June 17, 2017 Niagara Ultra

50k, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10k

Niagara on the Lake, Ontario

The 25th running of the Niagara Ultra (on traffic free asphalt footpath) follows the Niagara River Parkway from Niagara on the Lake to Niagara Falls and back

REGISTER

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RACE START TIMES 

7:00 am start for 50km.  7:30 am start for marathon.  8:00 am start for half marathon. 8:30 am start for the 10km.

RACE PACKET PICK UP (same as Start & Finish Location)

Friday June 16, 2017 between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm at Kinsmen Scout Hall or race day starting at 6:00 am.

430 King Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 43.248863, -79.074785

START & FINISH LOCATION

430 King Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 43.248863, -79.074785

PARKING

There will be marshals at the Kinsmen Scout Hall driveway/entrance to direct vehicles to the various parking areas.

COURSE & Map

The course follows the Niagara River along the Recreational Trail. Yellow duct tape on road at strategic locations indicates the route. Flags indicate turns. 

OVERVIEW MAP-Niagara Ultra Races

50k Marathon Map with elevation

Marathon Map with elevation

Half Marathon Map with elevation

AID STATIONS

Aid stations are located every 5km. Every aid station will have nuun, coke, water, cookies, bananas and salted munchies.

DROP BAGS

For 50 km participants only we will accept drop bags at the Race Kit Pickup/registration site for the 25 km aid station. Please mark them well so you know which is yours and please do not put valuable items in drop bags because we may not be able to get them back to the start/finish as quickly as you get back.

Other RACE RULES (Applies only to 50km runners seeking ACU records or qualification only.)

The following rules apply to the 50 km ACU race participants seeking qualification or attempting to set records only; - no pacing is allowed. - No pacing by males of females (or vice versa) for participants in the same event. - No aid may be supplied to participants between official aid stations. - Use of earphones, walkmans etc. will disqualify your time from record status.

For all other runners 10 km, ½ marathon and marathon, it is highly recommended that you not wear headphones because there will be road crossings where you need to hear warnings from the marshals and also because this is a multi-use trail open to the public you need to be aware. If you insist on using headphones please keep the sound level down so you can hear instructions from race officials.

TOILETS

Port-a-potties are at the 5km, 10 km, 15 km and 20 km aid stations. There are public toilets in the Table Rock restaurant at 25 km (at the brink of the falls), and various other public/park locations.

TRAFFIC

This is a public trail. We will not have exclusive use of the trail. Keep an eye (or ear out) for cyclists and please respect other users of the trail.

Cars - although the course is relatively traffic free, there are countless driveways and intersections, as well as a few locations where the trail actually crosses streets. Please be careful, course marshals are not allowed to stop traffic for you so you will have to be on your best pedestrian behaviour and cross at your own risk.

POST RACE FACILITIES AND FOOD

The post race meal is at the Kinsmen Scout Hall (Start/Finish). Bib #s will be considered your tickets for the post race meal. Runners are on their honour. There are meal tickets available on-site at a fee for non-runners.

Showers are available within 150 meters of the start/finish at the town Pool.

TIME LIMIT

As is the practice at all races, race officials have the unrestricted right to disqualify any participant they deem unfit to continue the course. Starting at the ½ way mark of each race any participant not reaching any aid station in a time equivalent to 14 min./mile (8.4 min./km) or less will be automatically disqualified. For 50 km runners this means a cut-off time at the 25 km mark of 10:30 am.

Disqualified runners will be driven back to the start. If any runner subject to time disqualification chooses to continue the course, they will forfeit their race bib and are at their own risk and without the benefit of aid stations, marshals, markers etc. NON-FINISHERS There will be pickup vehicles along the route from start to finish. If you have any difficulty and there is some chance you may need help later, don’t be shy, let us know at an aid station so we can pay special attention and be ready when it is necessary. IF YOU DROP OUT OF THE RACE, YOU MUST REPORT THIS FACT TO THE NEAREST AID STATION and AT THE FINISH LINE.

PARKING

Please do not park on the grass at the Kinsmen Scout Hall. There will be volunteers directing parking to specific allowed areas.

RACE AWARDS

Overall Awards: 1st place Female, 1st place Male, 1st Place Walker

Age Category Awards: 1st place in Female & Male in each age group, <25, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 55-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+

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