Grills Trail Race

Saturday, October 28, 2023

January 5:  Registration is open!  New this year:  we plan to have a pizza truck onsite and included for runners.  Check out last year's highlights in the short video (link upper right)!


Fall Race Series!  #3 of 4 races

A special Fall Series award will be provided to those that complete 3 out of 4 races in the series.  We will also track standings throughout the series.

Presented by Westerly Track & Athletic Club, with a special thank-you to the Westerly and Hopkinton Land Trust for allowing us to host on their properties

Grills Preserve, 198 Bowling Lane, Bradford, RI

Start times:
9:00am:  Check-in and bib pick-up opens
10:00am:  10M and 10K races start

Race format:  Similar to our Wahaneeta Trail 5K, per runner feedback, the Grills Trail Race will be more of a "no frills" race.  We will have a special award for those finishing 3 of 4 races, but not for this race alone.  We will also our own timing instead of professional chip timing.  This will keep the race logistics easier and less expensive, and accordingly, your entry fees will also be VERY LOW!

Location:  Both courses start and finish at Grills Preserve, Westerly.  Due to parking limitations, carpooling is encouraged and registration will be capped at 100 runners. 

Course Description:  Both courses showcase Grills Preserve in Westerly, and the 10-Mile course also features beautiful trails, bridges, and riverfront in the Grills Wildlife Sanctuary in Hopkinton.  The course is a mix of about 80% single-track and 20% double-track.

RequirementEach participant and volunteer must wear at least 200 square inches of orange.  Anyone not wearing orange will not be allowed to race per State of RI DEM mandate.

Entry fees:
Pre-registration (up to Oct 8):  $20 adults, $15 age 18 and under 
Post-registration (after Oct 8):  $27 adults, $22 age 18 and under
$2 discount to all pre-registered WTAC members

Awards to overall finishers, plus top 1 in each age group:
19 and under, 20-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over
Note awards will be low cost and more of a fun nature.

Food and refreshments are served post-race for participants.  Strollers and dogs prohibited on the course.   For more info, contact or (401) 447-1879 .