'Eleven Miles of trouble'
SOUTH LONDONDERRY >> Celebrate National Trail Day by participating in the fourth annual West River Trail Run Saturday, June 4, known as 11 Miles of Trouble after the infamous 36 miles of trouble along the West River. Over 130 years ago, the trail was 36 miles of railroad from South Londonderry to Brattleboro, trouble because of its narrow gauge and winding route leading to undependable service. Luckily for trail run participants that means a moderately challenging, beautiful race through various terrain. Woods, waterfalls, and switchbacks will be seen throughout the 11 miles from South Londonderry's Depot to Jamaica State Park.
The first 200 individuals to register will receive a t-shirt, goodie bag filled with locally donated products, and free entrance to Jamaica State Park for the day. The race begins at South Londonderry's Depot at 9 a.m., and ends at Jamaica State Park. It is suggested that participants park their cars at Jamaica State Park and take the race bus at 7:45 a.m. to South Londonderry's Depot. Participants are welcomed to run the full 11 miles or section the run as a three-person relay team. It is timed for competitors but open to all. New this year is the 5K fun run/walk. It will start at Jamaica State Park at 9:30 a.m. It is an out and back along the beautiful West River. The first 100 individuals to register will receive a 5K t-shirt, goodie bag filled with locally donated products, and free entrance to Jamaica State Park for the day. After the race, there will be awards and raffles, refreshments for participants, music, purchasable food, and general merriment. Register online $45 for single participants for the 11 mile run, $75 for relay teams, $20 for 5K participants. Registration will be open until the day of the race with no guarantee for a t-shirt or goodie bag after May 15th.
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. While we do our best to keep the costs of the trail run to a minimum, your donation will assist in defraying the costs of the event, ultimately supporting youth programming and education provided by The Collaborative.
Thank you to sponsors and partners: Four Seasons Sotheby's International Reality Manchester & Stratton offices, The Mountain Goat, Real Sports, Elm Counseling Services, Clark's IGA, Cota & Cota, LuxBrush, Southern Vt Tech Rescue Inc, C & J Stoddard, Crystal Rock, Vew-do Balance boards, Friends of the West River Trail, Jamaica State Park, & Ball Mountain/Townsend Lake. Grandma Millers, Rutland Regional Medical Center, VT Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation, Real Sports and Maggie's Farm.
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