SOURCE: Marriott International
NIAGARA FALLS, ON--(Marketwire - Mar 26, 2013) - From serious marathoners to recreational runners, Niagara Falls offers a racing roster with something for everyone. And what better way to rest well pre-race and celebrate post-race than with a stay at the Courtyard Niagara Falls hotel.
Voted the most scenic marathon location in Ontario, the area near this Clifton Hill hotel offers runners breathtaking views of the falls and trails that are perfect for pre-marathon practice. The following races are reason alone to visit, but make a vacation out of it by staying a few extra nights at the Courtyard Niagara Falls.
Kicking off marathon season is the Niagara Falls Women's Half Marathon on June 2, 2013. Created with women in mind, the race benefits Women's Place of South Niagara Inc. and has a focus on health and well-being. Plus, it's filled with female-friendly touches including lavender-scented port-a-potties with flowers and fire fighters waiting at the finish line to present runners with their medals. The race will bring together 2,500 walkers and runners.
On June 14th and 15th, the Ragnar Relay gives teams of six or 12 runners the chance to compete in an overnight race encompassing 200 miles. Starting in Cobourg, the race travels along Lake Ontario on the Waterfront Trail and takes in vineyards and the Toronto skyline before ending at Niagara Falls. Tired runners can celebrate crossing the finish line with a good night's rest at this Niagara Falls, Ontario hotel.
Closing out marathon season is the Niagara Falls International Marathon on October 27th. The marathon's Run N Fun race is a Boston Marathon qualifier and starts in Buffalo, New York before finishing at Niagara Falls, Canada (it's one of the world's only marathons to start in one country and end in another).
Click here for additional information about upcoming Niagara Falls marathons, and be sure to enquire about special hotel rates for runners when booking a marathon-related stay.
About the Courtyard Niagara Falls
Modern and stylish yet comfortable and convenient, the Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls offers a destination stay just a five-minute walk from the world-famous falls. After a recent renovation, the hotel's new heart is the lobby, where guests can meet, mingle, work and dine. Carve out a corner alone or join fellow travelers in a variety of lounge areas, connect with free Wi-Fi, check the latest news and weather on the interactive GoBoard or grab a snack from the 24/7 Market. For a heartier meal, this Clifton Hill hotel offers the family-friendly T.G.I. Friday's and fine steaks, seafood and wine at The Keg Steakhouse & Bar. Accommodations at this Niagara Falls, Canada hotel feature thoughtful amenities including cable TV, a desk, complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access, coffee/tea service and a minifridge. Those needing additional space will find all they need in a two-room suite, while fireplace and whirlpool suites are perfect for honeymoons, anniversaries and romantic weekends. Minutes from this Ontario hotel, guests can shop, bike and hike, or try their luck at neighbouring casinos. Onsite relaxation includes a sauna, two pools and a fitness centre. Business-friendly features include a 24-hour business centre and more than 1,200 square feet of meeting space.