ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
BUT YOU CAN STILL REGISTER AT PLATTERS CHOCOLATE FACTORY ON RACE DAY!
This is one event you don't want to miss!
Platter’s Chocolate Factory is hosting our 5th Annual Sponge Candy 5K on September 24, 2022. This will be a fun event to raise money for Joyful Rescues; an organization who saves adoptable pets and rehomes them into the Buffalo Niagara community!
The race will start at 3:30pm on Ohio Street and finish in front of the Platter's Chocolate Factory in the newly renovated Wurlitzer Building in North Tonawanda, New York using USATF Certified Course #NY15045. All participants will receive sponge candy and fruit, yogurt, snacks, and bottled water will be served at the finish line.
All race participants and supporters are invited to join in the post-race celebration. There will be fruit, yogurt, snacks, bottled water, prizes and giveaways, and of course the awards ceremony. Joyful Rescues will be bringing adoptable pets by from 2:00-5:00pm. Stop by right next door at Fattey Beer Co. to enjoy live music and drinks at 6:00pm.
Platter's Chocolate Factory
908 Niagara Falls Blvd
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
REGISTRATION & PACKET PICKUP
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 2:00 pm right up until the start of the race at 3:30 pm.
*All participants who register by 9/7/22 will be guaranteed to receive an official Sponge Candy 5K t-shirt in their requested size! Those who register after this date will be provided with a shirt (if available) on a first come-first serve basis.
- 5K Registration ............ $25/$30 after 9/18/22
EARLY PACKET PICKUP OPTION (Friday September 23 from 4-6pm)
Participants will have the option of picking up their race bib, shirt and sponge candy on Friday September 23rd from 4-6pm at Platters!
Mail-in Registration Option
If you prefer to mail in your registration, please download both the race waiver and required USATF liability waiver below and mail to the address shown. You must complete and mail BOTH waivers to the address shown on the waiver along with your check payable to Platters Chocolate. Paper applications must be received by 9/21/22.
>Sponge Candy 5K Application & Waiver
>USATF Waiver (required)
POST RACE CELEBRATION
- We will have a basket raffle all week long with net proceeds benefiting Joyful Rescues.
- Celebration of National Sponge Candy Day with samples of our famous sponge candy!
- Joyful Rescues will join us with adoptable pets.
- Our feature event, “The Run for Sponge” 5k will begin at 3:30pm.
- Sammy Sponge will join us for pictures before, during and after the race.
- Stop by Fattey Beer Co. - Wurlitzer after the race for drinks and to see a River Like Sunday perform live music starting at 6:00pm!
There will be plenty of free parking at the Wurlitzer Building with overflow parking available at Walmart.
AGE GROUPS & AWARDS
Platter's Chocolate Factory gift baskets and custom race medals will be presented to the 1st place overall male, female, and under 14 5K finishers. Custom race 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.
There will be no refunds. In the event of foul weather, public safety concerns, or for any other reason deemed necessary by race organizers (ex: pandemic, state of emergency, etc), we reserve the right to postpone/reschedule/modify the event at our discretion and/or offer a virtual alternative if necessary.
CONTACT / INFORMATION
For additional information on the race or sponsorship opportunities available, please contact Sydney Watters at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 716-389-3050.
TIMING & FINISH LINE SERVICES
Professional timing & finish line 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!