Niagara Falls is home to an active exercise and sporting community. With an abundance of walking trails (most notably along the Niagara Parkway), over 25 local area parks offering walking & hiking of varying difficulty & terrain (from simple to taxing), and a bevvy of casual biking & hardcore cycling routes, the Niagara Region is one of North America’s premier sporting locations.
Niagara Falls is home to no less than three Marathon or above distance running races, as well as a collection of fun, themed runs such as the Colour Run.
Upcoming Niagara Falls Running Races
Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon
The Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon is a race targeted towards women (although men are allowed to register). The course is run in Niagara Falls and goes past the Falls themselves two different times. Registrants receive a bottle of Niagara wine, a T-Shirt. At the end of the race that complete, the course will receive a finishers medal.
The Niagara Ultra takes place entirely along the Niagara Parkway, passing the near-bye Marriott Fallsview at one point during the race. This event features a number of distances, from 50km to Marathon to a Half Marathon distance. Registrants receive a hoody sweatshirt, as well as a catered post race lunch, and a portion of the proceeds support the Niagara portion of the Bruce Trail. For more information & registration visit:
The Color Run
The Color Run (yes, using the American spelling of the word Colour), is a yearly event that takes place near Niagara Falls. The run is based around fun, featuring colour packets of paint, live music, pre and post race parties featuring live music. Runners are encouraged to wear a white shirt to begin—with a promise that the shirt will be coated in multiple colours upon the completion of the run.
Laura Secord Memorial 100K
The Laura Secord Memorial 100K celebrates Canadian Hero Laura Secord and is a long distance trail race that is run along the Bruce Trail. This run features 25km loops and is available in distances of 25, 50 & 100km.
Niagara Falls International Marathon
The Niagara Falls International Marathon is unique—it’s run in across two countries. Those choosing the Marathon distance will start in Buffalo, New York, USA, and will cross the Peace Bridge, making their way into Canada and eventually up into Niagara Falls.
This international event features a large pre-race party and expo. Also offered during this weekend (exclusively in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada) are Half Marathon, 10K and 5K races.
Runners Choice Niagara Falls Hotel
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