Races in Niagara

Niagara Falls International 10k race on Oct. 30, 2016
Niagara Falls International 10k race on Oct. 30, 2016. Photo by Rob Lapensee

Races in Niagara (and area)

Here’s a list of upcoming races in the Niagara Region. Let me know if there’s a race coming up that I should include.

2019

April

Jordan 5k

  • 5k; 1k
    Saturday, April 13
    Jordan, ON (Town of Lincoln)
    * PB-freindy course; Finisher medals for everyone; Shirt cutoff March 28

Confederation Park 5k

  • 5k; 1k; Fast and the Furriest 5k and 1k dog walk and run
    Saturday, April 27
    Hamilton, ON
    * Fast; Closed course, no traffic; Finisher medals for all runners; Shirt cutoff April 17

May

Fishy 5k

  • 5k; 1k Family Fun Run
    Friday, May 10
    Dunnville, ON
    * Running in fish costumes welcome; Finisher medals for all runners; Technical shirts for 5k runners; 5k part of the Mighty Mudcat Challenge

Hauser`s Mudcat Marathon Weekend

  • Marathon; half marathon; 10k; 5k; kids run
    Saturday, May 11
    Dunnville, ON
    * Marathon is a BQ; Race expo; Finisher medals for all runners; Shirts for all runners

The Chocolate Race

  • 10k; 5k; Kids 2.5k; Kids 1k
    Sunday, May 12
    St. Catharines, ON
    * Not a peanut-free or nut-free event; chocolate treats during the race, chocolate milk at the finish line, more chocolate after the race.

June

Twelve Mile Creek Half Marathon

  • Half marathon
    Saturday, June 1
    St. Catharines, ON
    * Great post-race party; Shirt cutoff May 19; Returning runners get names printed on the back of the shirts

Niagara Ultra

  • 50k; marathon; half marathon; 10k
    Saturday, June 15
    Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
    * Part of the 2019 Ontario Ultra and Trail Race Series; Sweatshirt cutoff May 25;
  • 10k almost sold out

Tim Hortons Jerry’s Peachbud

  • 10k; 5k; 1k
    Tuesday, June 25
    Grimsby, ON
    *A lot of fun; Finisher medals for everyone; Shirt cutoff June 14; Part of the Town of Grimsby`s Canada Week festivities

July

Canada Day run
Run for St. John Ambulance

  • 5k; 1k Kids Fun Run
    Monday, July 1
    Niagara Falls, ON
    * Finish medals for first 100 finishers; Door prizes; Shirt cutoff June 21; Free registration for 1k Kids Fun Run until June 27

Bench Run

  • 5k
    Saturday, July 13
    Jordan, ON (Town of Lincoln)
    * New course; Flat; Finisher medals for everyone; Shirt cutoff July 3

St. Catharines Wingfest 5k Fun Run

  • 5k
    Sunday, July 28
    St. Catharines, ON
    * For serious and recreational runners but a fun event

September

Run for the Grapes

  • Half marathon; 5k
    Sunday, Sept. 22
    St. Catharines, ON
    * Finisher medals for everyone; Shirt cutoff Sept. 11

October

Crystal Beach 5K

  • 5k; Kids Fun Run
    Saturday, Oct. 12
    Fort Erie, ON
    * Fast course; Finisher medals for all runner; After-party with live music, free beer; T-Shirts for the first 500 runners to register

Niagara Falls International Marathon

  • Marathon; Half marathon; Marathon relay; 10k; 5k
    Sunday, Oct. 20
    Niagara Falls, ON
    * Marathon is a BQ; Finisher medals for all runners

November

Casablanca Classic

  • 8k; 3k
    Saturday, Nov. 9
    Stoney Creek, ON
    * Flat and fast; Finisher medals for all runners; Shirt cutoff Oct. 31