Sunday, October 11, 2015 • White Plains, NY • Course Map
Featuring a course that takes runners along the historic Bronx River Parkway and the 807-acre linear park that skirts the roadway, the Westchester Half Marathon and 10K offers a moderately challenging race course with plenty of hills.
None of these is too terribly difficult, however, as the course ranges in elevation from about 100 feet above sea level at its lowest point to just over 200 feet at its highest.
The out-and-back race course, which unfolds along a 6.55-mile stretch of the Bronx River Parkway, begins for all participants at the Westchester County Center on Central Avenue.
From there, the course turns east and then southwest along the parkway, passing local park areas as well as the Scarsdale Golf Club and the Leewood Golf Course. The most memorable — and scenic — part of the race, however, are the linear park areas that hug the parkway for most of the race.
Built in the 1920s and dedicated in 1925, the linear park is home to the Bronx River Pathway, a popular paved trail for walkers, runners, bicyclists, skaters and anyone looking to get outside.
At the park’s wide area near the intersection with Scarsdale Road, runners in the half marathon reach the turnaround point, and begin the trek back toward the starting line at the County Center, following largely an uphill course. (By contrast, the first 6.5 miles are mostly downhill).
In recent years, the race has been known as the Westchester Running Festival Half Marathon & Quarter Marathon, and changes its name this year to the Healing Half Marathon.
Race Weather & Climate
Located in the southeastern corner of New York State, just over 30 miles north of New York City, the city of White Plains typically experiences cool (and sometimes cold) to mild weather in the early fall.
On race day (Oct. 11), the average low is 42ºF and the average high is 67ºF.
- 2014 Westchester Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Westchester Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Westchester Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Westchester Half Marathon Results
- 8:30 AM
Course Time Limit
- 4 hours
- $60 for the half marathon, if registered before June 30, 2015
- $70 between June 30 – race day
- $80 on race day (if not sold out)
To reserve your spot in the 2015 running of the Healing Half Marathon or 10K race, register online at wchcc.net here.
Official Race Website
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