The mission of BarnArts is to engage the local community as both viewers and participants in a year-round performing arts program which supports the existing and developing talents of local adults and children.
The vision of BarnArts is to foster and continuously support a community that views art as essential to social well-being, a community where a thriving arts culture and a thriving rural economy are mutually supportive, where the careers of artist, teacher and farmer are equally valued, and where time is set aside for the pursuit of creativity and shared learning.
The Race Around the Lake specifically supports BarnArts Youth Programming: sponsorship and scholarships for our Summer Youth Theater, visiting artists to local schools, and free programs for kids, like the BarnArts Youth Chorale.
Early Registration Fees (through May 9)
5k Adults: $35
10k Adults: $45
12 & under: $25 (age-based pricing kicks in automatically!)
Race routes circle Silver Lake on town roads, dirt roads and single-track wooded trails with intermittent views of the lake.
Sign up by April 30 to receive our Race Around the Lake T-shirt with your registration!
Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers in each race, plus the top finishers in age categories.
Schedule of Events
9:00 – Registration/Check-in begins
10:30 – 10k Start
11:00 – 5k Start
11:30-12:30 – Post-Race Activities: Chef’s Table, Live Music
12 noon – Awards
12 & under: $15 (age-based pricing kicks in automatically!)
Virtual participants: race on your own wherever and whenever you wish, and still support BarnArts and our youth programming! Share your photos with us! Sign-up by April 30 to get a race T-shirt!
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RACE AROUND THE LAKE raises money for BarnArts youth programming, primarily our Summer Youth Theater, now in its 13th Season. These funds allow us to keep our enrollment costs low and offer scholarships to students who need additional assistance. We recently expanded our Arts-in-Education programming, and offer a free youth choir experience every fall.
For those walking the 5k, we recommend bringing a water bottle with you.
The 5k has one water station about 1/3 of the way through, while the 10k has 2 additional water stations.
In-person race will be in Barnard, Vermont on our usual trails around Silver Lake! Start/Finish is preliminarily scheduled at Silver Lake State Park, pending new State rules. An alternative Start/Finish area is available, if we need it!
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