Wahaneeta Trail Race


Sep 16, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Wahaneeta Trail Race

Moorehouse Road

Westerly RI, 02891


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Entry Fee $15
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $20
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 5K

Series: WTAC Fall Trail Series

Type: Trail

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 2016

Men's Record: Matthew Walker, 2018, 18:59

Women's Record: Kate Thomas, 2016, 24:28


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. Register here.


Race event photo
Race event photo


Past Event Dates

Held on Sep 16, 2023

Held on Sep 17, 2022

Held on Oct 03, 2021

Held on Oct 18, 2020

Held on Aug 17, 2019

Held on Aug 18, 2018

Event Results

View 2018 Results