Sugarworks Trail Run

Sat August 8 - Mon August 31, 2020 Shelburne, VT US 05482 Directions

Virtual Races

$25.00 - $30.00 08/08 12:00AM - 12:00PM EDT
Events: Virtual 2.5K at Shelburne Sugarworks Virtual 5K at Shelburne Sugarworks Virtual 2.5K from Anywhere Virtual 5K from Anywhere
Keeping You Safe (COVID-19 Procedures)

Please read up on all that we're doing, and what we're expecting of you to keep everyone safe at this race.

746 Shelburne Hinesburg Road
Shelburne, VT US 05482

Join us as hits the trail in the 2nd annual Sugarworks Trail Run at Shelburne Sugarworks and Four Season Outdoor Center. We're making significant changes to how we're going to run this race (no pun intended). Steve, from Shelburne Sugarworks has created a brand new 5K loop - not the same course we have used in the past that you had to run twice, but a continuous 5K loop. We will be offering that course along with the original 2.5K course with the goal of keeping distance between our runners. Choose to run or run/walk the 2.5K race, or run the 5K. The course is a rolling hills run/walk through the woods on the beautiful trail system that Shelburne Sugarworks has developed. There are no huge uphill runs, but it's not totally flat. Racers may either race in-person with the group on Saturday, August 8, or virtually (any time between noon on 8/8 and 8/31/2020) AT Shelburne Sugarworks, or virtually from anywhere between August 8 - 31. Racers can present their race bib at Shelburne Sugarworks for a free hand crafted maple ice cream cone. Flavors are to be determined on race day.

Because of the logistics of keeping our racers safely distant, we will begin this race at 8:00 am rather than at 9:00, and regrettably the kids' race will be cancelled for 2020.

New rules will apply. For example,

  • face masks will be required immediately before and after the race - with the exception of when you're enjoying your amazing hand crafted maple ice cream cone after the race - yup! We're giving you permission to eat ice cream in the early morning!
  • You will need to keep some distance between you and the nearest runner. The trails are at least 6' wide, so you will need to keep as far to the left when you pass as possible, with runners keeping right at all times.

Please familiarize yourself with our race rules and COVID-19 procedures prior to the race. We really appreciate your patience, flexibility, and willingness to follow the rules to keep everyone safe.

Course Maps

We've got a brand new 5K loop course for 2020! Click here to check it out. The 2.5K course is the same course we've used previously. See the course here.

Pre-Race Check In

Race bibs and t-shirts will be available at Fleet Feet Sports, 77 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, Vermont on Friday, August 7 from Noon to 6 pm. Because we will no have an awards ceremony and post-race raffle following this race, all raffle prizes will be given away randomly to those who check in at Fleet Feet on Friday before the race. You MUST be registered by 8 am Friday morning to be entered into the raffle. Prizes that are not picked up on Friday will be added to the raffle for our next race (the Charlotte Covered Bridge 5K/10K & Half Marathon).

Race day check in will be open starting at 7:30, Saturday, August 8. Prior to race day, you will receive an email letting you know when your starting time is (we are going to use rolling starts based on race pace/expected finish time). Please do not arrive any earlier than 20-30 minutes ahead of your start time in order to help keep the number of racers standing around to a minimum. 

RaceJoy is pleased to offer, and HIGHLY recommends the use of RaceJoy - a GPS tracking system for Android and iPhone users. Why use it?

  • You'll receive important race messages from
  • You'll receive alerts at every mile letting you know your distance, time, pace and expected finish time.
  • You'll get an alert if you go off-course.
  • Your fans will receive progress reports and they can send you real-time cheers along the way.
  • Your time will be automatically uploaded if you're running virtually.
  • For safety sake, the race organizers will know your location in case you run into any trouble.
  • In case of extreme weather headed your way, you'll be alerted by the race director.

Have we convinced you? Go ahead, download the app today. It will provide you with an even better race day experience!

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Where to Park

There will be NO parking at Shelburne Sugarworks in order to allow for plenty of space around racers and their fans. Instead, there will be ample parking just east of Shelburne Sugarworks at the practice fields for the Buccaneers. Look for the Shelburne Sugarworks sign at the entrance to the field. It's only a 4-minute walk to the sugarhouse from this parking lot, but please be careful walking. Walk as close to the edge of the road and stay alert. Directions to the race can be found near the bottom of this page.

Buccaneers' Practice Field


First, second, and third place male and female winners of both the 2.5K and the 5K trail runs will each win a prize. Due to COVID 19, we will not have an awards ceremony following the race; therefore prizes will be mailed.

1st Prize:
2nd Prize:
3rd Prize:

Age group winners will have a choice of picking up an Age Group Winner pint glass at Shelburne Athletic Club once results are posted online, or we will email them a $10 discount off a future race with


Immediately following your finish, present your race bib to Shelburne Sugarworks for a free, DELICIOUS, hand crafted maple ice cream cone. They'll punch the bib and return it to you. Please proceed to your vehicle as soon as possible after you finish your ice cream and maintain social distancing.

A Note to Our Racers

We cannot thank you enough for your support during this pandemic. We value you more than you know and we can't wait to see you out on a course soon!

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 Sugarworks Trail Run, transfer to this year's virtual version of this race, or transfer to another race of equal or lesser distance. We do not offer refunds for unattended races regardless of who cancels the race.


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 Sugarworks Trail Run.

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.
View RaceJoy How-To

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