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2021 Buffalo Run 5K Recap

Caring for a space that's as special as Shelby Farms Park is a big responsibility, and we're so grateful for the 300+ runners who stepped up (literally!) to help support it! Their participation in the 2021 Buffalo Run 5K directly supports the trails, lakes, green spaces and iconic buffalo herd that you love. 


Thank you, volunteers!

This event would not have been possible without the support of volunteers. From packet pickup to post-event cleanup, a lot of hands helped the event run smoothly! Thank you to the 50+ Park fans who gave the gift of their time to make this event possible!

Shelby Farms Park Conservancy is responsible for raising 75% of the Park's $5+ million operating budget each year, and this wouldn't be possible without the generosity of supporters and donors!

While every participant's race registration fees provide vital support, runners had the option to fundraise for the event. We are proud (and grateful!) that these efforts brought in more than $2,000!
This year's top fundraisers:
Connor Hawthorne
Diane Roberts
Kat Schwartz
Leslie Cacaro
Linda Hughes

To see a photo recap from the event, click here!

This year's Buffalo Run 5K + Bison Day Celebration would not have been possible without the support of these sponsors and partners: 

Velo Shelby Farms, Regional One Health, Financial Federal, Siskind Susser, OrthoSouth, Comcast Internet Essentials, Exercise Unlimited, Club Pilates, Grivet Outdoors, 88.5 FM, Bluff City Balloon, Fleet Feet, McCartney Produce.


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