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Saturday, May 6, 2023, at Beaver Island State Park
The Thermo Fisher Grand Island Half Marathon is proud to announce its principal beneficiary for this year's event, The Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island
The Neighbors Foundation of Grand Island is an all-volunteer organization that provides food assistance to in need residents of Grand Island.
New This Year;
Free phone live tracking, progress alerts, and cheer sending.
To Be Announced Soon
- Finisher Medal
- Post Race Party
New Race Amenities and Features will be announced soon
Race Fee: $80 for both in-person and virtual entries (plus $3.15 transaction fee at checkout) until January 1st. Virtual entries will receive their gear via US mail, mailing date TDB once we receive the race shirts from our vendor. $120 for Duo Teams.
EARN Cash Back by referring friends. Refer 3 or more participants and earn $20 back! It's easy. Just share the special link you will receive in your registration confirmation email. Send the link to friends via email. Post the link on FB, Twitter, etc. You will earn cash back after 3 people register using your unique link!
There is no race day registration. NO REFUNDS. Registrations may be deferred to the next scheduled Grand Island Half Marathon OR 10K until April 15. 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 party and beverages from 10AM - Noon,
- A giveaway to be announced soon
- 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+
Team Awards Cash Prizes and awards will be given to 1st($200) 2nd ($100)and 3rd place(Athletic Brewing Beer) for:
Overall Open Men
Overall Open Women
Overall Masters Men
Overall Masters Women
EVENT RECORDS: ( ENTRY FEE REFUNDED TO ANYONE BREAKING THE RECORD IN THEIR DIVISION)
James Dickinson 1:06:47 in 2021 ............ Christine Cote 1:19:54 in 1998
David O'Keeffe 1:09:36 in 1999 .................Susan Munson 1:24:32 in 2002
Race Day Details and Amenities:
Saturday, May 6, 2023 - 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.
Packet Pick Up TBA
Runners can 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.
A "Duo Team" is composed of one runner pushing one person with a permanent disability in a racing wheelchair.
Duo Team Division rules:
- Both entrants must sign the race waiver
- One runner is allowed to push the other team member the entire race distance
- The runner must be tethered to the chair and the rider safely secured
- The duo runner will appear in the overall and age group results based on the team's finishing time. The duo rider finish time will be listed in the "Duo" division based on the team's finishing time.
- Duo Team registration is available for the in-person event only
QUESTIONS? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Earn $20 back. Refer 3 or more participants and get a $20 refund!
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.
The Grand Island Half Marathon will be abiding by the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) recommendations for the prevention of the spread of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) and other communicable diseases. As such, masking and mass gathering guidelines will be adopted by the event as these guidelines change.
The CDC’s guidance can be reviewed at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Additional race information can be found at http://www.greaterbuffalotrackclub.com.
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the GBTC Grand Island 1/2 Marathon.
Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!
Some key RaceJoy features include:
We will send you occasional updates about our races.