Down River Run 2020 Virtual 5K

Youngstown, NY

The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara, Inc. 
2020 Down River Run 5K 
Has Gone Virtual!

The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara is excited to bring their first VIRTUAL RUN to Western New York! 

The Down River Virtual Run (5K or 1 mile Walk) will allow runners to participate through June 13, 2020 at 11am and is truly a celebration of our courageous individuals making every step count!

Who are The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara? The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara serves as an advocacy, resource and support group to new and expectant parents and individuals born with Down syndrome.  This year our group has established a a new goal to open a local cafe in the very near future owned and operated by individuals with Down syndrome. Individuals with Down syndrome can and do make valuable employees and are ready to work but lack opportunity. We as a group of parent/family/child advocates will make this our main focus this year and with your help this can be a dream come true for everyone! Every step you take will help advance us in this direction. 

Please Register for your starting spot today and challenge your social network to sponsor your run!  Even better, create a team and race as a group.  All sponsorships will benefit The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara, Inc. 

The original course is mapped at Fort Niagara State Park and this is still a possibility as your chosen path, however we ask you chose the course of your liking to Run or Walk and record your time here. Even if you are in your home and perhaps running or walking on your treadmill record it! If you wish, you can start and finish in the main parking lot at Fort Niagara Beach. The USATF Certified 5K Course is fast and flat and offers scenic views of Lake Ontario, Old Fort Niagara, the Lower Niagara River and more!

You can register online right up until June 13, 2020 at 11am. Once registered, go ahead and plan your 1 Mile Walk or 5K Run/Walk in isolation following all local, state, and federal guidelines with regards to social distancing. Keep track of your finish time (optional) so you can self enter directly into the results page (see above). Unfortunately, Down River Run t-shirts will not be provided this year for the virtual race.

Choose your date and place and RISE UP!

For more information, call us  716-870-4904, email us, or complete the contact form here.

Help us change lives throughout Western New York by sponsoring the Down River Run. Our 5K run/walk/roll is a terrific way to support the community and our missions.  Learn how you can make a difference by contacting Chris Sirianni at

You can enter your results any time during the month of June. Simply select the RESULTS tab at the top of the page then choose the distance (1 Mile or 5K) and search for your name. You will notice that there is an "ENTER TIME" button next to your name. Click on this button and you will be prompted to enter the email and password that you used when you signed up for the race. There is also a forgot password button if needed. You can also watch the tutorial video below for additional help.

When & Where

Jun 13, 2020


11:00 AM

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Youngstown, NY

Fort Niagara State Park

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