The Tim Hortons International Marathon
Sunday, October 14th
Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Course closes: 4:00 p.m.
Cutoffs: Runners MUST reach the Half Marathon timing mat (21.1 k/13.1 m) by 12:30 p.m. Runners arriving after 12:30 p.m. will receive a Half Marathon medal & bussed back to the Finish Line
Race Kit Pickup: Saturday Oct.13th
Shuttle to Start: 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Crowne Plaza Hotel 5685 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls. Passport required to board. Parking at Crowne Plaza with shuttles from finish line back to hotel. A clear plastic bag will be issued at Kit Pickup to leave goods/passport (optional) on shuttle bus & retrieve at Finish Line
Boston Qualifier. Walkers or strollers not permitted. Minimum age: 18
CUSTOMS & IMMIGRATION
OPTION 1: CANADIAN OR U.S. CITIZEN
Must have valid ID – Passport, Enhanced Driver’s License or Nexus Card
OPTION 2: NON-CANADIAN/NON-U.S. CITIZEN
1. Valid Passport
2. You MAY need a VISA to enter Canada. Go to this website to determine if you need a VISA: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp
3. You MAY need a VISA to enter the U.S. Please refer to the U.S. Customs website to learn about visa requirements for entry into the U.S.
4. I-94 entry document PRIOR to race day available from U.S. Customs. Participants must obtain this form IN PERSON from the Rainbow Bridge (91-109 Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Falls, NY 14303). You can walk across the Rainbow Bridge from most hotels in downtown Niagara Falls, Canada.
Note: Make sure you do not have a criminal record as you will not be allowed in. Unsure? Check here: Determine if I am inadmissible into Canada
Closest airports – Buffalo International (U.S.A.) or Toronto Pearson International (Canada)
Check our last year’s swag! Current year shirts/medals are revealed closer to race date
As of March 1st: $100 CDN (Approximately $80 USD)
Stay tuned for information! To join our pace bunny team, please contact Ed Mark at the Running Room firstname.lastname@example.org
Post-race awards at the event: 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 Tuesday October 9th at midnight
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 DOWN: approx. $3.50
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 the Expo if not sold out)
REGISTER NOW for 2018!
Race Cap 1,200 Runners
Click on map for larger view & for elevation details.
172m elevation (pancake flat except for Peace Bridge crossing)
Point to point course starting at Albright Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York
Finishes right at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Canada
First 4 miles meander through quaint neighbourhoods in downtown Buffalo before the EPIC crossing of the Peace Bridge from the United States into Canada. The course then winds along the scenic Niagara Parkway, following the Niagara River. 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
NUUN & water at every water station (~every 2.5 k)
CLIF Bloks at 10k, 21.1k & 30k
Across from Table Rock Welcome Centre at “Falls Parking Lot” at 6650 Niagara Parkway
Groups MUST use Race Roster to register
Groups of 12: One free registration
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”