big buffalo 50

march 16, 2019

shelby farms park

the cause

Big Buffalo 50 is a different kind of race… a race for a purpose.  For every mile completed by a registered runner, Big Buffalo 50 will donate $1 to the Kids Kickin’ Cancer Soccer Club, which is dedicated to providing a positive environment for kids battling childhood cancers.  

Kids Kickin’ Cancer teaches team members the value of a positive attitude, self-belief and the ability to encourage — and be encouraged by — other kids facing the same circumstances.


Benefiting Kids Kickin' Cancer Soccer Club

the challenge

Register for one of the following events at Big Buffalo 50:

50 mile endurance run

Start time: 6:00am

Course cut-off: 12 hours

50k endurance run

Start time: 8:00am

Course cut-off: 10 hours

50k team relay

Start time: 10:00am

Participants and Teams are encouraged to bring tents and to tailgate all afternoon. Come help create and be a part of a rocking good time!

$100,000 Donation To Charity:Water

what's included

Packet pickup & Prep Party

On Friday night (Mar 15), join us for a panel discussion and dinner party.  You’ll hear from two fantastic special guests – entrepreneur, Ultra Endurance athlete, “Fitlanthropist” and author Jesse Itzler and the amazing CEO of the largest water charity in the world, charity: water founder Scott Harrison.

Swag Bags

Bigger and better swag bags this year, including FREE copies of Jesse Itzler’s New York Time’s Best Seller, Living With A Seal, and Scott Harrison’s New York Time’s Best Seller, Thirst.  Additionally, all runners who join us for Friday night’s Packet Pick-up and Dinner will have the chance to get their books signed!

$100,000 Donation to Charity:Water

Winners: A Water Project Built In Your Name

The winner of each race will have a water project built in their name, which will bring fresh, clean water to THOUSANDS of people in need.

Finisher Prizes

All runners who finish the 50 Mile and 50k events will receive a Finisher Belt Buckle, and all runners who finish the 50k Relay race will receive a Finisher Medal.



At 4,500 acres, Shelby Farms Park is one of the largest urban parks in the country. Located in Memphis, Tennessee, the Park is both a vibrant community hub and a retreat from the hustle and bustle of urban life. .

shelby farms park

memphis, tn