Run, walk or volunteer for this popular event, which is open to UB students, faculty and staff as well as the entire community. This 5K run is held annually to promote personal safety and remember UB student Linda Yalem.
Time: The race will start promptly at 9:30 a.m.
Location: Through and around North Campus, starting and finishing near Alumni Arena
2017 registration is now open.
Each year, UB welcomes more than 800 runners and walkers — as well as hundreds of volunteers — for this annual run, which is one of UB’s most enduring traditions. The run is an official qualifying race for the Buffalo News Runner of the Year series, but is also open to casual runners, joggers and walkers.
New to running? Check out our couch to 5k training schedule and also take advanatage of our race pacers.
Your registration fee covers the cost of your participation in the race, long-sleeve race shirt, your time chip/number, finish line and results services, the Kids Dash, and a free post-race party including food and entertainment.
Individual Racers: $25
Group Racers: 5 runners for $100 (Please note: group rate is only available in groups of 5; please contact us for this special rate)
Register before August 1 and be entered to win a VIP Game Day Experience package for 4 for the UB Football vs. Florida Atlantic game on Saturday, September 23. Pre-game concert features the Gin Blossoms.
Online Registration will close promptly at 5:00 p.m. on the Wednesday, September 20.
On-site registration and packet pick-up will be available in Alumni Arena on Friday, September 22 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 24 from 7:00 - 9:30 a.m.
If you have children 5 to 10 years of age who would like to participate in the Kids Dash, please bring them along to the race and register them on site. The Kids Dash includes prizes for the participants.
A course map will be posted in the Alumni Arena lobby. You can also download a course map here.
Scorethis will manage and time the race. Your timing chip will be attached to your running bib and results will be displayed on the front of Alumni Arena as soon as possible after runners cross the finish line.
The award ceremony will be held immediately following the race. Awards will be given in more than 20 categories.
Top three finishers (male and female) in five-year age categories: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+
Top three finishers (male and female)
Top UB male and female for the following categories: student, faculty/staff, alumni
Free on-campus parking is available close to Alumni Arena. Please note that faculty/staff designated parking does not apply on race day. For more information about special event parking and directions, please visit the Parking and Transportation website.
You can volunteer by yourself — or as a volunteer team with your club, organization or friends. Either way, it’s a great opportunity to have fun, meet new people and help support a great cause.
You can register to volunteer online through UBLinked, whether you’re volunteering as an individual or a team.
Be aware of your personal safety when you’re running or walking outdoors.
For additional personal safety messages and services at UB, please review the University Police website. To report problems or concerns on UB’s campuses please call University Police at 716-645-2222.
Interested in being a race sponsor? Please call 716-645-3965 if interested.
The Linda Yalem Safety Run is managed by UB’s office of Student Engagement.