28th from 5:30am - 6:45am

RUNNERS ROOST will be set up at the The ADPro Sports Training Center during race packet pickup from 4-7, Fri 6/27. They will be selling running gear at specially discounted prices so don't miss out! 

**Online registration closes at 8:30 AM on Friday June 27th


Water Stations

There will be 6 stations on the course approximately every 2 miles.  There will be restrooms on course about at mile 4, 6, and 10.

 

Timing

Chip timing technology will be utilized.

 

Scoreboard 

Due to construction this year, the scoreboard will be inoperable.  Stay tuned for next year. 

 

Stadium

Friends and family WILL be permitted on the field to watch you finish!  Spectators please enter stadium through the stadium tunnel on the back side of the stadium.  No backpacks or duffel bags will be allowed for security purposes. Plan for a few moments of security screening before entering stadium.

Spectators can enter the stadium after the start of the 5K at 7:25am

No food or drink will be permitted inside the stadium.  Jogging strollers are allowed on course

 

After-party

Participants will be able to enjoy a beverage on field with their family and friends after the completion of the race.  Music will be playing while you watch your fellow runners cross the finish line on the Score board.  If you appear under the age of 30, you will be required to show ID in order to receive a beverage from the Bud Light truck.  Please plan accordingly.

 

Parking

Please use the 1 Bills Drive entrance on Abbott Road to Sienna parking lots A and Fieldhouse Lot.  

Please use ONLY 1 Bills Drive to enter and exit the stadium.  Drive 1 entrance on Big Tree Rd./Rt. 20A will be CLOSED to vehicular traffic, as this is part of the running course.  Attendants will direct you to the appropriate lot.

 

Our Race Supports

The Buffalo Bills Youth Foundation and The Buffalo Niagara Sports Development

 

Local Hotel Information

 

If you want to Volunteer

Contact us at: Kincaide@visitbuffaloniagara.com

SIGN UP to Volunteer


Sponsors:

Special thanks to our sponsors for making the 50 Yard Finish possible:  Visit Buffalo Niagara, Buffalo Bills Play 60, and Runners Roost


The 50 Yard Finish race is presented by Eclipse Multi-Sport, the Buffalo Niagara Sports Commission, and The Buffalo Bills.  We also thank the Buffalo Bills for their generosity in lending their awesome stadium to the great people of Buffalo!


Refund Policy:

We at Eclipse Multi-Sport understand that life happens, even when you plan otherwise.  We plan for our races according to the number of preregistered athletes, so unfortunately refunds will not be honored. We hope you understand that we make commitments to organizations that we donate to based on registrations and need to honor those commitments. 

Already registered?! Race changes available:
Some of our registered racers contact us to let us know that life has thrown them a few curve balls since the day they registered. For a limited time, we are allowing RACE CHANGES - if you are already registered for the half, you can change to the 5K. If you are registered for the 5K, you can change to the half. Please be aware that there is a difference in price depending on when you change (from 5K to Half Marathon) and a processing fee.  You will be responsible for those fees when you change.   If you are changing from half to 5K, there will not be a refund for the difference.   

Transfers from one person to another are not honored.  

EDIT REGISTRATION HERE

 

2013 Age Group Results
2013 Overall Results

2013 PHOTOS by Tom Burns

 


 

 

 

 

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