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2018-09-12 / Local News

Run in the Country slated for Sept. 22

Buffalo Niagara Heritage Village will host the seventh annual Run in the Country 5K: Amherst Bicentennial Edition on Saturday, Sept. 22.

The run — a USA Track & Field-sanctioned and certified 5K flat out-and-back scenic course — will begin at 9 a.m. at the museum, 3755 Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.

Awards for each age group, from ages younger than 10 to 85 and up, and top female and male runners will be presented. Awards were handcrafted by BNHV blacksmith Brook Stanley.

A Kids’ Fun Run will also be hosted on the grounds, beginning at 10 a.m. All children will receive awards for their participation.

In addition, BNHV will host a post-race celebration at its location, featuring music, food, beer and water, which is complimentary for race participants or a $5 fee for nonparticipants. Following the conclusion of the race festivities, participants are invited to enjoy complimentary admission to BNHV’s 10 exhibits, 11 historic buildings and working 19th-century farmstead as part of Smithsonian

Museum Day.

Guests must register for and download a Smithsonian Museum Day ticket from www.smithsonianmag.com to qualify for free admission.

The 5K registration fee is $25 preregistration and $30 on race day. The Kids’ Fun Run registration fee is $5. Pre-race, packet pickup will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at the BNHV Main Gate (Steffen Building), and from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. on race day.

Chip timing, online registration and paper registration are provided through www.buffalorunners.com or Score This.

According to BNHV, Run in the Country is proud to participate as part of 2018’s Amherst Bicentennial events. The museum’s executive director, Herb Schmidt, sits on the Bicentennial Committee.

Run in the Country 5K was planned by BNHV director of events Scott Russell; race director Sharon Daniels; and fellow committee members Steve Blass, Karen Eckert, Linda Gerbec, Dawn Hutsebaut and Rick Schoellkopf.

For more information, visit www.bnhv.org.

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