The GREAT Canadian-American 5k Challenge

2018: Canada-36:59; America-38:15 2019: Canada-30:26; America-33:59

The Challenge continues! All you have to do is show up & run your little heart out on behalf of your country.

We’ll average results & declare a “fastest country” winner the next day. The winning country gets bragging & naming rights for the following year AS WELL AS the 5k tech shirt designed in their PATRIOTIC colours! How AWESOME is that!

All 5k registered Canadian addresses are automatically part of Team Canada & vice versa. Good luck!

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED FOR 2020. THE NEXT EDITION IS OCTOBER 24TH, 2021. We do not yet have an open date for registration

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

Start Time: 9:40 a.m.

Course closes: 4:00 p.m.

Race Kit Pickup: Saturday Oct.24th, Scotiabank Convention Centre OR race morning starting at 7:30 a.m. at the start

Parking: Park right at the start at Rapidsview Parking Lot. Access via Portage Road and Upper Rapids Blvd. Shuttles back to the parking lot from the Finish Line

Single strollers & walkers permitted



Your starting corral will be indicated on your race bib and is based on your predicted finish time

24 minutes and under

25 to 36 minutes

37 minutes +


1/2/3 Male/Female & 1st place in each 5 year age category up to 79 years. Last category is 80+

1/2/3 awards presented on site. 1st place age category awards mailed out ~2 weeks post-event


Register by Oct. 11th to receive a personalized bib with your name on it!

Registration closes Wednesday October 21st at midnight. Registration at Kit Pickup if not sold out

Bib numbers EMAILED week of Oct.12th


Log into registration account

Bib transfers (i.e. selling your bib) approx. $12.00

Distance changes UP: approx. $3.50 + difference in cost of lower & higher race

No refunds or deferrals but the option to sell your bib before Oct.11th

Last date for any changes: Oct.11th
(Earlier if race sells out. Distance changes at Race Kit Pickkup if not sold out)

REGISTER NOW for 2020!

Next price increase: August 23rd






RACE CAP 750 Runners/Walkers


Click on map for larger view & for elevation details.

5k route map

35m elevation (pancake flat)

Out and back course starting at Rapidsview Parking Lot on Upper Rapids Blvd in Niagara Falls, CANADA

Finishes right at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Canada

The route follows the scenic Niagara Parkway south before turning around just before you reach the village of Chippawa. All runners finish at the brink of the majestic Horseshoe Falls. While it can be windy, the views are breathtaking of both the river & the mansions that line the route. This course both starts and ends in Canada.

Porta Potties at start/finish & water stations

NUUN & water at all water stations (~every 2.5 k)

NUUN hydration logo


Across from Table Rock Welcome Centre at “Falls Parking Lot” at 6650 Niagara Parkway


Groups of 11: One free registration

Email us once you have 11 registered runners/walkers to obtain registration promo code for your 12th registrant people @ niagarafallsmarathon .com


If you would like to receive a custom insert with your name & finishing time (fits into back of your medal),you can purchase this option ($12 CDN) during your registration under “iTAB.” iTABS are mailed approximately one month post-race