W&OD Trail 5K


SAFETY AND HEALTH FOUNDATION presents

Friends of the W&OD
6th annual Walter L. Mess
W&OD TRAIL 5K
Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 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

  • Complete 2014 Results
  • Awards
  • Commemorates
  • NVRPA
  • The 55th anniversary of the founding of Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority
  • The 40th 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
  • (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
  • Pre-Race
  • Pre-race packet assembly and pick-up Thursday, March 27, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Road Runner Sports, 1120 West Broad Street, Falls Church, Virginia | MAP
  • Race-Day
  • Race-day packet pick-up Sunday, March 30, 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, Boy Scout Troops 349, 681, and 895, and Two Men and a Truck
  • 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
  • Refreshments courtesy of sponsors - Great Harvest Bread, Mario's Pizza House, Whole Foods Market, and Acme Pie Co. AcmePieCo
          To place a pie order for pick-up at the race, please call 202-215-3063
          The pies: Gluten-Free Key Lime; Baked Coconut Custard; Sour Cherry with Streusel Topping; Blackberry with a Hint of Lime (vegan); Apple (vegan); and Pecan, Maple, Belgian Chocolate
  • Awards
  • To 1st, 2nd, 3rd overall M/F and 1st, 2nd, 3rd by 10-year age-group M/F
  • Benefits
  • Friends of the W&OD and Safety And Health Foundation's charity partners
  • 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
  • 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

  • W&OD TRAIL 5K • REGISTRATION FORM
    Make checks payable to SHF • 611 South Ivy Street • Arlington VA 22204

    By entering this event, I agree, warrant and covenant as follows: I know that running is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter or run in competitive runs unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I assume all risks associated with running in this race including, but not limited to, falls, contact with other participants, the effects of weather, including high heat and/or humidity, the conditions 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, and in consideration of your acceptance of my application, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, RRCA, USATF, Safety And Health Foundation, Friends of the W&OD Trail, and all sponsors, their directors, officers, employees, agents; representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. I acknowledge that the application fee shall be non-refundable. I agree that the organizers of this event may use my name and likeness for publicity purposes.

    Signature ______________________________________ (parent or guardian if under 18)
    Name ________________________________________________________ 	Gender [___] (M | F)   Age on 3/30/2014 [__ __]
    
    Address _____________________________________________________	Birthday ____ ____-____ ____-____ ____ ____ ____ (mm-dd-yyyy)
    
    City ST ZIP _________________________________________________	Phone ____ ____ ____-____ ____ ____-____ ____ ____ ____
    
    E-mail ______________________________________________________	T-shirt  [___]  (S | M | L | X)     
    
    Best 5K __ __:__ __ Where/When?______________________________   [___]  I will push a baby-stroller (start at 3:59 PM)
    
    Enclosed is my entry fee, payable to MCC:
    
    ADULTS                                                          STUDENTS UP TO 12th GRADE
    [__] $25 by January 31, 2014                                    [__] $15 by January 31, 2014
    [__] $30 by February 28, 2014                                   [__] $20 by February 28, 2014
    [__] $35 by March 29, 2014                                      [__] $25 by March 29, 2014
    [__] $40 on March 30, 2013 (race-day before 3:45 pm)            [__] $30 on March 30, 2014 (race-day before 3:45 pm)            
    
    [__] Enclosed is an additional tax-deductible donation          $___ to SHF                 $___ to FoWOD