Mighty Niagara Half Marathon

Saturday, September 24, 2016 • Lewiston, NY • Course Map

If you’re looking for a northeastern half marathon to run before the cold weather starts to kick in, the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon, presented by Yahoo! and benefiting Niagara Hospice, fits the bill while providing a lovely tree-shaded course.

This rural half marathon is run along the northernmost section of the Niagara River and southern coast of Lake Ontario. Beginning at the Artpark in Lewiston, the half marathon weaves its way through downtown Lewiston before heading north on New York State Route 18F. Half marathoners set foot on the majority of 18F throughout the course, with the exception of a detour into Fort Niagara State Park, and catch sights such as French Castle and Old Fort Niagara’s compound while running the downhill course toward the finish line at Porter on the Lake Town Park.

Be sure to arrive early and prepare to hang out — with pre-race and post-race parties and entertainment, there’s plenty to enjoy in celebration before getting shuttled back to the start line and grabbing your vehicle.

While the entire half marathon is run in the United States, the location makes a great starting point for a day trip to Niagara Falls after the run — both the U.S. and Canadian side.

Race Weather & Climate

Located in northwestern New York just north of Niagara Falls and about 30 miles north of Buffalo, Lewiston experiences mild weather in late September, with temperatures ranging as low as 26° (2000) and as high as 93° (2002). September is also Lewiston’s wettest month, with just over 3.5 inches of rain on average for September.

On race day (Sep. 24), the average low is 48ºF and the average high is 69ºF.

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

9:15 AM


  • $75 for the half marathon, if registered by May 6, 2016
  • $85 between May 7 – September 16
  • $95 after September 16


To reserve your spot in the 2016 running of the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon, register online at the event website here.

Official Race Website



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