Grassroots Gardens 5K /10K / 15K FALL RACE

Niagara Falls, NY

Please join us on Saturday November 13, 2021 for the Grassroots Gardens Fall 5K, 10K, and 15K running event! The races are being brought to you by iRunWNY and LaSalle Vineyard & Community Garden to raise funds for WNY Grassroots Gardens. All three distances being offered feature beautiful and scenic views of the upper Niagara River. The 15K is an out-and-back course that runs from LaSalle Waterfront Park to Goat Island and Niagara Falls!

Grassroots Gardens WNY is a determined group of activists who educate and lead committed neighborhood gardeners. They collaboratively cultivate and manage more than 300,000 square feet (and growing) of green space in Buffalo including the beautiful LaSalle Vineyard Garden located on Buffalo Avenue in Niagara Falls, NY.


3pm Start Time: All three races will start and finish at LaSalle Waterfront Park using the  USATF certified course maps shown below. We will have two water stations setup near the 5K and 10K turnarounds. Restrooms will be available at the hotel prior to the race. We will also place a portable toilet on the course at the 10K turnaround.

15K Course Map #NY18301JJ

10K Course Map #NY18016JJ

5K Course Map #NY18015JJ

LaSalle Waterfront Park
6611 Buffalo Ave.
Niagara Falls, NY 14304

Online registration will remain open right up until the start of each race or until sold out. There will be no mail-in applications accepted after November 1, 2021. All participants who register by 11/8/21 at 9:00am are guaranteed to receive an official Grassroots Gardens dri-fit running shirt in their desired size. Short sleeve shirts for 5K participants and long sleeve shirts for 10K and 15K participants. We will order a small quantity of extra shirts (all short sleeve) that will be distributed to late registrants on a first-come, first serve basis until they are gone. We will also provide post race grab & go food (delicious turkey wraps from Rickard's Family Catering), and bottled water. The first 250 people to register will also receive a custom Grassroots Gardens finisher medal!

5K Registration
$30 Early Bird through 9/30/21
$35 10/1/21 through race day

10K Registration
$40 Early Bird through 9/30/21
$45 10/1/21 through race day

15K Registration
$45 Early Bird through 9/30/21
$50 10/1/21 through race day

Mail-in Registration Option
If you prefer to mail in your registration, please download both the race waiver and appropriate USATF liability waiver below and mail to the address shown. You must complete and mail BOTH waivers to the address shown on the waiver along with your check payable to iRunWNY. Paper applications must be received by 10-1-21.

>Grassroots Gardens Fall Race Application & Waiver
>USATF Waiver

Beautiful & Scenic Course Along the Upper Niagara River

We will have a large concession trailer setup at Niagara Riverside Resort (Formally the Four Points Shereton) located at 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls, NY 14304 from 1:30pm right up until the start of the race at 3pm. Please arrive early and allow enough time for parking, packet pickup, restroom break, and the short 5 minute walk to the start line.

NEW: The hotel has requested that we park our race trailer in the gravel parking lot next to the hotel instead of out front near Buffalo Avenue like we did for the last race. 

Niagara Riverside Resort
(Formally the Four Points Shereton)
RMS Trailer parked in side gravel parking lot
7001 Buffalo Ave.
Niagara Falls, NY 14304

Hand crafted trophies will be presented to the 1st place overall male and female finishers in each race. Age group awards will be announced and runners will be presented with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place decals to go on the back of their custom finisher medals. All participants will also have the option of downloading custom finisher certificates from the event page and view/share finish line photos following the race!

14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 and older.

There will be plenty of free parking available at Niagara Riverside Resort located at 7001 Buffalo Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14304 with additional grass parking available at LaSalle Vineyards & Community Garden located on the corner of 71st Street and Buffalo Avenue. Both parking areas are a short 5 minute walk from the start/finish line. Additional parking available on area side streets if needed.

For additional information on the race or sponsorship opportunities available, please contact iRun WNY (Paul Beatty) at (716) 998-5777 or via email at

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, permit issues, etc) we want runners to know up front that we reserve the right to reschedule the event date if needed OR convert this to a virtual event. There will be no refunds.

2019 Run For Fun Celebration!


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
  • Scrolling Results TV Monitor

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!

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When & Where

Nov 13, 2021


3:00 PM

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(Long Sleeve For 10K & 15K)

(Short Sleeve For 5K)

for the first 250 registrants!

We have designed a beautiful 15K course from LaSalle Waterfront Park to Goat Island and Niagara Falls!

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