Charlotte Covered Bridge 5K/10K & Half Marathon

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Charlotte Covered Bridge 5K/10K & Half Marathon

September 12 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us for one of our most popular races – and for good reason! This race sold out in 2019, so please do not wait to register. 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 Orchard and run along a picturesque dirt/gravel road featuring wonderful views of Vermont countryside. Run past Charlotte Beach just before entering the Holmes Creek covered bridge for the first time. The course continues on quiet, rolling hills before arriving at the turnaround 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. These shorter distance runs follow the course of the half marathon; however they both turn around BEFORE reaching the covered bridge. This race has something for everyone and is a treat to run – especially to our visitors from out-of-state. In 2019 we had runners from all New England states, as well as Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia and also from Canada – Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec.

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.

This race has a 500 person limit.

NEW this year! Sign up for all three of our half marathons and save $30. Sign up for two of the three and save $10.
Also, children 12 and under will automatically save $10 when registering online for a 5K or 10K.


September 12
8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Shelburne Beach
407 Beach Road
Shelburne, VT 05482 United States


Online Registration
Mail In Registration
Download Map
13.1 miles, 5k or 10K
5K & 10K:

$30 if registration is received by September 4, 2019
$40 on race day (if not already full)

Half Marathon:

$45 if registration is received by September 4, 2019
$55 on race day (if not already full)


Commemorative race t-shirts can be purchased for $15 through August 25, 2019. Any shirts that are not picked up prior to race start will be available for sale after the race. We will not mail shirts or prizes; however, if you let us know that you cannot make it, we will hold your shirt for pick up at Shelburne Field House.

Price includes finisher medal for all three divisions.
Check in/ Registration Time
Pre-race pick up will be at Fleet Feet Sports located at 77 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, VT on Friday, September 6, from Noon to 6 pm.
Race Day registration and check in will be held at Shelburne Beach on Saturday, September 7, 2019; 7:00 – 7:45 am
Registration Confirmation
Click here a link to the list of registered racers here. If you have any registration questions or notice something wrong with your listing, please contact
Race Day Information
Pre-race and race day information will be emailed to you prior to 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.

It is every racer’s responsibility to familiarize themselves with our RACER RULES prior to each event.
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 CARPOOLING 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.
Light refreshments will be available immediately following the race.
Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female finishers in each division.

top prize to be determined
a bottle of wine courtesy of Shelburne Vineyard
a pint glass

A pint glass will also be awarded to the top finisher in each age category (5-year groupings).
A raffle of prizes donated by our sponsors will be held after the awards ceremony. You must be present to win.
Please consider helping for this event. Call Rayne at (802) 316-7142 to volunteer.
General questions
Call Rayne Herzog at (802) 316-7142 or email Ute Talley at