Christmas in July "Red Kettle Run"

Niagara Falls, NY


Please join us on Friday July 14, 2023 for the 3rd Annual Christmas in July "Red Kettle Run" being brought to you by the Salvation Army of Niagara Falls. We will be offering both 5K and 10K options that feature beautiful and scenic views of the upper Niagara River. Both courses are USATF certified!


Both races will start and finish at LaSalle Waterfront Park using the  USATF certified course maps shown below. We will have two water stations setup near the 5K and 10K turnarounds. Restrooms will be available at the park for your use. We will also place a portable toilet on the course at the 10K turnaround.

10K Course Map #NY18016JJ

5K Course Map #NY18015JJ

LaSalle Waterfront Park
6611 Buffalo Ave.
Niagara Falls, NY 14304

Online registration will remain open right up until the start of each race or until sold out. All participants who register by 7/7/23 at 9am are guaranteed to receive an official Red Kettle Run shirt in their desired size. We will order a limited quantity of extra shirts in a variety of sizes that will be made available during checkout on a first-come, first-serve basis until they are gone. In addition, the first 200 people to register will receive a custom Red Kettle Run finisher medal!

5K Registration
$25 through 6/30/23
$30 7/1/23 through race day

10K Registration

$35 through 6/30/23
$40 7/1/23 through race day

Beautiful & Scenic Course Along the Upper Niagara River

Packet pickup will take place at the Salvation Army located across the street from the start/finish line from 5:30 pm until the start of the race at 7pm.

Salvation Army of Niagara Falls New York
7018 Buffalo Ave.
Niagara Falls, NY 14304

Trophies will be presented to the 1st place overall male and female finishers in each race. Age group awards (decals for the back of your finisher medal) will be presented at the awards ceremony following each race. All participants can download custom finisher certificates from the event page and view/share finish line photos following the race!

14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85 and older.

There will be plenty of free parking available at the Salvation Army with additional grass parking available at LaSalle Vineyards & Community Garden located on the corner of 71st Street and Buffalo Avenue. Both parking areas are a short 5 minute walk from the start/finish line. Additional parking available on area side streets if needed.


For additional information on the race or sponsorship opportunities available, please contact Major Andrew Murray via email at

In the event of foul weather, public safety concerns, or for any other reason deemed necessary by race organizers (ex: state of emergency, shelter-in-place, limit on social gatherings, etc) we want runners to know up front that we reserve the right to reschedule the event date if needed OR convert this to a virtual event. There will be no refunds.

Come out and join the fun at LaSalle Waterfront Park!


Professional timing and finish line 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

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!

When & Where

Jul 14, 2023 CANCELLED

Niagara Falls, NY

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2023 Custom Finisher Medal

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