The race follows a historic route which includes the first Welland Canal.  The first leg of the race includes the Merritt Trail then head back to the trails behind Brock University, but only after you have confronted Hydro Hill as you climb the Niagara escarpment.

This is a challenging half marathon (21.1 km or 13.1 miles) with numerous hills (not just a few) and other challenges.

Registration Fees

Half Marathon Runner Closed

Half Marathon Walker Closed

Race Highlights

  • Field limited to 250 runners
  • Long sleeve t-shirt guaranteed to pre-registered runners, on or before May 23, 2015 at midnight.
  • Returning runners and walkers can get their names on the back of the shirts.
  • Out and back and looped section on multiple rolling hills.
  • 80% hard-packed gravel on meandering and picturesque 12 Mile Creek Trail also known as the historic Merritt Trail, in St. Catharines, Ontario.
  • 6 electrolyte and water stations.
  • Climb Hydro Hill, part of the Niagara Escarpment, and find out why runners keep coming back.

Event Schedule

  • June 3 7:00 AM EDT - Walkers Start

  • June 3 9:00 AM EDT - Runners Start

  • June 3 12:00 PM EDT - Awards Ceremony

Contact Information

Event Location

St. Catharines, ON, Canada

Click here to view map