It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing a delay to the 2021 Big Buffalo 50 Ultra-Marathon and Relays. We enjoy putting this event on for the community as much as the community enjoys participating and we are especially looking forward to getting back together after last year’s cancellation.
Unfortunately, the environment continues to be challenging for races of our size and caliber and we are not able to produce an event to our satisfaction. We would rather postpone the race to an alternative weekend later in the year when we can provide an exciting and suitable experience that meets our high expectations.
It is always our intention to treat the running community fairly and honestly. We will continue to honor any deferments from the 2020 race. We still have roughly 150 race packets with our 2020 shirt, hat and James Lawrence book, Redefine Impossible, for runners who deferred their entries. If you would like to arrange to pick up your packet, you can email the Big Buffalo 50 race coordinator, Ainsley at email@example.com. Ainsley will be happy to assist you with picking up your packet. We will provide 2020 packets at the 2021 race for any race deferments that have not received their packet.
This race was the biggest annual fundraiser in 2020 for the Cancer Kickers Soccer Club as every $1 from race registration fees went directly to the non-profit organization. I am happy to report that the Cancer Kickers is thriving and doing well in these challenging times. We would love to have the support of the running community. You can always visit our website at www.cancerkickers.com to learn more about our organization or to support us directly. We do want everyone to know that we are continuing to be able to meet our challenge of providing comfort, community and connection to children and their families battling childhood cancers. As always, we appreciate your support!
Now, as soon as we have a suitable date and can plan a race that is deemed safe, we will make an announcement and have an incredible Big Buffalo 50! We will have the amazing course, the help of great partners like Start 2 Finish, food trucks galore with free food and beer for the runners and swag bags to make you proud to wear the gear! Thank you for your understanding and support and until we can meet up at the finish line, stay healthy and safe.