Down River Run 5K Fundraiser

Youngstown, NY

Please join us on Saturday June 13, 2020 for the Down River 5K Run at Fort Niagara State Park! The Family & Friends Down Syndrome Association of Niagara Inc are excited to annouce the return of the  Down River 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk/Roll for their Miles of Care initiative.

The initiative is to afford transportation for Parent/Caregivers and their child or children born with Down Syndrome who are currently living in the Erie-Niagara County region who require lifesaving surgery or medical treatment outside of New York State. The Miles of Care Program is designed to reach out to these families and financially assist them with their "out of state" transportation costs to and from the health care facility of their choice.

Both the 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk/Roll will 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!

Fort Niagara State Park
Youngstown, NY 14174

Online registration will remain open right up until the start of the race. Race day registration and packet pickup will take place from 9:30 am right up until the start of the race at 11:00 am. Official Down River Run shirts will be guaranteed to all runners who register by 6/7/2020. Extra shirts (if any) will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis on race day until they are gone.

  • 5K Run Registration .............. $25
  • 1 Mile Walk/Roll .................. $25
  • Race Day Registration ........... $30
  • 5 and under ....................... FREE!
Join us after the race for a post race celebration including food and beverages, music and an awards ceremony! Pool access is also free to all participants! The planning committee are in the process of putting together a first class event and more details will be unveiled in the coming months as they become available!

There will be plenty of free parking within walking distance of the start/finish line.

5K Awards will be presented to the 1st place overall male and female finishers along with the top three male and female 5K runners in each of the following age groups:

14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and older. Race director will have the option to expand age group awards based on registration numbers as the date approaches.

For additional information on the race or sponsorship opportunities available, please contact Chris Sirianni at 716-870-4904


Gun start/chip finish timing services using industry leading Jaguar Electronic RFID timing will be provided by Race Management Solutions. Results are updated throughout the race in real time and can be accessed at any time after crossing the finish line using any one of the following options:

  • FREE ITSYourRace Mobile App
  • RMS Race Results Kiosk/Printer
  • Scrolling Results TV Monitor(s)

Race participants can also use the ITSYourRace platform to view and share finish line photos with family and friends for free on Facebook. Custom finisher certificates can also be downloaded from the results page at no charge!

For additional information please visit our official website

When & Where

Jun 13, 2020


11:00 AM

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