Cupid 5K – In Memory of Karen Newman

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Cupid 5K – In Memory of Karen Newman

February 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

The Cupid 5K is back! Come run with your honey or maybe find a new love. When you register, you’ll be asked if you’re single or not. You’ll be assigned a bib custom designed for this event which will tell all the other runners whether or not you’re available. Start up a conversation over post-race refreshments and you may just find yourself a new running partner! 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. (See the first mock-up below.)

2017 Winner of Best Dressed is Karen Newman

This year, the Cupid 5K will be in memory of Karen Newman. As we’re sure many of you know, Karen was near and dear to our heart. She began racing in our triathons 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. That never made her “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! (See photo to the right.)

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 Healing Winds and the Cancer Patient Support Foundation in her name. Donations are also welcomed at registration – both online and in person. If you’d like to make a donation, feel free to click the organization links to make a donation directly if you prefer.

Vermont Teddy Bear is sponsoring this race with their Cupid Bear. We’ll be giving one to the runner voted as “best dressed” by our runners. The top male and female winners will also win one.

Commemorative t-shirts are available for pre-purchase for $15. Order yours when you register while supplies last.

 

Details

Date:
February 15
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Venue

Shelburne Field House
166 Athletic Drive
Shelburne, VT 05482 United States
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Other

Online Registration
https://runsignup.com/Race/VT/Shelburne/RacevermontCupid5K
Download Map
https://www.racevermont.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Cupid-5K-Map.pdf
Distance
5K (3.1 miles)
Cost
Registration:
$30 if registered by February 12. Add $5 to race day registration. Price includes finisher's medal for all finishers.
T-shirts:
Commemorative race t-shirts can be purchased for $15 through February 2, 2020. 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.
Check in/ Registration Time
Pre-race pick up: Friday, February 14, 2020 from noon – 6:00 pm at Fleet Feet Sports, 77 Pearl Street, Essex Junction
Race Day bib pick up: 8:00 – 8:45 am at Shelburne Field House.
Registration Confirmation
Click here to confirm your registration in this race. If you have any registration questions or notice something wrong with your listing, please contact ute@racevermont.com.
Race Day Information
2020 information will be emailed to registrants just 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
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
In order to keep our racers safe while they return to the finish line, if you are NOT planning to stay for the awards ceremony and post-race raffle drawing, 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 only be allowed at Shelburne Field House for those who plan to stay until the last racer is in.
Refreshments
Racers will be treated to post-race refreshments.
Awards
Top 3 male and top 3 female finishers will be awarded prizes.
Prizes include: A bottle of wine courtesy of Shelburne Vineyard, Cheddar cheese and Vermont Pure Maple Syrup from Dakin Farm, and Vermont maple syrup from Dakin Farm.
An “Age Group Winner” RaceVermont.com pint glass will be awarded to each age group winner. We have 5-year age groups for men and women.
A raffle of prizes donated by our sponsors will be held after the awards ceremony. You must be present to win. Pick up your raffle ticket at the food tent.
Volunteers
Please consider helping for this event. Contact Rayne at: 802-316-7142 or rayne@racevermont.com
General questions
Call Rayne at: 802-316-7142 or rayne@racevermont.com
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