Since 2012, the Veterans Race presented by Destination Races and sponsored by GEICO has been honoring all who served and currently serving in our military.  Our goal is to raise $50,000 to support local veteran organizations support services. This year, we are proud to host the race with Veterans One-Stop Center and Buffalo Naval Park.  Proceeds will benefit these two groups to PRESERVE. PROTECT. HONOR all who served.

                                5K            10K*

  • Civilian:               $30           $40                  

  • Active/Veterans:    $22           $30

  • Deployed "virtual":  $25

  • PATRIOT / VIP:     $100

You will receive a custom bib and a race item.  This year, we will offer you the option to add-on a 10th Anniversary race long sleeve / jacket.  The race is open to all, civilian or military, with special awards for top overall in each class. Run in honor of a veteran or as a military group.  The 10K is not approved yet.  We will allow runners to switch to the 10K for an upgrade charge of $10(civilian)/$8(vets).

Our goal is to raise $50,000 this year to support local veterans services. To donate click the registration link. 


Date: November 4th, 2021

Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Buffalo Naval Park Museum. 1 Naval Cove. Downtown Buffalo




POST RACE: Naval Park


  • NO paper registration forms.

  • NO race day registration.

  • MASKS REQUIRED at Check In, Before race and after.

  • There will be 5 events based on your predicted time:

    • Alpha - 9AM - check in time starts at 8AM

    • Bravo - 10AM - check in time starts at 9AM

    • Charlie - 11AM - check in time starts at 10AM

    • Delta - 12PM - check in time starts at 11AM

    • Echo - 1PM - check in time starts at 12PM

  • Virtual / Remote Runners: sign up as "Deployed"

  • To comply with County Health mandates, each event will be 60 minutes apart.  There are NO EVENT CHANGES or bumping because we have to control the crowd. We cannot permit more than 50 people per EVENT.

  • All runners will receive swag, a medal, a warm meal and water upon completion. 

  • Awards: 3 Male & 3 Female per EVENT. 

  • Times will be uploaded by 6PM on November 7th.

  • (2) Spectators per participant. 

  • No water on course

COVID-19 UPDATE: All participants must wear a mask to check-in and after the race.  We have the right to refuse entry if not compliant. No post race tailgating.  Spectators are not allowed inside Templeton Landing.  Please read the waiver entirely during the registration process. Athletes, Spectators and Volunteers SHALL NOT participate in the event if they have been exposed to or have symptoms of COVID-19.  Also, by participating in this event, you acknowledge that you may be putting yourself at risk of contracting the virus and will not hold the race, it's organizers, beneficiaries, City of Buffalo, County of Erie or others accountable. 

The Race will follow all USATF & Government / Local Rules regarding events and COVID-19 in an effort to protect all who attend. 

Email: for specific questions on the race

Refund Policy: See race registration website for details. In the event that the race is cancelled due to unforeseeable causes, government regulations, and acts of God, race registration is credited to the following year. 

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