Dick Bessel Independence Day Run

Sat July 3, 2021 Grand Island, NY 14072 US Directions

2.3 mile run

$18 9:15AM EDT Registration ends July 1, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Race Walk (Competitive Race Walkers Only)

$18 9:15AM EDT Registration ends July 1, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Kids Race (Ages 4-9 only)

$7 9:00AM EDT Registration ends July 1, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

45th Annual Dick Bessel Independence Day Run

Date: July 3rd, 2021
Location: Grand Island Town Hall
2255 Baseline Rd, Grand Island, NY 14072
Start Time: 9:00 AM (Kids) 9:15 AM (2.3 mile run)


Important Changes for 2021

As of 5-28-2021
Below are some important changes to the Dick Bessel Run in 2021 due to Covid-19. Mandates are changing rapidly and we will adjust as necessary.

• Parade and run are on SATURDAY, JULY 3, 2021

• By registering for the race, you agree that you will follow all Covid-19 mandates in place at the time of the race.

The run will happen either in person or virtual. There will be NO REFUNDS. The race will be conducted as normal with minimal or no restrictions, or, if this cannot happen, the run will be completely virtual. Runners can run their own route and send times to the Recreation Department if they choose to. Runners will still receive this year’s race shirt and bib.
A decision on the run being held in person or virtually will be made on or before June 18, 2021. If the run is virtual more information will be given on this date on shirt and bib pickup and other race info.

• No water station. There will be no water station on Webb Road just past the 1 mile mark.

• Finish Line, Refreshments, Awards
  • Runners cannot congregate at the finish line.
  • Bottled water will be provided, but no fruit or food.
  • No awards ceremony. Finish times and places will be posted on www.score-this.com and the Recreation Department website at https://grandislandny.myrec.com.
  • Awards will be available for pick up beginning July 5 at the Recreation Office located at 3278 Whitehaven Road.

• Pre-Registration only. No “day of” registration available.

• Shirt and Bib Pick Up – if the run is in person, shirt and bib can be picked up at Town Hall before the race.

Packet Pickup
Grand Island Town Hall
Race Day starting at 7:00AM

Through July 2nd: $18 (Adult Races)
$7 (Kids Race)
No Race Day Registration

Race Course

USA Track and Field Certified Course #NY12035JG  <--  click number for course map

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://grandislandny.myrec.com.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Grand Island Town Hall
2255 Baseline Rd.
Grand Island, NY US 14072

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