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     Wahaneeta Trail 5K!
 Our Newest Race Proudly Presented by Westerly Track & Athletic Club

Hosted on Westerly Land Trust property
 
 
NOTE:  Some sections of this course will be technical,
including rock gardens and wooden bridge crossings.
When:
Saturday, August 19, 2017
8:00 Registration begins
9:00 Run begins
Where: Wahaneeta Preserve, Moorehouse Road, Westerly, RI
Race Series:  WTAC Fall Trail Race Series - Race #1 of 3
Race Format: The Wahaneeta Trail 5K will be an "old school" trail race, meaning this is a more of a "no frills" race.  We will NOT be offering some of the modern amenities such as t-shirts (do you really need another one?), deep age group awards, etc.  This will keep the race logistics easier and less expensive, and accordingly, your entry fees will also be VERY LOW!
New Location: New 5K course starting and finishing at Wahaneeta Preserve.  Purchased by the Westerly Land Trust in 2012, this is a 72-acre conservation property that was purchased by the Girl Scouts of RI in 1941 and run as "Camp Wahaneeta" starting in 1973.  
Course Description: The terrain of the course is entirely dirt trails, with some technical single-track. In order to minimize bunching up at the race start, the course will first run across a short grass field before continuing on double-track for approximately one-half mile. Most of the rest of the course will be on single-track and include challenges such as stream crossings on narrow wooden bridges, hills, and rock gardens. During the course of the race, you will cross streams eleven times, with ten of those having bridge crossings.
The course is very spectator friendly, as the start/finish is in the same area, and during the course of the race runners will pass through the start/finish area twice before finishing.
Parking:  General parking for this event will be at the Moorehouse Farm Preserve, a Westerly Land Trust property approximately 1/2 mile from the registration and start line.  Please plan accordingly to allow enough time, or use as part of your warm-up.
Timing: Professionally timed by SNERRO
Awards: Awards to top 1 in each age group:
⋅ 13 and under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Note awards will be low cost and more of a fun nature.
Entry Fee: Pre-registration (up to Aug 6):  $13 adults, $10 age 18 and under
Post-registration (after Aug 6):  $20 adults, $15 age 18 and under
$2 discount to all pre-registered WTAC members
Fall Race Series Triple Play: Pre-register for all three trail races: 1) Wahaneeta Trail 5K, 2) Run for The Pumpkins 5K trail run, and 3) Li'l Rhody Runaround trail run:
$48 for adults!! ($35 for youth) - Save $6 off individual pre-registration prices, and $27 off post-registration prices!
(Expires Aug 6)
Post-race: Refreshments and snacks.
Contact: info@westerlytrackclub.org or (401) 447-1879