24 Nov '14, 11pm

Despite setback, the nation's oldest race will go on in Buffalo:

Despite setback, the nation's oldest race will go on in Buffalo:

As Buffalo residents dig out from up to seven feet of snow in some areas and brace for possible flooding from the melting snowfall, organizers of Buffalo’s YMCA Turkey Trot say their event will be held downtown for the 119th consecutive year. “We are still going as planned,” YMCA Buffalo Niagara communications director Kathy Romanowski told Runner's World Newswire Monday. “The snow hit south of the race course, so thankfully we didn’t get that much.” It seems implausible that one area could be so hard hit while just down the road the streets are clear, but that’s the result of lake-effect snow, where cooler air pulls up moisture from a warmer body of water, then releases it in the form of frozen precipitation in whatever direction the wind is blowing. If the Buffalo Turkey Trot continues as planned, the event will remain the oldest race in the U.S. It narrowly beats out th...

Full article: http://www.runnersworld.com/races/despite-setbacks-nation...

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