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WestField Half Marathon

Quick facts

Distance Half marathon

Rescheduled to 05 Sep 2020

Previous date: 20 Jun 2020

About WestField Half Marathon

Hundreds runners cross the finish line each year in both races combined at the annual springtime running of the Westfield Half Marathon. The Westfield Half was started in 1994 when a group of runners from the Empire One Running Club approached the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Westfield with the idea of a half marathon fundraiser. The proposal was to offer area runners a tune up race the Boston Marathon. The spring season race is scheduled 2-3 weeks before The Boston Marathon.

Run to benefit the local Boys and Girls Club organization in this town of about 40,000 residents in the southern central part of the state, the race takes runners on a tour of the rural areas just outside of town, along a course marked by plenty of green, rolling hills, especially in the race’s first few miles.

Distances

10k

  • 9.977908km

5k

  • 4.988954km

1/2 Marathon

  • 21.082354km

Kids Race

  • 1.60934km

Practicalities

Age Limit

You must be 12 years of age to run the Half Marathon. We encourage participants of all ages to join us for the 10K or 5k. Parents or guardians are encouraged to run with their minor children but must be registered for the race. Responsible adult family members must be present at the finish to receive their minor children as there will be no additional security beyond the secured finisher’s area, and no specific parent/child reunion area!

Aid Stations

There will be water stops approximately every 2 miles on the course (water only).

Maximum Time

The 13.1 mile course will be open for 4 hours, for runners, which equates to a 18:19 minute per mile pace. Participants on the 5k course must maintain a 20 minute per mile pace. All walkers will start the race at 10:00 a.m.

Parking

At the Boys and Girls Club parking lot as well as the South Middle School on West Silver St.

Timing

We will be using timing chips.

WestField Half Marathon Route Map

WestField Half Marathon Route Map

Start:

Elizabeth Parker Park

Westfield,us

Finish:

Westfield Boys & Girls Club

Westfield,us

Overview

The Westfield Half is a challenging course for runners of all abilities. Those who really want to push their limits will have a blast on this course. The first 8.5 miles of the course takes you through the southwest part of the city with rural vistas, farm lands and rolling hills. There is enough elevation gain for all.

The best part however, is the race to the finish. During the next 2 miles, you will be running right past some of Westfield’s historic homes, Westfield State University and Stanley Park. The last 5k really takes off down a mostly straight then downhill route, past Noble Hospital (no, you will not need their services) and on to the Boys and Girls Club.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.