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A Yearly Tradition

Since 1991, UB has welcomed over 1,500 runners and walkers, and more than 600 volunteers, who believe in the importance of taking control over our own personal safety.

The Linda Yalem Safety Run is a 5K run held at UB's North Campus to promote personal safety and to remember UB student Linda Yalem.

It's one of UB's most enduring traditions and is an official qualifying race for the Buffalo News Runner of the Year series. The race is open to casual runners and walkers, too.

Families, students, UB staff and faculty are encouraged to come and enjoy the fun.

Your registration fee covers the cost of your participation in the race, time chip/number, finish line and results services, a free race memento, Kid’s Dash, and a free post-race party including food and entertainment. Race proceeds support safety awareness and rape prevention programming at the University at Buffalo. Join us and remember to stay safe when you run or walk. Never run or walk alone, be aware of your surroundings, and take precautions on unfamiliar routes.