The Buffalo and Rochester regions make up the region known as Western New York. Their city halls are separated by a mere 74 miles and while the two cities and their surrounding regions share a common reputation for snow and resilience, each city has its unique identity and claims to fame.
The Metro 10 race is designed to bring the Buffalo and Rochester communities together to celebrate our differences and represent the city closest to your heart in a spirited competition where every runner’s time counts.
Unlike your typical road race , the 10 mile course goes through a historic downtown, an apple orchard and along the historic Erie Canal on three surface types.
A runner who ran a road race in Buffalo and Rochester a week apart realized that the two running communities had distinct cultures that were a reflection of their region conceived the race. Having grown up in Rochester and spent a great deal of his adult life in the Buffalo region, he thought it would be interesting if there were a race that brought the communities together.
Thus, the concept was born, and the location chosen was the County Seat of Orleans County, Albion NY, a right turn off exit 48 on the New York State Thruway whether you are coming from the east or west.
The race fits in with the training schedule of popular fall half marathons, meaning that you can sneak in an organized run longer than a 5K in August.
Whether you are a runner or just a spectator, The Metro 10 is more than just a race; it is an exercise in community pride and spirit. You choose the team you want to represent in the 10-mile road race, or you choose which team you root for as you down a local delicacy. You can celebrate your teams victory as they hoist up the Metro 10 Cup, or make the promise that your team will come back stronger next year, whatever the case, it is all in good fun.
The Metro 10 is timed by Yellow Jacket Racing who also work with the Flower City Half Marathon and The Rochester Marathon. Our race lines up well with training plans for the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and the Rochester Half Marathon and is one of the few 10 mile runs in the region.
The Metro 10 is a special event that will evolve and grow, and we are excited to see where the roads take us, or should we say where the roads bring us together. We hope to see you at the finish line!
Questions? email The Race Organizer
Thom Jennings firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, August 19, 2018
Race starts at 8:00 a.m. (5 mile starts at 8:05 a.m.)
Bands begin on main stage at 9 a.m until close of the event
Music by Bobby and The Pedestrians!
(Updated August 6, 2018) Race Location: Starting line is on Main Street in Albion NY. The pre and post race gatherings take place on East Bank Street between North Main and North Platt in Albion. Use 35 East Street Albion NY 14411 for GPS settings.
PLENTY OF FREE ON-STREET PARKING
Packet Pickup is available at Fleet Feet Sports @ the Armory (155 Culver Road, Rochester), and Fleet Feet Sports Buffalo (2290 Delaware Ave, Buffalo) from 10am-7pm August 17th. You will be asked to chose your preferred packet pickup location upon registering.