Niagara Falls Marathon
Note that the 2023 Marathon starts & ends in Canada, as it did in 2022
Sunday, October 22nd, 2023
Start Time: 8:00 a.m.
Course closes: 3:00 p.m.
Cutoffs: Runners MUST reach the Half Marathon timing mat (21.1 k/13.1 m) by 11:30 p.m. Runners arriving after 11:30 a.m. will receive a Half Marathon medal & bussed back to the Finish Line
Race Kit Pickup: Day before & morning-of options are available
Bag Check: At start/finish line
Parking: Park right at the start at Rapidsview Parking Lot Approx. 10-15 minute walk to the start/finish or via WEGO shuttle courtesy of the City of Niagara Falls. See HOTEL PAGE for options for Hotel shuttle
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Boston Qualifier. Walkers or strollers not permitted. Minimum age: 18
Closest airports – Buffalo International (U.S.A.) or Toronto Pearson International (Canada)
PREVIOUS YEAR MEDAL
2023 medal will be unveiled closer to event day. Click on the photo to check out our 2022 medal that received RAVE reviews from our runners!
Your starting corral will be indicated on your race bib and is based on your predicted finish time
3:33 and under
3:34 to 4:43
Every 10 minutes starting at 3:30 to 5:00
1/2/3 Male/Female OVERALL & 1st place in each 5 year age category.
1/2/3 awards presented on site. 1st place age category awards mailed out ~2 weeks post-event
BIB TRANSFERS/DISTANCE CHANGES
Log into registration account
Bib transfers (i.e. selling your bib) approx. $13.50
Distance changes DOWN: approx. $4.50
While the Marathon maintains a “No Refunds” and “No Deferrals” policy, we do allow racers to transfer (sell) their entry before the October 8th deadline. Distance changes can also be done online before this deadline. Distance changes after this date can be done at race kit pickup, subject to event availability and a $10 charge to issue a new bib. Bib sales are NOT permitted after the October 8th online deadline.
REGISTRATION for 2023 -OPENS MARCH 1st!
Fee includes shirt, finishing medal and chip timing
To enter Canada a passport or enhanced driver’s license is required at the border
RACE CAP 800 Runners
This 100% road route follows the scenic Niagara Parkway south towards Fort Erie before turning around at the approximate half way mark. 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. While it can be windy, the views are majestic of both the river & the mansions that line the route
Porta Potties at start/finish & water stations
Gatorade & water at every water station (~every 3 k)
CLIF BLOKS at ~9 k, 21 k, 30k Stations
Park for FREE right at the start/finish at Rapidsview Parking Lot
SPECTATOR VIEWING ON COURSE
Maps of viewing spots available at Race Kit Pickup
CUSTOMIZE YOUR FINISH 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 ($15 CDN) during your registration under “iTAB.” iTABS are mailed out approximately 1 month post-race
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
Registration closes Wednesday October 18th at midnight