We are pleased to announce the 6th annual running of the Paine to Pain Trail Half Marathon. This race is run on the Colonial Greenway, a wooded trail through New Rochelle, Mamaroneck, Eastchester and Scarsdale. Only a very small portion of the race is on pavement. Approximately 12 of the 13.1 miles are run on dirt (and rocks, roots, and other foresty things).
Overview: You should expect your time to be about one minute per mile slower than a road race. The first half is more technically challenging than the second half and will slow you down more than a minute/mile.
If you are coming up by train from NYC (or by bus into New Rochelles bus depot), getting to the start of the race on time is easy. The start is just 1.5 miles north of the train station and bus depot. This is also the Amtrak station.
By Train: Take the 7:37 Metro North train out of Grand Central (New Haven line) to New Rochelle, which will arrive at 8:08. From there you can catch a taxi to the start for about $7. (Destination: North Avenue and Broadview) Look for other runners to share a cab with, as we always have a healthy contingent from Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens coming in by train.
To find the taxi stands at the station: Go up the stairs to the bridge in the middle of the platform. One taxi stand will be to your left. You can find a second one if you cross the bridge, go down the stairs and through the station house.
The awards ceremony should start around 11:45. Return trains are at 11:33, 12:33, and 1:33Taxi services to get back to the station:
Union Taxi (914) 576-1600 Red Fox Taxi (914) 636-6006 United Taxi Company (914) 632-6888 Green Team (914) 576-1200
By Bus: Buses use the same depot as the train station, so getting to/from the station/race is the same. Schedules are too varied to put here, of course, as they depend on where you are coming from.