Charlotte Covered Bridge 5K/10K & Half Marathon

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Description of Event: **THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.  THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION AVAILABLE**

Join us for one of our most popular races – and for good reason! The race begins and ends at Shelburne Beach, on beautiful Lake Champlain, which is a favorite spot of Shelburne residents to have picnics, BBQs, play volleyball, swim, kayak, and let the kids play tetherball or climb on the playground. Your family may enjoy spending time here while waiting for your return. Along the course, you will pass Shelburne Orchards and run along a picturesque dirt/gravel road featuring wonderful views of Vermont countryside. Run past Charlotte Beach just before entering the covered bridge for the first time. The course continues on quiet, rolling hills before arriving at the turn around where you will head back the way you came. This race is a great race for all running abilities because it is a relatively flat course. If you are just starting out, you may opt to do a 5K or 10K instead. This race has something for everyone and is a treat to run – especially to our visitors from out-of-state. Just last year we had runners from all over New England, as well as Colorado, Texas, California, Michigan, Minnesota and even Alaska!

Finishing at the beach, racers will be awarded a finishers medal and then treated to refreshments followed by an awards ceremony and post-race raffle. It’s really a great day of racing.

There is a 3 hour time limit for the Half Marathon.

Race walkers are encouraged to participate in our 5K division.

This race will be professionally photographed by our friends at SkiPix tiny.

Date of Event:  Saturday, September 9
Distance:  13.1 miles, 5k or 10K
Start Time:  8:00 am
Registration Time: Pre-race pick up will be at Fleet Feet Sports located at 77 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, VT on Friday, September 8, 2017 from noon until 4:00 pm.
Race Day registration and check in will be held at Shelburne Beach on Saturday, September 9, 2017; 7:00 – 7:45 am
Registration Confirmation: Click here for a list of registered racers as of 09/06/2017.  If have any registration questions or notice your listing is incorrect, please contact michelina@racevermont.com.

NO DIVISION CHANGES WILL BE ALLOWED ON RACE DAY

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**THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.  THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION AVAILABLE.  NO BANDITS ALLOWED**

Directions to Race: From the north: Take Route 7 south until you are in the village of Shelburne, Vermont.  Pass the Shelburne Museum on your right.  Take the next right (at a light at the top of the hill) onto Bostwick Road.  Follow Bostwick Road until it bears sharply to the left (approximately 2 miles).  Turn right at the bend onto Beach Road and follow signs for parking.

From the south: Take Route 7 north until you are in the village of Shelburne, Vermont.  Take the left (at the first traffic light) onto Bostwick Road.  Follow Bostwick Road until it bears sharply to the left (approximately 2 miles).  Turn right at the bend onto Beach Road and follow signs for parking.

Where to Park: Parking is at Shelburne Orchards at the corner of Greenbush & Orchard Rd, approximately 1/2 mile way.  Please allow yourself time to get to the beach for the start of the race.  WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND CAR POOLING IF POSSIBLE. You may also want to bring a back pack to carry your items to the beach.

There will be handicap parking available at the beach.

Parking attendants will be on the road directing racers to the designated parking areas.

Cost: 5K & 10K: $30, Half Marathon: $45 if registered by Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Price includes finisher medal for all three divisions.
T-shirts available for $15 if ordered by August 19, 2017.

**THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.  THERE IS NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION AVAILABLE**

Refreshments/Awards: Light refreshments will be available immediately following the race courtesy of Bruegger’s Bagels and Shelburne Market.

Men’s 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each division. Women’s 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each division. Age group awards in each division. All  finishers will receive a race medal. Raffle prizes are awarded post-race to participants whose names are drawn randomly (must be present to win).

Volunteers: Please consider helping for this event.  Call Rayne at (802) 316-7142 to volunteer.
General questions: Call Rayne Herzog at (802)985-4410 or email at rayne@racevermont.com