April 28 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Step away from your electronics for the day and travel back in time at the historic Waterford trail run/walk. The Waterford Foundation invites you, your friends and family to experience this unique trail run through a quaint, National Historic Landmark village and its surrounding fields and trails.
While the run/walk is the main event, there will be something for everyone, from food to live entertainment and rich history, including a docent-led walking tour through the once-Quaker village.
Waterford is special because it looks almost exactly as it did over 200 years ago, with its open fields and farmland intact. You’ll be running through some of those fields, so you may get muddy … but that is half the fun!
5km run/walk – Starts at 9:00 am. The course will involve approximately 70% trails, fields, unpaved road, and 30% of paved road. You will have 1 hour to complete the race.
1 mile fun run – Kids 1 mile Fun Run starts at 10:00 am and each finisher will get a small reward at the end. Parents you are welcome to run with them and you do not need to fill out a separate registration.
Historic Waterford Village walking tour – At 10:30 am. Walk with us through Waterford today and discover what makes this place so memorable. Hear the stories of ordinary people who did extraordinary things. They built a thriving town from wilderness; they endured a long and bloody war that threatened to destroy their homes and their lives; and in good times and bad they held tightly to their vision of a special place. Today their 18th and 19th century homes, mill, forge, corner store, Quaker meeting house, the one-room schoolhouse that served the African-American community, and the surrounding 1,420 acres of farmland, compose a National Historic Landmark. Walking tour lasts approximately 30 minutes.
Waterford Trail Blazers – Waterford Elementary School running program. You need to be a Waterford Elementary School student and have an adult over 18 years of age, who will have a race number (but will be untimed) to run with you during the event. Any questions contact the Waterford Elementary School PTO.