Niagara Popup Series
Six different routes, each around 5k with locations in St. Catharines, Lincoln, Niagara Falls & Niagara on the Lake. Runners/walkers have two weeks to run their fastest time on each course & upload results. We reveal only one course at a time with the routes becoming more challenging throughout the three months
St. Catharines, Niagara on the Lake, Niagara Falls, Lincoln, Thorld, Pelham
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE:
Runners, walkers, fast, slow, casual, serious…
Route #1: October 4th-17th
Route #2: October 18th-31st
Route #3: November 1st-14th
Route #4: November 15th-28th
Route #5: November 29th-December 12th
Route #6: December 13th-December 26th
Do I run by myself?
YES. You do these courses by yourself or with friends (practice social distancing please!). Of course for the first route, you can sign up for the Run Niagara 5k race on Sat. Oct. 10th or 17th & use those results.
Do I need to register?
YES. The form to register is at the bottom of this webpage
Do I need to do every route to participate
No. You can pick and choose which weeks/routes you’d like to do
How do I track my time?
All routes are available on the FREE RUNGO app or, alternatively we provide a link to upload your results manually with each route
Maps aren’t my thing. What should I do?
Glad you asked. RUNGO has this AMAZING feature where you can listen to a very nice lady tell you where to turn AS YOU’RE RUNNING. Please download the RUNGO app to use this feature
Can I run a route virtually or on my treadmill?
No. There are plenty of virtual races out there to choose from. This challenge is different
How do I enter my time
If you use the RUNGO app to track your mileage, you can upload directly from the app post-run. Alternatively, each route will have a link to upload results manually
Why is my distance not the same as advertised on a route
Most people’s distance will be slightly off with these routes. Plotting routes on a map will render different readings than in the field and course “measurement” is based on following the fastest line possible, which not everyone does on a course. GPS devices may also render slightly different results, depending on reception. Not to worry, we’re sidelining the big prize money for now given the constraints of this Challenge. For your peace of mind, we do test the RUNGO voice guided feature on the routes
COME HANG OUT WITH US & CHIT CHAT ABOUT YOUR RACE!
You only have to register ONCE for any route
If you are under 18, a parent/legal guardian needs to fill out this form/agree to the waiver on your behalf
You will receive a copy of this registration once submitted. Please check your junk box if it does not arrive
Route #2 – The Old Chocolate Race 5.1k
OPEN: Sunday, October 17th to Saturday, October 31st
MANUAL RESULTS ENTRY: https://routes.rungoapp.com/virtual/race/form/LwoiRychEg
- Upload results only once (duplicate entries will be moved to bottom of Leaderboard)
- Once you enter the 2nd park (via Melody Trail), pay attention to the quick LEFT turn after the bridge to end up on Cindy Dr.
- Start/Finish is at the gates at the end of the parking lot
***Make sure you’re getting our emails! people [at] niagarafallsmarathon [dot] com so please check your junkbox if you haven’t received one
Route #1 – The Run Niagara 5k Course
OPEN: Sunday, October 4th to Saturday, October 17th
MANUAL RESULTS ENTRY: https://routes.rungoapp.com/virtual/race/form/h05kAJ12bM
LOCATION: Locke 1 Welland Canal/Charles Ansell Park at 320 Lakeshore Rd., St. Catharines
NOTES: Out & back route. Start & turn around are marked by purple lines on the paved running path. If you are running on your own, you could always locate the start line, which is by the north end of the boulders across from the parking lot, on the paved path, and run south for 2.5k then turn around & return to where you started
***Emails with results & details of the new route every two weeks come from people [at] niagarafallsmarathon [dot] com so please check your junkbox if you haven’t received one