New York > Westchester Running Festival Half Marathon & Quarter Marathon
White Plains, NY • Sunday, October 13, 2013 • 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 Quarter Marathon 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).
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.
In October, temperatures average between 41°F and 65°F, while rainfall totals average just over 3.6 inches for the month. On the day of the race (Oct. 13), the average low is 42°F and the average high is 66°F.
View the race route map for the Westchester Running Festival Half Marathon
8:00 AM - half marathon, walkers start
8:30 AM - half marathon, runners start
9:00 AM - quarter marathon
$60 for the half marathon, if registered by March 31, 2013
$70 between April 1 - June 30
$80 between July 1 - August 31
$90 between September 1 - October 10
To reserve your spot in the early fall 2013 running of White Plains's Westchester Running Festival Half or Quarter Marathon races, register online at the event website.
Official Race Website
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