Windham Rail Trail Alliance
The Windham Rail Trail
Located in Windham New Hampshire, the Windham Rail Trail Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is dedicated to the development and promotion of this scenic trail.
This organization was formed by a group of Windham citizens who have the vision and the help of tremendous supporters dedicated to the rehabilitation and development of the 4.1 mile section of the Rockingham Recreational Trail in Windham as a paved rail trail.
The Windham Rail Trail is the benchmark and anchor segment of the Granite State Rail Trail greenway as recommended by the State of New Hampshire, Department of Transportation, with engineering and development consistent with the resulting Feasibility Study document.
Together with the Derry Rail Trail, there is currently 8 miles of a paved passive use rail trail, the longest paved abandoned rail bed in New Hampshire!
Windham Flat 'n Fast 5K - 2014
Sunday June 8, 2014 - 7th Annual Race
We are pleased to announce that the 7th Annual WRTA Flat n Fast 5K, is planned for Sunday June 8, 2014!
Manual registration and information here.The proceeds from this popular race go directly to trail development and maintenance, and with our sponsors host an exceptional event. Please contact our Race Director Steve Tomasi, email@example.com / / 603-537-0339 or WRTA President Mark Samsel firstname.lastname@example.org / 603-545-7217 for sponsorship information. This is a USATF certified race with timing provided by Granite State Timing. Look here for more updates.
ConvenientMD 10K - 2014
Sunday September 28, 2014
- NH Grand Prix event -
We are pleased to announce that our 2014 race is one of 7 NH Grand Prix Club events!
Nominated by the Greater Derry Track Club, this certified course (USATF NH10032RF) is graciously sponsored by Convenient MD, with proceeds going to the Windham Rail Trail Alliance for development and maintenance of this exceptional trail.
The 2014 NH Grand Prix line up:
Manual registration and information here.
Tremendous weather and an enthusiastic crowd were in order for the Sunday September 29 running of the 1st Annual .
The overall and men's winner at 36:40 was Wolfgang Ketterle of Belmont Mass. which establishes the course record. Christie Cannone of Windham lead the women at 43:52 establishing the womans record. Each received a medal and $100 cash prize.
We thank our major sponsor, Convenient MD who was the major motivator in recommending and offering to sponsor the race, Stonyfield Yogurt, Dunkin Donuts and Victory Fitness. Also, thanks to our Race Director Steve Tomasi, Granite State Timing for their services and the Windham Independent for their continued support.
Results here Coolrunning.com link.
NOTE: Parking is Prohibited at the Windham Depot from 30 minutes after sunset and 30 minutes before sunrise. This ordinance is Strictly Enforced.
We ask snowmobile users to take care if unloading in the parking lot as to not damage the asphalt. Recommended parking is provided by the Derry Pathfinders on Route 28 on Ryans Hill. Please check their website for directions and trail conditions. ATV's are NOT allowed year round on this trail.
Donate On Line
We are pleased to offer secure on-line donation capability. The WRTA has provided maintenance since its inception through grants, private donations, and volunteers. This year we are starting a maintenance fund to help pay for material required to keep the Windham Rail Trail the benchmark for paved rail trails in New Hampshire.
If you like what you see and experienced, please consider a donation.
We are a 501c3 organization.
Windham Depot Renovation
Click HERE to see project details.
Eagle Project Status
We are happy to have sponsored 8 Eagle Scout projects that have been completed since 2007. The scouts were from Troops 266 and 263 in Windham. We have several projects that remain for interested scouts. Pictures are here.
C16 at Windham Depot !!!
On Friday June 8 and Saturday June 9, the C16 former B&M caboose moved from Lawrence and was set up at the Windham Depot safe and sound. There are not formal hours of operation at this time, however if you see members of the Depot Advisory Committee or WRTA working on the caboose, please stop in! For more pictures click here.
After many volunteer hours over the summer, the C-16 received a new coat of paint, had a few windows replaced, and outfitted with original window grates. Below is the result!
We are currently presenting our plan to project sponsors. If you or your company, or organization would like to learn more about this project and play a part in this exciting effort and take advantage of several marketing initiatives, please contact us.
We are a 501(c)(3) organization.
With the construction in progress, the Windham Rail Trail Alliance is looking for volunteers to join us. If you have interest in becoming part of an effort that will result in a tremendous recreational opportunity for many, please contact the webmaster or call our contact number.
Buy a Foot of Trail !!!
For $100 you can sponsor a foot of trail. We will recognize you as a "Trail Holder" of a piece of trail. Trail Holder names will be placed in a prominent fashion along the trail. Multiple "feet" are encouraged!
See the Contact Us page for more information.
Opening Day Events (we still like showing these pictures!)
September 16, 2006
Here you will find our 2013 Annual Report. At this time we continue soliciting for sponsors, partners and members as to help with the funding of the development efforts. Our Contact Us page provides information as how you can help. As partners on the Depot Advisory Committee, we support the project to rehabilitate the Historic Windham Depot district and application for T/E funding.
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