Celebrate the 2018 Opening Day for Trails by running or walking 5K on the W&OD Trail and the Four Mile Run Trail in Bluemont Park! On Saturday, April 7, 2018, outdoor enthusiasts and trail lovers nationwide will kick off the spring trail season as part of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s (RTC) sixth annual Opening Day for Trails (Opening Day).
Opening Day, RTC’s annual celebration of trails nationwide, serves as the unofficial launch of the spring trail season. Event organizers and volunteers from across the country have arranged hiking, biking, running and other outdoor activities to celebrate trails and the benefits they bring to their communities, including more than 100 bike rides organized by Performance Bicycle.
This free, family-friendly event is a great way to explore your local trails, get outside and enjoy your community—plus, there will be giveaways, food and entertainment!
|What:||Opening Day for Trails Fun Run 5K|
|When:||Saturday, April 7
Registration begins at 9 a.m., the run starts at 10 a.m., and the festivities continue until 1 p.m.
|Where:||5K on the W&OD Trail and the Four Mile Run Trail
Bluemont Park Picnic Pavilion
Arlington, VA 22203
For more information about Opening Day, to find events and to enter the Opening Day sweepstakes, visit railstotrails.org/openingday and follow #RTCOpeningDay on social media. Opening Day is sponsored by Fuji Bikes, Performance Bicycle, KEEN, Topo Design and Patagonia.
Opening Day is an annual celebration organized by RTC to kick off the spring trail season. RTC is the nation’s largest trails organization—with a grassroots community more than 1 million strong—dedicated to connecting people and communities by creating a nationwide network of public trails, many from former rail lines. Connect with RTC at railstotrails.org and @railstotrails on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Share Opening Day stories by using #RTCOpeningDay.