The annual Erie County Fair 5K Run, presented by Good Health Saunas, returns to the Fairgrounds on Saturday August 10, 2019 with pistol start at 8:30am. This USA Track & Field (USATF) 3.1 mile route has been certified as the flattest route in Western New York. The start and finish lines are located on the famous “Hamburg Oval” racetrack inside the Gusto Grandstand. The route then proceeds through the picturesque Town and Village of Hamburg featuring a zero percent grade.
Pre-registration cost is $25 ($30 day of race) and includes preferred, onsite parking, two adult admission passes to the fair and a post-race picnic. The first 500 registrants will receive a commemorative t-shirt. Registration is now available via www. ECFair.org. Pre-registered participants are encouraged to pick up their race packets on Thursday August 8th from 4:00pm-7:00pm at the Made In America Store located at the McKinley Mall in Hamburg. Participants can still register the morning of the race with race day registration beginning at 7:00am.
All ages are welcome to participate in the 5K, however, no pets, skateboards, rollerblades or bicycles are allowed on the course. Water stations will be provided. Awards will be given to the top three males and females in each age division.
The proceeds from the event will benefit the Erie County Agricultural Society Scholarship Fund. Since 2000 the fund has made available over $250,000 in scholarships to students who are pursuing careers in agriculture as well as those who participate in other aspects of the Fair. Past recipients include marching band members, media/marketing interns, concessionaires, volunteers, and exhibitors.
The Erie County Fair 5K Run is presented by Good Health Saunas with additional support from Tops Friendly Markets, Bryant & Stratton College, Crunch Fitness, Made In America Stores, and Upstate Farms. The event is timed by Race Management Solutions. For more information on the Erie County Fair 5K, please call (716) 649-3900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note to Hamburg residents: The running of Erie County Fair 5K will facilitate the short closing of Clark Street between McKinley and South Park Avenue on Saturday, August 10th between 8:30am and 8:50am.