W&OD Trail 5K, in memory of Walter L. Mess


Event Date

Sun, Mar 20, 2016


Falls Church, VA


Activity Today Later

4:00 PM - Adults - 4:00 PM - Adults

$25 $30 Closed

4:00 PM - Students up to 8th grade, members of FoWOD, families of FCMLCC - 4:00 PM - Students, members, families

$15 $15 Closed

About This Activity

  • Commemorates
  • Letter
  • Course
  • Scenic, mostly flat course on W&OD Trail west from Oak Street to Shreve Road, east to Little Falls Street, and west back to Oak Street | MAP | Turnaround
  • Race-Day
  • Race-day packet pick-up Sunday, March 20, from 2:30 PM to 3:45 PM, at American Legion Post 130, 400 North Oak Street, Falls Church, Virginia | MAP
  • Conducted with the able assistance of Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, Trail Patrol, and Boy Scout Troops 349, 681, and 895
  • Timing
  • We use the old-fashioned manual timing method.
  • Wear your bib number visibly on the front of your shirt.
  • Leave your name tag intact at the bottom of your bib number.
  • Everyone starts together.
  • Enjoy the race -- we guarantee this year's weather to be better than last year's slush-storm.
  • Look at big display clock when you finish.
  • We record your finish on a Time Machine® and collect your name-tag to confirm the order of finish.
  • Then we print results immediately after the last finisher.
  • Sponsors
  • Post-race

Event details and schedule

Plenty of on-street free parking

  • Awards
  • Acme Pies
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall M/F and 1st, 2nd, 3rd by 10-year age-group M/F
  • Benefits
  • Open to all
  • Runners and walkers welcome. Enjoy a lovely day on the W&OD Trail! See displays about the W&OD before & after race
  • Join our Facebook page
  • Directions
  • From US 29 (Lee Highway) turn north on Washington Boulevard. Stay left onto 25th Street. Cross over I-66. Stay on Fairfax Drive. Continue on Lincoln Avenue. Turn left at Oak Street. Parking is free

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