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Saucony Charlotte Covered Bridge 5K/10K & Half Marathon

Sat September 7, 2024 Shelburne, VT 05482 US Directions

Events

5K Run/Walk

$35 9:00AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT
85 spots left. Price increases after July 31, 2024 at 11:58pm EDT

10K Run

$40 9:00AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT
88 spots left. Price increases after July 31, 2024 at 11:58pm EDT

Half Marathon

$65 8:00AM EDT - 11:30AM EDT
96 spots left. Price increases after July 31, 2024 at 11:58pm EDT

Description

This is definitely one of our racers' favorite races. There are no huge hills and the scenery is beautiful. Beginning and ending at picturesque Shelburne Beach, you will run along dirt, gravel and paved roads featuring scenic views of Vermont countryside and rural farmland. Run past Charlotte Beach situated on beautiful Lake Champlain just before entering the Holmes Creek Covered Bridge for the first time. The course continues on quiet, rolling hills before arriving at the turnaround. The half marathon runs through the covered bridge twice. The 5K and 10K turn around before reaching the bridge (although it's not that far beyond the 10K turnaround, so if you want to run through it, it's not going to add that much to your finish time for 10K runners).

Start Times & Time Limit

Start Times
8:00 AM - Start of the Half Marathon
9:00 AM - Start of the 5K & 10K

This race will be limited to 3-1/2 hours. The race will end at 11:30 AM regardless of distance. If you are out on the course after the time limit has passed, you will be running at your own risk because police officers and other staff/volunteers may not be available on the course. If you expect to need more time, please email gail@racevermont.com

Place

407 Beach Road
Shelburne, VT US 05482

Pre-Race & Race Day Check In

Race bibs and t-shirts will be available at Fleet Feet, 77 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, Vermont on Friday, September 6th from noon to 6 pm for those who would like to pick up their packet early. You are welcome to pick up a friend's race packet as long as they've already signed the waiver. Racers will receive a 15% in-store discount when picking up their race packets. Those who pick up their packets on Friday do not need to check in on race day, but they should arrive 20 minutes prior to race start to be sure to hear pre-race announcements. Note: If you are entering the address into your mapping app for PRE-RACE pickup, be sure to use Essex Junction, VT; NOT Essex, VT.

Race-day check in will be held on Saturday, September 7th at Shelburne Beach from 7:00 - 7:50 am for half marathon runners and 8:00 - 8:45 am for 5K and 10K runners.

Where to Park

Parking will be available on both sides of Bostwick Road, and possibly in some drier fields nearby. Please follow race staff and police directions. Once parked, please walk down to Shelburne Beach. Please avoid the timing mats prior to your start in order to receive accurate results. The start and finish will both be at Shelburne Beach.

Course Maps

Find the course map here for all three divisions.

Water & Relief Stations

There will be water stations at 3 locations along the course. They will be located at:

  • Mile 1.55 - the 5K turnaround
  • Mile 3.1 - the 10K turnaround
  • Mile 6.55 - the half marathon turnaround

Plain water and UnTapped Mapleaid Hydration will be available in cups at the water stations. Volunteers will be filling cups and placing them on a table. They will not be handing out the water. For your protection, and that of our volunteers, we recommend that you travel with your own water; however, water will be available to any who want it.

In addition to the portable toilets located at the start/finish, there will be a portable toilet at Charlotte Beach and at the half marathon turnaround.

Race Rules

It is every racer’s responsibility to familiarize themselves with our Racer Rules. If you have any questions, please feel free to email rayne@racevermont.com.

Time Limits

  • There is a 3-1/2 hour time limit to this race - regardless of the distance.
  • If you are out on the course after the time limit has passed, you will be running at your own risk because police officers and other staff/volunteers may not be available on the course.

Other Race Rules

  • Racevermont.com is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Please do not leave your valuables unattended.
  • Please be on time and arrive no later than 10 minutes before the close of check-in.
  • The use of personal music devices is highly discouraged but permitted. If you do decide to use your music device, please keep your volume low so you can hear traffic coming your way and our volunteers and/or timing team should they need to get your attention.
  • Racevermont.com no longer allows baby joggers. We apologize for the inconvenience, but given that this race is run on roads that will not be closed to traffic, we do not want to jeopardize the safety of our runners, their children, or drivers. We appreciate your understanding.
  • Racers must be courteous to other racers, volunteers, race officials, spectators at ALL times. Unsportsmanlike behavior will result in disqualification.
  • You will be running against traffic where instructed.
  • Do not run more than 2 abreast.
  • Race numbers must be visible at all times, but especially when approaching the finish line. This is especially important for accurate race results as well as photo IDs.
  • Dogs are not allowed at Shelburne Beach and are therefore not allowed to accompany our runners in this race.
  • NO BANDITS ALLOWED!

Race Day Photos

We are pleased to have SkiPix photographing this event. Participants will receive a link to the photos directly from SkiPix following the event. Don't forget to smile when you see the photographer!

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, please contact the race director at

Awards & Raffle

Overall Winners - All Divisions

1st Place: A pair of Saucony running shoes from Saucony and Fleet Feet
2nd Place: Bottle of wine from Shelburne Vineyard 
3rd Place: One pound block of Dakin Farm Cheddar

Age Group Winners

Age group winners will receive a commemorative Age Group Winner Racevermont.com pint glass. Top three overall winners are excluded from age group awards.

Award Ceremony Time

10:45 am - Awards ceremony for 5k/10k and Half Marathon followed by raffle.

Post Race Raffle

Prizes for a post race raffle have been generously donated by our race sponsors.

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 race or transfer to another Racevermont.com race of equal or lesser value. We do not offer refunds for unattended races regardless of who cancels the race, and transfers/deferrals will only be offered in the event that this race is cancelled.

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