Buffalo Marathon Weekend

Expect road closures and delays

May 26, 2018 - 12:00 am

Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The 18th consecutive Buffalo Marathon was run Sunday under warm and humid conditions.

The Marathon which is a 501c3, has grown in stature, prominence, and its ability to help the community. The race has exceeded our 2017 registration numbers by more than 1,000 with over 7,300 athletes participating in the weekend which is supported by more than 1,500 volunteers. While the majority of athletes come from the Buffalo area, more each year are traveling from across the globe to attend our event. This year 42 states are represented including Alaska and Hawaii! as well as 10 countries including Japan and Australia.

Finishing in first place for the men was Tim Chichester, of Hornell, NY, who completed the course in 2:18:06. Meanwile, Rochester's Laura Anderson took top honors for the women. Anderson finished with a time of 2:57:06.

New for 2018 are fireworks at the finish line as well as the Ruffalo Stampede, a 1k participation event for dogs and their owners. In its inaugural year it sold out with 200 dogs that will lead their owner/trainers through the streets and across the finish line.

As a result of the marathon, there are some road closures and delays to be aware of Sunday.  You can see the route along with the timing and locations of road closures below.


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