28th Annual GBTC GRAND ISLAND 
HALF MARATHON

 

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The 28th Grand Island Half Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Beaver Island State Park.

NEW THIS YEAR:
-       Race start at 8AM.  There is no time limit to finish your race!
-       Newly designed finisher medal
-       Post race brunch from 10am – noon
-       19 and under Male and Female winners trophies
-       A portion of race proceeds will support the Miracle League of Grand Island
-       Register with confidence. Money Back Guarantee!  If, by March
15, we are unable to hold the race as planned on May 7 due to changes in COVID-19 restrictions, registrations received by that time will be offered a 100% refund (less online transaction charges).   After March 15, (the date we need to order race amenities) entrants will be offered the option of switching to the virtual race or deferring to
the next scheduled Grand Island Half Marathon OR 10K.

Race Fee: $80 through close of registration. 

Any 2022 entrant who beats the event records listed below will receive their entry fee refunded:

 

Overall:

James Dickinson 1:06:47 in 2021

Christine Cote 1:19:54 in 1998

Masters:

David O'Keeffe 1:09:36 in 1999

Susan Munson 1:24:32 in 2002



There is no race day registration.  No refunds or deferrals (other
than above).  You may transfer your registration to another runner at
no charge.


Race fee includes:
-        Chip timing, water and sports drinks at 6 hydration stations
along the course
-        Post race brunch and beverages from 10AM - Noon,
-        A long sleeve, 1/4 zip pullover in men's and women's sizes.
Guaranteed to registrations by March 15, after that as supplies last.
-        commemorative medal awarded to every Half Marathon finisher!


Half Marathon Awards:
The Overall male and female winners.
The Overall Masters male and female winners.
The Overall 19 and under male and female winners.
Top Three Finishers in each 5-year age division from 19 and under to 80+

Packet Pick-up at Beaver Island State Park on race day only.  Runners should pick up their bib starting at 7AM on race day. Shirts may be picked up before and after the race.


Race Day Details and Amenities:

Saturday, May 7, 2022 - 8:00AM start at Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island, NY (between Buffalo and Niagara Falls). The race starts and finishes in the main parking lot.


Runners will pickup their bib number on race morning at Beaver Island
State Park. Shirts, medals and other race swag will be available at
the finish line.

The course is flat, out and back, along the scenic Niagara River.
More than 85% of the course is closed to traffic. There is no time
limit to complete the course.

6 hydration stations along the course. 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 reduce contact.  Runners may also
carry their own water bottles to refill along the course.

6 portable toilet stations along the course plus additional in the
start/finish area.

Our intention is to give runners a “touch free” safe event in
compliance with evolving COVID-19 restrictions.  Guidelines for large
gatherings continue to change and could be very different on race day.
The Grand Island Half Marathon will continue to promote a safe event
as we did in 2020 and '21.  This includes encouraging mask wearing,
distancing, modified water stations, sanitizing surfaces and a safe
food plan. In addition the event is 100% outdoors.  As protocols
change, we will respond accordingly.

2020 Grand Island Half Marathon Photo Collage

2021 Race Results at Score-this

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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