Fall 5K/10K & Half Marathon

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Description of Event: This is our grand finale of half marathons for the year. With all that hard training and racing, here’s your final chance to get that PR you’ve been working towards all season. Beginning at Shelburne Field House (on Athletic Drive), the Half Marathon is a loop course.  You’ll start out running through one of Shelburne’s most popular neighborhoods before heading into the countryside.  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).  Continue down the Shelburne Bay Path and the historic Ti-Path before returning to Shelburne Field House.

There will be 2 waves for this race: 5K/10K and Half Marathon.

Our half course was recognized in 2014 by Active.com as one of nine of the most scenic Fall half marathon courses in New England. Last year we saw racers from 18 states plus the District of Columbia. This race drew racers from as far away as Idaho, Colorado, California and even the Virgin Islands!

To celebrate a great racing season and your successes, we’ll gather for some post-race snacks after your race.  Be sure to stick around for the awards ceremony and the product raffle full of great prizes — but you have to be there to win.

There is a limit of 600 racers for this race and a 3 hour time limit for the half marathon. Race walkers are encouraged to participate in the 5K division only.

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

Date of Event: Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 8:00am.  There will be 2 wave starts: 5K/10K and Half Marathon
Distance: 3.1 miles, 6.2 miles, or 13.1 miles.
Cost: 5K & 10K: $30, Half Marathon: $45 if registered by Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Add $10 to race day registration.
Price includes finisher medal for all three divisions.
T-shirts available for $15 if ordered by October 15, 2017.Registration includes 1 beer on tap per racer of legal age.  Please be sure to bring proper ID on race day.  No ID, no beer.

Check-in/Race Day Registration Time Pre-race pick up: Saturday, November 4, 2017, noon – 4:00 pm at Fleet Feet Sports, 77 Pearl Street, Essex Junction
Race Day registration and bib pick up: Sunday, November 5, 2017, 6:45 – 7:45 am at Shelburne Field House
We STRONGLY encourage Saturday bib pick up to avoid long race day lines.NO BANDITS ALLOWED!
Registration Confirmation: Check back here for a list of registered racers. In the meantime, if you have registration questions, please email michelina@racevermont.com.

NO DIVISION CHANGES WILL BE ALLOWED ON RACE DAY

Race Day Information: Click here for 2016 pre-race and race day information. 2017 information will be posted as soon as it becomes available. It will also be emailed to all registered racers for whom we have an email address during the week preceding the race. Please be sure not to opt out of our emails, otherwise you will not receive this valuable information. If you have already opted out, please click here to sign up again.
Directions to Race: Take Route 7 north or south until you are in the village of Shelburne, Vermont.  From Route 7, turn west onto Harbor Road in the Village of Shelburne (you’ll be turning toward the Mobil station).  Cross the railroad track and find Athletic Drive on the right hand side.  Turn onto Athletic Drive and follow to Shelburne Field House.
Where to Park: Please park at the Shelburne Community School, Shelburne Town Hall or at the Shelburne railroad station. All are an easy walk to/from Shelburne Field House. Parking will not be allowed onsite due to the danger that exiting cars pose to our racers who are still finishing.
Refreshments: Light refreshments will be provided courtesy of Shelburne Market and Bruegger’s Bagels.
Awards: Men’s and women’s 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each division will recieve a prize, as will the first finisher in each age group. Prizes include:

All  finishers will receive a race medal.

A raffle of prizes donated by our sponsors will be held after the awards ceremony. You 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

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