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 in Buffalo, NY. The Half, 10k and 5k distances all start and end in Canada.
As you line up on Lincoln Parkway in Buffalo for the start of the Niagara Falls International Marathon, you will find yourself in a most historic and beautiful area. Originally called North Park, it is now known as Delaware Park. Opened in 1870, this beautiful green area was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted who also designed New York City’s Central Park and Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. Lincoln Parkway is only a small part of the park that includes the Buffalo Zoo, Baseball Diamonds, Soccer Fields, Running Track, Picnic Areas and a Golf Course (formerly known as the Sheep Meadow in the 1880’s where flocks of sheep grassed).