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Beginning and ending at Shelburne Field House, the half marathon is a loop course in picturesque Shelburne, Vermont. You'll be running on a combination of dirt and back roads including a portion on the Meach Cove property, running past Shelburne Farms, and a stretch of Harbor Road with beautiful views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. The 5K and 10K courses are both out-and-back courses that run along Harbor Road and back. The 5K is relatively flat, whereas the 10K has a couple of hills.
After the race, enjoy a post-race meal prepared by Barkeaters Restaurant. You'll have the option during registration to purchase additional meal vouchers for your fans.
This race usually draws racers from across the country and from Canada and has sold out every year for the past 5 years. Again this year we are pleased to offer a $10 discount to racers age 12 & under for all of our races. Do not hesitate to register.
There is a 3-1/2 hour limit for this race - regardless of the distance you are running. 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.
Race bibs and t-shirts will be available at Fleet Feet, 77 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, Vermont on Friday, October 28 from noon to 5 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 no later than 8:40 am 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 open at 8:00 am, Saturday, October 29 at Shelburne Field House for those who have not already picked up their packets.
Due to the high volume of cars expected, there is no parking at Shelburne Field House for this event. Please park at one of these nearby locations:
None of these locations are far from Shelburne Field House. You are welcome to bring a bag to leave behind at the Field House; however, no one is assigned to watch these bags, so you will be leaving them at our own risk.
There will be water stations at 3 locations along the course. They will be located at:
Plain water and Nuun will be available in cups at the water stations. Because of COVID, 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 and electrolyte will be available to anyone who wants it.
In addition to the start/finish, portable toilets will be located at the Depot Road water station and just before the 10K turnaround.
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COVID-19 Rules (if COVID-19 is still an issue)
Other Race Rules
5K, 10K & Half Marathon:
1st place male and female overall winners will each receive a bottle of Shelburne Vineyards wine (if over the age of 21).
2nd place male and female overall winners will each receive block of Dakin Farms cheddar cheese.
3rd place male and female overall winners will each receive a bottle of Dakin Farms maple syrup.
Age group winners will receive a commemorative Age Group Winner Racevermont.com pint glass. Our top three overall winners are exempt from winning an age group award. Please let the race director know if you would prefer the age group glass rather than your wine, cheese or syrup prize.
The 5K and 10K awards ceremony and raffle drawings will begin sometime around 10:30 - 10:45 am. The half marathon awards ceremony and raffle drawings will begin sometime around 12:15 - 12:30 am.
Please stick around after your race. We will have two raffle prize drawings at this race - each immediately following the 5K & 10K awards ceremony and the Half Marathon awards ceremony. Prizes for each raffle have been generously donated by our race sponsors.
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!
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 defer 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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