Overall Rating
Overall Rating (9 Reviews)
3.9
(9 Ratings)(9 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
2.6
SCENERY
4.3
PRODUCTION
3.8
SWAG
3.6
Voted one of the most scenic courses with every race distance following the Niagara River and ending at the majestic Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side of the border. The Marathon is truly international with the start at the Albright-Knox Gallery in Buffalo, NY. The Half, 10K and 5K distances … MORE
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    jillcgross FIRST-TIMER '17

    Breakfast run was fun, shuttles and expo very organized, AMAZING volunteers. This race isn't for me. The scenery got very boring with very few turns and zero crowd support. Very … MORE

    Breakfast run was fun, shuttles and expo very organized, AMAZING volunteers. This race isn’t for me. The scenery got very boring with very few turns and zero crowd support. Very lonely. Aid stations were few and far between (especially on a very humid day) and they served VERY watered down Nuun. I drink Nuun at home so I know what it’s supposed to rate like. The late start makes for a hot race which isn’t for me. The crossing into Canada was very lack-luster. If you are looking for a flat straight course, ok with minimal water and don’t need crowd support this is for you. If you need to be stimulated, Ned crowd support and like to stay hydrated skip it.

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    markmcBrayer FIRST-TIMER '17

    beautiful place , but the aids stations needs more.. due to warm weather... because several stations ran out of water late in race for back of pack runners... i bring … MORE

    beautiful place , but the aids stations needs more.. due to warm weather… because several stations ran out of water late in race for back of pack runners… i bring my own next time…

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    4
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    5
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    1

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    sandragamio FIRST-TIMER '17

    The course scenery was amazing!! That by itself makes it completely worth every penny and every km ran/walked. With that said, everything else was also amazing. The organization rocked, everything … MORE

    The course scenery was amazing!! That by itself makes it completely worth every penny and every km ran/walked. With that said, everything else was also amazing. The organization rocked, everything seemed to be running smoothly: registration, date ,change, packet pickup, the expo, the volunteers, the shuttles, etc. I loved it! The course was perfectly marked and water stations were perfectly spaced. The finish area was great, too. I even got a free massage! Loved everything about this race and will probably do it again.

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    5
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    5
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    5

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    elmcfrog85 FIRST-TIMER '17

    This was my first marathon. The course was beautiful and scenic. They give a 6 hour time limit, however if you’re slower (like me), there may not be water at … MORE

    This was my first marathon. The course was beautiful and scenic. They give a 6 hour time limit, however if you’re slower (like me), there may not be water at all the water stations by the time you get there. One of the stations at around mile 18 or so had the electrolyte drink but no water. Running in 3 countries was very cool and volunteers were all nice and very energetic. I don’t like many runners around on a course so this was a great race for that. Not crowded so you won’t be dodging people. However, if you’re someone who needs crowds cheering through your the race, this marathon isn’t for you. There were many miles where there were just a few runners around. The finish is downhill!! And I loved how, at the finish, the announcer announced the name of each runner crossing the finish line. That was special, especially this being my first marathon. And you finish at the falls! I’d recommend as long as you can be ok being kinda on your own at points!

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    5
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    The half marathon starts at the halfway point of the marathon so the aid stations are often out of supplies like gels. This year two aid stations in a row … MORE

    The half marathon starts at the halfway point of the marathon so the aid stations are often out of supplies like gels. This year two aid stations in a row near the end of the race were out of water!!!

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    5
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    ibclc1972 FIRST-TIMER '17

    Great race start at the art gallery. Route is flat and finishes at the falls. Smaller race so lots of stretches with no spectators. Not enough....any.. medical support on course. … MORE

    Great race start at the art gallery. Route is flat and finishes at the falls. Smaller race so lots of stretches with no spectators. Not enough….any.. medical support on course. Decent finish area. Transportation to race start was sketchy..drivers had no idea where to go

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    5
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    LauraChrystine REPEAT RUNNER '15

    This is one of the flatest races I've done so it's a great choice if you're looking for a PB. The route is beautiful - I found the scenery distracted … MORE

    This is one of the flatest races I’ve done so it’s a great choice if you’re looking for a PB. The route is beautiful – I found the scenery distracted me from the distance. There isn’t much crowd support at the beginning, but by the time you finish there’ll be lots of people cheering you along. I’m already signed up to do this race again.

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    qthubby REPEAT RUNNER '15

    There is no race with a finish quite like Niagara Falls. The scenery for the whole race is such an amazing experience. It really is a class race. From the … MORE

    There is no race with a finish quite like Niagara Falls. The scenery for the whole race is such an amazing experience. It really is a class race. From the Expo, to the volunteers to the swag to the actual race it has all you could ask for. A wonderful running experience.

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    5
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    5

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    Marinaw262 FIRST-TIMER '14

    It is a cool touch that this race starts in one country and ends in another, although this means all passports must be checked at the expo as well as … MORE

    It is a cool touch that this race starts in one country and ends in another, although this means all passports must be checked at the expo as well as race morning at the border crossing, which takes some time. Luckily, the race doesn’t start until 10AM 🙂 The border crossing is a unique experience. Most of the race is run through the streets of Buffalo, NY neighborhoods. The weather is good and chilly this time of year. The finish line is a little before the falls, and the easy walk to the shuttle gives a good view of the falls then only. I wish there had been more Falls views on the course. The border crossing and proximity to the falls are the best part of the race.

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