What better way to kick off Pride weekend than with a beautiful sunset 5K along the waterfront of Lake Champlain! This first annual event will celebrate the joy of the LGBTQ and allied community through fun and fitness! We welcome everyone who wishes to join us in the celebration to show support, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. All proceeds benefit the work of the Pride Center of Vermont.
Starting at 6 pm in Battery Park this course will be mostly flat or downhill, with one incline near the end. Water stations available during the course with water and snacks at the end. This race will not be officially timed, but there will be prizes for the top 3 runners and top 3 walkers (walkers defined as always having 2 feet on the ground throughout the course). We will also be offering a prize for “Most Prideful” costume!
All participants will receive a custom finishers medal, and the first 75 registrants will recieve an awesome Stride to Pride t-shirt. Additionally everyone will receive a token for the “OUT on Church Street” event, allowing you 10% off food, drinks and merchandise from participating retailers on Church Street Marketplace all weekend of Pride! Additional tokens for supporters will be for sale at the event for $10 each.
On-site registration is available, but early registration is encouraged. Bib pick-up will start at 5 pm the day of the race, or you can pick-up your bib on Thursday, September 11 from 4 pm until 6 pm at Fleet Feet in Essex.
Event details and schedule
Thursday, Sept. 11 - early packet pick-up will be available from 4 pm - 6 pm at Fleet Feet in Essex.
Friday, September 12- Battery Park, Burlington
5:00 pm - On site registration and packet pick-up
6:00 pm - 5K begins
7:00 pm - Awards ceremony
7:15 pm – enjoy the benefits of your OUT on Church Street token by receiving 10% off food/drink/merchandise at participating Church Street Marketplace businesses.
The Pride Center of Vermont