Chloe is 6 years old. Some kids at her school don't have shoes for PE. She collects new and gently used running shoes at our finish lines for her peers at Bertha Holt Elementary in Springfield. All sizes are needed, women's, men's and kids shoes, just drop them off at packet pick up or if you see the Shoe Drive tent at the finish line, swing by! Chloe thanks you for helping her out. She loves turning the shoes into her school for kids of all shoes sizes.


Earn credits toward future races by volunteering as a course marshal or aid station facilitator. Credits can be used within 1 year of issue date. Sign up for a shift by clicking on the race you want to help out at and the volunteer link on that page. Send us a message through the contact page above to get involved.

We love our runners and walkers. These are some ways we facilitate community programs. Thank you for supporting our races, we love what we do! You can get involved in our community building programs - just read below!

Community Programs


Each year, we gift the series to a runner/walker in our community. This year, the recipient is a woman who was recently released from incarceration. She is well on her way to recovery of substance abuse and running is an integral part of that journey for her. We support that.


Pink Buffalo Racing has partnered with NextStep Recycling to be our official charity of 2018 Friendsgiving 5K, 10K, Half Marathon. Fund raise for NextStep Recycling to make your miles count! Click here to read more!