WTAC Background

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 Meetings

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

Giving Back to the Community

In 2015 through 2017, the Westerly Track & Athletic Club gave $3,000 annually for college scholarships to two high school seniors and donated $1,500 annually to the YMCA Reach Out To Youth campaign to help send needy children to summer camp.

In March 2017, the Westerly Track & Athletic Club sponsored five Westerly High School runners who qualified for 2017 New Balance Indoor Nationals in New York City.  (l-r:  Matthew Walker, Emma Santee, Helena Hall-Thomsen, Sydney Federico, Randi Burr)

Current Board

  • President:  Steve Schonning
  • Vice President:  Jeff Walker
  • Treasurer:  Jonathan Short
  • Secretary:  Schane Tallardy
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  • Justin Bentley
  • Mike Boumenot
  • Polly Chorlton
  • Kevin Clendennin
  • Eric Dauphinais
  • Paul Gray
  • Justin Pearce