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RACE DAY INFORMATION:
**PICK UP YOUR RACE BIB AT BEAVER ISLAND STATE PARK ON FRIDAY SEPT 29 STARTING AT 4:30PM. <RUNNERS MUST PICKUP THEIR OWN BIB.>
( RACE DAY REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE UNTIL 5:15PM ON RUN SIGN UP. )
**WARM-UP AND HEAD TO THE STARTING LINE FOR A 5:30PM START.
**RUN YOUR RACE AND THEN ENJOY THE POST RACE PIZZA, CAKE, ICE CREAM AND MORE IN THE START/FINISH AREA. AWARDS WILL BE PRESENTED AT 7PM.
Race Location: The start/finish line is in the main parking lot at Beaver Island State Park, 2136 Oakfield Rd, Grand Island, NY 14072
Directions: Take the Beaver Island Exit off I-190 and follow the signs to Beaver Island State Park. Enter the Park at the main entrance and follow the signs/arrows to the main parking lot. ***Parking is free.
***For those traveling to Beaver Island from the South Grand Island Bridge, the Beaver Island exit is closed to 190 North bound traffic. You will need to go one more exit and then double back toward the Beaver island exit.
Hydration: There are 3 water/gatorade stations, at approximately miles 1, 3 and 5.
Rest rooms: The Park bathrooms located near the main parking lot will be open. During your race, look for portable toilets in the parking areas along the course at approximately miles 1 and 5.
Spectators may park in the main lot. Another option is to watch the race from the West River Overlook at Fix Rd. This is at mile 3 of the course.
Post race snacks and awards will be held in the start/finish area.
RACE AND AWARD DETAILS:
The race begins and ends in Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island, NY (between Buffalo and Niagara Falls). The course is a flat, out and back, along the scenic Niagara river.
Race awards to Overall Male/Female, Masters Male/Female winners and 19 and under Male/Female winners. Age group awards to first 3 finishers in 5-year age groups up to 80+ years old.
Runners who break the event record for their respective division (19 and under, open and masters divisions) will receive 100% of their entry fee refunded after the race!! (The early entry fee of $30 will be refunded)
Grand Island 10K Event Records:
Overall: Alex Hillyard 0:33:27 in 2021, Tammy Putt 0:38:55 in 2017
19 and Under: Alex Hillyard 0:33:27 in 2021, Cecilia Favorito 0:48:14 in 2015
Masters: Matthew Glynn 0:36:10 in 2017, Amy Fakterowitz 0:40:45 in 2014
Entry fee includes:
On Sept 29, the sun will set at 7:01PM. Race entrants should be able to finish the 6.2 miles within 90 minutes. Awards will be presented at 7PM.
EARLY registration Fee of $35 with no additional transaction fee at checkout. There is no registration at Beaver Island on race day. Online registration closes at noon on race day.
Register by Sept 12 at 12noon to guarantee your shirt and size.
*No refunds or deferrals.
Race bibs will be picked-up at Beaver Island on race day starting at 4:30PM. Race shirts will be distributed at the finish line.
The overall and age-group awards will be presented at the end of the race at 7PM.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Additional race information can be found at https://www.greaterbuffalotrackclub.com/gi-susnset-10k.
Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island NY
Take the Beaver Island Exit off I-190 and follow signs to park. Free parking in the main lot at Beaver Island State Park. The start/finish line is in the North-East corner of the lot.