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‘Run with the Rapids” will be May 16

NIAGARA FALLS – The seventh annual “Run with the Rapids” 5K race will be held May 16 in downtown Niagara Falls.

The race’s course will be rerouted to feature more of downtown because of ongoing construction involving the Robert Moses Parkway. The race will begin at 9 a.m., with check-in from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m.

Pre-registration price for a single participant is $25 or $45 for a pair of runners. Participants aged 65 and over are free, although a registration form is still needed. On-site race registration is $30 per person.

Race registration forms are available on or can be obtained by contacting Katie Kielaszek, race coordinator, at 278-2100 or at

A post-race party will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on the middle block of Old Falls Street.

Race volunteers are also being sought to help mark the intersections of the course and provide water for participants. Anyone interested should call 278-2100.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the Downtown Niagara Falls Business Association.