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Beer and running have long been linked in the Western New York community. Just ask any 5K race director about the request for the beverage at the post-race party. The connection is growing within the local brewing community. The latest entry is Resurgence Brewing Company, which is serving as sponsor and host of the Resurgence Half Marathon, 10K and 5K on June 20. The…

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Vicki Mitchell clearly remembers the challenges of weight and its perception on performance when she was running at SUNY Cortland in the late 1980s. “For myself, I was kinda tall and thin when I was racing. I was fit and lean and that’s where my body type naturally fell,” Mitchell said. “I had teammates in college who were more muscular than me, and I would have killed …

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Brooke Adams and Matthew Prohaska gave up running for a bit. Adams took a break when she went away to college. Prohaska took a break after college. Both found their way back to the sport and found some motivation in the annual Buffalo News Runner of the Year Series. And this year, they are the women's and men's overall winners. “This has been a goal of mine since …

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A Camden man and a woman from Buffalo were the top finishers in the 124th annual YMCA Turkey Trot Thursday morning. The YMCA announced that Sam Morse, of Camden, was the first male finisher with a time of 23:54. Morse was a star runner at Clarkson University and competed in the 2016 Olympic Trials Marathon. He has regularly been the top Central New York runner at the Ut…

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One of Buffalo's great Thanksgiving Day traditions continues with the 124th YMCA Turkey Trot. Proceeds go to the YMCA Buffalo Niagara to make programs and services accessible to members of the community. Race packets If you haven't yet picked up your race packet: Tuesday-Wednesday: Until 7 p.m. Tuesday and then from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Independent Healt…

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It has always been a family affair for Daniel Cane. It started in 1979 when he was in New York City visiting siblings. “I looked out their apartment window early in the morning, and there were people running,” Cane said. “Oh, it’s a race!” That caught his attention and seemed like something he’d like to try. “Running wasn’t a big thing when I was a kid,” said C…

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Organizers of the YMCA Buffalo Niagara Turkey Trot say that spots are filling up fast and registration is expected to close out next week. Around 1,250 spots are available for the 124th annual race, the YMCA announced Wednesday morning. The 8K run/walk will close out registration once it reaches its capacity of 14,000 participants; the race is capped for safety reaso…

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When there’s danger of taking your running too seriously, it’s time to break out the costumes. The race calendar is filled with Halloween-themed races that encourage costumes, from Pumpkins in the Park on Oct. 27 in Delaware Park to the EVL Half Marathon in Ellicottville on Oct. 26 and the Boo Bash & Dash on Nov. 1 at the Hotel Lafayette. Those are all warm-ups, …

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This is part of a series highlighting this year’s class of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame. The 13-member class will be inducted Nov. 7. Tickets are available at GBSHOF.com.  Professional baseball in the United States blossomed in the 1860s. In the early 1870s, a pair of brothers from Caton, a tiny town just north of the state line with Pennsylvania, became prof…

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Early bird pricing for the 124th annual YMCA Buffalo Niagara Turkey Trot ends at 11:59 p.m. Friday. Those interested in the 8K run/walk will pay $36 if they register before Saturday; after that, it will cost $41 until the event reaches its capacity of 14,000 participants, for safety reasons. That often happens in the first or second week of November. The race star…

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Mike O’Neill and his wife, Elaine, had reached that point of wondering what was next. As race director of the Grand Island Half Marathon, O’Neill had a passion for running and helping people become active. He also had experience working with charities, making donations to various organizations as part of his race director duties. “That’s when this franchise basically dr…

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Amy Fakterowitz has long been one of the best runners in Western New York. This year, the 51-year-old from Williamsville wanted to see how she stacked up against the best in the country in her age group. The answer? Pretty darn well. Fakterowitz finished the USA Track and Field Masters Grand Prix series with a third-place finish in her age group at the 1 Mile Road Ch…

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Registration is now open for the YMCA Turkey Trot, one of Buffalo's Thanksgiving Day traditions. Considered the oldest consecutively run foot race in the world, the Turkey Trot celebrates its 124th running this year. More than 14,000 are expected for the 8K race from North Buffalo to downtown. Runners can register at ymcabn.org until the race reaches capacity. Regist…

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It was the running boom of the 1970s and Bill Donnelly had joined a number of fellow Buffalonians at Delaware Park, doing laps on ring road. That’s where he met Jack Meegan. “Jack started running pretty late. He did his first Boston Marathon when he was 43 years old,” Donnelly said. “He loved to run. He did other sports growing up. He played hockey, softball and ran …