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2015 Healing Half Marathon & 10k

Congratulations 2015 Racers!

Click HERE for PHOTOS (Available on WED 10/14)


It is time to freshen up! In it's 12th year the Westchester Medical Center Running Festival is renaming itself with the hopes of raising more support for the West Chester Medical Center Foundation. The 2015 event will take place on Sunday, October 11th, 2015. The course will once again be on the beautiful Bronx River Parkway. A fantastic course along the quiet closed Parkway that is a great race for experienced and first-timers alike!

We will continue to have the Half Marathon Walkers Category this year. Walkers will start 30 minutes early so that you can finish and enjoy the expo with your fellow racers. The Walker category is for walkers ONLY and is not eligible for any age group awards or prizes. Everyone will receive a finisher medal when you cross the line!




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 10K starts further South on the BRP and will make a U-Turn approx 3 miles south on BRP



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: Orange Gatorade, Water, 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 Samantha at

Timing provided by Split Second Race Timing. Your chip will be attached to your race number (bib) that you will receive at race check-in on pre-race day or race day. The chip is to be worn throughout the event. The chip is disposable and you do not need to hand your chip in once you cross the finish line.

Members of Ramapo Rescue Dog Association will be located at each Aid Station along the course. If you or someone near you requires medical attention, locate the nearest medical staff member, aid station captain, Westchester County Policeman or Bronx River Parkway personnel. They will be able to reach our central medical command unit. Ambulances are on stand-by at the finish area and at the Scarsdale Rd Turn-Around. Medical assistance will also be available at the end of the race.

Race Day Details

Saturday, October 10th
Packet-Pickup at:
295 E Main St, Elmsford, NY 10523

10am to 1pm

Sunday, October 11th
7:00am -- Race Day Packet-Pickup Begins at County Center Parking Lot
8:00am -- Half Marathon Walkers Start ONLY
8:15am -- Half Marathon Packet-Pickup Closed
8:30am -- Half Marathon Start
8:45am -- Quarter Marathon Packet-Pickup Closed
9:00am -- Quarter Marathon Start
10:45am - Kids Fun Run
11:00am - Awards
12:30pm - Race Course Closed

Baggage Check-in
You will be able to check-in your belongings at the Baggage Tent located in the festival area before the start of the race. You will be able to retrieve your bag by showing your bib number. Limit is one bag per racer. Please make sure your belongings are well-marked with your contact information. We are NOT responsible for damaged or lost items.

Parking & Finish Area You have several options for parking. The parking area directly East of the County Center holds 800 cars. There is addition parking in the garage at the White Plains Train Station. You can park at any of the the nearby MetroNorth Train Stations and take the train to the starting area. If possible we recommend that you carpool or take public transportation. See: Main Event Site & Parking Map as reference.

Finish Line Expo Features:
- DJ and Music
- Awards Ceremony
- Free Kid's Fun Run (5-12yro in 2 Different Age-Group Races!)
Bring the whole family for this morning of fun, freebies, and fitness!

VOLUNTEERS are needed now for the Healing Half & 10k!
Whether you are available Pre-Race day to help with Packet-Pickup or you have a group of people interested in being a CHEERING stations - Come and join in the excitement of the event! If you have a group that is interested in volunteering (water stations, etc. or providing entertainment (band, boy/girl scouts, cheerleaders, etc.) along the course, contact Samantha at

Rules & Regs

Entry Requirements:
  • Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • You must be at least 12 years old to run the Quarter Marathon.
  • 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 quarter marathon.
  • 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.
  • You must register one month prior to race day to guarantee your t-shirt size.

Cancellation Policy:
  • Entry fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.
  • If the event is not sold out and you notify us prior to September 1th, we will attempt to transfer your entry to the next year.
  • 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 for any inquiries involving transfers.

Travel & Accommodations

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 for detailed information on BUS, TRAIN and SUBWAY options.

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

Packet Pickup

We highly encourage you to attend Saturday Packet-Pickup. It will take place at:
The Sports Authority
295 E Main St, Elmsford, NY 10523

Race Day (SUNDAY) packet pickup will return to the Westchester County Center Parking Lot

If you are unable to attend Saturday's Packet Pickup, you may pick up your packet on Sunday morning starting at 7:00am

You must pick up your packet in person. Picking up packets for other participants is not an option.

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:

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)

Event Photography


Gahres Photography will provide the event photography with on-course shots and finish line photos. Photos are available online a few days after the event and can be purchased directly from Gahres Photography.


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