Race Start Time: 9:00AM

The races begins and ends in Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island, NY (between Buffalo and Niagara Falls). The course is flat and fast, with water views running throughout the scenic roadways within Beaver Island State Park with a portion of the course out and back along the newly opened West River Connector Trail (formerly the West River Parkway). Both the 10-k and the Half Marathon start at 9AM in the main parking lot at Beaver Island State Park. This race is part of the Buffalo News Runner of the Year Series.​

Race Day Amenities:

  • Custom Silver Anniversary Jacket for Half Marathon registrants*, custom technical t-shirt for 10k registrants.

  • Race fee includes chip timing, water, sports drinks, post race food, and beverages.

  • Commemorative medal awarded to every Half Marathon AND 10k finisher (10k medals new this year!)

  • Fan Zones and music along the course to keep you pumped up!

  • A portion of the race proceeds will be donated to local charities.

* Register by 4/1 and sizes selected are guaranteed and jackets will be available at packet pickup. For those who register after 4/1, jackets will be available on race day AFTER THE RACE based on size availability. If you do not receive a jacket on race day we will take your name and a jacket will be ordered.


Race Information:

Online registration is available HERE

A paper application is available HERE

Race Fee**:

Half Marathon

Early Bird through 1/4/19:   $55

1/5/19-3/8/19:                    $60

3/9/19-5/3/19:                    $70

Race Day:                           $80


Early Bird through 1/4/19:   $30

1/5/19-3/8/19:                    $35

3/9/19-5/3/19:                    $45

Race Day:                           $50

**Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Packet Pickup

Packet pickup for the 25th Annual GBTC Grand Island Half Marathon & 10k will be on 5/3/19 at Flying Bison Brewing Company from 12pm – 7:30pm.  Day of race packet pickup and registration is available from 7am on Saturday May 4, 2019 at Beaver Island State Park.

Time (5/3/19): 12pm – 7:30pm


Flying Bison Brewing Company

850 Seneca St.

Buffalo NY, 14210

Half Marathon Time Limit:

Due to restrictions of keeping the course closed to traffic, runners must be to the half-way point by 1 hour and 30 minutes. Runners not at the half way point at that time will be picked up by sweep vehicle and driven to the finish line.


The overall male and female finishers, the top masters finishers and the top three in each age division.

Age Divisions:

0 – 14, 15 – 19, 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.


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 to access Area 1 for parking and pre/post race activities at the River Side shelters, Marina North and South.

Beaver Island State Park
2136 Oakfield Rd
Grand Island, NY 14072

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