The 16th annual Canisius College Shoes for the Shelter 5K presented by Independent Health will be held April 6, 2014. The race begins and ends at the corner of Main and Delavan, adjacent to the Koessler Athletic Center. Race time is set for 10 a.m. with a post-race party planned in the Patrick Lee Center.
New and used shoes will be accepted in advance or the day of the race. Last year, a record 4,200 pairs of shoes were donated to the St. Vincent dePaul Society and 25,000 pairs of shoes have been collected during the past dozen years.
To register, click on the designated links and enjoy this year’s event. For questions, call 716-888-2977, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 15th annual Shoes for the Shelter 5K, presented by Independent Health, was held on Sunday, April 14, 2013 on a new course in downtown Buffalo. Nearly 400 runners participated in the race.
Former Canisius cross country runner Vasilis Kariolis won the men's race with a time of 15 minutes 33 seconds, taking the race by 56 seconds. Current women's cross country assistant coach and former cross country runner Aileen Hoak won the women's race with an event record time of 17:28, winning the race by 58 seconds.