News Release
 July 12, 2018
CONTACT: Kathy Romanowski
716 635 5577

Williamsville, N.Y. – Tops Friendly Markets will kick off its 11th annual Tops 5k/10k Run and Family Walk to benefit Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center with some changes to its race course. With TOPS recent headquarters move to 1760 Wherle Drive, just 1.2 miles away from the previous site, the race committee members needed to re-route this year’s race course to accommodate the companies move.

“With TOPS’ recent move to Corporate Parkway in Williamsville, the race committee had to make adjustments to the course route to still qualify for certification,” said Kathy Romanowski, Public and Media Relations Manager for TOPS. “Participants can still choose between the 5K and 10K courses, both USATF-certified and chip-timed by Score This. As in years past, both the start and finish lines will be located at TOPS headquarters, now located at 1760 Wherle Drive.” Participants can find a link to the new course routes online at: TOPS 5K: (Keep in mind only the 5K is available to walkers.) TOPS 10K: Please keep in mind that strollers are allowed on all routes however race organizers just ask that those with strollers stay toward the back of the start line for safety reasons. Dogs are not allowed on any of the courses.

The TOPS 5K/10K welcomes over 2,000 participants and is one of Buffalo’s premier running events. Proceeds support cutting-edge cancer research and patient-care programs that benefit the 36,000+ patients who turn to Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center for hope each year.

The race includes a 5K, 10K and free kids sprint for children ages 10 and under. Immediately following the run, a post-race party will take place in the TOPS headquarters parking lot. The party features an awards ceremony, door prizes, raffles, auctions, live music, food and beverages. Since its inception in 2008, the event has raised more than $1 million for Roswell.

There are many ways to participate: As an individual: Help us tell cancer to hit the road by registering to run or walk in the TOPS 5K. Your participation will support cutting-edge cancer research at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center. Form a Team: Show us your spirit! Forming a team is simple, and anyone can do it.! All you need is two or more people. Join a team: Being part of a team is one of the most fun and rewarding ways to participate in the TOPS 5K. Join a team of family, friends and/or co-workers or search for a team that’s currently accepting new members.

Registration today at Keep up to date on all things regarding race day by visiting the TOPS 5K/10K facebook page at

### About Tops Friendly Markets

Tops Markets, LLC, is headquartered in Williamsville, NY and operates 169 full-service supermarkets with five additional by franchisees under the Tops banner. Tops employs more than 14,000 associates and is a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont. For more information about Tops Markets, visit the company's website at


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