West River Trail Run
Participating in this annual event will support The Collaborative and help us provide fun, healthy educational programs for youth in the Northshire and Mountain communities of Southern Vermont.
All about the trail
Description of trail:
Section 1: The run starts with 4 miles of flat trail. This section will be on the main railtrail, which provides a more gentle grade and relatively easy travel. The trail follows the campground road through the campground and over a single-lane bridge crossing the Winhall River.
Section 2: This section starts with a nice level path then begins an uphill and switchback, single trail. From the south trailhead of Winhall Campground, the surpack surface of the West River Trail continues along the river’s edge. Becoming a footpath through the forest, the single-track section of trail involves several short uphill jaunts and a variety of stream crossings. This is considered the most challenging section of the trail.
Section 3: This section begins with 3.5 miles of gradual downhill and flat trail. The switchback trail traverses back and forth across the steep face of the dam, arriving in the river valley as a footpath. The trail follows the river down stream, crossing the Cobb Bridge. The West River Trail continues along the old railroad grade. This section of trail is well-used and provides easy running with lovely views of the river.
Trail Run Information
Registration Packet Pick-up
The evening before the race: Friday, June 3rd, 6-8PM: South Londonderry Depot, 34 West River Street, South Londonderry, VT 05155 OR Friday, June 3rd, 4:30-6pm, Prospect Rehabilitation, 3511 Richville Rd Manchester, VT 05255 (if you plan to pick up here, please email ahead of time: firstname.lastname@example.org)
The morning of the race for 11 mile individual and relay: Saturday, June 4th, 7:30-8:30AM: South Londonderry Depot, 34 West River Street, South Londonderry, VT 05155.
Race Day Pick Up for 5K: Saturday, June 4, 8-9am at Jamaica State Park -Register early to ensure the size t-shirt you want
Parking is limited at The Depot (start of race). It’s strongly suggested runners leave their car at Jamaica State Park (end of race) and take the race bus to The Depot. The bus will leave promptly at 7:45am on June 4th. Relay teams are responsible for their own transportation during the run. They are allowed one car during the run to coordinate relay leg switches. The Trail Information Packet below will expand on relay team specifics.
Stay at one of the local inns! Be sure to mention us!
Blue Gentian Lodge, Located in Londonderry, VT (4 miles away from South Londonderry Depot)
Alpenrose Inn, Located in Bondville, VT (6 miles away from South Londonderry Depot)
Commonly Asked Questions
Where does the run take place?
Starting at Londonderry Depot, 34 West River Street, South Londonderry, VT 05155 and ending at Jamaica State Park, 48 Salmon Hole Lane, Jamaica, Vermont 05343.
Who can participate?
Relay teams of three and single walkers, joggers and runners of all ages. Individuals under 18 must have parent/guardian permission upon registration. Walkers are welcome but start at 8AM.
What time does the run start?
The run will start at 9AM at the South Londonderry Depot. Please reference parking details when making travel plans for the run.
What are the prices?
What were the past results?
Post marked by May 20th:
91 VT RT 11
Londonderry, VT 01548
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, and Londonderry Rescue Squad, Maggie’s Farm.