27th Annual GBTC GRAND ISLAND 

HALF MARATHON

The 27th Annual Thermo Fisher Scientific - Grand Island Half Marathon is May 1, 2021 at Beaver Island State Park. Registration is closed for both the in-person and virtual events. We are limited to 300 in-person entries due to the pandemic.

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April 12, 2021 Update:
If you have registered to race in-person on May 1 at the Grand Island Half Marathon and have decided to transfer to a virtual entry, please let us know by April 18. You may do this by sending an email through the race registration page at Score-this or by reaching us via the Contact Us tab.
MARCH 25, 2021 Update:
The May 2021 Grand Island Half Marathon in-person entries are sold out. There are still virtual registrations available at Score-this. If a current race entrant transfers to virtual, we will make that in-person spot available to the public. Check the registration page for updates."

The 27th Grand Island Half Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Beaver Island State Park.  Our intention is to give runners a ‘touch free’ safe event in compliance with current COVID-19 restrictions. To achieve this goal ,we are limiting the field to 300 entries.

 

Several changes are being made to the event format to comply with COVID-19 restrictions regarding large gatherings. Given these limitations, we are capping the event at 300 entries with 3 starting waves.  

In addition...

- There is no packet pickup. Entrants will be sent their bib number, via US Mail, along with a start time (7:30AM, 7:45AM or 8:00AM) and additional instructions.

- There will not be a mass start. Runners will arrive at the starting area at their assigned time and each runner will start 15 seconds after the person in front of them. 

- There is no race day entry OR race day bib pickup

- Entrants will receive their shirts, medals and other awards as they come through the finish line.

- The post race party will be limited to a tailgate style event in the parking lot. Feel free to bring your own food/beverages to supplement or in place of what the race will provide. 

When: Saturday, May 1, 2021

 

***Race Start Time: 7:30AM, 7:45AM and 8:00AM

Please note the earlier start times for this event. Runners will start 15 seconds apart.***

 

​Race Day Details:

 

7:30AM start at Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island,
NY (between Buffalo and Niagara Falls). The half marathon
is a flat, out and back course, along the scenic Niagara River.

Race Day Amenities:

There is no packet pickup. Runners will be mailed their bibs and a starting time; either 7:30AM , 7:45 or 8:00. 

Race fee includes chip timing, water, sports drinks, post race snacks, and beverages and a long sleeve, 1/4 zip pullover in men's and women's sizes.

There are 6 hydration stations along the course route. Race Volunteers will place cups of water and gatorade on tables for runners to pick up. Cups will not be handed to runners in order to avoid contact.  There are also 6 portable toilet stations along the course plus additional in the start/finish area

 

Please note that there is no traditional post race party. Runners will receive snacks at the finish line and are encouraged to supplement this with their own food and beverages "tailgate style" in the parking lot.

· Commemorative medal awarded to every Half Marathon finisher!

· A portion of race proceeds will benefit FeedMoreWNY (formerly Meals on Wheels and Food Bank WNY).

2020 Grand Island Half Marathon Photo Collage

2020 Race Results at Score-this

Race Shirts:

Men's Size Chart

Women's Size Chart

Packet Pickup

There is no Packet Pickup. Race entrants will receive their bibs via US mail. Shirts and finisher awards will be picked up as runners finish the race.  There is no bib pickup race day. There is no race day registration.

Awards:

The overall male and female finishers, the top masters finishers and the top three in each age division.

Age Divisions:

19 & under, 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 and up.

Directions:

Take the Beaver Island exit off the I-190. Follow signs to the park. Free admission to the park for all runners and their families. Veer left as you enter the park and look for the main parking lot. The start/finish line in located within the main parking lot and is a short walk from any parking spot you take. Please leave an empty space between cars when possible.

Beaver Island State Park
2136 Oakfield Rd
Grand Island, NY 14072

Please email greaterbuffalotrack@gmail.com for any further details.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Course Map:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sponsors:
2020 Title Sponsor
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2020 Premier Sponsor
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2020 Gold Sponsors
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2020 Mile Marker Sponsors

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