42nd Annual Dick Bessel Independence Day Run

 

 

July 4, 2017

 

 

 

 

Presented by the Grand Island Recreation Department

- 2.3 mile run           - 2.3 mile race walk        - 314 meter kids dash

 

Packet Pickup:

Grand Island Town Hall
2255 Baseline Rd.

July 4:  7:00am - 9:00am

 

Race Start:

In front of Tops, Grand Island Blvd near Whitehaven Rd
9:00 AM Kids Dash
9:15 AM Run/Race Walk


 

Come for the Run! Stay for the Parade!  A July 4 Tradition.

Pull out your lawn chair and relax to Grand Island's best parade.  Or join founder Dick Bessel at the VFW!

        

 

 

Event Details

 

Race and results conducted by the Grand Island Recreation Department & Score This!!!

         This is a BibTag timed race.

Your race bib will have the timing device already attached at registration / packet pickup on the morning of the race.

 

Event Sanctioned by USATF

Course Certified to be accurate by USATF NY12035JG

Race Consultant: Richard Bessel  Race Coordinator: Jim Masiello

Race Registration, finish line and timing: Score This!!!

For more information: Call the Recreation Department at (716) 773-9680

 

Parking

Parking is available in the Grand Island Plaza parking lot on Grand Island Blvd. The parade will follow the races.

If you park on the parade route you may not be able to leave until the parade is finished.

 

Awards 

Run 2.3 Miles

Overall Male / Female

Top Masters Male/Female (40 & over)

Top Juniors Male/Female (19 & under)

Top 3 in each Age Group:

9 & under, 10-12, 13-15,  19-24, 25-30, 34-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70-75 & over

Kids Race

314 meters, official starting line to Reviewing stand.

All kids race finishers receive a medal

Race Walk 2.3 Miles

Overall Male / Female

Top 3 Male/Female Divisions

Competitive race walk rules apply:

1) The walker must not lose contact with the ground that can be seen by the human eye.


2) The supporting leg must be straight from the moment of impact until the leg passes under the body

Awards will be at the Finish Line Area at 10:30 AM. (Look for the Town van)

 

Pricing

 

 

Pre-Registration

Race Day

Until July 2

July 4

2.3 mile Run / Race Walk

$18

$25

Kids Run $7 $7

Includes Shirt.  Adult small T's to all Kids.

 

Refund Policy

 

No transfers of registrations to other athletes are allowed. There will be no race refunds!!