2018 Westchester Medical Center Healing Half & 10k

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Challenge yourself this Fall as you run 13.1 or 6.2 miles along the Bronx River Parkway! The northern portion of the parkway features some rolling hills while the southern half has some steady inclines. A fantastic closed course for experienced runners and first-timers alike! All proceeds benefit Westchester Medical Center.


Sunday, October 6

Challenge yourself this Fall as you run 13.1 or 6.2 miles along the Bronx River Parkway! The northern portion of the parkway features some rolling hills while the southern half has some steady inclines. A fantastic closed course for experienced runners and first-timers alike! All proceeds benefit Westchester Medical Center.

2019 ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! 

Registration Deadlines:

Healing Half (13.1 miles); Sunday, October 6

Date Registration Fee
TBD TBD
TBD TBD
Race Day (if available) TBD

10K (6.2 miles); Sunday, October 6

Date Registration Fee
TBD TBD
TBD TBD
Race Day (if available) TBD

Rules & Regs

Entry Requirements:

Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

You must be at least 12 years old to run the 10K.

You must be at least 14 years old to run the Half Marathon.

You must be in good health and physically prepared to run the half marathon or 10K.

Race numbers are required to participate. NO BANDITS!

You must be able to complete the half marathon in 4 hours (18 minute/mile). Slower runners and walkers who are not able to keep the respective pace will be subject to removal from the racecourse. There is a walking path on the northbound side of the parkway which will lead you back to the finish area.

You must show a photo ID to pick-up your race packet.

This is a USATF Sanctioned Race – NO coaches, skateboards, baby joggers, bikes, dogs or in-line skates will be allowed on the course.

Cancellation Policy:

Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

If the event is not sold out and you notify us prior to September 6th, we will attempt to transfer your entry to 2019.

If the event is sold out the entry fee is NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE.

Event Management reserves the right to modify or cancel the event at its sole discretion at any time without refund.

Email events@wmchealth.org for any inquiries involving transfers.

The Course

The Bronx River Parkway (BRP) is a scenic, historical parkway with stone arch bridges and views of the Bronx River. The course is a Half Marathon loop that starts just south of the Westchester County Center in White Plains. Runners proceed south on the BRP to Scarsdale Road where they hook a U-turn and head back on the northbound side of the parkway. The northern portion of the parkway features some rolling hills while the southern half has some steady inclines, but is much flatter. Overall the course trends downhill to Scarsdale Road then uphill back to the County Center. The Quarter Marathon starts further South on the BRP and will make a U-Turn at the Crane Rd. Exit.

Bronx River Parkway History

The 1907 Parkway Act which created the Bronx Parkway Commission had a dual purpose: to reclaim the Bronx River from its intolerable condition as an open sewer and to provide a parked driveway outlet for New York City’s hundreds of thousands of pleasure cars. The land required for the parkway was a strip 300 to 1,000 feet wide and approximately 15 miles long totaling 1130 acres. Between, 1913 to 1915 much land was obtained as gifts or by negotiated purchase at private sales to minimize condemnation costs. The formal dedication of the BRONX RIVER PARKWAY took place on November 5, 1925 at Valhalla, New York.

A unique feature of the BRONX RIVER PARKWAY was that it was planned as a new curvilinear roadway with easy natural curves and grades to show off the recently restored Bronx River. The Parkway was removed from local traffic, noise and commerce and set within a park-like atmosphere. It was designed for pleasure driving at slow speeds. Commercial vehicles were not permitted. Parking or standing along the sides of the road was forbidden. The parkway consisted of a 40-foot wide two directional roadway with a complete separation of the north and southbound lanes in many sections within a naturalistic setting.

This 807-acre linear park runs for 13.2 miles from the New York City line in Yonkers to the Kensico Dam in Valhalla. It contains the new Parkway and lands paralleling the Bronx River, which were set aside for public recreational use. The Bronx River Pathway, a paved trail way, is popular among walkers, skaters, joggers, bicyclists and others looking for a tranquil respite or birdwatchers observing many migratory flocks.

 

Aid Stations

For the Half Marathon, aid stations will be located at miles; 2, 4, 5.5, 7.5, 9 and 11.

For the 10K, aid stations will be located at miles 2, 3 and 4.

Aid stations will have: Gatorade, Water, Gels, Pretzels, Bananas, Vaseline and, a portable toilet.

If you are a part of or know of a group that would like to operate an aid station, please contact us at events@wmchealth.org

Race Day Schedule

7:00AM – Race Day Packet Pick Up

8:00AM – Half Marathon Walkers Start ONLY

8:15AM – Half Marathon Packet Pick Up Closed

8:30AM – Half Marathon Start

8:45AM – 10K Packet Pick Up Closed

9:00AM – 10K Start

10:30AM – Kid’s Dash

11:00AM – Awards Ceremony

12:30PM – Race Course Closed

Travel & Accomodations

Event Site

Westchester County Center
198 Central Ave
White Plains, NY 10606

The main event site is located in the WEST Parking Lot – just south of the Westchester County Center. Racer parking is located in the EAST Parking Lot – across the BRP from the County Center. Visit CountyCenter.biz for detailed information on BUS, TRAIN and SUBWAY options.

Accommodations

There are many hotels in the White Plains, Elmsford, Tarrytown area!

Medals & Awards

All finishers will receive a Finisher Medal. Custom designed awards will be awarded 3 deep in each division for each event. The top 3 Male & Female winners will receive overall awards and be taken out of their age groups (no double awards). You must be present at the awards ceremony to collect your award. The divisions are as follows:

Awards

Overall – (Male and Female)

< 20 — (Male and Female)

20-29 — (Male and Female)

30-39 — (Male and Female)

40-49 — (Male and Female)

50-59 — (Male and Female)

60-69 — (Male and Female)

70+ —- (Male and Female)