Wellesley High School Cross Country Course
Elm Bank, 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482
Wheel measured 5K.
Race starts and finishes in the lower field near the access road perpendicular to Reservation Road. Teams and spectators: please park in the upper parking lot by soccer fields. Walk down to the course start/finish area. NO parking is allowed on lower road or fields.
The start and finish area is approximately 50 meters west of access road/green ticket booths.
(Yellow) From the start you run west keeping Reservation Road on your right and cones on your left. Progress up hill towards the gap in fence but turn left around the big tree at the top of the hill. Head toward shed then bear left down hill. As you head down hill keep tree line on right and bear right as you approach lower field. Stay right hugging tree line passing, start/finish area running a deep curve/turn in lower field.
(Light blue) Continue through start area, repeating the path of the first loop, but at the crest of the hill pass through the gap in the fence. Take sharp left hugging fence line. Mile mark is approximately 150 meters ahead. Continue straight to end of soccer fields then bear right through middle of trees.
Cross Reservation Road onto dirt path/parking area and head into woods. Take your first left on Horseshoe Trail (will be marked). Follow this until it rejoins Riverside Trail (the main trail along the Charles River.) Continue and then take a left onto Marsh Trail (this will be marked). Continue until this returns to Riverside Trail and bear left. The 2 mile mark is approximately 50 meters past this turn (a few tree stumps there.) Follow Riverside Trail past the gate onto Reservation Road. Turn right, head over bridge and cut left into field after first tree.
(Green) The third loop repeats the first loop and finishes in lower field just before the green ticket booths opposite the starting line.
Cones and flagging will be provided to ensure runners take the appropriate turns. Adults will stop traffic at both points where the course crosses Reservation Road. Please remind spectators the speed limit within Elm Bank is 10 MPH. Elm Bank is busy in the late afternoon with both children and adults.