5k Run/Walk

WNY VegFest invites you to join in the 2019 Buffalo 5k Run/Walk on August 4th at Buffalo Riverworks in Buffalo, NY.  Our race is designed to support both the health and vitality of local communities and raise money for local groups supporting plant-based diets. The race is 5k (3.1 miles – Course Map) and is a run or walk open to all levels of physical fitness.  It’s a great day to enjoy the company of fellow plant eaters and highlight the benefits of plant-based diets.


  • 9:30am start time (race starts at 9:30am – Main festival begins at 11am)
  • Location: Buffalo Riverworks (in the Arena)
  • Complementary race shirt for participating (see details below)
  • 1st, 2nd, & 3rd prizes (men’s & women’s) and Overall prize winner
  • Age group prizes
  • Tasty vegan snacks and drinks at the finish line!


How to Register

Online registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wny-vegfest-5k-tickets-62331026779

Onsite registration: begins at 8am. Packet pickup for those who registered online also begins at 8am. The Race itself starts at 9:30 am in the arena at Buffalo Riverworks.

T-SHIRTS: Each pre-registered runner will receive a t-shirt. For participants registering day of race, t-shirts while supplies last.

AWARDS / PRIZES: Awards are on the stage at 11am. Great prizes will be awarded to the overall, top male, female, and children finishers. There will also be random prize drawings, but the real focus of the race is the non-profits who we run to support.

VOLUNTEERS: Volunteers greatly appreciated! If you or a family member or friend are willing to be a race official, great! We definitely need volunteers. Please email Sara Rogers to volunteer. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!

Join us at the Festival! Buffalo and Western New York have seen an explosion of interest in health, compassion, and plant-based eating over the last few years. With the creation and growth of groups like Buffalo Vegetarian Society, WNY Vegans, Animal Advocates of WNY, and ASHA Animal Sanctuary, the local community is eagerly anticipating WNY VegFest.

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