Hunter’s Hope announces Kelly Tough 12K run

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Runners in Buffalo will have a new challenge in May, but for a good cause.

Jim Kelly appeared Wednesday to ask runners if they think they can beat the Metro Rail train in a 12K race. Runners are encouraged to participate in the fundraising benefit for the Hunter’s Hope foundation in the spring.

Kelly said the foundation will team up with the NFTA to put on the seven mile race, which will be ran in two ways along the Metro Rails track — four person relay teams and single runners. Although Kelly is a former professional athlete, he said he likely couldn’t handle the distance.

“I don’t think I’ve ever ran that far. As I’ve stated before, how I got in shape when getting ready for camp, I ran the stadium,” Kelly said. “I knew I didn’t have to worry about running distance.”

The Kelly Tough 12K will be ran on May 30. The runner who raises the most money will receive a unique trophy created by a former Buffalo Bill. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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