West River Trail Run
Celebrate National Trail Day by participating in the fourth annual West River Trail Run on Saturday, June 4. Over 130 years ago, the trail was 36 miles of railroad running from South Londonderry to Brattleboro – known as 36 miles of trouble because of its narrow gauge and winding route led to undependable service. Luckily for trail run participants, it also means a moderately challenging, beautiful race through various terrain. Woods, waterfalls and switchbacks will be seen throughout the 11-mile run from South Londonderry’s Depot to Jamaica State Park. The first 200 individuals to register will receive a T-shirt, a goodie bag filled with locally donated products and free entrance to Jamaica State Park for the day. Participants are welcome to run the full 11 miles, or section the run as a three-person relay team. Awards will be given to top male and female in their age group. It is unofficially timed for competitors but open to all, whether you run, jog or walk! New this year is the 5K fun run/walk, starting at Jamaica State Park at 9:30 a.m., out and back along the beautiful West River. After the race, there will be awards and raffles, refreshments for participants, music and food available for sale. Register online at runsignup.com. The cost is $45 for the 11 mile run, $75 for relay teams and $20 for 5K participants. Registration will be open until the day of the race. This annual event supports The Collaborative’s community efforts to provide fun, healthy educational programs for youth in the Northshire and mountain communities. Programs include but are not limited to after-school childcare, summer camp, Refuse to use program, positive youth development and mentoring program at Flood Brook School. For more information, visit thecollaborative.us or call 802-824-4200.