The GREAT Canadian-American 5k Challenge

Which country will WIN the 2018 5k Challenge? 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 2019 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!


Sunday, October 14th

Start Time: 9:40 a.m.

Course closes: 4:00 p.m.

Race Kit Pickup: Saturday Oct.13th 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



Starting at $40 CDN


ALL awards must be picked up post-race at the “AWARDS” booth: 1st/2nd/3rd overall (male/female)& Age groups: 19 & Under, 20-24 & every 5 year age group (1st/2nd/3rd)


Register by Sept. 30th to receive a personalized bib with your name on it!

Registration closes Wednesday October 10th at midnight.Registration at Kit Pickup if not sold out

Bib numbers EMAILED week of Oct.8th

Bib Transfers/Distance Changes

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 Sept.30th

Last date for any changes: Sept.30th
(Earlier if race sells out. Distance changes at Race Kit Pickkup if not sold out)

Group Registration

Groups MUST use Race Roster to register

Groups of 12: One free registration

Email us to obtain registration promo code

Customize your Finishing Time – iTAB

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”


REGISTER NOW for 2018!



Race Cap 800 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