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 27th, 2020

Location:  Club Roma 125 Vansickle Rd, St. Catharines


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


Race Day Registration and Race Kit Pick up: Club Roma 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.


Directions: Click here for directions to Club Roma 125 Vansickle Rd, St. Catharines


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:

The 5K starts heading south on Vansickle to Pelham Road. Then turns right on Pelham Rd. to First St. Louth. It turns right again on First Louth to Rykert. Next it turns right on Rykert to Vansickle. Last turn is right on Vansickle to the Finish Line.



  • 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 70+


Half Marathon Awards: 1, 2, 3 overall top master and 3 deep in 5 yr age groups from 14 and under to 70+


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.