Release Date: June 26, 2018
BUFFALP, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo will end its sponsorship of the Linda Yalem Safety Run due to declining participation in an increasingly competitive local race market.
Registration for the annual race, named for former UB student Linda Yalem, has declined over the past decade, falling more than 50 percent between 2012 and 2017. Diminishing interest can be attributed to the rising number of running events held each year in Western New York, many of which are dedicated to raising money for charitable causes.
The university is committed to the ideals promoted by run: the need to increase awareness of general and personal safety, and enhancing the safety of our campus communities through many university-wide programs and initiatives.