W&OD Trail 5K


SAFETY AND HEALTH FOUNDATION presents

Friends of the W&OD
8th annual Walter L. Mess
W&OD TRAIL 5K
Sunday, March 20, 2016 - 4:00 pm

On Washington & Old Dominion Trail
from Oak Street to Shreve Road to Little Falls Street and back

Start & finish at American Legion Post 130
400 North Oak Street, Falls Church, Virginia

In memory of Walter L. Mess, chairman emeritus
of Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority

www.SafetyAndHealthFoundation.org/wod

To benefit
FCMLCC
Falls Church-McLean Children's Center

  • Read our 2016 letter to entrants
  • Complete 2016 Results
  • Awards
  • Commemorates
  • NVRPA
  • The 57th anniversary of the founding of Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
  • The 42nd anniversary of the opening of W&OD Trail on September 7, 1974
  • March 28, 2012 -- "Walter Mess Plaza Dedicated on W&OD Trail at Lively Ceremony" -- in Falls Church News Press
  • March 26, 2012 -- "Mess Plaza Dedicated in Falls Church" -- Falls Church Patch
  • March 10, 2011 -- City of Falls Church proclaims March 27, 2011, as Walter L. Mess Day -- press release from NVRPA | Photo
  • March 5, 2011 -- "Registration Underway for W&OD Trail 5K Run in Honor of Walter L. Mess" -- in Falls Church Times
  • Photos: Web photo | Accepting NVRPA 50th anniversary plaque | In 1998
  • Letter
  • Read our 2014 letter to entrants
  • 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
  • T-shirt
  • (2016 edition) Front | PSD
  • (2015 edition) Front | PSD
  • (2014 edition) Front | JPG
  • (2013 edition) Front
  • (2012 edition) Front
  • (2011 edition) Portrait of Walter L. Mess for the front (2 mB)
  • (2010 edition) Front
  • (2009 edition) Front | Back by Sport Science
  • 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 Falls Church-McLean Children's Center, Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, Trail Patrol, and Boy Scout Troops 349, 681, and 895
  • 3:45 PM - National Anthem, sung by Dr. Kat Strus, D.M. (Lt Col, USAF, Retired) Creator, Kaleidoscope Sharing LLC "Inspirational Sharing for Mutual Growth" (Skype ID: DrKatStrus)
  • 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
  • To join us as a sponsor, see www.safetyandhealthfoundation.org/wod/sponsor.doc | PDF
        or call 703-927-4833 (Jay) or 703-819-7047 (Roger) or write racedirector@att.net
  • Post-race
  • Joy by the slice from Acme Pie Company
          To place a pie order for pick-up at the race, please call Sol at 202-215-3063
          The pies: Gluten-Free Key Lime; Baked Coconut Custard; Sour Cherry with Streusel Topping; Blackberry with a Hint of Lime (vegan); Scottish Apple with Whiskey-Plumped Raisins; and Pecan-Maple-Belgian Chocolate
    AcmePieCo
  • Pre- and post-race evaluations courtesy of Pure Chiropractic
    PureChiropractic
  • Awards
  • Acme Pies
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall M/F and 1st, 2nd, 3rd by 10-year age-group M/F
  • Benefits
  • Friends of the W&OD and Falls Church-McLean Children's Center
  • 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
  • 2016 Results
  • 2015 Results
  • 2014 Results
  • 2013 Results
  • 2013 Sponsors
    PalmercareChiropractic
    Palmercare Chiropractic - Fairfax, LLC
    3857 Plaza Drive, Fairfax VA 22030 (703-651-0166)
    PowerBar
    PowerBar
    Available at stores everywhere
    GreatHarvest
    Great Harvest Bread Co.®
    132 Church St NW, Vienna VA 22180 (703-938-0921)
    POS
    RedStar sports sunglasses
    RRS
    Road Runner Sports
    1120 West Broad Street, Falls Church, VA 22046 (703-237-3636)
    WholeFoods
    Whole Foods Market of Falls Church
    7511 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church VA 22043 (703-448-1600)
    MarioPizza
    Mario's Pizza House
    3322 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22201 (703-524-0800)

  • 2012 Results
  • 2012 Sponsors
    PowerBar
    PowerBar
    Available at stores everywhere
    GreatHarvest
    Great Harvest Bread Co.®
    132 Church St NW, Vienna VA 22180 (703-938-0921)
    POS
    RedStar sports sunglasses
    RRS
    Road Runner Sports
    1120 West Broad Street, Falls Church, VA 22046 (703-237-3636)
    WholeFoods
    Whole Foods Market of Falls Church
    7511 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church VA 22043 (703-448-1600)
    MarioPizza
    Mario's Pizza House
    3322 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22201 (703-524-0800)
    ING
    ING Financial Partners
    Mr. Pat Gaffney (703-677-9306) | E-mail

  • 2011 Results
  • 2011 Sponsors

    GreatHarvest
    Great Harvest Bread Co.®, 132 Church St NW, Vienna VA 22180 (703-938-0921)
    DrinkMoreWater
    DrinkMore Water, 7595-A Rickenbacker Drive, Gaithersburg MD 20879 (1-800-697-2070)
    HonestTea
    Honest Tea, 4827 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda MD 20814 (301-652-3556)
    POS
    Tori McKinney - Your "Green" Realtor ... Offering "Rock Star" Service
    POS
    RedStar sports sunglasses
    RRS
    Road Runner Sports, 1120 West Broad Street, Falls Church, VA 22046 (703-237-3636)
    WholeFoods
    Whole Foods, 7511 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church VA 22043 (703-448-1600)
    MarioPizza
    Mario's Pizza House, 3322 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22201 (703-524-0800)

  • 2010 Results
  • 2010 Sponsors

    POS
    POS Concepts Consulting LLC, 1003 Hillwood Avenue, Falls Church VA 22042 (703-532-8114) | EPS
    RRS
    Road Runner Sports, 1120 West Broad Street, Falls Church, VA 22046 (703-237-3636)
    Tori
    Tori McKinney, Realtor - www.torirocksrealestate.com
    WholeFoods
    Whole Foods, 7511 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church VA 22043 (703-448-1600)
    Performance
    On The Scene, LLC - Ms. Chrissy Fauls (571-426-8418), Health and Safety Coordinator
    OnTheScene
    Roger Neighborgall Associates
    Roger Neighborgall Associates

  • 2009 Results

  • 2009 sponsors:


    Whole Foods
    7511 Leesburg Pike
    Falls Church, VA 22043
    703-448-1600

    Metro Run & Walk
    7516 Leesburg Pike
    Falls Church VA 22043
    703-790-3338

    Friends of the W&OD

    Road Runner Sports
    1120 West Broad Street
    Falls Church, VA 22046
    703-237-3636

    Marathon Charity Cooperation
     
    Neighborgall Associates
    Roger

    La Côte D'Or Café
    6876 Lee Highway
    Arlington VA 22213
    703-538-3033
    Côte

  • Kemper-Macon Ware Masonic Lodge
        411 Little Falls Street, Falls Church VA 22042

  • POS Concepts Consulting LLC
        1003 Hillwood Avenue, Falls Church VA 22042

  • Brown's Hardware - 703-532-1168
        100 West Broad Street, Falls Church VA 22046

  • Dogwood Tavern - 703-237-8333
        132 West Broad Street, Falls Church VA 22046

  • Great Harvest Bread Co.

  • Artis LLC
        480 Spring Park Place, Suite 1000, Herndon VA 20170

  • Tori McKinney, Realtor - www.torirocksrealestate.com

  • Stephanie Mendes - Arlington Personal Fitness
    Clark