Sun April 23, 2023 Directions


6hr Distance Classic

8:00AM EDT - 2:00PM EDT
Open to ages 1 - 98.


BuffaloRunners 6 Hour Classic

The 25th Annual 6-Hour Distance Classic! Run or walk as far as you can for up to 6 hours. All certified distances occur concurrently. This contains a USATF-Certified half-marathon and full marathon. You may use your marathon finish time as a Boston Qualifier.
All timing stops at 2:00 p.m.(6 hours)  Partial laps at the end of the race will count, but only if the runner completes the full lap.  


*** New in 2023 **

8:00am Start Time (1 hour earlier than previous years)


Attention: due to construction, you will need to enter via Maple Road and turn down Amherst Manor Drive past a 'Local Traffic Only' sign.  Make your way to the parking lot next to the Alix Rice skate park


Race Location, Packet Pickup and In Person Registration
Amherst Bike Path Shelter,  northeast corner of Northtown Center - 1615 Amherst Manor Drive, Williamsville NY 14221 (directions below)
Race Day, 7:00 am-7:45 am

$10 U.S. Ages 13 and under, and ages 70 and over
$40 U.S. Ages 14-69 prior to April 22nd at midnight
$45 U.S. Ages 14-69 on race day

Top Male and Female (most distance)
Top Male and Female Marathon
Top Male and Female Half Marathon

NO DUPLICATE AWARDS.  All 3 events are concurrent. If you win more that one event you will be credited with all your victories in the results but receive only the "highest" award (e.g., if you win the Marathon and the Half Marathon then you will receive the Marathon trophy only and the Half Marathon award must be granted to the Half Marathon runner-up). 

Finisher Medals to all.


The loop is USATF Certified at 5.2177 km (3.24213 miles) under USATF Certified Course NY13040JG. The entire course is run on the traffic-free Amherst Bike Path.  The course is a P-Shaped loop so that you are never further than 1.5 miles from water, munchies, porta-potties and your vehicle and personal stash of running support supplies, if you wish.


The included Marathon occurs after you have completed 8 full loops plus 453 meters as indicated in USATF Certified Course number NY13042JG.
The Boston Athletics Association (BAA) solicits our marathon results each year to identify Boston Qualifying(BQ) performances. Runners have qualified for Boston at our event.


The included Half Marathon occurs after you have completed 4 full loops plus an additional 226.7 meters as indicated in USATF Certified Course number NY13041JG.


The aid station is setup near the primary timing station at the Turn-Around.  Water, Gatorade, munchies are constantly available.  Pizza and pop will be served at this location starting half way through.

Race Website

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Paper Application

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Need to mail in a paper application?  Download one here.

Race Contact Info

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At the trailhead of the Ellicott Creek Trailway section of the Amherst Bike Path, located near the north-east corner of the parking lot of the Northtown Center, 1615 Amherst Manor Dr., Williamsville, NY 14221. This location is near to the football stadium of the University at Buffalo's Amherst campus. We are across the street from the campus, (south of) Millersport Hwy (Rt 263), near to the campus' intersection of Millersport Hwy and Coventry Rd. Enter the Northtown Center's parking lot on Amherst Manor Dr and head toward the north-east corner of that lot.

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