Platter's Chocolate Sponge Candy 5K

North Tonawanda, NY

 This is one event you don't want to miss!

Please join us on Saturday September 23, 2017 for the inaugural Sponge Candy 5K Run/Walk! The event is being sponsored by Platter's Chocolate and will take place at their beautiful new facility in North Tonawanda, New York. Participants, guests, and spectators will be able to tour the facility and see how their delicious treats are made. There will be prizes, giveaways, and of course LOTS of sponge candy! Proceeds from the event are being donated to support relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey.

The race will start on Ohio Street and finish in front of the Platter's Chocolate factory in the newly renovated Wurlitzer Building in North Tonawanda, New York. The final course design is now officially USATF Certified (#NY15045)

Platter's Chocolate
Wurlitzer Building

908 Niagara Falls Blvd
North Tonawanda, NY 14120

Online registration will remain open right up until the start of the race. Race day registration and packet pickup will take place inside the Wurlitzer Building from 3:00 pm right up until the start of the race at 4:30 pm.

  • 5K Registration ............ $25/$30 after 9/16/17
I live out of town, but would still like to support the event/cause.
Many people have asked if there was a way to support the Hurricane Relief fundraising without participating in the race. We have setup an additional registration option that allows people to donate $25 and still receive an official race shirt and sponge candy sample (to be mailed after the race). If you wish to make a larger donation, please mail your check to the address shown below. Thanks for your support!

*All participants who register by 9/16/17 will be guaranteed to receive an official 2017 Sponge Candy 5K t-shirt! Those who register after this date will be provided with a shirt (if available) on a first come-first serve basis. 


All race participants and supporters are invited to stick around Platter's Chocolate for the post-race celebration. Gratwick Hose Chowder will be served and NT Police will be cooking hot dogs and hamburgers. There will also be prizes and giveaways, and of course the awards ceremony.

There will be plenty of free parking at the Wurlitzer Building with overflow parking available at Walmart.

Amazing chocolate gift baskets will be presented to the 1st place overall male and female 5K finishers and custom medals will be presented to the top three male and female 5K runners in each of the following age groups: 

Age Groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49. 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and older.

For additional information on the race or sponsorship opportunities available, please contact Bridget Corcoran at 716-462-9147.

Gun start/chip finish timing services using industry leading Jaguar Electronic RFID timing will be provided by Race Management Solutions. Results are updated throughout the race in real time and can be accessed at any time after crossing the finish line using any one of the following options:

  • FREE ITSYourRace Mobile App
  • RMS Race Results Kiosk/Printer
  • Scrolling Results TV Monitor(s)

Race participants can also use the ITSYourRace platform to view and share finish line photos with family and friends for free on Facebook. Custom finisher certificates can also be downloaded from the results page at no charge! 

When & Where

Sep 23, 2017


4:30 PM

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