Avid marathoners in and around Niagara Falls have a premier event coming up on the 2017 marathon calendar. The Niagara Ultra Marathon will be held on June 17, 2017 and includes various races such as the 50 km, Marathon, Half Marathon and 10 km. It will be held along a route that encompasses abundant scenic beauty including the spectacular Niagara Falls.
Niagara Ultra Marathon Running Route
The starting point of the marathon will be 440 King Street in the pretty town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Moving forward, the route goes along the Niagara River Parkway past Fort George and onward to the glorious waterfalls at Niagara Falls. From there, you turn around and make your way back towards Niagara-on-the-Lake once again. So the start and end points of the marathon are the same. Throughout the route you can see several historical and picturesque locations. You will be running the entire course along an asphalt path.
Niagara Ultra Registration and Race Distances
Once you register, you can pick your race packet up near the start point either on June 16 or 17. You will get a free hoodie (sweatshirt) upon registration. 50 km participants can also drop off any bag they are carrying at the registration/start point. Ensure they are labelled with your name properly and do not contain precious valuables. There are different starting times for the marathon depending on your choice of race.
- 50 km – 7.00 a.m.
- Marathon – 7:30 a.m.
- Half marathon – 8:00 a.m.
- 10 km – 8:30 a.m.
Race Support, Food, Awards
Every 5 kms, the participants can use the facilities of the running aid station that include water, cookies, bananas, health drinks and salted snacks. For those who wish to use toilet facilities, there are port-a-potties at the 5 km, 10 km, 15 km and 20 km aid stations. You can also use public toilets at various points such as the one at Table Rock near the Horseshoe Falls. Participants can also enjoy a post race meal after the race at the Kinsmen Scout Hall.
Winners will be awarded in various categories including 1st place Female, 1st place Male, 1st Place Walker as well as men and women in the first position across various age groups.
So if you wish to participate, go ahead and register for the Niagara Ultra Marathon 2017.
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