The money raised benefits The Salvation Army’s mission, programs and services in the Buffalo area, which help alleviate hunger and homelessness, and provide the tools for self-sufficiency. To make fundraising simple, we’ve provided an online fundraising system. Teams must raise a minimum of $250 by 11:59 p.m.* by Wednesday, July 26th to be eligible to participate in the race. Each two-person team must raise at least $250 to participate. The team registration fee of $50 ($25 per team member) counts toward the $250 minimum.  Donations and the race registration fee are tax deductible and non-refundable.

Fundraising Incentives

  • Teams who raise $500 to $999 will get a get a one-minute head start at the race.
  • Teams who raise $1,000 to $1,499 will get a two-minute head start at the race.
  • Teams who raise over $1,500 will get a two-minute head start and a “skip a challenge” voucher, to be played at a challenge of their choice.


Offline Gifts – Race Pledge Form

Racers may also fundraise offline (cash or check only) and mail or drop off the money at The Salvation Army by 4:00 p.m. the Friday one week prior to the event. Offline gifts should be tracked using the offline gift fundraising form. Please include the filled-out fundraising form with your cash/check donations.

All offline gifts should also be entered into the online fundraising system before mailing them in to us. log into your page, go to “My Page” and selecting “Enter Gifts” under “Account”. Gifts entered will not count toward your fundraising goal until the cash or check and pledge form have been received and verified at The Salvation Army. Please allow at least one week after the gifts are dropped off for them to show up toward your goal.

Old fashioned footpower, NFTA busses and rail, and items mentioned in challenges are the ONLY transportation allowed. No personal vehicles or taxis. 

*Only gifts processed prior to midnight will count toward a team’s fundraising total, no exceptions. The Salvation Army is not responsible for site errors or any other issue that keeps a gift from processing prior to the deadline.

**The Salvation Army Buffalo address is 960 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14202.. All offline donations must be received by 4:00 p.m. the Friday one week prior to the event, and online funds must be received by 11:59 p.m. the Wednesday prior to the event. Online donations are time-stamped, so any dollars submitted after the 11:59 p.m. deadline will not affect a team’s overall fundraising total.