Resources & Education

September 25th, 2017

3rd Annual Miles For Michael 5K Run/Walk

Julie and AviSave the Michaels (STM) is an advocacy and educational organization that creates awareness of prescription drug addiction, overdose, and suicide. It was established in June 2011 with a goal to bring attention and awareness of the devastating effects of opioid medications, after the death by suicide of 20 year old Michael David Israel. (STM also inspired the Painkillers Kill Campaign which became Hope on the Horizon in 2016.)

What is Miles for Michael?

Miles for Michael is a USATF Sanctioned & Certified Community 5K Run/Walk. Register now.

Where is the 5k?

The 5k is located at Delaware Park Ring Road Note, at Colvin and Amherst street entrance. This is across from the Buffalo Zoo service gate 1. Please note that this is a new location from previous years.

How much does it cost?

Early Bird Special: Before October 1st – $25
After October 1st – $30

Your registration fee includes a dry-fit short sleeve t-shirt for the first 200 registrants. You’ll also receive a race bib, runners bag, and admission to our after party.  The after party is a family friendly affair.  We will present awards for the top finishers and we’ll have live music, food, drinks, and activities for the kids!

What time does it start?

10:00 AM

Pre-Race Packets:

You may pick up your packets the day of the event or the day before. Here are the details:

Friday, October 27th from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Save the Michaels Office
11 Summer Street, 1st Floor
Buffalo 14209;


Saturday, October 28th from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. at Delaware Park.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?  ID is not required for Race Check-In. Children under the age of 16 are to be accompanied by an adult.

Is there parking? Please plan accordingly to find parking on the streets around and within Delaware Park near Colvin & Amherst Streets, since there will not be a designated parking lot available for the race. Nottingham Terrace, Ring Road (within the park), or nearby side street parking is suggested.

Will participants be timed? We are a Certified Course NY12090JG and using WNY Finish Line Timing Services.

Are walk ups welcome? YES! The more the merrier!

Are dogs allowed? Please do not bring your dogs.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? You may contact or call 716-432-8564.

Is there a rain date? No, the event will be rain or shine, so dress accordingly.

What’s the refund policy? There are no refunds. All monies go to Save the Michaels to support Save the Michaels House of Hope and Community Resources.

Thank you for support! We are super excited for this year’s event.

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