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Run, Jog or Walk
the Western Greenway 5K

Sunday, October 2, noon start time
Course starts/ends at Elsie Turner Field


Lace up your sneakers or hiking boots and take to the Western Greenway trail as part of the Western Greenway 5K, the WLT’s  major fall benefit that’s part of the Race Around Waltham (RAW) series. The 3.2 mile, figure 8 course (same as the last three years - download map), takes participants around Mackerel Hill, through Beaver Brook North Reservation, over Beaver Brook into Belmont’s Rock Meadow, by the Belmont community gardens, then back over the bridge and into the woods before returning to Elsie Turner. Register to participate here.

We’ll have pizzas at the finish line, donated by Bertucci’s and Uno, and the post-race party is at Playmakers (where the bib number pick-up will also happen). It’s going to be fun!

We're trying to get a ton of prizes so we have enough for the top finishers plus extras for the wearers of lucky bib numbers. So far, we have gift cards from: Gustazo, Not Your Average Joe's, Massage Envy, Wagon Wheel, Bistro 781, Marcou Jewelers, Bonefish Grill, Bertucci's, Smith Country Cheese, Shopper's Cafe, Heidi's Restaurant, Moe's, Joseph II's, Playmaker's, The Pub, The Cheesecake Factory, Edible Arrangements, Central Rock Gym, and Charles River Canoe & Kayak. 

Get more information about the race here and sign up today!

Many thanks to the sponsors of the 2016 WG5K: Hobbs Brook, the Nelson Companies, Dion's, Duffy Partners, Davis Marcus Partbers, The Micheli Center, Councillor Bill Fowler, RTN, Playmaker's, the Elinor & Jack Charitable Foundation, Bentley University, East Cambridge Savings Bank, Quick & Clean Car Wash, 128 Business Council, and Watertown Savings Bank. 

WLT Seeking Volunteer Stewards

Interested in helping to maintain trails in Waltham? The Waltham Land Trust is looking for folks who would like to volunteer to be the “eyes and ears” of:

  • the Western Greenway Trail
  • Prospect Hill Park trails
  • the Mass Central Rail Trail
  • pathways along the Charles River
  • trails in Beaver Brook North and Historic reservations

As a WLT steward, you can be as involved as you want to be, from just reporting on trail conditions online, to picking up trash (we provide bags and gloves), to removing invasive plants and helping keep the trail sustainable.

You pick the place you want to "patrol" from the above locations. Once you've received the training and supplies needed, go out as often as you are able and have fun!

To learn more and receive a Steward Interest form, please call the WLT office at 781-893-3355 or email WLT Program Director Sonja Wadman at swadman@walthamland

Western Greenway head steward Bob Jutstrom (in safety vest), Joel Angiolillo, and Eric Olson (also a Western Greenway steward and our invasive plants expert) take a break from National Trails Day work on June 4, 2016.

Special Deals

The Chateau Restaurant will generously donate 5% to the WLT from every Gift Card purchased online! Remember to enter WLT for the Give Back Gift Card Code in the Payment section of the Checkout page when you purchase your Chateau Restaurant Gift Card here

The Waltham Land Trust’s mission is to create a legacy of land conservation in Waltham by promoting, protecting, restoring, and acquiring open space.

We envision growth in public appreciation of natural resources, preservation and restoration of native habitat, and increased biodiversity to foster a healthier environment.


What are the natural features which make a township handsome? A river, with its waterfalls and meadows, a lake, a hill, a cliff or individual rocks, a forest, and ancient trees standing singly. Such things are beautiful; they have a high use which dollars and cents never represent. If the inhabitants of a town were wise, they would seek to preserve these things, though at considerable expense; for such things educate more than any hired teachers or preachers, or at any present recognized system of school education. -- Henry David Thoreau

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About the picture in the banner at the top of the page...

The picture, taken in June of 2005, is of a vernal pool at Berry Farm, an At Risk for development open space parcel next to Prospect Hill Park.

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