2014 Race Day Information

Race:  Saturday, May 3.  New This Year- Start time  is 9:00AM.  Beaver Island State Park, Grand Island, NY (between Buffalo and Niagara Falls). The course is flat, fast, out and back along the scenic Niagara river.   Both the 10-k and the Half Marathon start at 9AM in the main parking lot at Beaver Island State Park. The course exits the park onto West River Parkway.  The 10-k runners turn back at 3.1 miles and return to Beaver Island along the same route. The Half Marathon continues along West River Parkway, turning back to the Park just past 6 1/2 miles and finishing in the main parking lot.

Race fee includes chip timing, water, sports drinks, post race food, and beverages.  For 2014, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Westminster Economic Development (WEDI).  WEDI is a non-profit organization focused on improving the lives of residents on the West Side by supporting entrepreneurs and small business development, training and education. More information is available at http://www.wpcbuffalo.org/wedi

Race Fee*:

Half Marathon: $45 early application fee (Canadian money at par) through
2/17/14, $55.00 from 2/18/14 to 5/2/14, $65.00 on race day until
close of registration at 8:45am.

10K: $25 through 5/2/14, $35 on race day until  close of registration at 8:45am.

Runners may  register online at www.active.com or at Fleet Feet Sports on Delaware Avenue, Buffalo.  A paper application can be downloaded at the Registration page of this site.  Race day registration at Beaver Island will close at 8:45am.

Race premium guaranteed to first 600 registered runners.
*Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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.

Awards:
The overall male and female finishers, the top masters finishers and the top three in
each age division.   For 2014, all half marathon finishers will receive a commemorative 20th anniversary medal.

Age Divisions:
0 – 19, 20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39,40 – 44, 45 – 49, 50 – 54, 55 – 59,

60 – 64, 65 – 69, 70 – 74, 75 and up

Hotel Information:

Byblos Niagara Resort and Spa. 100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, NY 14072.  Rooms are being offered at the special rate of $139  for Friday 2 May in connection with the race. Interested parties need only to mention The Greater Buffalo Track Club when making reservations to get the rate.  Contact The Byblos Niagara Resort and Spa, Phone 716.773.1111

 

Directions: 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.


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Packet Pick-up

Friday, May 2th from 
11AM to 7PM
Fleet Feet Sports
2290 Delaware Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14216
(716) 332-3501

        OR

Race Day at Beaver Island

State Park from 7AM to 8:45AM

Course Map

Grand Island Half Marathon Map