Run for the Grapes 1/2 Marathon & 5K


In Support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation

Held in conjunction with the Niagara Wine Festival.


Date: Sunday, September 25th, 2022

Location:  TBD, St. Catharines


Race times: Half Marathon — 9:00am 5k — 9:15am


Race Day Registration and Race Kit Pick up:  7:00am to 8:30am.

At close of kit pick up, race kits not picked up become the property of Race Kit Event Service Inc.




Parking: There is plenty of parking in the area; please avoid the church lots.


Course Map: The course has changed. Click here for Course Map. It has truly become a run for the Grapes as we have maintained the majority of the course that was in the orchards, thus eliminating the hill leading in and out of downtown.


5K course:




  • Beautiful run through the lovely Niagara vineyards

  • Each kilometer is marked

  • 7 Aid Stations in the Half, 1 in the 5k

  • Finishers Medals to all runners for all distances


5k Awards: 1, 2, 3 overall 3 deep in 5 yr age groups 14 and under to 75+


Half Marathon Awards: 1, 2, 3 overall top master and 3 deep in 5 yr age groups from 14 and under to 75+


Half Marathon Race Record Bonus: $200

  • Men: Josephat Ongeri (2007) 1:05:10

  • Women: Lioudmila Kortchaguina (2005) 1:16:45


Half & Half Marathon Challenge: Runners who complete the Grimsby Half Marathon and Run for the Grapes Half Marathon can race for the Half & Half Marathon Challenge. The total combined time of both half marathons will determine the awards. In the event of a tie the Grapes time will determine the winner. Awards will be presented to 1, 2, 3 overall top master and 3 deep in each 5 yr age groups from 19 and under to 70+. Awards Ceremony TBA.


Subaru Running Series: See Series Info for details.


Charity challenge: The Heart and Stroke Foundation

You can make a donation when you enter or gather pledges if you like. Please support the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Course Safety: For everyone’s safety no strollers, dogs or bicycles on the course please. We also strongly recommend that you do not wear headphones while participating.


Race Fees (HST not included)

  • Online registration will close on Sept 19th. No Refunds.

  • Running Room processing fee extra.

  • Tee Shirt cut off date: registered by and including Sept 6th.

  • All those who registered before the t-shirt cut off date are guaranteed a t-shirt.  We will do our very best to try to accommodate the size you need.

  • All runners will receive a finishers medal!!!


Register By and Including June 23rd       Half - $65+ HST      5K -$40 + HST                            


June 24th to Sept 12th         Half - $70+ HST       5K - $45 + HST                              


Sept 13th to Sept 19th          Half - $70+ HST       5K - $45 + HST                              


Race Day        Half - $75+ HST       5K - $50 + HST              


  • Runners who register by September 12th will receive a technical shirt.

  • All entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.

  • Entry fee does not include processing fees.

  • HST will be added at time of processing.

  • Online registration closes at midnight on September 19th.