Holiday 5K at Old Fort Niagara

Youngstown, NY

Join us for the 7th Annual Holiday 5K at Old Fort NiagaraThis beautiful and scenic 5K run will take place on December 17, 2022. The race will take place entirely within Fort Niagara State Park. The USATF Certified Course features amazing views of Fort Niagara State Park; the Lower Niagara River; Lake Ontario; Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada; Historic Old Fort Niagara, and the Toronto skyline!

The first 250 participants will receive one of our beautiful brand new 2022 custom finisher medals! Late registrants will get to select one of our classic Holiday 5K medals. Participants are invited to gather at the Ontario House (aka: Stone Jug) after the race for a post race celebration and the awards ceremony. We will also be providing the first 200 participants with a newly designed Holiday 5K winter hat! An alternate gift (TBD) will be made available to late participants once the hats are gone. Register early to secure a spot, custom Holiday 5K winter hat, and your keepsake finisher medal!

9:30-11:00 Race Day Registration & Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup will take place in the main parking lot along the beach where each participant will receive their custom race bib, timing chip, and gift item. Custom finisher medals will be handed out at the finish line along with bottled water and light food/snacks.

5K Registration Fee ............ $30/$35 after 11/15/20

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 12-15-22.

>Holiday 5K at Old Fort Niagara Application & Waiver
>USATF Waiver (required)

11:00 Official 5K Start Time
The race will start and finish inside Fort Niagara State Park. The finish line will be located adjacent to the historic cemetery near the lighthouse next to Historic Old Fort Niagara and holiday music will sound throughout the finish line area throughout the race!

Post Race Celebration will take place at The Stone Jug!
We will provide delicious turkey wraps at the finish line. The park will be open to the public and participants are welcome to stay and enjoy the afternoon together with friends. Adult beverages are allowed in the park for those 21 and older. Join us at the Ontario House (aka: Stone Jug) in the Village of Youngstown for post race fun. We will stream results to one of our kiosks at the Jug where overall and age group awards will be announced and distributed at approximately 12:15pm. The Jug will be offering a beer great special ($2.50 Blue Lights!) to all race participants throughout the afternoon. See you at the Jug after the race!

The Ontario House (aka: Stone Jug)
358 Main Street
Youngstown, NY 14174

Muskets will be fired at 11am sharp to signal the start of the race. Both the start and finish line will be located adjacent to the old cemetery at Historic Old Fort Niagara near the lighthouse.

Historic Old Fort Niagara
Youngstown, NY 14174

There will be plenty of free parking in the main parking lot at Fort Niagara Beach. Participants are NOT ALLOWED to park in the small lot at Old Fort Niagara at any point as there will be tour buses coming in and out and we do not want to disrupt the flow of traffic of visitors to the Old Fort. Thanks for your cooperation!

This year the awards ceremony will take place at The Stone Jug. Trophies will be presented to the 1st place overall male and female finishers. Since all participants will receive custom finisher medals, we will provide age group award decals to go on the back of your medal at the awards ceremony. Custom finisher certificates showing race stats and age group rank can be downloaded and printed after the race via the RESULTS button at the top of this page.

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.

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

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 postpone/reschedule the event at our discretion or offer a virtual alternative if necessary. 

Professional timing & 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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Dec 17, 2022


11:00 AM

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Youngstown, NY

Historic Old Fort Niagara


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We ordered 250 custom finisher medals to commemorate your race at Old Fort Niagara. This year's finisher medal features a winter scene of the Fort Niagara gun battery known as the Dauphin Battery. It was sited to cover the entrace to the fort via the Gate of Five Nations. The guns also covered the lower Niagara River and the road leading to Niagara Falls. The battery was constructed by the French in 1756 and named for the King's son, the Dauphin of France. You can see the Niagara River and Canada in the backgrouynd. Late registrants will be able to choose from our collection of classic medals.

First Place Male & Female Runners
First place overall male & female winners will each receive a handmade beer tote trophy!

New For 2022!
The first 200 registered participants will receive a Holiday 5K winter hat!

Experience the beauty of Historic Fort Niagara!

Muskets will be fired to signal the start of the race!

The race will start in front of the historic Fort Niagara Lighthouse

A variety of demonstrations will be taking place throughout the day!

Sign up today and enjoy one of the most historic sites in the world!

Visit Old Fort Niagara's Official Website!


A portion of the proceeds from iRun WNY managed events will be donated to the Youngstown Volunteer Fire Company along with the Tuscarora Indian School Christmas Toy Drive Fund. Thanks for your participation!

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