About This 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 19 states plus Quebec. This race drew racers from as far away as North Dakota, Montana, California and even Alaska!
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 3 hour time limit for the half marathon. Race walkers are encouraged to participate in the 5K division only.
5K & 10K:
$30 if registration is received by October 14, 2018
$35 if registered October 14 -31, 2018
$45 on race day (if not already full)
$45 if registration is received by October 14, 2018
$55 if registered October 14 -31, 2018
$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 October 21, 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: Saturday, November 3, 2018, noon – 4:00 pm at Fleet Feet Sports, 77 Pearl Street, Essex Junction
Race Day bib pick up: Sunday, November 4, 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.
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.
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.
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.