230 complete Mr. Ed’s Super Bowl 5k in Middleport

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 February 2024 at 8:10 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

MIDDLEPORT – Mason Allee-Castro of Barker is out in front at today’s Mr. Ed’s Super Bowl Warm-Up in Middleport. Allee-Castro won the race in 19:04. He is a past Niagara-Orleans champ in cross country and the long-distance events in track.

He now runs for Canisius College as a freshman. He didn’t mind the temperatures in the high 30s for the race today.

Kimberly Mills of Oakfield was the fastest female with a time of 21:27.

Runners go by a Middleport fire truck at the intersection of Townline Road and Carmen Road.

There were 230 finishers in the 35th annual 5k race. There was also a 1-mile fun run and 5k walk. Proceeds from the race go to scholarships for Roy-Hart students and alumni entering the criminal justice or medical fields, with some funds also going to other community causes.

Don Heschke continues the race tradition by firing a mini-cannon which lets out a big boom near the Erie Canal. The runners gathered on Mill Street for the start of the race. The cannon is featured on race shirts and is one of the unique parts of the Mr. Ed’s experience.