Sunday, October 1, 2017 • White Plains, NY • Course Map
Set for an early fall run along the scenic Bronx River Parkway, which stretches just over 19 miles between White Plains and the northern end of the Bronx, the Healing Half Marathon (formerly known as the Westchester Half Marathon) follows an out-and-back course filled with rolling hills but overall only minimal changes in elevation throughout its 13.1 miles.
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).
Race Day Weather
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.
- Average low: 46ºF
- Average high: 70ºF
- 2015 Healing Half Results
- 2014 Westchester Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Westchester Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Westchester Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Westchester Half Marathon Results
- 8:00 AM – half marathon (walkers)
- 8:30 AM – half marathon (runners)
- 9:00 AM – 10K
- $60 – $80 for the half marathon
- $30 – $50 for the 10K
To reserve your spot in the fall 2017 running of White Plains’s Healing Half Marathon or 10K race, register online at the event website.
Official Race Website
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