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Niagara Falls Marathon Racing Events

Niagara is filled with running races all throughout the year. Whether you want to walk or run, train as part of a group or run solo, choose the Niagara Falls Marathon racing event that fits your training style and passion.

Red Bull Wings for Life - May 8th, 2016

On May 8, 2016, at exactly 11am UTC, the Wings for Life World Run will simultaneously start all over the world. Make this race your own. It can be whatever you want it to be: a 5k, 10k or a marathon race. Just watch out for the chaser car. Once it reaches you, you're out of the race. 100% of the registration fee goes towards spinal cord research.

Buffalo Marathon - Sunday, May 29th, 2016 - starts at 6:30am

This course is flat and fast with a beautiful view of the downtown waterfront and its major landmarks. It also has one of the highest Boston qualifying percentages in the country. You can choose to run the full marathon, half marathon, 5K, participate in a relay, take the Team RWB or encourage your kids to run the kids mini marathon.

Niagara Falls Women's Half Marathon - June 5th, 2016

This is an exclusive women's only event (well Sean Astin managed to sneak in the race last year) where you get to experience a view of the Falls as you run by it not once, but twice. So gather your girlfriends and start training for this spectacular event with a great swag bag (cosmetics, wine and more). To receive a special rate, book here.

Niagara Ultra 100k, 50k, Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k - June 18th, 2016

This race takes place on a traffic free, asphalt footpath. Follow the Niagara River Parkway from Niagara-on-the-Lake past Fort George and on to Niagara Falls and back. You'll need some endurance training if you're running the 50 or 100k.

Mighty Niagara Half Marathon - September 24th, 2016

Run along the river, past the quaint villages of Lewiston and Youngstown and take in the breathtaking views (from the French Castle to the historic old Fort Niagara's compound). This is a Niagara race  you don't want to miss.

Run the Grapes - Half Marathon and 5k - September 25th, 2016

In support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation and held in conjunction with the Niagara Wine Festival, this is a fun race where a glass of grape juice is well deserved after you reach the finish line.

Niagara Falls International Marathon - October 30th, 2016

This Boston Qualifier race has a lot of history - celebrating its 19th year of strength, courage and passion. This is one of the only cross border races starting in Buffalo, NY and finishing in Niagara Falls, Canada. You choose your distance - 5k, 10k, Half Marathon or the Full Marathon.

The Niagara Falls International Marathon has partnered with the District School Board of Niagara's Education Foundation identifying those children in need who are signed up for the race to receive proper running shoe attire for the race and beyond.

Be sure to check out the #daredevilracelegs contest for your chance to win a 2 Night Stay at the Courtyard Marriott along with breakfast, a $40 Keg dinner voucher, 2 passes for dinner and a magic show at Greg Frewin and 2 passes for a spectacular view of Niagara Falls in a helicopter. All you have to do is take a picture of yourself going over the FALLS at any of the Niagara Falls International Marathon race expos, share your pic on Twitter with the hashtags #daredevilracelegs and #NFIM, or the NFIM Facebook page and you could win the ULTIMATE NIAGARA FALLS GIVEAWAY! Book your special rate here.

Stay at the Niagara Falls hotel, located just a short distance away from all of these great Niagara Falls Marathon races. We love our Niagara Falls Marathon runners, receive up 10% off your room when you book our special runners rate. Enter promo code D3Q.

We also offer a variety of Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls Packages, find the most suitable one for you.    

PLEASE NOTE: Face coverings are required. Due to COVID-19, some hotel facilities or services may not be available during your stay.