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2022 W&OD Trail 5K, in memory of Walter L. Mess and Roger Neighborgall

Starts Sunday March 13th, 2022

Arlington, VA

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  • Commemorates


  • Course
  • Scenic out'n'back course on W&OD Trail west from Bluemont Park towards Falls Church and back
  • One long uphill on the way out, not steep, and downhill on the way back
  • Race-Day
  • 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 the slush-storm in 2015
  • 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


  • Awards
  • Acme Pies & Pacers Gift Cards
  • 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 50 (Arlington Boulevard) turn north on Manchester Street for four blocks till it ends at Bluemont Park
  • You may park free there or on nearby streets: Manchester Street, 4th Street North, Montague Streeet, nearby Ashlawn School, and Bluemont Park North Shelter (601 North Manchester Street)


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Start Location

329 North Manchester Street, Arlington, VA

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