Hospice Dash 5K Run/Walk

Thank you for your interest in the 2013 Niagara Hospice Dash! Now in its fifth year, this family friendly event has quickly become one of the premier 5K races of the fall running season in Western New York. Our course was completely redesigned in 2012 and will be timed by Race Management Solutions using the Jaguar Electronic Timing System. It is fast, relatively flat and includes a brand new finish line inside Porter-on-the-Lake Park. There will be live entertainment before, during and after the race along with great food, shirts, medals, and more!



Runner Rewards

As in the past, all pre-registered runners/walkers will be guaranteed to receive an official Hospice Dash dri-fit running shirt along with a complimentary Mighty Niagara Discount Card. You will also have the opportunity to run or walk in memory of someone special. Each pre-registered participant will receive a special edition custom finisher medal to highlight their accomplishment. The medal will feature the Hospice Dash Logo on the front and the ability to insert the name of the person they ran in memory of on the back.

Live Entertainment & Post Race Party!

Our race is well known for the live entertainment found throughout the course. We are once again planning to have a live band at our starting line party, more live bands and at least one dee jay spread throughout the course, and our finish line party will feature two live bands including Strictly Hip!

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September 21, 2013

5K Start: 9:00am


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Updated 9/11/13



Hospice Dash Results



Mighty Niagara Half

Marathon Results




Our course follows the final 5 kilometers of the Mighty Niagara Half Marathon route. Runners will be shuttled to the starting line on Old Lake Road and the race will end at Porter-on-the-Lake Park. It includes breathtaking views of Lake Ontario, the Niagara Frontier Golf Course, Four Mile State Park, and the Toronto skyline!

This year we are expecting some 1,500+ runners to participate in our half marathon and another 500 in the 5K race. Be sure to register early to ensure your spot in this great annual tradition. As in the past, our post-race party will be open to family and friends for a small donation( $20 for adults) and kids are free. Thanks again for supporting Niagara Hospice. I look forward to seeing everyone on race day!"


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For additional information contact

Maureen Rizzo

Niagara Hospice Alliance

(716) 280-0728


Paul Beatty, Race Director

(716) 998-5777



2013 Race Committee


Paul Beatty, Chairman

Maureen Rizzo, Co-Chairman

Mandy Raff

Tricia Degan

Joanne Beatty

Paul Beatty III

Karen Ruero

Paul Beatty Sr

Bob Reese

Sue Stanton

Tom Sauvageau

Dan Humpartzoomian

Mark Stanton

Joe & Ann Marie Oliverio

Tom & Kelli Asklar

Pete & Lois Kaminski

Jim & Christal Riddle

Ray "Golden Monkey" Gomez

Lorrie Mandell

Katie & Joseph Beatty