Mighty Niagara Half Marathon & Hospice Dash 5K

Youngstown, NY





PICTURE THIS!

You're running alongside the Niagara River, through the historic villages of Lewiston and Youngstown. Invigorated by the beat of the band you just passed, you feel the cheers of the spectators pushing you forward. You're counting the miles, but at the same time you're not, because the views are literally (and physically) breathtaking along the down-hill course. You see the famous French Castle, the lighthouse and Historic Old Fort Niagara's compound after you emerge from the forest of Fort Niagara State Park. Running by the beach, you're enjoying the views of Lake Ontario and the live entertainment at every mile as you continue on to Four Mile State Park. Just a few yards to go. Your friends and family cheer you on as you cross the finish line at Porter-on-the-Lake Park. You are Mighty! You just finished Mighty Niagara Half Marathon!


 WHY PARTICIPATE IN THE MIGHTY NIAGARA HALF MARATHON?

By participating in the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon, you will not only be supporting a good cause – Niagara Hospice – you will also enjoy a picturesque, historical course as well as:

  • Pre and post-race parties
  • Live bands & music stations throughout the course: before, during and after the race
  • Discounts on local hotels, restaurants, retailers and tourist attractions
  • Mighty Niagara Half Marathon Dri-fit running shirt
  • Newly designed custom finisher medals for all participants in both races!
  • Snacks, fresh fruit, food, water, chocolate milk, and a beer tent for all runners*
  • Prizes & Awards: $500 cash prize to top male and female; additional cash prizes for runner-ups; awards for top times in your age-group
  • Free parking
  • Great Lakes Real Estate Race Bag Drop prior to race, finish line pick-up
  • Free shuttle service following the race
THIS IS ONE RACE YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS!

START & FINISH

Mighty Niagara Half Marathon: Starts at Artpark State Park in historic Lewiston, New York and finishes at Porter-on-the-Lake Park in Youngstown, New York. The USATF certified course offers scenic views of two historic villages, four state parks, the Lower Niagara River, Lake Ontario, Canada and the Toronto skyline!

Hospice Dash 5K: Starts and finishes at Porter-on-the-Lake Park in Youngstown, New YorK. The USATF certified course takes runners along Lake Road and through Four Mile State Park before returning back to Porter-on-the-Lake Park.

 


REGISTRATION & PACKET PICK UP
Online registration will remain open right up until the start of each race. Early packet pickup will take place at Crunch Fitness located at 2429 Military Road in Niagara Falls from noon until 8pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday leading up to race day. Race day registration and packet pickup will take place at the starting line of both races from 7:00am right up until the start of each race.

MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!



POST RACE CELEBRATION
Join us for the best post-race celebration in Western New York! To start with, there will  be live entertainment before, during, and after both the 5K and half marathon.  All participants will receive a beautiful custom finisher medal after crossing the finish line and there will be plenty of great food and beverages!

FAMILY & FRIENDS OPTION: For those of you not planning to run the race, but who still want to attend the post race party with family or friends, we ask that you kindly pre-register as non-running participant. Your $25 registration fee gets you an entry bracelet for access to the best post race celebration in Western New York including delicious food, free beer, and live music! Please register early to reserve your spot!




PARKING
There will be plenty of free parking at Artpark for the half marathon with free shuttle service back to your car after the race.  Parking is also free at Porter-on-the-Lake for the Hospice Dash 5K race. Parking attendants will be on hand to guide and assist as needed to ensure a steady flow of traffic in and out of both parks. 

SHUTTLE SERVICE
MORE INFORMATION COMING SOON!

AGE GROUPS & AWARDS
Custom trophies will be presented to the 1st place overall male and female finishers in both the 5K and half marathon and prize money will be awarded to the top three male and female participants in the half marathon ($500 for 1st place, $300 for 2nd place, and $200 for 3rd place).

Custom finisher medals are provided to all runners as they cross the finish line and age group award pins will be distributed in each of the following age groups: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29. 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and older.

Custom pins will also be presented to the top three male and female runners in the following divisions:
Masters (40 and older)
Grand Masters (50 and older)
Senior Masters (60 and older)


CONTACT & INFORMATION
For additional information on the race or sponsorship opportunities available, please contact Niagara Hospice Event Specialist, Colleen, via email at colleen.daddario@Niagarahospice.com or by phone at 716-280-0780.

2021 ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP
COMING SOON!

TIMING & FINISH LINE SERVICES

Timing and finish line services using industry leading Jaguar Electronic RFID timing will be provided by Race Management Solutions. Results are updated throughout the race in real time and can be accessed at any time after crossing the finish line using any one of the following options:


  • FREE ITSYourRace Mobile App
  • RMS Race Results Kiosk/Printer
  • Scrolling Results TV Monitor(s)
  • ITSYourRace.com
  • RaceManagementSolutions.com


Race participants can also use the ITSYourRace platform to view and share finish line photos with family and friends for free on Facebook. Custom finisher certificates can also be downloaded from the results page at no charge!



When & Where

Oct 2, 2021

Saturday

9:00 AM

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Youngstown, NY

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The Mighty Merch Store!
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BEAUTIFUL & SCENIC COURSE FROM START TO FINISH!


FINAL STRETCH DOWN DIETZ ROAD TO THE FINISH LINE!


GREAT FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!


RUNNERS COME FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD TO RUN THE MIGHTY NIAGARA!


2019 POST RACE PARTY


OUR VOLUNTEERS ARE THE BEST!



MIGHTY NIAGARA DISCOUNT CARD
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 Half Marathon Course Map

 5K Course Map

Water Station & Restroom Map

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