GBTC Grand Island 1/2 Marathon

Sat May 1 - Fri May 7 Grand Island, NY 14072 US Directions

27th Annual

Greater Buffalo Track Club Grand Island 1/2 Marathon

The race begins and ends in Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island, NY (between Buffalo and Niagara Falls). The out and back course is flat and fast, with water views running through Beaver Island State Park and the scenic West River Connector Trail (formerly the West River Parkway). The Half Marathon will start at 7:30 AM in the main parking lot at Beaver Island State Park. 

Important COVID-19 Rules

  • -The race will have 3 start times with 50 runners each, 7:30, 7:45, and 8:00. Each runner will start 15 seconds apart. 
  • - Masks must be worn in the start/finish area and be carried throughout the race. Spectators are discouraged from attending and are not permitted in the start/finish area. 
  • - There is no race day entry and no packet pickup. Race bibs will be mailed to you along with a start time.
  • - Shirts and finish awards will be picked-up after you pass through the finish line.
  • - Results will be emailed to you. There is no awards presentation at the park. 
  • - Entrants will be provided a snack and are encouraged to supplement that with their own food and beverages and enjoy a tailgate lunch in the parking lot.
  • - The planned team competition will not be held. There are currently no complete 4-person teams registered and due to the limited field size, the team awards are not warranted.
  • - Additional changes may be implemented to comply with health guidelines 
There will be no refunds or deferrals.  If unable to run, you can transfer your bib to another runner at no additional cost.  Use your RunSignUp account or send us an email to initiate the transfer.


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, social distancing and mass gathering guidelines will be followed and facemasks will be required before the race start and after the race finish.

The New York State travel advisory for individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19 will require a quarantine for 14 days. Participants from states on the NYS restricted list, or those NYS residents who have visited those states should not register unless they can self quarantine for 14 days before the race.  The current list of restricted states can be found here:

The CDC’s guidance can be reviewed at:

Beaver Island State Park
2136 W Oakfield Rd
Grand Island, NY US 14072
Scenic course along the river!
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