34 River St, South Londonderry, United States, Vermont, Windham County

Start Date

06/04/2022

Activity tags attached to this sportie.

Activities: Trail race, Running race, Virtual race, 11 Miles, 5K (3.1 Miles)

10 years ago, the West River Trail Run began as an opportunity to come together and support The Collaborative in building a healthier and inclusive community. In honor of our history and in celebration of our community coming together in-person, we will once again be hosting this run. We are incredibly grateful for each and every one of you, whether you have been running the trail for years or joining us for the first time.  This being said, we will not be acknowledging top finishers but celebrating participants as a whole. The participation bags we have always put great thought and effort to promoting our local and statewide businesses within these bags, and this year is no different. 

This being said, we will not be acknowledging top finishers but celebrating participants as a whole. While we will not be giving out finisher awards this year, we will be celebrating all of our participants with beautiful commemorative medals and pumped up swag bags with products from our community.

This trail run is 11 miles from South Londonderry following the West River to Jamaica State Park. It's an amazing trail and encourages outdoor enthusiasts to participate or spectate. There is an option to participate as an individual runner, as part of a 3-leg relay, or in the 5K Fun Run. All proceeds go to The Collaborative, nonprofit implementing healthy activities for youth in the Southern Vermont communities.

The run starts with 4 miles of flat trail. This section will be on the main rail-trail, which provides a more gentle grade and relatively easy travel. The trail follows the campground road through the campground and over a single-lane bridge crossing the Winhall River.  The second section starts with a nice level path then begins an uphill and switchback, single trail. From the south trailhead of Winhall Brook Campground, the surpack surface of the West River Trail continues along the river’s edge. Becoming a footpath through the forest, the single-track section of trail involves several short uphill jaunts and a variety of stream crossings. This is considered the most challenging section of the trail. The third section begins with 3.5 miles of gradual downhill and flat trail. The switchback trail traverses back and forth across the steep face of the dam, arriving in the river valley as a footpath. The trail follows the river down stream, crossing the Cobb Bridge. The West River Trail continues along the old railroad grade. This section of trail is well-used and provides easy running with lovely views of the river. At the finish, there will be shade, the river to cool off and food to refuel after completing Southern Vermont's hidden gem of a run.

For more information or to register please visit thecollaborative.us/westrivertrailrun

Bracket/Division Details & Fees:

  1. 11 Miles of Trouble

    11 Miles of Trouble is our signature trail race. Starting at the South Londonderry Depot the course follows the West River for 11 miles, finishing in Jamaica State Park. The old railroad track makes for flat, woodsy terrain for the first 4 miles. Hitting the Winhall Campground around 4.5 miles, you'll travel for 1 mile on the campground road, across the bridge to the opposite side of the West River. After pushing through the campground you'll rejoin the railroad track through the woods. Watch your step with rocks, trees and leaves! Don't forget to look up as you pass through Angel Falls! Traverse through the woods, up, up, up to meet Ball Mountain Dam around mile 8. Less than 3 miles to go after the switchbacks down the dam. Enjoy the last few miles, on the old railroad track once more to finish the run at Jamaica State Park!
    Activity Starts: 6/4/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 6/4/2022 12:00
    Registration opens : 2/18/2022 00:00
    Activity type: Trail race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt and Swag Bag
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 2/18/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/1/2022 11:59
      Race fee : $50.00
      Processing fee : $3.90
    • Registration opens : 5/1/2022 12:00
      Registration closes : 6/3/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $60.00
      Processing fee : $4.48
    • Registration opens : 6/4/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 6/4/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $65.00
      Processing fee : $4.77


  2. 3-Leg Relay

    3-Leg Relay: The first runner will start at the South Londonderry Depot, run on the old railroad track, and woodsy terrain for the first 4 miles. They will meet their second team member at the Winhall Campground water stop. The second runner will take over running from the end of the campground all the way to Ball Mountain Dam. They will enjoy a smooth run through the woods and across Angel Falls. The third, and final runner, will start out hard taking on the switchbacks of the Ball Mountain Dam. They will finish the last miles on the old railroad tracks and into Jamaica State Park!
    Activity Starts: 6/4/2022 08:00 - Activity Ends: 6/4/2022 10:00
    Registration opens : 2/18/2022 00:00
    Activity type: Trail race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt and Swag Bag
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 2/18/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/1/2022 11:59
      Race fee : $75.00
      Processing fee : $5.35
    • Registration opens : 5/1/2022 12:00
      Registration closes : 6/3/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $80.00
      Processing fee : $5.64
    • Registration opens : 6/4/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 6/4/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $90.00
      Processing fee : $6.22


  3. 5k Fun Run or Walk

    The 5k is an out and back starting in Jamaica State Park. Participants will enjoy the woodsy scenery following the West River to their turnaround point. Listen for the cheers from the water stop volunteers and get ready to book it back!
    Activity Starts: 6/4/2022 09:00 - Activity Ends: 6/4/2022 10:00
    Registration opens : 2/18/2022 00:00
    Activity type: Running race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt and Swag Bag
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 2/18/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 5/1/2022 11:59
      Race fee : $25.00
      Processing fee : $2.45
    • Registration opens : 5/1/2022 12:00
      Registration closes : 6/3/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $30.00
      Processing fee : $2.74
    • Registration opens : 6/4/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 6/4/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $35.00
      Processing fee : $3.03


  4. *Virtual* 5k Fun Run

    Join the fun from afar with the Virtual West River Trail Run! Run, walk, or bike on your favorite trail, down the street, or on a treadmill.
    Activity Starts: 6/4/2022 00:00 - Activity Ends: 6/4/2022 23:59
    Registration opens : 2/18/2022 00:00
    Activity type: Virtual race
    Requires Date of Birth
    Requires phone number
    Giveaway(s): T-Shirt and Swag Bag
    Registration Periods:
    • Registration opens : 2/18/2022 00:00
      Registration closes : 6/4/2022 23:59
      Race fee : $20.00
      Processing fee : $2.16


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