Imagine running past one of the greatest sights in the world! This is exactly what the Niagara Falls Marathon and Half Marathon has to offer. Niagara is just two hours travelling from Toronto, and with some great deals on airline prices (return fares from £250!) you may be surprised how little a few days here might cost. You will fly in to Toronto's Lester B Pearson International Airport on Thursday or Friday, where you will be met by 'Running Crazy' staff. Dependent on your arrival day you will spend a couple of days in Toronto - there is so much to do here - this will get your trip off to the perfect start. We will arrange evening entertainment for those who require it.
We will then travel as a group to Niagara Falls on the Saturday, with the aim to return to Toronto Airport for return flights on the Monday or Tuesday. This is the height of the 'Fall' and the changing colours of the trees will be at their most majestic.
As you are travelling such a long distance, why not make a real holiday of your trip and combine the Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K event the week before (and transfer to Niagara Falls on the Saturday). Ask us about this by e-mail and we will happily make all your arrangements and then join you on the Thursday,
What is included:
3* Accommodation in a Toronto Hotel
You will be met at Toronto's Lester B Pearson International Airport by 'Running Crazy' staff
Transfer and return to Niagara Falls
3* Accommodation in Niagara Falls Hotel
Discounted Race Entry
Reception Meeting/Map of Area/Explanation of Course
Race Number and Goody Bag delivered
Early Morning Call on Race Day
After race gathering
Full Results Service by E-Mail
Optional Sightseeing Tours
Optional CD-Rom/DVD Souvenir of Race (with you in action)
Niagara Falls has got to be one of the ultimate places on Earth to run a race. Situated on the Canadian/US border the Falls are a sight you will want to take in, and one you won't forget. The Marathon Course itself starts in the USA (Buffalo) and finishes in Canada. Once you cross the Peace Bridge you are in Canada, and the course follows the beautiful Niagara River Parkway. The Half Marathon and 10K races both start by the Falls and their flat and fast routes stay within the Canadian border. All races finish by the thunderous Falls themselves - inspiring! This is a great course for PBs - the profile shows a slightly downhill course all the way - you won't see it but you will feel the benefit!
Map of the Course
Running Crazy have secured good class hotel accommodation in the Canadian resort of Niagara Falls itself. This will be within walking (staggering) distance of the finish. You will be bussed to the Start area. In addition, during your stay in Toronto we will arrange a good class hotel.
October in Canada is beautiful. It will be the ideal climate for running.
Average Sunshine Hours per day: 8
Wet days in a month: 11
Average Temperature: 8 - 15 degrees
Average Monthly Rainfall: 2''
Niagara Falls itself is a relatively quiet resort, but there are plenty of bars and lively cafes to keep things interesting. There is also the Casino. With the Falls ever present in sound and view, you should take in as many views at different times as you can. There is the 'Maid of the Mist' boat trip 'in to the Falls', and you can even journey behind the Falls. Hire a bicycle and take a trip around the River Park ways. On the night of the race we will have dinner in a restaurant overlooking the falls.
We know the city of Toronto very well and will be pleased to show you around some of the sights including the CN Tower - indeed we will have dinner in the revolving restaurant the night before our departure to Niagara Falls (optional). We will also arrange a light training run on the islands just a short ferry hop away with spectacular views of the city from a different angle (optional).
This could be your Clubs/Running groups trip of the year. For groups of 10 or more there is a prize for every 10 people taking part - you decide whether it is the first or last to finish who receives it. In addition for groups of 20 or more there are discounts for the group leader
Our all inclusive prices are extremely competitive - from as little as just £149 for the weekend - we know we cannot be beaten on price - and our runners continually tell us that they receive so much more on a 'Running Crazy' weekend break. All our 'resort races' offer half board accommodation, and for our 'Big City' races we know all the best value places to eat, drink and have fun. Indeed we book these for our pre-race and after race gatherings, meaning groups and individuals can just sit back, relax, make new running pals and let us do any worrying. No tourist traps for our clients! We know these races and places inside out, and will advise on what to see and do over the weekend, provide directions and maps - all very useful when on a tight timescale. All you have to do is run!
What to do next:
If you like the idea of taking part in this 'Running Crazy' event and running in this inspirational race then please complete the Application Form specifying Niagara Falls in the event name. Further information will be sent by return of E-Mail to include travel tips (and how to get relatively cheap flights) a full price list, and payment arrangements.
NIAGARA FALLS - TESTIMONIAL
Andrew & Catherine Bell - Sunderland
Travelling to Toronto & Niagara Falls with Running Crazy was completely hassle & stress free. From being met at Toronto Airport through to the race then leaving Niagara Falls. Finishing the Niagara Falls race with such a spectacular backdrop was certainly worth it. A very well organised trip and I would recommend Running Crazy and we will be using them in the future.