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YMCA Buffalo Niagara President and CEO Olin “Buddy” Campbell Jr. will retire from his position at the end of May, after 50 years of service and employment with the YMCA. “Buddy has been instrumental in building the Y into the impactful, cause-driven organization it is today,” Mike Dolan, chairman of the YMCA Buffalo Niagara Board of Directors, said in a news release. “H…

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Only about 1,300 spots remain for the YMCA Buffalo Niagara Turkey Trot, and organizers expect the field to close out next week. The 123rd annual race – the longest consecutively run footrace in North America – will take place at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 22) on Delaware Avenue. Runners may register at ymcabn.org until race capacity is reached. The YMCA limits…

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Those interested in running the YMCA Buffalo Niagara Turkey Trot next month and have yet to register can save $5 if they do so by Friday. The registration cost for the 123rd annual 8K run will climb from $36 to $41 on Saturday. For more information and to sign up, visit ymcaturkeytrot.org. Registration will remain at $41 until the race sells out at 14,000 capacity…

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Watch Irish dancing or learn to polka. Get a discount if you join the YMCA. Attend a forum inspired by the #MeToo movement. These are among the WNY Refresh Top 10 Picks of the Week when it comes to health, fitness, nutrition and family events in the region. MONDAY Pay the Day March membership promotion: Join any YMCA Buffalo Niagara branch this month and the join fee…

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Bills running back LeSean McCoy joked that he might have had "more fun than the kids" as his Shades of Greatness foundation teamed up with the William-Emslie Family YMCA for a holiday party Tuesday night for underserved children and their families. The event included meals, a bounce house, music and dancing, and presents for more than 300 children ages 13 and under. …

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Registration for the Turkey Trot has closed after 14,000 runners signed up for the 8K Thanksgiving morning run down Delaware Avenue. Geoffrey Falkner, YMCA Buffalo Niagara Communications Director, announced at 5:16 p.m. Wednesday that the race field was full. The regional Y, which organizes the event, limits the field to 14,000 for safety reasons. The nearly 5-mil…