Erie County gets into the running business once again this weekend. The Sarkin Memorial 5K will start and end at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo on Saturday. It's about the fourth year for this race which is in memory of Dr. Richard Sarkin, a beloved member of the community.
That race starts at 10:30, a half-hour after the Fred Ruterbusch Memorial 5K at Fredonia State's campus. Ruterbusch was an All-American in track at Fredonia.
On Sunday, Wellsville hosts the Ridge Walk & Run. This is a pretty interesting event, with all sorts of distances covered ... and no day of race registration. I've never done it, but I know it's quite a big deal in Wellsville.
-- Budd Bailey