Tofurky Trot 5k Run/Walk

WNY VegFest and the Tofurky Company invite you to join in the 2017 Buffalo Tofurky Trot on August 7th at Riverside Park Buffalo, NY.  Tofurky Trots are 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, trot, 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. For more info on The Tofurky Company visit


  • 9:30am start time (Trot starts at 9:30am – Main festival begins at 11am)
  • Location: LaSalle Park (trot starts behind the stage)
  • It is the largest Tofurky Trot in the country!
  • 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!

Tofurky Trot 5k and Kids Run to benefit Mockingbird Farm

A portion of both the the Tofurky Trot 5k and Kids Run will be donated to Mockingbird Farm.

Mockingbird Farm is a non-profit, 501(c)3 charitable farm sanctuary in Upstate NY dedicated to compassionate living. Their mission is grounded in the understanding that animals have the right to a life free of pain, suffering or exploitation. They rescue farmed animals from situations of. abuse, neglect, abandonment, surrender and/or factory farming. Mockingbird Farm provides a home and lifetime care to animals regardless of their condition or past. With their team of committed, mindful and passionate caretakers, it is their goal to improve the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of the animals who come to live on the farm. They believe in the power of the human-animal bond in only a a mutually beneficial environment. Mockingbird Farm is committed to raising awareness and providing education on the conditions of factory farming and overall ethical treatment of animals.

How to Register

Online registration:

Onsite registration: begins at 8am. Packet pickup for those who registered online also begins at 8am. The Trot itself starts at 9:30 am behind the stage at LaSalle Park.

YOGA MATS / T-SHIRTS: Each pre-registered runner will receive a yoga mat. All other registrants will receive t-shirts. For participants registering day of race, t-shirts while supplies last. Any extra shirts available will be for sale onsite for $7 each.

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!

Kids 500 Yard Dash

Fun run for kids! Registration is open until we max out at 50 runners. Sign up is online (see link below) and onsite in the kids area until 1pm or sold out. Kids 500 Yard Dash participants receive a farm animal long armed friend and participant medal.


  • 2:00pm start time
  • Location: LaSalle Park (trot starts behind the stage)
  • Complementary farm animal long armed friend
  • Participant medal

How to Register

Online registration: (link has options for both the Tofurky Trot 5k and the Kids run)

Onsite registration: until 1pm or sold out.

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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