Niagara Falls Firefighter's Christmas Fund 5K & 10K

Niagara Falls, NY

Registration is now open for 2021 race!

The 8th Annual Niagara Falls Firefighter's Christmas Toy Fund 5K & 10K will take place on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at LaSalle Waterfront Park in Niagara Falls, New York. This year we are once again offering both a 5K and 10K option for runners to choose from at the same low price!  CLICK HERE to view safety protocol during Covid.

The event is being organized by the Niagara Falls Firefighters Christmas Toy Fund. All proceeds will be used to purchase new winter clothes and Christmas Toys for impoverished children in the Niagara Falls area.

Please be prepared to wear a mask before and after the race and/or maintain at least 6' of social distance between yourself and other persons. Any person(s) who refuse to follow proper social distancing guidelines will be asked to leave and may be denied entry to future events.

Both races will feature an out and back 
certified course (see maps below) along the beautiful upper Niagara River. The start and finish will be at LaSalle Waterfront Park located one block east of the north Grand Island Bridge on Buffalo Avenue in Niagara Falls, NY.

LaSalle Waterfront Park
Buffalo Avenue
Niagara Falls, NY 14304

5K Course Map
10K Course Map

Online registration will remain open until 10:45am on race day. Online registration only on race day and packet pickup will take place in the parking lot of the Niagara Riverside Resort using our touch free drive-thru service from the safety of your vehicle from 9:15am right up until about 15 minutes before the start of the race at 11:00am.

Niagara Riverside Resort
(formally the Four Points Sheridan)
7001 Buffalo Avenue
Niagara Falls, NY 14304

5K & 10K Registration Fees
  • $18   through 7/31/21
  • $25   8/1/21 through 10/7/21
  • $30   10/8/21 through race day
* Register by October 2, 2021 to guarantee your official race t-shirt! After this day, any extra shirts will be distributed on a first come-first serve basis until they are gone.

In the event of foul weather, public safety concerns, or for any other reason deemed necessary by race organizers (ex: state of emergency, shelter-in-place, limit on social gatherings, etc), we want runners to know up front that we are planning to convert this to a virtual 5K race. Runners will run 5K on their own during a designated window of time and submit their finish time as instructed. Additional information will be presented should we be forced to hold a virtual race. There will be no refunds.

During Covid there will be no post race celebration as we are not allowed to gather people together. Grab and go food along with bottled water will be served to runners as they cross the finish line. Please follow social distancing guidelines at all times (stay 6' apart) and/or wear a mask at all times before and after the race.

There will be plenty of free parking at the Four Points Sheridan with overflow parking at the Salvation Army parking lot across the street.

There will be no formal awards ceremony during Covid, however we will present the top three male and female runners in each race (5K & 10K) with medals. All participants can download custom finisher certificates showing overall and age group rankings from the event page and view/share finish line photos following the race!
10 and under, 11-14,15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 and older.

For additional information on the race or sponsorship opportunities available, please contact John Castellani at 716-622-9855.

Gun start/chip finish timing services using industry leading Jaguar Electronic RFID timing will be provided by Race Management Solutions. Results are updated throughout the race in real time and can be accessed at any time after crossing the finish line using any one of the following options:

  • FREE ITSYourRace Mobile App
  • RMS Race Results Kiosk/Printer (Not during Covid)
  • Scrolling Results TV Monitor (Not during Covid)

Race participants can also use the ITSYourRace platform to view and share finish line photos with family and friends for free on Facebook. Custom finisher certificates can also be downloaded from the results page at no charge!

When & Where

Oct 9, 2021


11:00 AM

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