You wouldn't expect the Penguin Run to be staged in summer-like conditions, right? The annual race will be held in Amherst on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. Registration takes place the Classics V Restaurant on Niagara Falls Blvd. Call 549.6307 ext 201. It's certainly one of the best lunches, and nicest sweatshirts, of the entire year. It's just that it can, um, cold. Looks like I'll be wearing half of my closet to the race, based on the forecast.
There's one other race this weekend. The Resolution Run (5K) will take place on Saturday at 12861 Route 438 in Irving. Starting time is 10:30 a.m. Call 532-9225.
As usual, race information comes from buffalorunners.com.
Elsewhere, some local runners watched their televisions in slow-motion over the past couple of weeks, as MTV aired the "Made" episode that climaxed with footage of the Seneca Falls' "It's a Wonderful Race." Most people were more of less blocked out for whatever reason. I didn't get any "face time" on the program, but you could see my bright orange Syracuse Santa hat and my Medaille College wind shirt if you looked really, really carefully. For a silly essay on my split-second of "fame," click here.
--- Budd Bailey