It's In My Blood Awareness Walk & 5K Run

Buffalo, NY

SUNDAY-August 11, 2024
5K Run: 9am Start
1M Walk: 10am Start

Please join us on Sunday August 11, 2024 for the 2nd Annual It's In My Blood Awareness Walk & 5K Run at the at the Buffalo Outer Harbor (Lakeside Lawn). 

Bleeding and clotting disorders are complex lifelong inheritied medical conditions which can have serious,sometimes life threating impacts on those affected. We educate patients and families, empowering them to take control of their care and better understand all the options they have available. We host social gatherings where patients and families come together to network, build friendships and share stories - while discovering they are not alone. We provide financial assistance to improve patients quality of life including scholarships. We even advocate for pateints on local,state and national levels, including organizing annual lobbying days in Albany and Washinton D.C.

Thank you for participating! The money you raise will go a long way  to improve the quality of life of those with a bleeding or clotting disorder.   

The event will take place at Lakeside Lawn on the Buffalo Outer Harbor. Runners will enjoy a scenic run/walk along the Buffalo waterfront. There will be one water station located along the course and bottled water will be provided to all participants at the finish line. The 5K Run will start at 9am and the 1 Mile Awareness Walk will start at 10am. The 5K features a brand new USATF Certified Course!

Buffalo Outer Harbor
825 Fuhrmann Boulevard
Buffalo, NY 14203

Online registration will remain open right up until race day. Packet pickup will take place at Lakeside Lawn Park from 7:30am until the start of each race. Register by Friday August 2nd for guaranteed event shirt in your requested size. A small quantity of extra shirts will be ordered and distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis until they are gone. Participants will also receive a 21oz stainless steel h2go Concord vacuum bottle while supplies last!

5K Run/Walk 9AM START
$30 / $35 on race day!

1 Mile Awareness Walk 10AM START
$5 / $10 on race day

*Must register by Friday August 2nd for guaranteed t-shirt

5K Virtual Registration
$30 through race day
*includes shipping of shirt (Continental USA only)

Mail-in Registration Option
If you prefer to mail in your registration, please download the race waiver and mail to the address shown. Paper applications must be received by August 8th.

>It's In My Blood Awareness Walk & 5K Application & Waiver

Virtual Registration Option
Can't make the race... Participate virtually! Simply sign up for the Virtual Race option and you get to choose the location and time to get out on your own and run/walk your 5K between 8/1/24 and 10/1/24. Feel free to use the FREE IYR Virtual App to track and score your run. You will also be able to manually enter your finish time directly to the IYR Results Page starting on 8/1/24 and ending on 10/1/24. We will automatically mail out your event shirt the week after the race (Continental USA only for shipping).

The post race celebration and awards ceremony will take place after the race. Participants will enjoy a complimentary lunch provided by Just Pizza food truck along with bottled water, music, and more.

There will be plenty of free parking at the Buffalo Outer Harbor a short walk from the start/finish line.

Trophies will be presented to the 1st place overall male and female 5K finishers. Age group winners will also be announced and presented with a gift item TBD. All runners can print custom certificates and view finish line photos from the results page after the race.

14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and older.

For additional information on the race or sponsorship opportunities available, please contact John Alduino at 716-936-5201 or

In the event of foul weather, public safety concerns, or for any other reason deemed necessary by race organizers (ex: state of emergency, shelter-in-place, limit on social gatherings, etc), we want runners to know up front that we reserve the right to reschedule the event OR convert this to a virtual 5K race. There will be no refunds.

Professional timing and finish line services using industry leading Jaguar Electronic RFID timing will be provided by Race Management Solutions. Results are updated throughout the race in real time and can be accessed at any time after crossing the finish line using any one of the following options:

  • FREE ITSYourRace Mobile App
  • RMS Race Results Kiosk/Printer
  • Scrolling Results TV Monitor

Race participants can also use the ITSYourRace platform to view and share finish line photos with family and friends for free on Facebook. Custom finisher certificates can also be downloaded from the results page at no charge!

When & Where

Aug 11, 2024


9:00 AM

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Free lunch after the race!
Just Pizza Food Truck

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