We host four races each year and one self-guided winter run. Each race raises significant funds for local charities. The races are Valentine's 5k in February, 12 Mile Creek trail half marathon/7k and the Niagara Ultra 50k, marathon, half marathon and 10k, both in June and Head for the Hills trail race in October. Details on our next race, the Valentine's 5k, are below.
2024 Valentine's 5k road race
The Valentine's 5k, Sunday, February 11, 2024
Here is the 2024 race registration link.
This is our longest established race and raises much needed funds for Gillian's Place supporting and empowering abused women in Niagara. Here are the 2023 overall results
Race location is subject to change
Come out, run a great course and enjoy Niagara's best post-race party with the usual St. Catharines Road Runners' hospitality. All proceeds go to Gillian's Place. This race offers great value. Walkers are always welcome.
New for 2024: CHIP TIMING for the results!!
Register by Saturday, January 27, 2024 to be guaranteed a race shirt!
Again this year - chocolate finishers' medals!
No Refunds or deferrals, after all this run is for Charity! NOTE: Runners must YIELD to vehicular traffic.
Couples must finish the race together. (Hey, it's a Valentines event)!! There is an award for the FASTEST COUPLE.
Couples must register together. Remember to click "Add Another Registrant". Discount applied at checkout.
Registration fees are the same as last year
5k runners and walkers (individual) $50
5k runners and walkers (couple) $90
February 11 10:00 a.m. EST - Race Day Registration begins
February 11 11:00 a.m. EST - 5km Walkers Start
February 11 11:30 a.m. EST - 5km Run Start
First Female runner overall; first Male runner overall.
Age Group Prizes for Runners (First in each age group, 10 year increments, no duplication of awards.)
(19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over)
First Female walker overall, First Male walker overall
Our 2024 race sponsors will be confirmed soon! Thanks to all the following for your support in 2023! We are very grateful!
Bodylab Recovery Science Central Service Auto Lynn Cayen Music Dependable Plumbing & Heating
Mariann Zorgel Peak Performers Realty Inc. Nature Girl Expeditions Hopkins Family Tim Hortons
Runners Edge Starbucks TrYForce Niagara Triathlon Club Pie Guys Pizzeria Cat's Caboose Restaurant
Walker Environmental Country Basket Garden Centre Giant Tiger: Smithville Vineland Estates Winery
Subs Plus: Welland Great Lakes Brewery Elite Spa Group
Event contacts: Rob Llord and Don Stoakley Email: email@example.com
2020 final results
Race results for 2019
2019 Valentines 5k Overall Results Final
2019 Valentines 5k Couples Results latest
In 2020 our oldest race celebrated its 40th year! “Get Out There!” magazine calls it “a unique event” that offers “good value”, and said “It’s no wonder that people keep coming back year after year to this event.”
Watch the video
Thanks to the outstanding support of our participants, sponsors and volunteers, our 2023 donation to Gillian's Place was $4,180. In 2018 we donated $4,000 and then another $3,600 in 2019. See below. The 2020 donation was $3,200.
Please also see our Road races tab