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Checkers A.C. Mueller Mile

Thu August 8, 2019 Tonawanda, NY 14150 US Directions


Fun Run

6:30PM EDT

Elite Race

7:20PM EDT


23rd Annual 1 Mile Competition and Fun Run!

A Buffalo News Runner of the Year Race

August 8, 2019 @ 6:30pm

The Buffalo area's original and longest running 1 mile race.  Runners of all speeds welcome! 


A portion of the proceeds will support the mission of Kevin Guest House, America's first health care hospitality house.  Kevin Guest House provides a safe & supportive home away from home for patients & families travelling to Buffalo for critical medical care.  Thank you for your participation!



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Which Race Should I Enter?

Fun-Run: Designed for people who want to get their exercise and enjoy a summer night watching the races and the party at the Elderedge Club- Highly recommended for young children.
Participants get a finishing time and may choose to participate as a member of a team.

Elite Race: Women who can run a mile in 6:00 or less, and Men who can run a mile in 5:30 or less

Open Race: Anyone not running the Fun-Run or Elite Race.  

Packet Pickup and In Person Registration

Pre-Race: Tuesday Aug 6, 5:30-7:30 pm
Checkers AC track practice at Williamsville South High School, 5950 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221

Race Day:Thursday Aug 8, 5:00-7:00 pm
Elderedge Bicycle Club, 17 Broad Street, Tonawanda


1st Place- $200
2nd Place- $150
3rd Place- $100
4th Place- $75
5th Place- $50

1st Masters- $100
New Course Record- $100
Free 2020 Checkers Membership to all top finishers.

Additional Awards
The top 3 age-group males/females in each race will receive awards.


Team Awards: 

Masters Team
12-Pack Beer

Adult Team
12-Pack Beer
High School Team
Runner's Roost Gift Certificate and Award Certificate
Youth Team
Runner's Roost Gift Certificate and Award Certificate

Fun-Run participants are not eligible for awards.  However, Fun-Run participants may run on a team and win a team prize.

Course and Check in

You must be checked in at race site at least 30 minutes before your heat is scheduled to start.  You must report to the starter 5 minutes before your heat.

Start times:

  • 6:30  One Mile Fun-Run

  • 7:00 Open Citizens' Race

  • 7:20 Elite Female- 6:00 Mile or Faster

  • 7:30 Elite Male- 5:30 Mile or Faster

ImageUSA Track and Field Certified Course #NY09045JG  <-- click number for map

Paper Application

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Eldredge Club
17 Broad Street
Tonawanda, NY US 14150

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