Niagara Falls International Marathon

September 14, 2011

The Niagara Falls International Marathon is an annual marathon running competition from Buffalo, New York, USA to Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. It is one of the few marathons in the world that starts in one country and finishes in another, together with Marathon der 3 Länder from Germany to Austria. Some other marathons cross international borders but return to the start, like the Monaco Marathon and the Unionsmarathon. The event is a Boston Marathon Qualifier.

The Niagara Falls International Marathon celebrated its inaugural running in 1974. Back then, (and for the first several years) the race was known as the Skylon Marathon.

Race Date

Oct 25, 2015

Event Type

Start Times

Men: 10:00am
Women: 10:00am

No. Runners



Race Website


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Race Registration

The entry fees is $95.00 CAD for early registrations. To participate in Niagara Falls International Marathon you can register in the official website. Online registration will close at Midnight, Monday, October 21, 2013.

Course / Route Map

The Niagara Falls International Marathon starts by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo N.Y. The first 6.5km (4 miles) of the race travel the majestic parkways of Buffalo before crossing the Peace Bridge into the historic old town of Fort Erie, Ontario. The route then follows the beautiful Niagara River Parkway and finishes at the magnificent Niagara Falls. It is the only marathon in the world that starts in one country and finishes in another. The course is considered flat and fast and has hosted two USA men’s Olympic marathon trials in 1980 and again in 1984, along with the World Veteran’s Games marathon in 1995.

Race Profile / Elevation Map

Not available.

Race Tags

Not available.

Time Limits & Cutoffs

  • The course time limit for the  marathon is 7 hours.
  • MyLaps Bib Tag technology will be used to time all events.

Course Records

Men: Anthony Sandoval 2:10:19 (1980)
Women: Nicole Stevenson 2:37:08 (2004)

Prize Money & Awards

  • Trophies will be awarded 3 deep in the Open and Master’s divisions for Men and Women.
  • Commemorative age group awards will be awarded 3 deep to men and women.
  • Prize Money:
    Place Open (M/F) Masters (M/F)
    1st $1,250 $600
    2nd $1,000 $500
    3rd $750 $400

T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates

  • All registered participants are entitled to receive T shirts.
  • All finishers will receive Finisher Medals at the finish line.
  • Each participant who finishes the Marathon is entitled to a Finisher Certificate.

Water Stops & Refreshments

  • There will be a total of 16 Hydration Stations along the course. The first will be located at the 2.5 mile mark in Buffalo. On the Canadian side, the first Hydration Station will start at mile 5 followed by strategically located stations along the Parkway approximately every 2 miles.
  • Water and pre-mixed bottles of Cytomax Performance Drink will be available at the start/finish lines and at each of  these locations along the course.

Expected Race Day Weather

Highest Expected Temperature: 47 °F
Lowest Expected Temperature: 38 °F

Running resources:

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

tom daly September 12, 2015 at 8:18 pm

Two questions:
*Do you need a Pass Port to enter the marathon?
*How can I see the 1999 and 1980 marathon results?
I would like to volunteer for the 2015 if my work schedule permits.
Thank you
Tom Daly


Chris September 20, 2015 at 11:19 am

Hey Tom,

Thanks for visiting Run Infinity. Here are the answers to your question:
1) You do not need a pass port to enter the marathon (though you may need a pass port to get in the country if you aren’t a local.

2) The 1999 and 1980 marathon results have not been published publicly to us, so we cannot provide them. Perhaps you can contact the race directly via their website:



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