The annual Erie County Fair 5K Run, presented by Good Health Saunas, returns to the Fairgrounds on Saturday, Aug. 11, with pistol start at 8:30 a.m. 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 from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9, at the Made In America Store located at the McKinley Mall in Hamburg. Participants can still register the morning of the race with registration beginning at 7 a.m.
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 more than $225,000 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 timed by ITS Buffalo Time. For more information, call 716-649-3900 or email [email protected]