WMCHealth’s Big 5: Races for Runners of All Levels will Support WMCHealth Hospitals

VALHALLA, N.Y. (August 19, 2022) — Get your heart rate going and support healthcare as you race, jog, or walk around and about WMCHealth’s Valhalla campus September 18. The Big 5, Westchester Medical Center Health Network’s fall active fundraiser supports a range of medical services while supplying the perfect opportunity to get fit and have fun.

The Healing Half Marathon, The Kyle Goldberg 10K, The Evan Lieberman 5K and the Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day will all be held Sunday, September 18, starting on the WMCHealth campus at 100 Woods Road in Valhalla. There is also the option to combine races and sign up for two races at a discounted price.

Here is a description of the races and the services they support:

Healing Half Marathon

A moderately challenging run with friends, a team, or solo for 13.1 miles on and around Westchester Medical Center’s campus before turning onto the paved North County Trail in collaboration with Westchester County Parks. The course includes campus, road, and paved bike trail. This event offers several opportunities for a training run with friends or solo for those planning to run the New York City Marathon.

The race supports the construction of a Critical Care Tower at Westchester Medical Center, which would bring together trauma care services in one five-story facility and allow the hospital space to convert to private rooms with all the modern amenities and technology.

Start: 8 a.m.
Registration: $50

Kyle Goldberg 10K

A moderately challenging run with friends, a team, or solo for 10K on and around Westchester Medical Center’s campus turning onto the paved North County Trail in collaboration with Westchester County Parks.

The race supports The Kyle Goldberg Turning Point Program and Behavioral Health Initiatives to address substance abuse.

Start: 8:15 a.m.
Registration: $40

Evan Lieberman 5K

A short jaunt around Westchester Medical Center’s campus. The course includes campus roads only. The race supports the Joel A. Halpern Trauma Center and trauma programs at Westchester Medical Center.

Start: 8:30 a.m.
Registration: $35

Go the Distance Walk and Family Fun Day

Join supportive community members, former patients and their families, doctors, nurses, and other hospital workforce members in support of Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital. A casual, one-mile walk followed by family activities and entertainment.

Start: 11:30 a.m.
Registration: $0

Pick Two Challenge

Pick two races for a discounted $50 registration fee.

To learn more about the Big 5 and how to support WMCHealth, visit WMCBig5Races.com


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 nine hospitals on seven campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 13,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. The Network has Level I (adult and pediatric), Level II and Level III trauma centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, Comprehensive and Primary Stroke Centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, home-care services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State. Today, WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated health care in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit WMCHealth.org or follow WMCHealth on Facebook.com/WMCHealth or Instagram.com/WMCHealth.

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