The Virtual Sprouty

Fri September 11 - Mon September 28 Sharon, VT 05065 US
Virtual race Website

Additional virtual race information can be found at


September 11, 2020 through September 28th, 2020

The Sprouty supports the Farm-to-School program at the Sharon Elementary School. This year the Sprouty will be VIRTUAL!  The race is committed to bringing out community members and serious runners alike as we celebrate good health, local agriculture and the beauty of September in Vermont. 

This is a VIRTUAL RACE!  How it works:

A virtual race is a race that can be run (or walked) from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym, or on a track. You get to run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. You can also complete the virtual Sprouty 5K or 10K on the regular Sprouty route (see map on the website) but it will not be marked or staffed.

  • Sign Up For The Virtual Sprouty 
  • Complete Your Virtual Race anytime between September 11 and September 28
  • Submit Your Results on RunSignUp (optional)

Once you have completed your race, you will …

Get a t-shirt and feel good about supporting the farm to school program at Sharon Elementary School.

In early October we will have a t-shirt pick up event. If you are located in a very distant place, we will do our best to mail you your tee-shirt if you can’t make it to our pick up event.


Virtual race Contact Info

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


Participants under 18. It is free for all kids under 12 years old to register for any of the races, but they still must register to participate. Minors under 18 must have a parent or guardian's permission to participate. Every participant under 18 must have a parent or guardian electronically sign the waiver for the minor. Children riding in strollers do not need to register for the race.

Refunds. Entry fees are non-refundable. Please contact us if there are extenuating circumstances. Please note that for the refund you must apply online and pay a $1 fee. The initial RunSignUp processing fee is not refundable.


Many thanks to our sponsors and donors:

The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation

Town of Sharon 

Gifford Medical Center 

Mascoma Savings Bank 

Dandelion Acres

Vermont Law School's Center for Agriculture and Food Systems 
BALE (Building a Local Economy)

Cabot Creamery

CCBA Recreation Center

Chelsea Green Press

COOP Food Stores

DS Services

First Branch Coffee

Golf and Ski Warehouse

Heartwood Farm

Horizon's Engineering

Hubert's Family Outfitters

Jasper Hill Cheese

Joe Ronan Law Firm

King Arthur Flour

Lake Champlain Chocolates

Mitchell's Tees

Montshire Museum of Science

Moody Dudes

Morano Gelato

Northern Stage

Nugget Theater

Red Door Signs

Red Hen Baking Co

Strafford Organic Creamery

Talmage Solar Engineering Inc.

The Skinny Pancake

South Royalton Market

Thistle Hill Cheese

Trail Break Taps and Tacos

Upper Valley Aquatic Center

Vermont Glove

Vermont Institute of Natural Science

Woodstock Inn and Resort

Zug Glass

Remember, you can run/walk anywhere you like for our virtual 2020 race!  This course map is here for your reference.

Download a hi-res PDF version of the Sprouty 5K and 10K course map (5MB).

Virtual race Survey

Please complete the following survey to help us better understand your virtual race experience.

Did you participate in the virtual race?

Would you recommend this virtual race to a friend?

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