About This Event
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 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. 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.
There is a 500-person limit for this race. This race sold out in 2017. Do not wait to register if you’d like to participate in this year’s race.
$30 if registration is received by August 19, 2018
$35 between August 20-September 5
$45 on race day (if not already full)
$45 if registration is received by August 19, 2018
$55 between August 20-September 5
$65 on race day (if not already full)
Price includes finisher medal for all three divisions.
Commemorative race t-shirts can be purchased for $15 through August 26, 2018. 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 will be at Fleet Feet Sports located at 77 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, VT on Friday, September 7, 2018 from noon until 4:00 pm.
Race Day registration and check in will be held at Shelburne Beach on Saturday, September 8, 2018; 7:00 – 7:45 am
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.
Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female finishers in each division. Prizes include:
- top prize to be determined
- a bottle of wine courtesy of Shelburne Vineyard
- a RaceVermont.com pint glass
A RaceVermont.com 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.
Light refreshments including fruit, bagels, Vermont Cookie Love cookies, and bottled water will be available immediately following the race courtesy of Bruegger’s Bagels, Shelburne Market, and Vermont Cookie Love.
Please consider helping for this event. Call Rayne at (802) 316-7142 to volunteer.