Run the 'Burg for Autism

June 5, 2021 - Save the Date!

Photo: Don Nieman/The Buffalo News

Run the 'Burg for Autism

What: 5K Run/Walk
When: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Where: Village of Hamburg, start and finish a J.P. Fitzgerald's, 4236 Clark Street, Hamburg, NY

Run the ’Burg for Autism is one of the premier Western New York 5K run/walks through the Village of Hamburg. Next year’s Run the ’Burg will take place on June 5, 2021, marking the 9th year of this family-friendly event. Our 2019 run involved over 1400 participants! The USATF/RRTC certified race course (#NY11101JG) conveniently starts and finishes just paces away from J.P. Fitzgerald’s, located at 4236 Clark Street in Hamburg, NY, the host site for both pre-registration and the post-race party. See course map below.

Schedule of Events
Friday, June 4, 2021 at J.P. Fitzgerald's
  • Packet pickup between 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Saturday, June 5, 2021 at J.P. Fitzgerald's
  • 8:00 am registration/packet pickup
  • 11:00 am race starts
  • 11:30 am to 3:00 pm post race party and awards
Trophies presented to the 1st place oveall male and female. Awards to top 3 runners in each bracket, male and female
10 years & under 11-12 years 13-14 years
15-19 years 20-24 years 25-29 years
30-34 years 35-39 years 40-44 years
45-49 years 50-54 years 55-59 years
60-64 years 65-69 years 70-74 years
75-79 years 80 and older SSPP Students, top 3 runners boys & girls
Largest Team Fastest Team (minimun of five, determined by Team's top five runners)

The post-race celebration and awards ceremony takes place immediately following the race and features live music, a beer tent, and a supervised kid’s zone with plenty of kid-friendly activities sponsored by A Leap in Learning. Free event parking is available at the Erie County Fairgrounds, Clark Street Entrance. Food is available for purchase. Awards will be given to the top three categories in multiple age groups for boys, girls, men and women. There will also be a basket raffle featuring a myriad of great merchandise, crafts and gift cards from some of Western New York’s finest.


(Q) When does registration open?
(A) Online registration will open in January 2021.

(Q) When does packet pick up and race day registration and begin?
(A) Packets may be picked up between 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm on Friday, June 4, 2020 at J.P. Fitzgerald's. Tickets for the gift basket silent auction will also be available with baksets displayed and browsing encouraged! On race day, packets will be available starting at 8:00 am at J.P. Fitzgerald's.

(Q) Where do I pick up my packet?
(A) At J.P. Fitzgerald's, 4236 Clark Street, Hamburg
Friday, June 4, 2021 between 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Race day, starting at 8:00 am.

(Q) Can someone else pick up my packet?
(A) Yes, but the person picking up the packet(s) will need the participants name.

(Q) What is entry fee?
(A) $25 pre-registration, $30 race day, kids under 10 years on race day are free. Special discounted family pricing.

(Q) How can I pay for the race?
(A) Cash, check and credit card will be accepted the day of race. Credit/Debt cards will be the only means of payment on-line.

(Q) Can I use my own timing chip?
(A) No. Each registered runner/walker will receive a bib with timing device in their race packet that corresponds to their race number.

(Q) How many runners/walkers will receive a T-Shirt?
(A) The first 1500 to pick up their packets will receive a T-Shirt.

(Q) Are Strollers, Roller Blades, Bikes, or Animals allowed?
(A) Strollers are allowed, but roller blades, bikes and animals are not allowed.

Team Registration

Creating a team is a fun way to get your co-workers, family and friends involved in Run the ‘Burg and support this worthy cause. Awards given to the Largest Team and the Fastest Team (minimun of five, determined by Team's top five runners). When you register, you will be asked to create or join a team. Team members do not all have to register at the same time. Each participating team will be recognized and photographed on race day.

Team Gallery

Run the Burg 2019


Thank you to the many volunteers who tirelessly work to make Run the 'Burg a success! If you are interested in volunteering for next year's event, please contact Tracy Brunner,

Course map - 5K Run/Walk

Starting near the Clark Street/Buffalo Street/South Park Avenue Roundabout in the Village of Hamburg, the certified USATF/RRTC race course (#NY11101JG) winds through the heart of the Village of Hamburg. This relatively flat race course is considered a fast track for competitive runners and a comfortable course for those just looking for the benefit of walking or running as part of a great day and greater cause.


HAMBURG, NY (November 20, 2018) - J.P.'s Foundation presented Veronica Federiconi, CEO of Autism Services Inc., a check for $70,000. These funds were raised by the Foundation's annual Run the 'Burg for Autism and Golfing for Autism, which have helped to establish and maintain the Autism Services, Inc. Resource Center located at 97 Main Street in the Village of Hamburg.

The Autism Services Resource Center is a community resource offering support and services to the Southtowns communities. The Center provides workshops, outreach activities, respite services and support groups, and features a conference center, the J.P.'s Foundation Art Gallery, and the Kyle Reid Resource Library. For hours and more information visit

Run the ’Burg for Autism is one of the premier Western New York 5K run/walks. Next year’s Run the ’Burg will take place on June 1, 2019, marking the 9th year of this family-friendly event.

Pictured (L-R): J.P.'s Foundation board members James Tilley, Dave Paulus, Dave Whittemore and Jay Gimlin; Paula Carver; J.P.'s Foundation vice-president Brian Attea; Autism Services, Inc. CEO Veronica Federiconi; board member Jason Reid and J.P.'s Foundation president Bob Brunner.


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