Subaru Buffalo 4-Mile Chase

Subaru Buffalo 4 Mile Chase is a road race run each July in the Elmwood Village of Buffalo which benefits—and is run by—ECMC Foundation. 2017 is the 37th running of the event, which draws runners from all over the world and serves as a key community event. The Chase is an inclusive race, open to runners of all ages and experience, and benefits the Police Athletic League of Buffalo in addition to ECMC Foundation.


2017 Subaru 4-Mile Chase

Date: July 14, 2017
Location: Elmwood Village

Our Sponsors


Directions & Lodging


From Rochester

Pay toll – Continue on thruway (Do not go towards Niagara Falls) Exit 51W (Route 33 West) to 198 – 198 to Elmwood South Exit – Stay on Elmwood to Bidwell Parkway.

From the Peace Bridge

Left on Porter to Richmond – Left on Richmond to West Utica to Elmwood – Left on Elmwood to Bidwell Parkway.

Host Hotel

Holiday Inn Downtown Buffalo
140 North Street
Buffalo, NY 14201
Reservations: (716) 886-2121
Code: Subaru 4 Mile Runners
$99 per night

Race Details

Date & Time

  • The 37th Running—Friday, July 14, 2017
  • 11:00 a.m.—Registration and Expo begin
  • 5:00 p.m.—Pre-Race Party and Live Music
  • 6:30 p.m.—Elite introductions and pre-race instructions
  • 7:00 p.m. SHARP—Race starts


Rectangular – Out & Back – USA Track & Field Sanctioned – NY87016BT. Starting and Finishing on Bidwell near Elmwood.


Every mile.


At the 1-mile mark on Delaware Avenue, beyond the 2-mile mark near the Red Cross on Summer Street, and at the 3-mile mark at the Casa Di Pizza on Elmwood Avenue and Hodge Street.


The weather traditionally is very warm. Take plenty of water before, during and after the race.


No facilities available—come dressed to run.

Fees & Registration

Pre-Race (U.S. Funds Only)

  • Checks payable to ECMC Foundation
  • $25.00 if postmarked by July 11, 2017
  • $10.00 ages 14 and under
  • $7.00 ages 73 and over

On Race Day (Friday, July 14, 2017)

  • $30.00 (Canadian money accepted at par, cash preferred) from 12:00 p.m. until race time
  • Pre-registered runners may pick up numbers and T-shirts on Bidwell Parkway (please register early to guarantee a T-shirt, avoid higher fees and longer lines)

*Special Note

All overall winners (male and female) of road races of 5k or more held regionally, nationally, or internationally between 1/1/15‐7/12/15 are eligible for FREE entry to the Subaru 4-Mile Chase. Fill out entry form, attach your race, date held, distance and winning time. Verification will be made. You must pre-register. We reserve the right to refuse entry.


Numbers must be worn on the front of your shirt or shorts. Bandits will be escorted off the course by trained bandit catchers. Do not switch numbers.

Awards & Prizes

Age Group Awards – DEEP!

The Buffalo Subaru 4-mile chase will be presenting awards in the following age groups based on the number of entries in each age group. In addition, $50.00 will be awarded to the age group winners starting with the 20-24 age group category.

Male and Female

10-12, 13-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-over.

Couples Division

M/F – $150 – $100 – $50 (elite and invited runners are not eligible)

Kids Races

A special FREE Kids Race for boys & girls in 3 divisions (5-6yr. olds, 75 yards; 7-8yr. olds, 100 yards; 9-10yr. olds, 150 yards) will begin at 6pm. Fill out and mail registration form to enter your child.

Open Male-Female

  • 1st $1000
  • 2nd $500
  • 3rd $300
  • 4th $200

Masters Male-Female

  • 1st $600
  • 2nd $300
  • 3rd $250
  • 4th $200

US Male-Female

  • 1st $500
  • 2nd $300
  • 3rd $200
  • 4th $100

Top Local Male and Female – $50

Course Record Bonus

  • $750 Masters Male & Female
  • $500 Open Male & Female
  • $500 U.S. Male and Female

*Must be US Citizen to be Eligible for US Prize Money

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