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Saturday April 27, 2019

Transport yourself to yesteryear at the Historic Waterford Trail Run/Walk. Bring your family and friends to experience a unique trail run through fields and trails in this National Historic Landmark located in its original 1800s rural setting. There will be something for everyone. Spend  time in this beautiful rural setting enjoying food, walking tours, and entertainment.

Part of the allure of the Waterford environs is its historic purity. Therefore, the trails are rustic and you may encounter a little mud… but that is half the fun! Proceeds from the race benefit the Waterford Foundation.

John Wesley Church
40125 Bond St.
Waterford, VA 20197

Event Information:

5k Trail Run/Walk –  9:00am The course will involve trails, fields, unpaved roads, and paved roads. You will have 1 hour to complete the race.

Kids 1 Mile Fun Run –  10:00am The  1 mile fun run for children will be in the village on paved roads. Each child who finishes will get a small reward at the end of the race. Parents are welcome to run with their children without a separate registration.

Historic Waterford Village Walking Tour (Free) – 10:30am, Meet. 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. Today their 18th and 19th century homes, mill,  corner store, Quaker meeting house,  one-room schoolhouse that served the African-American community, and the surrounding 1,420 acres of farmland are designated  a National Historic Landmark. Waterford’s ongoing preservation is the work of the nonprofit Waterford Foundation. This is a 30-minute walking tour.

5k:  $30 until March 15, $35 through race day
Fun Run:  $20 through race day
Walking Tour:  FREE – suggested $5 donation per person appreciated. Donations can be made on site.
Online registration will close on Wednesday, April 24 at 8:00 pm.

Awards:  The top 3 overall male and female 5k finishers will receive an award. All 5k finishers will be presented with a 5k finisher’s medal.

Swag:  5k participants will receive a commemorative race shirt and a locally handcrafted finisher medal. Kids 1 mile fun run will receive a t-shirt and finishers award. Please register by April 3 to be guaranteed a shirt.

Packet pick-up:  Registrants will be able to pick up their packets:


Thursday, April 25, 5pm – 7pm

PR Store at the Villages at Leesburg

(1601 Village Market Blvd., Suite 120


Friday, April 26, 5pm – 7pm

John Wesley Church (40125 Bond St., Waterford, VA 20197)


Or at the race site on Saturday, April 27, starting at 8:00am.