Baton Exchange Points

All starting and exchange points will be marked with an orange cone and a runner number.  If by chance the cone is missing, there will be a white spray paint mark on the path.  All reference points begin from the starting point. Drive North on the Niagara Parkway for the starting locations.

Starting Location  #1 – Start at Fort George.  Parking is available at Fort George (off of Queens Parade).  Continue up the waterfront trail (Ricardo St.) to the Start.

Now you will be heading South on the Parkway for the rest of the exchange points.

Exchange Point #2 – Just South of East West Line.  On the Niagara Parkway you will drive by the McFarlane House at 15927 Niagara Parkway and continue to drive past a small ball diamond on your left, you are looking for the second parking lot on the left past this point.  The runner will find the exchange point on the path/trail left of the parking lot.

Exchange Point #3 – Across from Walkers Fruit Market.  The fruit market is located just past Line 1.  The runner will find the exchange point on the path/trail directly across from the first flagpole at the market on the other side of the road.

Washrooms are open behind the market.

Exchange Point #4 – Just before Line #3.  You should see the Inniskillen sign and the 2nd exit to Service Road 66.  The runner will find the exchange point just prior to the bridge, on the path/trail.

Exchange Point #5 – Parking lot on the left just past 15248 Niagara Parkway. The runner will find the exchange point on the path/trail just right of the parking lot of a picnic table.  Across the road you will see Tregunno Farms.

Exchange Point #6 – Just after Line 6 at 14930 Niagara Parkway. The runner will find the exchange point on the path/trail.

Exchange Point #7 – In front of the River Brink Art Museum. The runner will find the exchange point in front of the art gallery River Bank Gallery where the path meets Queenston Street (just at the sharp turn). The runner will run down the side of Queenston Street, turning left on Walnut, Right on Princess, Right on Dumfries and then left again back on Queenston. Follow up the hill and around the bend past the historic Mackenzie Printery Museum. At the top of the hill, the marshall will allow the runner to carefully cross the Parkway, then turn right on York Road briefly and then cross over to the trail on the left side of the road.

Exchange Point #8 – N.P.C. Trail, located on York Road on the left just to the right of the Niagara Parkway. This runner is expected to run up Queenston Hill and continue to cross the road to the path/trail.  The runner will find the exchange point just inside the path/trail off of York Road and for vehicles dropping off, they must turn around and continue on the Parkway, left on the turn around. There is ample parking in the corner of York Road and the Parkway.

Exchange Point #9 – N.P.C. Trail under Queenston-Lewiston Bridge. The runner will find the exchange point on the path/trail, left of the road.

Exchange Point #10 – N.P.C. Trail just before double hydro towers on the left hand side of the road. The runner will find the exchange point on the path/trail at this point.  This runner will cross over the road into the Butterfly Conservatory parking lot when the trail ends.  The runner will run through the parking lot to re-connect to the path/trail on the right side.

Exchange Point #11 – Across from the Glen parking lot. The runner will find the exchange point on the path/trail just before the Totem Pole and wood carving park sign.  This path/trail will end on the right side and the runner must cross over the road and continue on the left side and run through the parking lot to re-connect to the path/trail.

Exchange Point #12 – Parking lot on the left just past Whirlpool Gold & Restaurant.  The runner will find the exchange point on the path/trail to the left of the parking lot, across from the first picnic table just before a white park sign.  The runner must cross Victoria Ave at the traffic lights and run on the right hand side of the road until they reach Lococo’s.

Exchange Point #13 – Just before the railway track crossing on Victoria Ave between C.N. building and Lococo’s. An adult runner is preferred. The runner will find exchange point at Lococo’s at Furgeson St on the sidewalk.  The runner will turn right onto Valleyway and then right onto Morrison St at the Niagara Falls Review Building.

Exchange Point #14 – Morrison Street just before Homewood. The runner will find the exchange point on the sidewalk before Homewood.  This runner will cross Stanley at the lights, run past Oakes Park to the turn-around point then back to Oakes Park to complete one and a half laps of the track to the finish.

Timing and Placement

Note: The last or anchor runner must be wearing a race bib on the front of his/her shirt as they cross the finish line.  The race baton must be returned to the timer and the team name must be verbally stated to the timer for that team to receive a time.

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