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Running notebook: One big race

It's a rather light weekend for racing, if you don't count Thursday morning.

But Thursday morning certainly counts. The Turkey Trot gets underway on Delaware Ave., and goes to the Buffalo Convention Center. More than 13,000 runners will be there. Can't wait to see how long it takes everyone to get over the starting line.

I received a nice note from Neil Farrell that should be passed along to everyone at the race:

As you may know, for the last ten years the South Buffalo Athletic Club has been a fixture at the Delaware Park overpass encouraging the Turkey Troy runners with our welcoming sign and music. The music standards have been the "Notre Dame Victory March" along with a couple of classics from South Buffalo's favorite son, Willie Schoellkopf.  This year in honor of South Buffalonian-at-heart Willie Nile's generous concert for the Food Bank of Western NY this past Friday we will also be including his rocker, "Run Run Run".

Don't forget to wave to us on the overpass and have a great Thanksgiving!
Meanwhile, there is one other race, according to
* Amy King 5K, 9 West Summit St. in Lakewood, 11 a.m. Saturday, 763-0303.
See everyone at the finish line Thursday morning ... eventually.
-- Budd Bailey


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Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey

Budd Bailey has served in a variety of roles in Buffalo sports in the past 35 years, including reporter, talk-show host, baseball announcer, public relations staffer and author. He covers the Bandits and running for The News when not working as an editor.