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31st Woods Trail Run – Volunteers Needed

TA’s annual Woods Trail Run is both cross country event and community celebration, and one of the most beloved TA traditions. Every year, on the first Saturday in October, TA’s campus fills with thousands of runners and spectators from all over New England and beyond. In addition, the meet mobilizes an impressive number of local volunteers, some who’ve been with the race since its 1991 debut.

This year’s event on October 1 and the follow-up event, the Vermont cross country state championship meet on October 29, will be led by veteran meet director David McGinn. There are still many opportunities for community members to volunteer and help TA deliver these premier events to thousands of New England athletes. Parents, guardians, alumni, students, and the wider Upper Valley community are all welcome to join in the fun. There are many ways to help.

The Thetford Academy Alumni Association is one of the mainstays of the volunteer effort and run the concessions stand for both events. They are looking additional alumni support to help with set up and food service. This is a great opportunity to connect with alumni and give back to TA–all proceeds directly support TA programs.

If you are interested in supporting one or both of these events, please contact David McGinn at [email protected]. Students interested in volunteering can get in touch with Karen Heinzmann, [email protected]. To join the Alumni Association at the concessions stand, contact Loretta Gray at [email protected]. We hope to see you there!




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