Location: Barnard, VT US 05031 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Run Only

The mission of BarnArts is to engage and inspire the local community through a year-round performing and visual arts program of workshops, exhibitions and performances, showcasing both the existing and developing talents of local adults and children as well as nationally recognized artists.  

The Race Around the Lake is specifically supporting BarnArts Youth Programming:  sponsorship and scholarships for our Summer Youth Theater, sponsorship of the BarnArts Teen Touring Company, and free programs for kids, like the BarnArts Youth Chorale.

Event Time Price Details
5K Run/Walk
10:45AM EDT - 12:30PM EDT
10K Run
10:30AM EDT - 12:30PM EDT
Silver Lake State Park
North Road
Barnard, VT US 05031

Race Around the Lake - Sunday May 21, 10:30am!

"The most beautiful race I've ever done!" - 2014 race participant.

A 5K and 10K run around Silver Lake in Barnard, VT. The race is a fundraiser for youth programming through BarnArts, a community arts organization. The race is designed to connect community members of all ages through a healthy and fun spring activity.  Both races will start and end inside of Silver Lake State Park and include wooded trails, back roads and scenic paths with intermittent views of the lake.  There will be a post-race celebration afterwards including live music and a free catered lunch for race participants. A short kids fun run will also take place during this post-race time.


$30 Adults

$15 Kids 12 and under

Late Registration (May 15 or later):

$35 Adults

$20 Kids 12 and under

Sign-up with multiple participants and automatically get a reduction in processing fees! (Registration fees remain the same.)

Awards will be given to top 3 finishers in each race, male and female, plus top winners, male and female, in age categories: 12 and under, 13-34, 35-49, 50-64, 65+

Schedule of Events:

9:15-10:15  Registration/check-in 

10:30  10k start

10:45  5k start

11:00am - 1pm   Post-race activities along the waterfront

       11:00 - 1pm  Music

       11:15 - 12:45  Lunch

               "Chef's Table" with dishes by area businesses, including Twin Farms, Barnard Inn & Green Mountain Pasta

       11:45  Awards

       12:15  Kid's fun run

This year's race is part of the Upper Valley Running Club's Upper Valley Running Series.  For more info go to their website.

Race Contact Info

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

Join us for our fourth year!

RACE AROUND THE LAKE raises money for BarnArts youth programming, primarily our Summer Youth Theater, now in it's 6th Season.  These funds allow us to keep our enrollment costs low and offer scholarships to students who need additional assistance.  We also are expanding into Arts-in-Education programming and offer a free youth choir experience every fall.  Our BarnArts Teen Touring Company creates original youth-focused skits to perform at area schools.

We look forward to an even better event with you again this year!

This year's RFID race-side timing will be done again by Adirondack Coast Events.

5K Map and Elevations
10K Map and Elevations