Race Briefing, October 11, 2022

This Race Briefing was emailed to ALL registrants Tuesday, October 11th. This information is also available on the website – niagarafallsmarathon.com

Bib numbers & Race package

If you are viewing this Race Briefing from a URL Link, you need to retrieve your bib number in one of two ways (Note that team data is not transferred to the Bib Lookup Page):

***Virtual racers are not assigned a bib number

Start Times

Marathon – 8 a.m.

Half & 10k – 8:30 a.m.

5k – 8:35 a.m.

Race Kit Pickup

Please note the changes with Race Kit Pickup prior to race day. This change means the free kids races on Saturday are cancelled.
 You CAN pickup for another person, please leave Registrar a note with your name/bib number & same for person you are picking up

Sunday, Oct. 23/Race Day: 
6:30 a.m. to before each race start
At start/finish in BIG TENT
*Parking is FREE

Saturday, Oct. 22nd 9am-12pm
Hard Rock Cafe
5705 Falls Ave. Niagara Falls
(Next to Casino Niagara)
*Parking is NOT free

Thursday, Oct.20 4-8pm
Royal CDN Legion,
5603 Spring St. Niagara Falls
*Parking is FREE

Bag Check

At the start/finish

Race Day Parking

  • Parking-Rapidsview Parking Lot
  • FREE starting at 6:30 a.m.
  • Upper Rapids Blvd, Niagara Falls
  • Option to walk 10-15 min to start OR take FREE WEGO Shuttle (lawn signs will point the way to WEGO/race start on Niagara parkway)
  • Return WEGO from Finish

Hotel Shuttles

  • FREE WEGO shuttle starting at 6:30 a.m. 
  • Departs from front of Sheraton Fallsview 5875 Falls Ave., Niagara Falls
  • Open to ALL racers, family, friends (regardless of hotel)
  • Last shuttle departs Finish Line back to Sheraton 3:30pm

Course Water Stations

5k – Water at ~2.6k mark

10k – Water/Gatorade at 2.5k, 7.5k with Tim Hortons table at 7.5k

Half – Water/Gatorade at 2.5k, 6k, 9k, 12.1k, 15.1k, 18.6k; CLIF BLOKS at 9k; Tim Hortons table at 18.6k

Marathon – Water/Gatorade every ~3k; CLIF BLOKS at 9k/21k/30k; Tim Hortons table at 39.7k

Porta Potties

Located at every Water Station & at the Start/Finish

Running with music

Permitted but be aware that it is the runners’ responsibility to obey all Course Marshals and to adhere to turn around Marshal

Cutoff Times & “DNF”
(“Did not finish”)

Course is open to ALL until 3 p.m.

Marathon runners MUST reach 21.1k mark in 3.5 hours. A SAG WAGON will be waiting at 21.1k mark for marathon runners not able to meet time cutoff. You will receive a Half Marathon medal & be taken back to the Finish in the SAG WAGON

If you drop out on course and require a ride back to the Finish (i.e. SAG WAGON), it is available from WATER STATIONS. Please expect delays with the SAG WAGON as our permit does not allow it to drive on the closed course to retrieve runners

Post Race Chute

Water,  medal, Rescue Blanket & post-race food package handed out in Finish Line Chute

Beer & hot dogs available for purchase from Niagara Parks post race


1/2/3 overall in each race division & M/F presented post race



iTAB finishing times submitted to iTAB in U.K. 1 week post race. Expect to receive iTAB ~2-5 weeks post race. MAKE SURE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS IS CURRENT BY SIGNING INTO YOUR RACE ROSTER ACCOUNT TO VERIFY

Starting Corrals

Indicated by A/B/C on bib. Note that each race division starts TOGETHER. Corral assignments are to seed fastest people closest to arch. 

Reminder: NO vaccinations required

Proof of vaccinations or the ARRIVECAN app are NOT required to enter Canada any longer

Spectator Maps

Available at Race Kit Pickup providing details for best viewing spots on course & driving instructions

Selling Bibs & Distance Transfers

The online process for both ended Sunday, Oct. 9th. Distance changes & bib sales to another CAN be done at any of our Race Kit Pickups. Note that there is a $20 charge for changing bibs

Breakfast Run

If you signed up for the Breakfast Run on. Sat. Oct. 22nd you will receive a separate email reminder with details


Canadian Race Roster Registration Page

US/INTL Race Roster Registration Page

Thank you for joining us this year & have a fantastic race!