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2013 was a great year for NFIM being recognized by several organizations in various media articles. In addition to being named the #1 Scenic Marathon in Ontario in 2012, below is the list of recognitions and accolades received in 2013: RateRuns.com […]

 

NFIM Hotel Room Rates

The NFIM room rate for Sheraton On The Falls ends @5pm Thursday, September 25 2014. Book now for the best rates!

Weekly RunFEST Prize Giveaway!

Week 34 (Sept 22-28) Register this week for a chance to win a

 Motel 6 (1 Night Stay $70 Value)!

All registered participants are eligible. Winner will be notified the following week.

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NFIM 2015

Just a reminder that next years marathon will be held on October 25th 2015.

Weekly RunFEST Prize Giveaway!

Week 33 (Sept 15-21) Register this week for a chance to win a

Timex Watch! ($100 Value)

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Week 31 (Sept 1-7) Congratulations Patrick Noce for being selected as the winner of the weekly prize contest for the week of Sept 1 – 7! You are the lucky winner of a

Deep Relief Recovery Pack ($50 value)

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REMINDER: Sept 12th Deadline Approaching

Only 2 days left until an additional $20 fee will be added to ALL changes to registration.

Weekly RunFEST Prize Giveaway!

Week 32 (Sept 8-14) Register this week for a chance to win

Mariposa Cruise ($70 Value)

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REMINDER: Bus Transportation

Bus transportation is only available for the Half, Half Walk, and Full Marathons. There is no bus pickup to take you to the start of the 2K, 5K, or 10K.

Share your stories!

This inspirational story was sent to us via email from Christian Rupieper. Please take a minute to give it a read and keep it in mind as we all gear up for this years marathon!

Dear Sirs,
this is my story – the Nigara Falls Half Marathon is the 10th. Half Marathon for me
I hope you like my story:
My story:My weighing scale pointed around 245 lbs (approx. 111 kg) on June 24th. 2012. It was clear, that this was too much. I gained more than 67 lbs (approx. 30 kg) over the last ten years. I started the ambitious job immediately. No more Coke (I drank more than 2.5 liters a day), no sweets and no more fast-food. My goal was to slim down around 45 lbs (approx. 20 kg) over the next two years and to have the ability to run a minimum of 5k apiece. My first training lessons started with 12 minutes spinning and I increased it up to 20 minutes by August and 20 – 40 minutes by September 2012. I also did some extended walks (more than 20 minutes) in September. A serious illness threw me back and I stopped exercising. I resumed training by end of September and lost some lbs but a great impact followed on October 23rd.. I had a triple fracture in my right upper ankle joint and I had to undergo three surgeries (I got two implants/plates and 12 screws to fix the bones) in the course of the following two weeks. The doctors told me, I would never have the ability to make sports with this broken bone again. On November 10th I left the hospital but I was bedridden for the next four months. In the mid of February I started the first small steps with crutches and over the next few weeks I learned to walk again like a baby. Many times I stumbled and fell down but I always stood up again, it was a tough experience. My first two steps without crutches I made on March 15th 2013. I increased the daily training units significantly and by mid of May I worked out between three and four hours on a spinning bike. My average weight was around 183 lbs (approx 83 kg) and I started to regain my leg brawn. After an intensive training I completed my first 5k walking competition on June 1st 2013 in less than 43 minutes. I participated in a few other walking competitions within the next few weeks and months and I extended the distance up to 10 and 15 kilometers. On September 21st I started slowly jogging at a 10k running competition in New York (USA) followed by another 10k in Inverness / Scotland at the end of September. I finished the Inverness 10k in around 69 minutes. After some more hard training lessons I went to Miami / Florida for a 10k in the beginning of December. On December 8th I successfully finished my first Half Marathon in 02:31 hours.

Conclusion:
You can achieve everything, if you really want!

The Niagara Falls Marathon will be my 10th. Half Marathon,
you’ll never run alone
Chris

Send your story to administration@niagarafallsmarathon.com and we’ll share it on our website and facebook page for everyone to see!

Attention All Runners!

A Reminder to check and ensure that your given name and surname are in the correct order on your registration form so that your name is correct on your bib!