2019 Calendar

Monthly Meeting - Monday March 18

Meetings are held at 7 pm on the third Monday of each month at the West Newton Station, located at 111 Collins burg Road, West Newton, PA 15089. Guests are welcome. 

In December, we hold our monthly meeting and Christmas party on the first Monday at 6 pm.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

March for Parks


The March for Parks (MFP) is an annual event organized by Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation, to have fun while raising funds for park improvements. Funds raised are used to match state and foundation grants, and to leverage other funding from a variety of sources.  They have supported substantial improvements to Westmoreland County parks and trails, including construction of an amphitheater, dog park, winter sports area, Boundless Playground, skate park, dek hockey rink, and trails.

Marches will be held at TWO locations in 2019: 

o Twin Lakes Park Lower Lake area in Greensburg (original location!)

o Murrysville Community Center along the Turtle Creek Extension of the Westmoreland Heritage Trail

Online Registration available now!


Saturday May 11, 2019 Great Allegheny Passage 5K/10K/Fun Walk

The Westmoreland Yough Trail Chapter of the Regional Trail Corporation will hold its 8th Annual 5k/10k Run and 2 Mile Family Fun Walk on Saturday May 11, 2019. 

This event is a major fundraiser for the maintenance of the Westmoreland County section of the Great Allegheny Passage. Sponsored by West Newton Fox's Pizza. 

The event will start at the Arthur H. King Access Area of the Youghiogheny River Trail in West Newton. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be used by trail volunteers to maintain, preserve and enhance the Westmoreland County section of the Great Allegheny Passage.

Pre-registrations for this event must be received by APRIL 11th, 2019 to ensure receipt of a free event short-sleeve T-Shirt.

 Event entry forms may be picked up at the Regional Trail Corporation office in West Newton, from bulletin boards along the trail, from the many supporting businesses in the region, and the WYTC website: www.bikewytc.org.

 Registration Prices through April 11 are as follows:
5K/10K Run- $20

Fun Walk- $15

Children age 10 and under- $10

Race day registration will be 5K/10K- $25, Family Fun Walk-$20

Medals will be awarded to overall male and female runners in the 5K and 10K Run, and to the top three male and female age group participants of those events. Medals will also be awarded to all Run and Walk participants age 10 and under. In addition, there will be medals for the oldest and youngest participants of the 2 Mile Fun Walk.

Each participant will receive tickets to redeem for two slices of Fox's Pizza after the race!

Find out more

June 2 - Trail Appreciation Day


Stop by the Visitor’s Center in West Newton for free hot dogs and refreshments and get to know your trail neighbors. Find out what the West Newton Station has to offer you and meet the volunteers who make this resource possible for all GAP visitors.

Sept 2 - 26th Annual Labor Day Poker Run

Join us for a fun-filled morning at the GAP-Westmoreland Yough Trail – on Labor Day-West Newton Trail Head

Event Details:

This event is sponsored and supported by various area merchants. This event is NOT A RACE! Participants walk or bike ride at their own pace, to checkpoints throughout the course where they pick up a playing card. At the end of the event, each poker hand is tallied and the person with the best hand in each category receives a prize. Raffle prizes will be available after 10:00 AM. At 11:00 AM the winners of the best hands in all events will be announced along with the winner of the bike and the 50/50 drawing.

Event takes place on the Great Allegheny Passage

Bike - 12 miles level
Bike - 20 miles endurance
Walk/Jog/Wheelchair optional - 4 miles

8:00 AM - Packet Pick-Up & Race Day Registration
8:30 AM - Event Start


The WYTC would like to acknowledge and thank the Over The Hill Gang and all volunteers for their support.