The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon was first introduced by event chairman Paul Beatty in the fall of 2011 as the Hospice Dash Half Marathon. The event was such a huge success that Niagara Hospice decided to promote the race on a national level and make it their premier annual event. The Hospice Dash 5K Walk/Run was added so more people can take part in all the fun race day has to offer, all while supporting a great cause. Our dedicated race committee has gone to great lengths to make sure that this is the one event you will want to have marked on your calendar year after year.
Some races are known for their scenic routes, while others are known for incredible post-race parties. Some offer high quality racing shirts that runners look forward to wearing long after the race is done, while others present their athletes with spectacular custom-made race medals to commemorate the great achievement. This race offers it all… and more! A pre-race concert, 15 to 20 live bands, historic sites, beautiful views of the Niagara River and Lake Ontario, post-race celebration, awesome shirts, cool medals, great food, and so much more!
Thanks for your support. We look forward to seeing you on race day!
– Paul Beatty, Jr., Chairman
Hospice is a way of caring for patients with end-of-life illnesses and supporting their family and loved ones through the illness and dying process. At Niagara Hospice, we believe every day is a gift and we value quality of life for each and every patient. Niagara Hospice has been providing end-of-life care since 1988. As the only hospice provider in Niagara County, our staff and volunteers take pride in their compassionate service to others. Just one call to Niagara Hospice provides loved ones the physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual and bereavement care they need.
All proceeds from The Mighty Niagara Half Marathon and Hospice Dash 5K benefit Niagara Hospice. Even if you are not participating in the race, you can still show your support by sponsoring a runner/walker. If you know someone who is going to run or walk, you can make a donation in their name. Click here for details. Your support is greatly appreciated!