New Year's Day 5K

Sat January 1, 2022 Shelburne, VT 05482 US Directions


9:00AM EST - 10:00AM EST
166 Athletic Dr.
Shelburne, VT US 05482

Let's get this new year off to a great running start! Join us for an out-and-back 5K beginning and ending in the comfort of Shelburne Field House. The race starts at 9:00 am and there is a limit of 200 runners in this race.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

Registration, the pre-race meeting, and the finish will all be inside the Field House. Racers are required to wear a facemask while inside regardless of vaccination status. That means you'll need to run with your mask and put it on just before entering the Field House. We will be using a mass start just outside the door for this race in order to get people moving as quickly as possible. There will be ample room for spreading out inside the field house.

In the event of a snowstorm

In the event of a heavy snowstorm, we will send an email to all registrants with a race update. Please be sure you have not unsubscribed from emails.

Time Limit

There is a 1-hour time limit for this race. 

Check In

If you would like to pick up your bib number and pre-purchased t-shirt prior to race day, you may pick them up at Shelburne Athletic Club (inside the Field House), on Friday, December 31 from 9:00 AM to Noon. Race day check in and registration will open at 8:00 am at Shelburne Field House.  You do NOT need to pick up your items in advance.

Where to Park

Parking will be available at Shelburne Field House on a first come first served basis. Overflow parking is available at:

  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 your own risk.

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 all racers while inside Shelburne Field House. Unvaccinated runners are also required to wear a face mask when passing other runners.
  • Please keep at least 6' of distance between you and anyone near you when possible.
  • Please keep as far left as possible if being overtaken by another racer.
Time Limits
  • This race will be limited to 1 hour.
  • 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. Timing will end one hour after the start of the race.
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 8:50 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

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

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

Due to the increase in COVID cases in Vermont and therefore the desire not to have a lot of people standing around, we will not be holding an awards ceremony for this race. Instead, as the results come in, you may check the awards table to pick up your prize. We will not be mailing any prizes.

Post Race Raffle

Please check out the post-race raffle table after the race. Winners will be drawn during the race and racers whose name has been drawn can pick up their prize as soon as they return from the run.

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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