Locals consider this to be the toughest race, but I am not sure whether that is because of the terrain or the usual weather conditions. What to expect? - Well for one thing,  very very cold winds!  The last I heared, there was a chance of some snow, with temperatures ranging between 4 and -2 (that's Fahrenheit, not Celsius).  The toughest race? Well, it will take a tough soul to compete in this one. From all the years of covering this race, the age of runners varies for the young to retirees. Last year I saw a lot of runners in the  50-something range. Each year I'm surprised at how many come out to brave the frigid temps and run with a smile.  This is more of a survival race than a winter jog, but as of today Race Director Jeff Tracy said they have close to 200 registered. Check Out the Happy Video from last year. Fat Bob's SmokehouseThis year the photos are free for downloading and sponsored by Fat Bob's Smokehouse. They're located in the Allentown district of Buffalo, NY where they specialize in authentic barbecue and ice-cold beer.
Nearly everything on the menu is created from scratch, right down to the blue cheese that comes with their jumbo chicken wings. They have a wide selection of beer that features an always changing menu of microbrews from New York and around the United States, even imports. Check them out after the race and buy one entree and get the second entree free of equal or lesser value  (Taxes and Gratuities are not excluded).

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Lockport YMCA Y-10 Rating

Lockport YMCA Y-10 2015

This is the best race in the region for this time of the year.

Race Course9.1
After Party9.1
Do it again10.0
Reader Rating: ( 3 votes ) 9.7

About The Author Twherry

From it’s start back in 1999 until today, over 6,500 events have been photographed by Terry Wherry Photography/ Buffalo Photo CD. (Yeah, we were surprised too.) Based in Western New York, Buffalo Photo CD was founded on a passion for capturing that special event and athletics photography.