The 2016 Niagara Falls Marathon takes place on Sunday, October 30th. It is one of the few marathons in the world that spans over two countries, beginning in Buffalo, New York, USA, crossing the Peace Bridge border crossing into Canada.
The race began in 1974 and has quickly become of the top North American destination Marathons. Organizers realize this, trying to make the entire race experience, from registration packet pick-up to race day as easy as possible for out of towners.
This year the race is being produced by new race directors. These experienced local race directors also host the widely popular Niagara Falls Ultra Marathon. This year registration, the post race party and aid stations are promised to be improved.
2016 Niagara Falls Marathon FAQ
Events and Start Times (All races take place on Sunday)
- 5K – 9:45am
- 10K – 9:00am
- Half-Marathon – 10:00am
- Marathon – 10:00am
The Niagara Falls Marathon is known for offering a high end Swag Bag and Gear.
This year the medal has been upgraded. First here is last years finishers medal:
and here is this years:
This year the Race Expo has been moved and expanded, taking place at the Scotiabank Convention Centre (SCCNiagara). The SCCNiagara is located right next to our hotel; in-fact the Marriott on the Falls is the closest hotel to the SCCNiagara.
The Expo takes place over two days, Friday from 1-7pm and Saturday from 9:30am – 5:30pm.
The expo will feature vendors, guest speakers and also acts as registration and bib pick-up.
Cross Border – Marathon Only
Only the Marathon takes place on both sides of the border; 5K, 10K and Half Marathons all take place around Niagara Falls.
For those running the Marathon, passports are needed. Upon registration runners will have an interview with border security. On race day all participants will be bussed over to the US, and will be able to run without their passports.
Closest Hotel to the Race Expo
The Marriott on the Falls is the closest hotel to the Race Expo. It is also the closest major hotel to the start line of the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon. Rooms are beginning to fill for race weekend. Lock in your reservation today via our: