On your mark, get set, go!... to the Buffalo Bisons first annual "Run Jimmy Run Charity 5k", remembering Buffalo Baseball Hall of Famer Jimmy Griffin, on Sunday, July 21st at Coca-Cola Field.
This race starts at 10 a.m. and will take runners on a scenic 3.1 mile run through Griffin's vision of downtown Buffalo. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Alzheimer's Association of WNY. Participants are also encouraged to bring non-perishable items and toiletries for Buffalo City Mission.
Jimmy Griffin was the Mayor of Buffalo who passionately supported the Bisons franchise. He was instrumental in bringing professional baseball back to the Queen city in 1979 and was heavily involved in the construction of Coca-Cola Field in downtown Buffalo.
If you register before the day of the race, it's only $30 per person! ($35 day of registration). Registration includes a ticket to the Bisons game that day at 1:05 p.m. against the Toledo Mud Hens, a commemorative t-shirt, a chip-timed bib, and a post-race party that will serve lunch, beer and pop. The first 500 registrants will receive a commemorative pin.
CLICK HERE to register today!
And to make it even easier for you, you can pick your race packet up the day before on Saturday, July 20th from 9 a.m. to noon down at Coca-Cola Field. Day of registrant's can pick-up their packet beginning at 7 a.m. on July 21st.
Competitors will start off the race at the Jimmy Griffin Statue at One James D. Griffin Plaza in front of the ballpark, run through downtown Buffalo and its waterfront, and then will cross the finish line right inside Coca-Cola Field at home plate. Awards will be given to the first place overall Male and Female runners.
For those of you who would like to walk the race instead, there is also an optional one mile walk from Coca-Cola Field to City Hall and back.
To register for the "Run Jimmy Run Charity 5k" just Click Here, select register now and pick out your lucky pair of running shoes. Join us in remembering the person who helped make Bisons Baseball what it is today.
This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.