Field House Fall 5K/10K & Half Marathon

Sun November 7, 2021 Shelburne, VT 05482 US Directions RaceJoy Ready

5K Run/Walk

8:00AM EST - 11:45AM EST

10K Run

8:00AM EST - 11:45AM EST

Half Marathon

8:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST

This race is going to be a race to remember! Not only was this race recognized in 2014 by as one of nine of the most scenic Fall half marathon courses in New England, but new for 2021, registration will include a post-race meal provided by Backyard Bistro in addition to a commemorative bib and finisher's medal.  

Beginning at Shelburne Field House, the half marathon is a loop course.  You’ll start out running through one of Shelburne’s most popular neighborhoods before heading into beautiful grounds of Meach Cove.  After a short jaunt past Shelburne Farms, you’ll progress north to the Shelburne Shipyard where you’ll turn around and head back home (don’t miss the beautiful views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks along the way).  

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. This promises to be our best race of 2021! RACE IS LIMITED TO 325 RACERS.

Post Race Meal

We are extremely pleased to bring you a post-race meal, immediately following your race, provided by Backyard Bistro. We will have vegetarian and gluten free options. This food will be for racers only.

Shelburne Field House
166 Athletic Drive
Shelburne, VT US 05482
Time Limits

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; however, for an additional 15 minutes (if necessary) we will have a follow vehicle behind the final runner. In addition, someone from the timing team will be waiting, cheering you on, and recording your time until 3 hours and 45 minutes from the start of the last racer.

Keeping You Safe (COVID-19 Procedures)

As with our Charlotte Covered Bridge 5K/10K & Half Marathon, we will once again be using our staggered starts based on race pace. You will be asked for your expected finish time during registration. This will assign you to a starting group. Aside from group 1 which will start at 8:00 am, there will be no assigned start times for the other groups. Each group will start immediately after the group before it.

Once a group is called, they will enter the starting chute. After their bib number is recorded, they will be allowed to cross the starting mat, which will start the time for their race. The purpose of lining runners up by pace is to prevent as much passing as possible out on the course; however, racers are not required to stay with their group. We do expect that all racers will start no later than 8:15. 

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Starting Groups/Corrals

In order to keep our racers as safe as possible, we will be using a staggered start at this race. Racers will be assigned to a starting group based on their expected finish time when they register. Group 1 will be the fastest, and Group 8 will be the slowest. At 7:55 am, Starting Group 1 will be lined up in the starting chute. At the front of the chute, we will have two staff members from our timing team. They will be recording bib numbers. Please be sure it is visible. Once they record the bib number, that racer will be instructed to go. They will then start their race. Their race time will begin when their chip is read going over the starting mats. 

Starting Group 2, and all groups thereafter will be called to the starting chute once the previous group is almost all out. There is NO starting time for these groups. They will go out as fast as the group(s) before them allow. All racers should arrive at the Field House ready to go by 7:50 am. We will start to move racers into their groups immediately after the pre-race meeting. Please keep in mind that parking is off-site and some time will be needed to walk to the Field House.

Pre-Race and Race Day Check In

Race bibs and t-shirts will be available at Fleet Feet, 77 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, Vermont on Saturday, November 6 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 Saturday do not need to check in on race day, but they should arrive no later than 7:40 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 7:00 am, Sunday, November 7 at Shelburne Field House for those who have not already picked up their packets. 

Where to Park

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:

  1. Shelburne Community School, 345 Harbor Road
  2. Shelburne Train Station, 71 Harbor Road
  3. Shelburne Town Hall, 5420 Shelburne Road
  4. The Creamery, 5138 Shelburne Road
  5. Shelburne Shopping Park (off Falls Road)

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.

Water & Relief Stations

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

  • Intersection of Depot Road and Harbor Road (approximately at mile .75 of the 5K/10K and mile 2.6 and 5 of the half marathon)
  • Just before the 10K turnaround (approximately at mile 3 of the 10K and mile 7.25 of the half marathon)
  • At the intersection of the Shelburne Rec Path and Harbor Road (at approximately mile 10.6 of the half marathon)

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.

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

  • Face masks are required for unvaccinated racers through the start of your race and immediately thereafter. They are also required if an unvaccinated runner is passing another runner.
  • Please keep at least 6' of distance between you and anyone near you. If at all possible, do not run directly behind the person in front of you. Keep to their right or left.
  • Please keep as far left as possible if being overtaken by another racer.

Time Limits

  • This race will be limited to 3-1/2 hours.
  • If a racer is out on the course after the time limit has passed, they will be running at their own risk because police officers and other staff/volunteers may not be available on the course; however, for an additional 15 minutes, we will have a follow vehicle behind the final runner. In addition, someone from the timing team will be waiting and cheering in that/those runners. A finishing time will be recorded through 3:45:00 after the start of the last racer.

Other Race Rules

  • 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 7:40 am to hear our race director's pre-race announcements.
  • 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.
  • Baby joggers are not permitted at this race.
  • Racers must be courteous to other racers, volunteers, race officials, and spectators at ALL times. Unsportsmanlike behavior will result in disqualification.
  • You will be running against traffic.
  • Do not run more than 2 abreast.
  • Race numbers must be visible at all times, but especially when approaching the start/finish line. This is especially important for accurate race results as well as photo IDs.
Overall Winners

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.

In addition, 1st place male and female half marathon winners will win a pair of Saucony running shoes from Fleet Feet in Essex Junction, Vermont.  

Age Group Winners

Age group winners will receive a commemorative Age Group Winner 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.

Award Ceremony Times

The 5K and 10K awards ceremony and raffle drawings will begin sometime around 9:30 - 9:45 am. The half marathon awards ceremony and raffle drawings will begin sometime around 11:15 - 11:30 am.

Post Race Raffle

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.


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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Field House Fall 5K/10K & Half Marathon.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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Professional Race Photos

Professional race photos will be taken at this race by SkiPix. Be sure that your bib number is clearly visible so that you can be easily identified in the photos. An email will be sent directly to you following the race with an online link to view/purchase photos.

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 defer to another 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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