Register for the 2017 Historic Waterford Trail Run/Walk

Transport yourself to yesteryear at the Historic Waterford Trail Run/Walk. Bring your family and friends to experience this unique trail run through a quaint, 1700s village — the only National Landmark of its kind — and its surrounding fields and trails. Along with the run/walk, there will be something for everyone. Spend some 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! The race will benefit the Waterford Foundation and other local nonprofit entities.

Waterford Old School House
40222 Fairfax St
Waterford, VA 20197

Event Information:

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

Kids 1 Mile Fun Run – Starts at 10:00am. The kids 1 mile fun run will be in the village on paved road. Each finisher will get a small reward at the end of the race. Parents you are welcome to run with your child and you do not need to do a separate registration.

Historic Waterford Village Walking Tour – Starts at 9:30am and at 10:30am. 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; and in good times and bad they held tightly to their vision of a special place. Today their 18th and 19th century homes, mill, forge, corner store, Quaker meeting house, the one-room schoolhouse that served the African-American community, and the surrounding 1,420 acres of farmland, compose 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 until April 15, $40 through race day
Fun Run:  $15 until April 15, $20 through race day
Walking Tour:  FREE
suggested $5 donation per person appreciated. Donations can be made on site. 

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. Please register by March 28, to be guaranteed a shirt. 

Packet pick-up:  Registrants will be able to pick up their packets on Thursday, April 20, at the PR Store at the Villages at Leesburg (1601 Village Market Blvd., Suite 120) from 5:00-7:00pm. On Friday, April 21, packets will be available at the Waterford Old School (40222 Fairfax Street, Waterford, VA 20197) from 4:00-6:00pm and at the race site on Saturday, April 22, starting at 8:00am.


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I know that running can be a hazardous activity and that I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and properly trained. I assume all risks associated with running, including, but not limited to, falls, weather conditions including high heat and/or humidity, contact with other participants, the effects of the road and traffic on the course, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, I for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release Potomac River Running, Inc., Potomac River Running Charitable and Educational Events Inc., Commonwealth Race Management, Inc., and all event partners, sponsors and volunteers, their representatives and successors from all claims or liability of any kind arising out of my participation in this race even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. Further, I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, or other record of this event for any legitimate purpose without compensation to me. For safety reasons, I agree not to officiate with any of the following: Wheelchairs, strollers, baby joggers, skates, pets or headsets. I understand that there are no refunds should severe weather cancel the event. I further understand that this event may change date or location if required by local authorities. I agree that my email address will be added to the Potomac River Running and Commonwealth Race Management email list.

I understand that there are no refunds or transfers.

I acknowledge that I am over the age of 18, or the legal guardian of the registrant under the age of 18.