Welcome to the WOW Trail!


The 6th Annual WOW Fest will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Laconia Athletic & Swim Club, 827 North Main Street, Laconia, NH.

WOW Fest, a key fundraiser for the WOW Trail, is a fun-filled event featuring two bicycle challenges, 5K and 10K road races, fun walk, lunch & live music.  You won’t want to miss it!

Register Now

Please register on-line (no additional fees) using the “Register Now” button above or submit a paper registration form.

Event day registration is available at Laconia Athletic & Swim Club.

Bicycle Events:

  • Take the Lake Challenge (Lake Winnipesaukee, 67m, 7:00 am start, $60 pre-registration [$65 event day registration])
  • Take the Bay Challenge (Paugus Bay, 15m, 10:00 am start, $55 pre-registration [$60 event day registration])

Running Events:  Find 5K and 10K Race Results at Coolrunning.com

Walking Event:

***All events include Event Tech Shirt*, Lunch, 1 Beer Ticket (21+ only, ID req’d) & Festival***

*Register by September 17th to receive an event tech shirt.

Lunch will be provided by our great local restaurant sponsors:  Patrick’s Pub & Eatery, Common Man Restaurants, Fratello’s Italian Grille & T-Bones Great American Eatery.

All proceeds benefit the WOW Trail.  Sign up now and bring the whole family for a great lunch and a lot of fun. 

Click on each event for additional details

Check out our Team Challenges:

  • WOW What a Team! – Awarded to the team with the most pre-registered participants.
  • WOW You Look Good! – Awarded to the “Best Dressed” team. 
  • WOW Green ($$$) Team! – Awarded to the team that brings in the most pledge money.
  • WOW Cups! (5K & 10K) – Awarded to the teams with the 3 fastest (pace/min) Take Opechee 5K or 10K participants (minimum of three 5K or 10K finishers required).

Teams can include participants that are pre-registered for any of the five events (Take the Lake Challenge, Take the Bay Challenge, Take Opechee 5K, Take Opechee 10K & Take the Trail Fun Walk).

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about our Team Challenges.

Festival (11:00 – 1:00):

Not participating in one of our events?….Come enjoy an afternoon of family fun and great food!

  • Lunch, Live Music, Kids Activities: $10 Teens & Adults; $5 Children 12 and under (donations and festival entrance fees payable at the door)

Questions?: Please contact Gretchen Gandini at info@wowtrail.org or (603) 520-8952.

WOW Fest event registration and festival entrance fees are not tax deductible contributions because of the goods and services that a participant will receive.  However, because WOW Trail is a 501(c)(3) organization, pledges and donations are fully tax deductible.