Wahaneeta 5K Trail Run

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Fall Race Series!  #1 of 3 races

Discount pricing:  Sign up by August 12 and run all three races for:
Adults:  $49 ($7 off pre-reg; $28 off post-reg)
18 & under:  $36

Series standings will be tracked; prizes to all participants at end.

Wahaneeta Preserve, Moorehouse Road, Westerly, RI 

Start times:
8:00am:  Registration opens
9:00am:  5K race starts

Race format:  The Wahaneeta Trail 5K is an "old school" trail race, meaning this is 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!

Location:  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.

Entry fees:
Pre-registration (up to Aug 12):  $15 adults, $10 age 18 and under 
Post-registration (after Aug 12):  $20 adults, $15 age 18 and under
$2 discount to all pre-registered WTAC members

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


Refreshments are served post-race for all participants.  Strollers and dogs prohibited.   For more info, contact info@westerlytrackclub.org or (401) 447-1879 .