Middle Trail Running’s Summer Race Radar - Buffalo, NY

Hey there, fellow runners! Summer in Buffalo, NY is all about sunshine, community, and, of course, hitting the pavement for some fantastic running races. Many runners have recently asked us what races we have on the docket for this summer, so we wanted to share Middle Trail Running’s top 5 summer races in Buffalo, NY. Whether you're a seasoned runner or just looking for a fun way to stay fit and enjoy the beautiful weather, we've got you covered. Get ready for some amazing routes, great company, and a whole lot of fun. Lace up those running shoes and let's dive in!


Corporate Challenge - Buffalo 

  • When: Thursday, June 13, 2024 
  • Time: Race starts at 6:25 PM
  • Where: Delaware Park (Buffalo, NY)
  • Distance: 3.5 miles
  • Race Website 

All the deets: Known for friendly competition, a fun route, and a solid post-race party, the Buffalo Corporate Challenge will surely be a good time. Defining itself as “One Part Race, One Part Party”, this event takes place on Middle Trail Buffalo Run Club’s stomping grounds, Delaware Park, and follows a nice 3.5 mile route. The race starts at 6:25 PM and the post-race party goes until 10 PM with music, food, and lots of corporate pride! 

Although registration is currently closed, if you are already signed up, be on the lookout for our Middle Trail team! We have a small Middle Trail team registered this year, and we look forward to growing our team numbers next year! 

716 Resurgence Run 

  • When: Saturday, July 13, 2024 
  • Time: Race starts at 9 AM 
  • Where: Resurgence Brewery (Buffalo, NY)
  • Distances: 7.16 miles and 7.16K (4.5 miles)
  • Race Website

All the deets: Get ready to celebrate the 716 in style with the 2nd Annual 716 Resurgence Run! With two awesome distance options, this race is the perfect way to celebrate our beloved city. Pick up your race packet on Friday, July 12 from 5-8 PM at Resurgence Brewery, then lace up your sneakers for the big day—both race distances kick off from Resurgence Brewery at 9 AM on Saturday, July 13.

Sign up before July 1, 2024, to score an awesome race t-shirt! And the fun doesn’t stop at the finish line—enjoy a free 16 oz Resurgence beer, tasty food, and other amazing post-race goodies! Plus, all proceeds benefit St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute and the Coach Gabe Michael scholarship fund, honoring the incredible Coach Gabe.

We’re beyond excited for this race, and Middle Trail will definitely be there! Whether you're running or walking, join hundreds of local friends to celebrate the 716 in the best way possible!

Subaru Buffalo 4 Mile Chase

  • When: Friday, July 19, 2024
  • Where: Buffalo, NY 
  • Time: Race Starts at 7 PM
  • Distances: 4 miles
  • Race Website

All the deets: Get ready for the 42nd Annual Buffalo Subaru 4 Mile Chase, one of the hottest (literally and figuratively) summer road races around! The fun kicks off at 11:00 AM with registration and the expo, and the excitement just keeps building from there. Happy Hour and live music start at 5 PM, setting the perfect vibe before the race begins at 7 PM.

Don't forget to bring the kiddos for the Kids Races at 6:45 PM, with fun runs for ages 5-6, 7-8, and 9-10. After you conquer the course—a nice out-and-back starting and finishing at Bidwell near Elmwood—dive into the complementary food and beverages, and check out some awesome vendors.

Remember to hydrate, because this race can get pretty toasty! We’re super excited for this event, and you can bet Middle Trail will be there, joining in the festivities. See you at the starting line for an unforgettable day!

The Good Climb

  • When: Saturday, July 27, 2024 
  • Time: 9 AM to 2 PM
  • Where: Holimont Ski Resort (Ellicottville, NY)
  • Distance: This one is unique - it is a 5 hour endurance challenge!
  • Race Website

All the deets: Get ready for The Good Climb, a five-hour endurance challenge in Ellicottville, NY, that's perfect for athletes of all ages and skill levels! This event is all about pushing yourself out of your comfort zone and discovering all that you can accomplish. With three different courses to choose from, you'll aim to log as many laps as you can in 5 hours. After each climb to the top, enjoy a well-deserved ride down on the Holimont ski chairlift, then do it all over again!

The goal? To boost mental health through physical activity. The organizers believe that stepping out of your comfort zone and tackling tough challenges can build mental and emotional resilience, reduce stress and anxiety, and lead to a more fulfilling life. Plus, all proceeds go to Horizon Health Services!

Once you've conquered the climb, stick around for awesome vendors, music, and food to celebrate your achievement. Middle Trail will be there, so join us for this unique and inspiring endurance event!

Craft Beer & Music Running Festival 

  • When: Saturday, August 3, 2024 
  • Time: 9 AM (for 15K), 9:30 AM (for 10K), 10 AM (for 5K and 1 mile)
  • Where: Niagara Falls, NY
  • Distance: 5K (3.1 miles) 
  • Race Website

All the deets: Returning for its second year, the Craft Beer & Music Running Festival is a must-add to your summer race calendar! Set in downtown Niagara Falls, NY, this event offers various race distances suitable for walkers and runners of all levels. Choose from a 1 Mile Fun Walk, a 5K, 10K, or 15K run, with the 5K, 10K, and 15K courses tracing the scenic Lower Niagara River Gorge. All races start and finish on the NY State Park Trail near the Niagara Gorge Discovery Center.

Register by July 15th to secure an official race shirt and enjoy exclusive craft beer specials for post-run celebrations! After the race, enjoy an outdoor craft show, live music, and delicious Craft Kitchen Pizza. Net proceeds will benefit the NACC (Niagara Arts & Cultural Center) summer youth programs. Middle Trail is excited to check this race out this summer, and we hope that you join us!


We hope you're as excited as we are for these fantastic summer races in Buffalo! Whether you're aiming for a competitive edge or just looking for a fun way to stay active, there's something for everyone. Join Middle Trail Running at these events to enjoy scenic routes, great post-race festivities, and the camaraderie of our running community. Let's make this summer unforgettable, one race at a time. See you at the starting line, and can’t wait to celebrate with you at the finish line!!


Check out the other events that Middle Trail will be at this summer and make sure to say hello!

  • Jackpot 5K at Batavia Downs 
  • Classic Corner Market in East Aurora
    • Dates: Middle Trail will be there 6/23 and 8/25
    • Website

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