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Friday, August 12, 2016

On Your Mark. Get Set. Register! Healing Half Marathon and 10K to Give Area Athletes a Great Run along Bronx River Parkway


CONTACT:   Andy LaGuardia
(914) 493-6532


Proceeds from Races on October 2nd to Benefit Westchester Medical Center

VALHALLA, N.Y. (August 11, 2016) – Area running enthusiasts craving a challenge won’t have to stray far to satisfy their appetite for competition. A rigorous test awaits them in their own backyard.

Westchester Medical Center, in partnership with Westchester County Parks, will hold its Healing Half Marathon and 10K on Sunday, October 2. This special event promoting health and wellness will take place along the iconic Bronx River Parkway, with a mix of rolling hills and steady inclines ensuring a demanding experience for hard-core runners and novices alike. Proceeds will benefit Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth).

Participants will start and finish in the vicinity of the Westchester County Center. The half marathon loop will take runners south on the Bronx River Parkway to Scarsdale Road, where they’ll turn around and head back toward the County Center. Runners in the 10K race will start a little farther south on the Bronx River Parkway and reverse course at Crane Road. The Parkway, which features stone arch bridges and beautiful views of the Bronx River, will be closed to vehicular traffic during the event.

The half marathon will begin at 8:30 a.m. (walkers only at 8 a.m.), and the 10K will begin at 9 a.m. Awards will be presented to the top three men and women overall and in each age group.. Racers will receive a complimentary grilled cheese, delicious apple cider donut, fruit, chips, chocolate milk, a finisher medal and t-shirt, while supplies last.

Registration for the half marathon is $70 in advance and $80 on race day. Registration for the 10K is $40 in advance and $50 on race day. To register and to learn more about volunteering at the event, please visit events.westchestermedicalcenter.com/healinghalf16

About Westchester Medical Center, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network
Westchester Medical Center is the premier provider of advanced medical care in New York’s Hudson Valley region. The flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network, this 895-bed academic hospital located in Valhalla, New York, provides local residents with acute care services - Level I trauma and burn care, organ transplants and advanced neurovascular procedures and more - found nowhere else in the region. Westchester Medical Center is the primary referral facility for other hospitals in the Hudson Valley and serves as a lifeline for more than 3.5 million people. To learn more about Westchester Medical Center and the vital services it provides to residents of the Hudson Valley and beyond, visit www.WestchesterMedicalCenter.org or follow Westchester Medical Center at www.Facebook.com/WestchesterMedicalCenter or www.Twitter.com/WestchesterMed.

About Westchester Medical Center Health Network
The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit http://www.wmchealth.org/.