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8th Annual Historic Waterford Trail Run

April 20 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

2024 Historic Waterford 5K/10K Trail Run/Walk

Registration is OPEN! Register here!

Lace Up for the Landmark!

Join us Saturday, April 20, 2024 for a 5K/10K trail run and Fun Run through the scenic trails, vineyards, and streets of historic Waterford, Virginia. This will be an in-person event.

  • The course follows paved/gravel roads & scenic trails through the Waterford National Historic Landmark and surrounding farms and vineyards.
  • Runners will receive a handcrafted pewter medal and a commemorative race shirt.
  • Visit nearby Loudoun wineries, breweries, restaurants and coffee shops after the race!

Event Information:

Registration here!

  • 8:30 am: 10K start
  • 8:40 am: 5K start
  • 9:30 am: Awards
  • 10:00 am: Fun Run start


  • Registration: Race day registration and packet pickup is at the John Wesley Community Church (40125 Bond Street, Waterford, VA) from 8-8:45 am.
  • Start/Finish: All three races (5K, 10K and Fun Run) begin and end on Main Street behind the John Wesley Community Church (40125 Bond Street, Waterford, VA).
  • Parking: Parking is located a short walk away on the Phillips Farm on Old Wheatland Road. Use 40024 Old Wheatland Rd, Waterford, VA 20197 (Waterford Water Treatment Facility across Old Wheatland Road from the Phillips Farm) to navigate to the parking area and watch for the event parking signs. There is no parking at the registration area.
  • Road Closures: Roads will be closed through Waterford by 8:00 am. Please plan to arrive and park before 8:00 am.

Registration fees:

5k:  $30 through March 31, $35 through April 19, $40 through race day
10k:  $40 through March 31, $45 through April 19, $50 through race day

5k/10k kids under 12: $25 with a registered adult through race day
Fun Run:  $20 through race day


Unfortunately, we cannot offer a refund for this event. Since we immediately spend the registration fee on ordering the medals, t-shirts and shipping, all sales are final.

Prize details:

Race medals and t-shirts will be provided to all participants (including Fun Run participants) at the race. There are no shirt size exchanges. Register by April 1, 2024 to guarantee your selected shirt size. Race packets must be picked up by race day. Leftover packets, including t-shirts, will be donated.

Race Results and Awards:

The top three overall male and female 5K and 10K finishers will receive awards. Race results will be posted on the PR Races website following the race. 

Course details:

The 5K and 10K courses cover a variety of surfaces throughout the Waterford National Historic Landmark. Runners should expect rolling hills, mostly trails and gravel roads with some paved roads and the possibility for mud.

2024 Sponsors!

Historic Waterford Trail Run Sponsors support the preservation and education work of the Waterford Foundation while reaching over 400 runners and their families. Sponsorships are available from $100 up to $2500. Learn more about our sponsor opportunities online here.

Course Sponsors:


Premier Sponsors:


Gold Sponsors:

Silver Sponsors:

Browning Equipment, Inc.

Evolve Athletics

Fuog/InterBuild, Inc.

Waterford Restervations, LLC

Volunteer Opportunities Available

We rely on a strong and dedicate group of volunteers to put on the Historic Waterford Trail Run each year. Please reach out to us via email for more information on volunteering opportunities.


April 20
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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