The Sprouty

Sat September 11, 2021 Sharon, VT 05065 US Directions

Sprouty 10K

$20 9:00AM EDT Price increases after August 28, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Sprouty 5K

$15 9:00AM EDT Price increases after August 28, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

75 VT Route 132
Sharon, VT US 05065

Saturday September 11, 2021

A 5K and 10K race along the White River in Sharon, Vermont, the Sprouty supports the Farm-to-School program at the Sharon Elementary School. 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. T-shirts are provided to the first 150 to register, but you have to register by midnight Saturday, August 28, 2021 to receive a free t-shirt. The day includes a fun-run loop for kids around the elementary school with ribbons for all kids.  No registration is required for the kids' fun-loop!   Kids 12 and under register for free. Prizes are awarded to the top three male and female finishers in the 5K and 10K. Free lettuce plants from Dandelion Acres for all participants.

The 2021 Sprouty is part of the Upper Valley Running Series:


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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.

Strollers. Strollers are allowed but you will be asked to start at the rear of the pack for safety reasons. Please keep in mind that some of the course is on turf, so your stroller must be able to handle that terrain. Children in strollers should not be registered for the race.

Dogs. Dogs are not allowed on the course with participants due to insurance limitations. Spectators on school grounds should not bring dogs.

Headphones. The use of headphones is highly discouraged. 

Walkers. Walkers are welcome in the 5K event and will also be timed. However, we ask that 10K participants plan to run the course.  

Refunds. Entry fees are non-refundable. Please contact us if there are extenuating circumstances. In the event we need to cancel due to dangerous weather or other circumstances, a refund or credit toward next year’s registration is available. 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              

BALE (Building a Local Economy)

Talmage Solar Engineering                                    

Still More Cats 2

Skinny Pancake                                                      

Susannah Colby: "Paint and Sip”
Zug Glass Studio                                                    Billings Farm Museum
Carter Community Building Association               Huberts Family Outfitters

Vermont Institute for Natural Science                  Hanover Consumer Coop Society
Gifford Medical Center                                          Town of Sharon
Mascoma Savings Bank                                        AHT Plumbing

Vermont Law School’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems
Artistree (Green Mountain Foundation)                 Dandelion Acres
Crystal Rock                                                          Lake Sunapee Bank

South Royalton Market                                        Nugget Theatre

Chelsea Press                                                       GW Plastics

Omer and Bob's                                                   Thistle Hill Farm
Vermont Farmstead Cheese                                Jasper Hill Farm
Cabot Cheese                                                      Red Hen Bakery
Saap Restaurant                                                  Wild Roots Restaurant
Montshire Museum                                              Worthy Burger

Prizes and Giveaways

The first 150 people who register for the 5K and 10K get a free t-shirt if registered by September 3, 2021 and the top three men and women in both the 5K and 10K receive prize packages. All the kids in the fun run get a finisher's ribbon. Free lettuce plants from Dandelion Acres for all participants.

Chip timing will be provided by using reusable RFID shoe tags that attach to each of your shoes. Just like with all chip timing systems, you are responsible for wearing your tags correctly in order to be timed. It's super easy--you'll just untie each shoe, thread the outside shoelace through the hole in the tag, then tie the shoe again as usual. Let the tags hang loose as shown. We ask you to return them after the race by untying your shoes and removing the tag intact so we can use them again and keep race costs to a minimum.

802 Timing is a Vermont based company serving local middle schools, high schools and colleges, communities, businesses and non-profit organizations. 


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