Walk/Run/Roll in Lauren's Shoes

Please join us for the 5th Annual Walk/Run/Roll in Lauren’s Shoes 5K & 1 Mile Honorary CP Walk on Sunday, June 10, 2018 at Wilkeson Pointe.

Individuals of all abilities are invited to participate, including those with wheelchairs, walkers, and strollers. For a unique twist, you can choose to wear ankle weights to simulate what it may be like for someone living with cerebral palsy (CP). 

Event details:

  • Online registration available
  • Packet pick up @ 8:30 a.m.
  • Raceday registration @ 8:30 a.m.
  • 1 mile walk starts @ 10:00 a.m. 
  • 5k run starts @ 11:00 a.m.
  • Location: Wilkeson Pointe at the Buffalo Outer Harbor
    225 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo, NY 14203
  • Plenty of free parking
  • Rain or shine
  • 5K course is certified by USA Track & Field
  • Jaguar timing
  • Race management and results by ITSYourRace.com

Race registration includes:

  • Technical T-shirt guaranteed if you register by May 15, 2018
  • Race goodie bag
  • Post-race water, lemonade, and beer (must be 21 years or older)
  • Bagels, fruit, and snacks at finish line
  • Ankle weights are optional and available on a first-come, first-served basis
  • 5K race medals given to the top 3 women and men in each age category:
    9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

The event will be emceed by Channel 4 Chief Meteorologist Todd Santos. Before the race, there will be family fun for all ages. Dress up with yellow and green face paint and headbands at our CP Warrior Tent, or take a selfie or group photo at the Sour CP Sucks Tent. You can also stop by our signature LemonAide Stand for refreshing lemonade, grab a cupcake at the Lemon Sweet Spot Tent, say hello to Sabretooth, meet WNY superheroes, shop local vendors, and much more.


Zest for Life Fundraising

Introducing Zest for Life – our inspiration-driven fundraiser. It’s about the virtue of courage and embodying positive energy through motivating challenging tasks. Those who have zest exude enthusiasm, excitement, and energy.

Our Zest for Life campaign fundraising effort empowers all individuals – from any walk of life – to improve quality of life for someone living with Cerebral Palsy. Whether or not you participate in the race, your donation – and your story – makes a difference. Receive the feeling of zest within for helping others. Visit the Walk/Run/Roll in Lauren's Shoes fundraising page to set up your individual or team fundraising page, set your fundraising goal, and tell your personal story. 


Outer Harbor Race Course

This year's Walk/Run/Roll in Lauren's Shoes will return the Wilkeson Pointe at the Buffalo Outer Harbor. The scenic course will take you along the waterfront on the bike path. After the race, stay and enjoy the rain gardens, sculptures, and beach. You can also stop by Long Boards Paddle Company for paddle boards and kayak rentals, or cool off with a drink and food at the Consumer’s beer garden.

As part of our commitment to inclusion, our smooth bike path race course is full accessible for wheelchairs and other supportive devices. 

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We run for them. We run with them.

 CP is the most common motor disability for children – one that can make talking, walking, and other everyday tasks a monumental challenge. Yet there is no federal funding for CP research. But with your help, we can give hope to those affected by this forgotten disability. 

Proceeds from the Walk/Run/Roll in Lauren’s Shoes are used to bring a cutting-edge physical therapy approach – the Symptom Recovery Model – to Western New York. We do this by awarding grants to train therapists and for individuals to receive therapy. In just a short period of time, local families are already seeing life-changing results from this PT model 



The Walk/Run/Roll in Lauren's Shoes wouldn't be possible without generous sponsors. If your business or organization is interested in joining the fight against CP, download our sponsorship form.