Niagara Falls International Marathon

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

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.24th, Scotiabank Convention Centre. Passport/NEXUS (or other Customs documents) required

Shuttle to Start: 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. Crowne Plaze 5685 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls. Passport required to board. Parking at Sheraton on the Falls 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



Must have valid ID – Passport, Enhanced Driver’s License or Nexus Card


1.  Valid Passport

2.  You MAY need a VISA to enter Canada.  Go to this website to determine if you need a VISA:

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.

5. Other documents based on your legal status. Please be aware that there are many different legal status, e.g. Green Card, Student Visa etc. that require documentation to cross the Canadian/U.S. border. It is the responsibility of the runner to verify their documentation needs. Please consult an immigration lawyer or the U.S. and Canadian Customs websites to ensure you are adequately prepared for race day

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)



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

4:44 +


Every 10 minutes starting at 3:30 to 5:00


1/2/3 Male/Female & 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


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 Oct. 6th

Last date for any changes: Oct. 6th
(Earlier if race sells out. Distance changes at Race Kit Pickup if not sold out)

REGISTER NOW for 2020!

Super early bird pricing ends: October 31st






RACE CAP 800 Runners


Click on map for larger view & for elevation details.

Marathon route map

172m elevation (pancake flat except for Peace Bridge crossing)

Point to point course starting at Buffalo State College’s Sports Arena 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)

NUUN hydration logo

CLIF Bloks at 10k, 21.1k & 30k


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

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


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 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


Register by Oct. 6th to receive a personalized bib with your name on it!

Registration closes Tuesday October 15th at midnight

Bib numbers EMAILED week of Oct.7th