The Niagara Parks Commission will host more than 3,600 runners Sunday for the Niagara Falls International Marathon.
Registration for the run is closed, but the commission advises that motorists in Buffalo and Southern Ontario can expect delays and/or traffic closures depending on where they are traveling and when.
Runners will leave the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 1285 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo, at 10 a.m. and run through the Elmwood Village and the city’s West Side, over the Peace Bridge, and north on the Niagara Parkway.
The Parkway will serve as a key route for participants, including hosting the finish line at the brink of the Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ont., where spectators, friends and families can come out to support the runners.
As part of the event, Niagara Parks announced road closures and restrictions for Sunday on the Canadian side of the border that will include portions of the Parkway from Old Fort Erie to Upper Rapids Boulevard starting as early as 5 a.m. and reopening as late as about 6 p.m.
The northbound lanes of the Parkway from Upper Rapids Boulevard to Murray Street in Niagara Falls will be closed during that duration, with the southbound lanes of the same stretch remaining open to allow for southbound traffic only.
Vehicular access to Dufferin Islands, and the restrooms there, will be closed for the day.
Access to Niagara Parks’ Falls Parking Lot (Lot A) and the Floral Showhouse Parking Lot (Lot B) will remain open, though Rapidsview Parking Lot (Lot C) will be closed to service the event. WEGO bus service will not be impacted.
For more info, visit niagarafallsmarathon.com.