As a graduate from A.N. Myer Secondary School in Niagara Falls, I was always a part of The Niagara Falls Marathon, as each school was given a stretch of the race and put in charge of cheering the runners on and providing them with water. This day was always so much fun, decked out in our school’s colours, purple and white! We got to see all the runners, joggers and walkers go by and bring a smile to their tired faces with our cheering and songs.

This year, on October 23rd, over 5000 participants will take on the marathon, half marathon, 10k or 5k! There is a line up of awesome speakers who are legends of the marathon word; Kathrine Switzer, Roger Robinson, John Stanton and Dane Rauschenberg. The primary charity this year will be the Walker Family Cancer Center so make sure to pledge anyone you know participating or donate directly to the marathon. It’s a great cause and a great day full of fun and exercise!