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

Niagara Falls, NY

Please join us on Saturday March 25, 2023 at 10am for the 6th Annual Grassroots Gardens Spring 5K, 10K, and15K races! The event is being brought to you by iRunWNY and LaSalle Vineyard & Community Garden to raise funds and awareness for WNY Grassroots Gardens. All three distances being offered feature beautiful and scenic views of the upper Niagara River. Our new 15K course runs from LaSalle Waterfront Park to Goat Island and Niagara Falls is USATF certified (see map below).

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.


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. Park officials are planning to open the restrooms at LaSalle Waterfront Park by 8am. 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. All participants who register by 3/12/23 are guaranteed to receive an official Grassroots Gardens LONG SLEEVE dri-fit running shirt in their desired size. We will order a limited quantity of extra shirts (short sleeve) in a variety of sizes that will be made available during checkout on a first-come, first-serve basis until they are gone.

Race organizers will be grilling hot dogs at the finish line and bottled water will also be provided when you finish the race. Participants will also receive a Grassroots Gardens custom finisher medal when they cross the finish line! 

5K Registration
$30 through 3/12/23 (includes long sleeve dry-fit shirt!)
$35 3/13/23 through race day (includes short sleeve shirt while supplies last!)

10K Registration
$40 through 3/12/23 (includes long sleeve dry-fit shirt!)
$45 3/13/23 through race day (includes short sleeve shirt while supplies last!)

15K Registration
$45 through 3/12/23 (includes long sleeve dry-fit shirt!)
$50 3/13/23 through race day (includes short sleeve shirt while supplies last!)

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 3-23-23.

>Grassroots Gardens Race Application & Waiver
>USATF Waiver (required)

Beautiful & Scenic Course Along the Upper Niagara River

We will have our large RMS concession trailer setup at Niagara Riverside Resort located at 7001 Buffalo Ave., Niagara Falls, NY 14304 from 8:30am right up until the start of all three races at 10am. Please plan to arrive early to allow enough time for parking, packet pickup, restroom break, and the short five minute walk to the start line.

Niagara Riverside Resort
RMS Trailer in Main 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 all three races. Age group award winners will receive a decal to recognize their accomplishment that can be affixed to the back of their custom finisher medal.  Participants can also download custom finisher certificates from the event page and view/share finish line photos following the race!

14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 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, 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.

Run For Fun Celebration!


Professional timing and finish line 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

Mar 25, 2023


10:00 AM

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While Supplies Last!

Niagara Riverside Resort
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Our 15K course from LaSalle Waterfront Park to Goat Island and Niagara Falls!

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