It's a light week on the race schedule, as only the Bengal 5K is slated. It is held at Buffalo State College, with the starting time set for 9:30 a.m. This race has grown quickly and enormously over the last few years. The course goes through the neighborhood for a while and then travels around the campus. It's flat if not particularly scenic.
After the race, one of the gyms hosts a postrace party, with plenty of good eats for everyone. It looks like it will be one of the warmest days in the event's history on Saturday, so expect a good turnout -- and get there early if you want to make sure you get a race premium (you can pick it up at Fleet Feet Sports on Delaware Ave. on Friday if you can).
As usual, the year's schedule is at buffalorunners.com.
--- Budd Bailey