After many years of running in the Boilermaker, three of Western New York long time participants and area race organizers felt that Buffalo, New York deserved a “Boilermaker Style” 15K of its own. In 2017, after 2 years of planning, RUN716 was off and running. With over 1,000 participants in its first year, organizers are looking forward to their 2nd go-round, scheduled for Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 7:16 am.
The race is filled with elements that Boilermaker runners will recognize and appreciate. RUN716 is hosted by F.X. Matt Brewing Company’s partner Flying Bison Brewery which located in Buffalo’s revitalized Larkinville District. Similar to the Boilermaker, course features provides a tour of some of Buffalo’s most scenic sites including the canal side and the city’s newly renovated harbor. Even the race’s presenting sponsor, Univera Healthcare, is a subsidiary of the Boilermaker 15K’s presenting sponsor, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield.
The best part of all of this? Participants of the Utica Boilermaker get a special savings registration code for Run716. Stop by the Run716 booth at the Fitness Mill health Boilermaker expo to receive your promotional code.
RUN716 proceeds help fund the Food Bank of WNY, Buffalo’s Police Athletic League and Opioid Addiction Prevention.
Learn more about this event by visiting RUN716.com