About the Westerly Track & Athletic Club

The Westerly Track & Athletic Club (WTAC) was established in 1975 and is a IRS recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports recreational and competitive running.  Proceeds from our events allow us to continue to support local youth running programs.   We are a member of the Rhode Island USA Track & Field (USATF Number 99), which is the governing board of track & field, racewalking and distance running.

WTAC meets on the second Thursday of each month at 5:30PM at Schonning Insurance, 90 Airport Rd, Westerly, RI. These meetings are open to all members.

WTAC annual dues are $5.00 per year for an individual and $8.00 per year for a family. For information regarding membership, you may go to our membership page and print out a form to mail to the WTAC or can contact us by email.

Members are encouraged to participate in WTAC sponsored races:

         "Clamdigger" 5 Mile Road Race (April)

         Tom McCoy Summer Fun Run Series

         Nick Bottone Track Mile (summer)

         Charlie Stavros 3 Mile Beach Run (September)

        Lil' Rhody Runaround 7.9 Mile Trail Run (November)

Present and Past Officers


Steve Schonning



Larry Orlando



Steve Sullivan



Joe Light


Board Members

Jan Chamberlain

Polly Chorlton

Kevin Clendennin

Carol Ann Gray

Henry "Buddy" Grills

John Hammett

Kate Kelliher

Genevieve Kurdziel

Tommy McCoy

Roy Springer

Jeff Walker

Past Presidents

Dave Anderson

June Boyles

Ray Castagna (1st Pres.)

Larry Hirsch

James Hirst

Gene Hines

Genevieve Kurdziel

Joe Light

Bill Pedace

Robert Recor

Steve Schonning (since 1998)




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