Club Group Runs

In 2021, we are excited to finally hold monthly group runs.  The plan is to have rotating club members plan and organize a course of their choosing.  We'll give a bonus Clamshell point for any WTAC members attending the run.  Our runs are open to all and we encourage and welcome ALL paces, and you are welcome to race, run, jog, or walk.  These are untimed, free events, with terrain and distance to vary.  We will have minimal course marking (flags) at intersections. Time indicated below is run start time, not arrival time.  All distances approximate. 

2021 WTAC Group Run Schedule (Subject to revision)

Date & Time Meeting Location Lead Terrain and Distance Course Link Notes
Sat Feb 6
9 am
Grills Preserve,
198 Bowling Lane,
Bradford, RI
Paul Gray Mostly non-technical single-track trails, some dirt roads
5 miles
Grills CW Loop Co-hosted with Westerly Land Trust. Sign WLT waiver before start.  Course intersections will be flagged.
Sat Mar 6
Barn Island Mgmt Area,
Palmer Neck Road,
Pawcatuck CT
Kevin Murphy Mostly flat dirt roads, some single-track
Barn Island course Small dirt parking lot on right, 1.5 miles in on Palmer Neck Rd
Sat Apr 3
Avondale Farm Preserve,
Grassland Way, Westerly RI
Justin Pearce Roads in Avondale and Watch Hill
Avondale Mostly quiet roads in Avondale and Watch Hill neighborhoods.
Sat May 1
DuVal Trail System,
Post Road, South
Kingstown RI
Jeff Walker Single-track trails on rolling hills through pine forests and mountain laurel groves.
10K, with 5K options
DuVal Parking is on north side of Post Road (Route 1A) in Perryville section of South Kingstown. 
Exact location
  Optional post-run coffee get-together
Sat Jun 5
Long Pond trailhead, Canonchet Road, Hopkinton Heather Alge Rolling, rural roads Hopkinton roads Exact location
Jul 2021     *** No group run in July.  Enjoy your 4th of July weekend! ***    
Sat Aug 14
Weekapaug Breachway Mike Boumenot Beach out-and-back at low tide (6:46am).  Full course (out to Watch Hill) is 10 miles, but any shorter distance is possible with turn around. Beach run Limited free parking in state lots on either side of breachway, at intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Wawaloam. 
Coffee get-together afterwards at Weekapaug Innlet, across street.
Sat Sep 4
Wahaneeta Preserve, Morehouse Road, Westerly Justin Pearce Preview of Wahaneeta 5K course Wahaneeta  
Sun Oct 10
Grills Preserve, end of Bowling Lane, Westerly Jeff Walker Preview of Grills 10M course Grills  
Sat Nov 6
Burlingame Picnic Area, Sanctuary Road, Charlestown Heather Alge Preview of Li'l Rhody 8M course Rhody  
Sun Dec  5
Mystic & Noank Library, 10 Library St, Mystic Kevin Murphy All roads, lollipop from Mystic out to Noank and back Mystic / Noank roads Coffee get-together afterwards @ Sift
Three pace groups:  ~7 min/mile, 8:30, 10:00