Celebrate the love of your life, or your love of running. Running single this year? No worries! Our bib numbers will have "single" on those who have indicated that they are, so if you see a hottie, just look at his/her bib number and strike up a conversation. You may find yourself a new running buddy!
This 5K course is an out-and-back which has a slight hill, but nothing too tough. All finishers will be awarded a Cupid 5K finisher's medal. This race is limited to 100 racers.
Commemorative t-shirts are available for pre-purchase for $15. Order yours when you register while supplies last.
If you knew Karen Newman, you knew love and light. Karen was and continues to be such an inspiration to us. Never have we met anyone who had such faith, determination, positivity and love for everyone around her.
Karen began racing in our triathlons many years ago and went on to win a silver medal for the Masters Age Group at 2012's Triathlon World Championships in Auckland, New Zealand in addition to MANY other awards. Yet, she was never "too big" to participate in local races. In fact, the Cupid 5K was one of her favorites and when she came, she was dressed to the nines! The world lost Karen in November 2019. In her memory, Racevermont.com will be donating a percentage of the net income from this race to the Cancer Patient Support Foundation. Donations are also welcomed at registration - both online and in person. If you'd like to make a donation, feel free to click here to make a donation directly to the Cancer Patient Support Foundation.
There is a 1-hour time limit for this 5K. 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.
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.
Join us at Fleet Feet at 77 Pearl Street, Essex Junction to pick up your bib number and pre-purchased t-shirt and to save 15% off your entire purchase in-store at Fleet Feet. We'll be there from noon to 4:00 pm and hope we'll see you then. If you come to pre-race pick up, you don't need to do anything on race day before you attend the pre-race meeting at 8:50 am.
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Cupid 5K.
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:
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Parking is on a first come first served basis at Shelburne Field House. Overflow parking is available at the Shelburne Train Station and the Shelburne Community School which are both located on Harbor Road not too far from the Field House. Please be extremely cautious and respectful of runners on the road as well as members of the Shelburne Athletic Club who will be coming and going.
1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female overall will receive a prize. These winners will be exempt from age group awards.
1st place in each 5-year age group will win an "Age Group Winner" Racevermont.com pint glass.
Racevermont.com offers a raffle of prizes donated by our sponsors at every race. Winners for this raffle will be drawn during the race and winners may pick up their prize at the prize table prior to exiting. You must be present to win. Prizes include a pair of Tifosi sunglasses, a free race entry to a future Racevermont.com 5K, a 2-month membership to Shelburne Athletic Club, a pair of Darn Tough socks, a beautiful Valentine chocolate assortment from Nu Chocolat and more.
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