Shea’s Annual Bill Crooker Memorial 5K Race & Mona Arida Fun Walk Shea's Buffalo
Sep 15 Sun, 11:30 am
Monday Sep 9
Tuesday Sep 10
Wednesday Sep 11
Thursday Sep 12
Friday Sep 13
Saturday Sep 14
Sunday Sep 15

Pre-Registration: CLOSED


Race Day Registration: $27

Presented by Shea’s Spotlight Committee, Shea’s Annual Bill Crooker Memorial 5K Race & Mona Arida Fun Walk is a USATF sanctioned and certified course. Proceeds benefit Shea’s Performing Arts Center. Join us for a fun, family-friendly race course in the heart of Buffalo’s downtown, finishing right in front of Shea’s Buffalo Theatre on Pearl Street! Immediately following the race will be a party featuring beer, hot dogs, sausages, pizza and more, PLUS prize giveaways and basket raffles. Top Male & Female runners will receive tickets to a Broadway performance at Shea’s!

Broadway Costume Contest
Dress as your favorite character from a Broadway Show! Prizes will be given to the Top 2 Costumes.

What is the Shea’s Spotlight Committee?
Shea’s Spotlight Committee is a support organization of volunteers to preserve, assist, and promote Shea’s Performing Arts Center through volunteer efforts. They fund raise through the Mega Raffle and Champagne table at Shea’s Buffalo, while organizing and implementing special events such as this 5K.

Post Race Party!
Join us for fun, food, and raffles! The party is held at Theatre Place Pavilion right next to Shea’s.


Race Route

Awards to the first 3 males and females in each race group: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-24, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59 (Clyde Terry Division), 60-64 (Harvey Austin Division), 65-69 (Jim Nowicki Division), 70+ (Bob Ivory Division)

Fun Walk Route
Walkers start behind runners on Franklin Street, turn right on Tupper Street, turn right on Washington Street, turn right on Broadway, continue to Court Street, turn right on Franklin Street and finish across from Shea’s.

Race Packet Pick-Up
Race packets can be picked up Friday, September 13th from 10am – 2pm in Shea’s Buffalo Lobby (Entrance via Theatre Place) or on race day, Sunday, September 15th from 9:30am-11am.

Race Day Parking: Free Parking is provided by Mark Croce and Buffalo Chophouse in lots across from Shea’s between Pearl Street and Franklin Street.

Race Background: Formerly, referred to as the Shea’s Annual 5K Run and Walk, the race was renamed in 2018 to honor the recent passing of two beloved friends and colleagues of Shea’s Performing Arts Center and recent President and 3rd Vice President of the Shea’s Spotlight Committee, William “Bill” Crooker and Ramona “Mona” Arida.  Among, the immeasurable dedication and commitment they had for Shea’s, Bill and Mona were key pillars in making Shea’s 5K one of the favorites of the local running community.


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