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Cupid 5K

Sat February 12, 2022 Shelburne, VT 05482 US Directions RaceJoy Ready


5K Run/Walk

9:00AM EST
Events: 5K Run/Walk


Celebrate the love of your life, or your love of running. Running single this year? No worries! Our bib numbers will have "single" on those who have indicated that they are, so if you see a hottie, just look at his/her bib number and strike up a conversation. You may find yourself a new running buddy!

This 5K course is an out-and-back which has a slight hill, but nothing too tough. All finishers will be awarded a Cupid 5K finisher's medal. This race is limited to 100 racers.

Commemorative t-shirts are available for pre-purchase for $15. Order yours when you register while supplies last. 

In Memory of Karen Newman

If you knew Karen Newman, you knew love and light. Karen was and continues to be such an inspiration to us. Never have we met anyone who had such faith, determination, positivity and love for everyone around her.

Karen began racing in our triathlons many years ago and went on to win a silver medal for the Masters Age Group at 2012's Triathlon World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand in addition to MANY other awards. Yet, she was never "too big" to participate in local races. In fact, the Cupid 5K was one of her favorites and when she came, she was dressed to the nines! The world lost Karen in November 2019. In her memory, will be donating a percentage of the net income from this race to the Cancer Patient Support Foundation. Donations are also welcomed at registration - both online and in person. If you'd like to make a donation, feel free to click here to make a donation directly to the Cancer Patient Support Foundation.

Time Limit

There is a 1-hour time limit for this 5K. If you are out on the course after the time limit has passed, you will be running at your own risk because police officers and other staff/volunteers may not be available on the course. 


166 Athletic Drive
Shelburne, VT US 05482

Refund Policy

Should this race get cancelled due to extreme weather or by order of the governor or other government official, you will have the option to either defer your registration to next year's race, or defer to another race of equal or lesser value . We do not offer refunds for unattended races regardless of who cancels the race, and transfers/deferrals will only be offered in the event that this race is cancelled.

Pre-Race Check In

Join us at Fleet Feet at 77 Pearl Street, Essex Junction to pick up your bib number and pre-purchased t-shirt and to save 15% off your entire purchase in-store at Fleet Feet. We'll be there from noon to 4:00 pm and hope we'll see you then. If you come to pre-race pick up, you don't need to do anything on race day before you attend the pre-race meeting at 8:50 am.


Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Cupid 5K.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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Race Rules

It is every racer’s responsibility to familiarize themselves with our Racer Rules. If you have any questions, please feel free to email

If COVID-19 is still a factor

  • Face masks are required through the start of your race and immediately thereafter.
  • Please keep at least 6' of distance between you and anyone near you if possible.
  • Please keep as far LEFT as possible if being overtaken by another racer.

Time Limit

  • There is a 1-hour time limit for this 5K.
  • If a racer is out on the course after the time limit has passed, they will be running at their own risk because police officers and other staff/volunteers may not be available on the course. 

Other Race Rules

  • is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Please do not leave your valuables unattended.
  • Please be on time and arrive no later than 10 minutes before the close of registration.
  • The use of personal music devices is highly discouraged because the roads you will be running on will not be closed to traffic. If you do decide to use your music device, please keep your volume low so you can hear traffic coming your way and our volunteers and/or timing team should they need to get your attention.
  • Baby joggers are not permitted at this race.
  • Races must be courteous to other racers, volunteers, race officials, spectators at ALL times. Unsportsmanlike behavior will result in disqualification.
  • You will be running against traffic.
  • Do not run more than 2 abreast.
  • Race numbers must be visible at all times, but especially when approaching the finish line. This is especially important for accurate race results as well as photo IDs.

Race Map

Click here to view the course map.


Parking is on a first come first served basis at Shelburne Field House. Overflow parking is available at the Shelburne Train Station and the Shelburne Community School which are both located on Harbor Road not too far from the Field House. Please be extremely cautious and respectful of runners on the road as well as members of the Shelburne Athletic Club who will be coming and going.


1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female overall will receive a prize. These winners will be exempt from age group awards.

1st place in each 5-year age group will win an "Age Group Winner" pint glass. 


Race Raffle offers a raffle of prizes donated by our sponsors at every race. Winners for this raffle will be drawn during the race and winners may pick up their prize at the prize table prior to exiting. You must be present to win. Prizes include a pair of Tifosi sunglasses, a free race entry to a future 5K, a 2-month membership to Shelburne Athletic Club, a pair of Darn Tough socks, a beautiful Valentine chocolate assortment from Nu Chocolat and more.

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