Grassroots Gardens Virtual 5K & 10K

Niagara Falls, NY

Please join us on Saturday June 13, 2020 for the 3rd Annual Grassroots Gardens 5K & 10K! The race is being brought to you by iRunWNY and the post race celebration will be hosted by LaSalle Vineyard. This virtual race allows participants to run in isolation following local, state, and federal guidelines with regards to public safety and social distancing. Some of you may even choose to run the actual certified course (5K or 10K) following the same safety guidelines mentioned above.

If any participants would like to stop by the Grassroots Garden (optional) on race day to say hello and enjoy a free grilled hot dog and beverage, race organizers will be on hand from 9am until 4pm. The large outdoor gardens are located on Buffalo Avenue between 71st and 72nd Streets.  Remember that you cannot gather in groups larger than ten people and you must stay at least 6 feet away from others or wear a mask.

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.

Both races traditionally start and finish at LaSalle Waterfront Park using the  USATF certified course maps shown below. This year you get to choose your own route and must run in isolation following local, state, and federal guidelines related to public safety and social distancing.

10K Course Map #NY18016JJ

5K Course Map #NY18015JJ

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

Online registration for both the 5K and 10K virtual races will remain open right up until June 13th at 3pm.

Virtual 5K Run/Walk: $15
Virtual 10K Run/Walk: $15

There will be no overall trophies or age group medals for the virtual race in 2020.

You can self-enter your results any time up until Saturday June 13th at 3pm by selecting the RESULTS tab on this page. Select the race (5K or 10K) and search for your name. When you find your name simply select UPDATE TIME. You will be prompted for the email address and password used during the registration process.

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

This is a virtual event and there will be no refunds. In the event of foul weather, public safety concerns, or for any other reason deemed necessary by race organizers (ex: state of emergency, etc), we reserve the right to cancel, postpone, or reschedule the event at our discretion.

When & Where

Jun 13, 2020


3:30 PM

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