Saturday, September 14, 2024

Registration is open!  Online pre-registration required for all participants.  Sign up early, as race day registration is by QR code and smartphone only and will cost $5 more.  No cash accepted.

Fall Race Series!  #1 of 4 races

Come join us at any or all of our four WTAC Fall Trail Races!   10% discount on all if signing up for 3 or more at the same time.

Wahaneeta Preserve, Moorhouse 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.  Not providing t-shirts allows us to 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 run as "Camp Wahaneeta" by the Girl Scouts of RI from 1941 to 1996.  

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 multiple times, with most but not all 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.  Runners and walkers are welcome.

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

Parking:  General parking for this event will be at the Moorhouse 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:
- Early registration (up to Aug 25):  $15 adults, $10 age 18 and under 
- Regular registration (Aug 26 - Sep 13):  $20 adults, $15 age 18 and under
- Race day (Sep 14):  $25 adults, $20 age 18 and under

$5 discount to all pre-registered WTAC members

Awards to overall M/F winner, plus top 1 in each M/F 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 on the course.   For more info, contact or (401) 447-1879 .