For Immediate Release
August 29, 2014
Niagara Falls, ON – The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) is pleased to once again host the second annual Run or Dye 5K Fun Run along the south Niagara Parkway on Saturday, September 6, 2014.
Participants of this unique 5K running experience are blasted from head to toe in different colour dyes as they pass through “colour zones” located at each kilometre along the course, ending with a fun post-race party at Rapidsview Park.
To facilitate this race, road closures will be in effect from 3 a.m. to 1 p.m., with a full road closure of the Niagara Parkway in effect from the Floral Showhouse south to the Portage Road intersection at Macklem Street. This closure will also encompass Dufferin Islands, Burning Springs Hill and NPC’s Upper Rapids Boulevard.
- Dufferin Islands, including Burning Springs Hill will be closed to all vehicular traffic during this time.
- Residents on Rapidsview Drive in Chippawa (which intersects with the Parkway) will be permitted access via a single southbound lane to Portage Road with the assistance of the Niagara Parks Police.
- The Floral Showhouse, Falls Parking Lot and Fraser Hill Parking Lot are accessible from the north using the southbound lanes of the Niagara Parkway and via Murray Street onto the Niagara Parkway.
- All lanes are expected to re-open at approximately 1 p.m.
NPC is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.
For more information, visit www.niagaraparks.com or contact:
Senior Manager, Communications and Stakeholder Relations