Registration is now open for the 19th running of the Canisius College Shoes for the Shelter 5K, presented by Independent Health. This year’s event will take place at 10 AM on April 23. To register for this year’s 5K run/walk, please click on the link to the right. Pre-registration costs are $25.00 for adults, $15.00 for Canisius students, children 14 and under and employees of Independent Health. Canisius College Faculty/Staff may register in advance for $20.00. Pre-registration will close, March 29. Entry fees go up $5.00 for anyone registering after March 29.
Runners are encouraged to donate shoes of any size and type. The footwear can be dropped off in advance at Room 181 in the Koessler Center, or at registration the day of the race. To date, Canisius has collected 35,152 pairs of shoes.
Last year, Pete Gratien, a third place finisher the year previous, won the 18th Annual Canisius College Shoes for the Shelter 5K with a time of 16:05. Jennifer Boerner was a repeat winner of the women’s event with a time of 18:01.
A Runner’s Mass precedes the race and starts at 8:30 am in the Patrick Lee Center gym. The post-race party starts at approximately 10:20.