Run for the Water

2015 Run For the Water

8k Road Race and  5k Family Fun Walk/Run 

11th Annual Run For The Water

Saturday May 9th, 2015 10:00am start

Horseneck Beach Reservation, Westport MA 02790

The Westport Fishermen’s Association is hosting their annual 8k Road Race and 5k family fun walk/run. It is a 10:00 am start at the DCR Horseneck Beach State Reservation - Westport MA. Be sure to save the date and plan to join us! This year marks our 11th Anniversary so plan to register for a wonderful community even.t Come out and run a beautiful Flat and Fast 8k course or walk or run a 3 mile course for fun while supporting our efforts to protect & preserve the Westport River and its tributaries and our scholarship and marine education programs.

$20 Pre-registration online at www.racemenu.com  the name of the event is WFA 11th Run for the Water (by 05/04/15 or by mail (postmarked by 05/02/15. $30 Post-registration and day of race. We will give complimentary T-Shirts for all pre- registered runners. There will be cash prizes for the top 3 overall and other prizes for best time in the different age groups. You can also download a pdf of the application to send in the mail to WFA Po Box 83 Westport Point Ma 02791 clik here.

The Post Race celebration will include Raffle prizes compliments of our generous WFA sponsors and delicious pulled pork sandwiches complete with a side of coleslaw will be provided by the Back Eddy Restaurant.

For any additional questions or concerns please feel free to contact us via email at wfa@westportriver.org.


WFA  Run For The Water Wrap Up

This year marked the 10th anniversary of our 8k (4.97 miles) Road Race & 5k Family Fun Walk / Run at the DCR Horseneck Beach State Reservation in Westport MA.

On Saturday May 10th, 2014  200 plus runners came out to Run for the Water. As the damp fog lifted across the parking lot, the weather held, and the sign in and same day registration lines were feverously busy as we began to approach race time. The WFA board of directors, volunteers and Coordinator were thrilled that Race Director Jonathan Paull, had recruited the UMASS Dartmouth rugby team, whom he coaches,  to help out with pre race duties, especially to help get all of the day of registrants and participants signed in so the race could start as scheduled at 10:00am, there was little to no delay between our last registration and the start.

This year we had an increase in participation in the 5k family fun walk/run categories and it was great to see families and community friends who were not competing in the event come out in support of our efforts to help make it a successful community event. All commented on what a great course and beautiful scenery the state reservation offers to help make it the perfect location for our event. The Race went off without a hitch, runners and walkers all made it across the finish line to enjoy a delicious lunch and to take place in the post race award ceremony and raffle.

This year's winners of the cash prizes for the Top 3 overall  Male and Female runners were  Daniel Croteau and  Karen Quinn for 1st place, James Hughes and Annie Arnzen for 2nd place and Fred Borges and Amanda Donovan who took 3rd. In addition we awarded 36 prizes for 6 age group categories. For more details about the race results and to see photos of the event visit https://www.racemenu.com/events/36401-WFA-10th-Run-for-the-Water .

The WFA would like to thank all of the participants for taking part in this event and helping us to get over the 200 mark. The proceeds from your registration fees helps to support our advocacy work for the protection & preservation of the Westport River and the overall improvement of water quality of our surrounding waters, marine education programs and help us to be able to award scholarships for higher education.

As well we would like to thank all of our volunteers and this years race sponsors for their generous contributions that make our Run For The Water a success on race day. The 2014 Run For The Water Sponsors who helped to offset all of the expenses that occur in preparation for such an event were: BayCoast Bank, Bradshaw Insurance, Lapointe Insurance Agency, Even Keel Realty, Westport Chiropractic, Back Eddy, SSTAR, Emond Lobster Sales, Lafrance Hospitality Alonso Medical, Cumberland Farms, Honeydew Donuts, Crystal Springs, Internal Medicine & Cardiology Associates, Stop & Shop, CountryWoolens, Rod Davis Landscaping, Graphix Plus, New England Promotions, Westport Police Association. Many thanks to all of you!