Category Archives: Take the Trail Fun Walk

WOW Fest Retired – Introducing The Runaway Pumpkin 10K & 5K Run/Walk

Thank you for your interest in WOW Fest.  We are sorry to let you know that WOW Fest has been discontinued but excited to let you know that the employees of the Laconia Clinic are planning a new annual fundraising event, The Runaway Pumpkin 10K & 5K Run/Walk, that will use the same scenic 10K & 5K courses and will take place on Saturday, October 24th at 9am to kick off Pumpkin Festival 2015.

All proceeds will benefit the WOW Trail and the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction.
Click here for all of the details and to register!

Take the Trail Fun Walk – 2014

3M Walk “Out & Back” on the WOW Trail

Register Now

Saturday, September 27, 2014
10:30 am Start
Registration available 6:00 am – 10:15 am

Laconia Athletic & Swim Club
827 North Main St, Laconia, NH, 03246

Laconia Middle School
150 McGrath Street, Laconia, NH 03246

Entry Fee:
$25.00 (registration table opens at 6:00 am)

Please note that entry fees are non-refundable.

Entry fees include Event Tech Shirt* and admission to WOW Fest – Includes Lunch & 1 Beer Ticket (21 years old+ only, ID required).
The festival (11:00 – 1:00) is an afternoon of fun featuring a great lunch & live music.

*Event Tech T-Shirts for all that register prior to September 15th

Have family/friends that aren’t participating in a WOW Fest event but would like to join in the activities?
Teens & Adults $10
Children 12 and Under $5
(Festival entrance fees payable at the door)


Register Now

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

Please note that individual registrants will be able to join or create a team during the registration process.

Event day registration is available starting at 6:00 am.

Sign up now!  Event Tech Shirts for all that register by September 15th.

Want to help fundraise for the WOW Trail?  Participants are invited to help raise money for building and maintaining the WOW Trail through pledges.  Download a pledge form here or go to to set up your own fundraising web page that is easy to share with your friends and family.

Special Offer!
Raise $100 and receive a WOW Fest shirt.
Raise $250 and receive a WOW Fest jacket.
Raise $500 and receive a WOW Fest jacket and a $100 Certificate to a participating sponsor.

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

Team Challenges:  Gather your family, friends and co-workers and join in on the fun.  Bragging rights included for all winning teams in addition to your team name displayed on the WOW Fest Team Trophy at LASC.

  • WOW What a Team! Awarded to the team that has 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 3 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.

The Take the Trail Fun Walk Course

Participants turn left out of the LASC parking lot heading downtown on North Main Street and turn left onto the WOW Trail entrance just before the Laconia Library.  Follow the WOW Trail, taking a left onto the Messer Street section of the Trail and then another left across from Bisson Avenue to continue down the trail to the end of Phase 1 in Lakeport Square.  Return to LASC following the same route to complete the 3M “out and back” walk.

Questions?  Please contact us with your question(s).

Course, Registration & Event Information
Gretchen Gandini, WOW Trail Board
(603) 520-8952

Underwriting/Sponsorship Opportunities
Allan Beetle, WOW Trail Board
(603) 344-0339