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Buffalo Creek Half Marathon

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Informazioni Buffalo Creek Half Marathon

Half Marathon on the Butler Freeport Community Trail — majority of the course is on a crushed limestone surface. Our gentle downhill course with a slight uphill grade near the end allows many finishers to run their personal best times. Spectacular fall foliage makes our course one of the most scenic you will experience. This popular race is limited to 1250 runners to ensure a quality event. Time trial race with starting mat and rolling start.


Buffalo Creek Half Marathon

  • 21,097km

Informazioni pratiche

Servizi post-gara

We offer a variety of food for the entrants at the finish line such as: bananas, whole wheat fig cookies, pizza, Smiley cookies along as well as water and runners’ favorite hot apple cider.

Postazioni di Pronto Soccorso

Water stations are at miles 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, and finish line. Gatorade is at miles 5, 7, 9. First aid is at miles 5, 7, 9, 12, and finish line. Porta-johns are at Sarver Rd and south of Monroe Rd. Ambulance service available.


Medals are awarded to Top 3 Male and Female in the following categories: Master’s, Overall, 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 & 70+. All runners will receive a finisher medal.

Servizio di deposito

Gear and belongings transported from the starting line to the finish (bags provided). Runners MUST tie their bag shut.

Tempo massimo

Race starts promptly at 9 AM. Course closes at 12:30. This is a running race; NO walkers. The sweepers reserve the right to pull a participant for not hitting marks and who will not realistically finish by 12:30.


Primary parking is at the church and overflow parking is at Winfield Township Building, Brose Rd, Cabot, PA.


Disposable RFID Chip Timing System.


There is no shuttle to the start. Belongings will be transported from starting area to finish. There is a shuttle from the finish back to the church.


Cabot Methodist Church



Second Street Extension



Most of the race — except for the first mile and a half and the last half-mile, which are run on paved roads — takes runners over the crushed limestone trails of the Butler-Freeport Community Trail, a rails-to-trails project in southeast Butler County that’s converted the former Western Pennsylvania Railroad into roughly 15 miles of limestone trails perfect for running, walking, hiking and biking, with numerous trailheads all within about an hour’s drive of Pittsburgh.

The race indeed follows a long, steady downhill descent from the start in Cabot to the finish line in Freeport, starting at an elevation of about 1,320 feet above sea level and descending throughout the race’s 13.1 miles to the finish, which lies at about 780 feet above sea level.

There’s a brief flat stretch between about mile 2.5 and the mile 4 marker; other than that, most of the rest of the course follows a long, gentle downhill slope.

Runners for the Buffalo Creek Half — so named because most of the trail used in the race follows the creek by the same name — should arrive prepared for cold weather, as past years have seen some pretty cold temperatures.

The scenery more than makes up for any bitter weather, however, as the race is scheduled during the fall foliage season, when the leaves are turning throughout the forests that border the trail.

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