There really was a half-marathon that began and ended in Ralph Wilson Stadium last week. Congratulations to everyone who helped that make that event possible. For an individual sport, it certainly was a team effort.
I'll have a recap of the whole situation in Sunday's column. But here's something that can't wait.
David Mason, the head of Rapid Running who probably is afraid to set foot in Erie County by now, was named Event Director of the Month for June by the Active Network. You can find the link here. I'm not sure how long this will stay up under the circumstances.
In the meantime, another weekend of running is coming up ... and it's a light one. Yes, many runners are making their annual trek up the Thruway for the Boilermaker in Utica. Still, you'd think someone would have scheduled a race on Saturday.
Here's the light slate, then, courtesy of buffalorunners.com:
* Lackawanna Fire 5000 "80's Retro Run," 5K, 2900 South Park in Lackawanna, Friday at 7 p.m., 200-2908. Expect a lot of short shorts and big hair at that one.
* Run for Rover 5K, LaSalle Park in Buffalo, Sunday at 9 a.m., 883-8544. I think I'm one of the few to never miss this event. Maybe I'm just hoping that the road in the park will be repaved at some point in the previous year, and I go back to check. Or, maybe it's a friendly staff that puts on a nice little race.
-- Budd Bailey