Hilbert College Freshman Organizes 5K to Benefit Kaely’s Kindness


Hilbert College freshman Logan Yotter (Lockport, NY) is organizing a 5K race on November 19 to benefit Kaely’s Kindness Foundation, which is focused on providing resources for teens living with cancer.

The Kaely’s Kindness 5K route through downtown Buffalo will take runners past the HarborCenter and around Canalside, while starting and finishing near the intersection of Michigan and South Park Ave. (near the Swannie House).

Yotter, a criminal justice major at Hilbert, decided to organize this race as part of a service-learning project for Biology 110 – Science in Society: Modern Topics in Biology, taught by Dr. Meredith Ezak.  Although he has never organized a 5K, or any event of this magnitude, as a member of Hilbert’s cross country team he was inspired to combine his love of running with service to his community.

“Logan has done a truly remarkable job, above and beyond any service project I have seen,” said Dr. Ezak, assistant professor of biological sciences.  “It is sure to be a great event.”

The Lockport native got some advice from other 5K race directors and hit the ground running, from organizing professional timing and finish line services to organizing the post-race celebration to working with Buffalo Police to secure the race route.  Yotter hopes to raise $3000 for Kaely’s Kindness.

For more information or to register for the race go to: http://kaelyskindness5k.itsyourrace.com/

Online registration will remain open right up until the start of the race. Race day registration and packet pickup will take place inside the Swannie House Restaurant from 9 a.m. until the start of the race at 11 a.m.

5K Registration Fees

  • $25



Join us after the race at the Swannie House Restaurant for a post-race celebration including food, snacks, refreshments, music and awards ceremony.
Swannie House Restaurant
170 Ohio Street
Buffalo, New York 14203

There will be plenty of free street parking near the start/finish line area.

Trophies will be presented to the 1st place overall male and female finishers and awards will be presented to the top three male and female 5K runners in each of the following 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 Logan Yotter at (716) 444-5339.