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 covered bridge for the first time. The course continues on quiet, rolling hills before arriving at the turn around 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.
Event details and schedule
Pre-race pick up will be at Fleet Feet Sports located at 77 Pearl Street, Essex Junction, VT on Friday, September 8, 2017 from noon until 4:00 pm.
Race Day registration and check in will be held at Shelburne Beach on Saturday, September 9, 2017; 7:00 - 7:45 am
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.
Post race refreshments
Light refreshments will be available immediately following the race courtesy of Bruegger's Bagels and Shelburne Market.
Men’s 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each division. Women’s 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in each division. Age group awards in each division. All finishers will receive a race medal.
Raffle prizes are awarded post-race to participants whose names are drawn randomly (must be present to win).