Saturday, April 19, 2014

Send Us Your Race Pics-Get Psyched for This Year's Race in 42 Days!!!

The 23rd Annual Covered Bridges Half Marathon is in JUST 42 Days!

To help you and us get totally pumped, send us some of your favorite race pics.

We'll post them for all to see!

CBHM Pics

Send them to: coveredbridgeshalfmarathon@gmail.com

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Sneak Peek at this Year's CBHM Racer Shirts!

Race Day Countdown 45 Days!
Check Out These Shirts for ALL Our Participants!

Runners Please Check Your Race Information HERE!

Didn't get in, still want to run with us:
Please check our Charities Page for open race spots 
Or


Call Woodstock Inn and Resort
877-843-6856877-843-6856 (you cannot book this package online)
Covered Bridges Half Marathon Package
Stay, Prepare, Race, Relax and Rejuvenate at The Woodstock Inn & Resort!

PASTA!
Woodstock Chamber of Commerce Announces Their 2014 CBHM Pre-Race Pasta Dinner

The Woodstock Chamber of Commerce is back again
with their scrumptious pre-race pasta dinner!
Saturday May 31, 2014
Suicide Six Ski Area Lodge

Seating is LIMITED so reserve your spot(s) TODAY!!
http://woodstockvt.com/registration.php
The dinner is held at the Suicide Six Ski area lodge (the race start).
There are three seatings to choose from 5, 6, or 7 PM.
Adults $18, Children $10
Cards are charged upon receipt.
No refunds after May 1, 2014 


Monday, April 14, 2014

47 Days Until The CBHM, Are you Ready?

 47 Days.
Just to make sure all goes smoothly in 47 days please review all the information we have from your registration for accuracy:
 http://www.active.com/uploads_search.cfm?UPM_ID=4253&CHECKSSO=0 or from your confirmation email you received when you registered. (Some of you have already done this, Thank You)



Spring is finally arriving here in the Upper Valley and it is MUD season.
 Many fields are still covered in snow but the buds are starting to show. If you have not been with us before, you will be receiving many emails from this point on. As we direct you to our website, blog and other social media for important information about the race weekend, please share it with anyone who is planning to join you as a spectator.




Bib Transfers-Sorry No
As a reminder we DO NOT allow transferring your bib number for any reason.
We know that 28 - 32 % of you will not join us June 1st and history has shown us this over the past 22 years.



 Follow our Blog for Updated Info
To keep up to date information about the weekend please follow our blog often this spring. The logistics of Race Day, Parking, Buses to the Start and bib pick up and finish line layout will be important to review.

On the left side bar you can sign up and have our blog sent directly to your email inbox so you won't miss any important information!!


Lodging Info
If you are traveling and need lodging you better book it now, if it is not to late. http://www.woodstockvt.com/ may be able to help... They can also sign you up for that FANTASTIC Saturday nite dinner .

Charity Spots Still Open, Come Run With Us!!
If you know anyone who is still interested in running in June, the only spots available are with our charities listed at http://www.cbhm.com/Charities.htm

Welcome Back, and Welcome New Runners!
We, the Race Committee, are committed to making the First Weekend in June the best experience for our CBHM runners we can. Many of you are yearly participants and for the new runners this year we hope to live up to or exceed your expectations. We are meeting regularly to try and make your weekend with us very special.

Saturday, May 31, 2014
Time: 1-5 pm
Race Information & Course Maps
Bill and Mike will be in front of the Woodstock Library by the Woodstock Green to answer any questions you may have. Stop by and say HI!! Look for the CBHM banners outside.

Woodstock Chamber of Commerce 2014 CBHM Pre-Race Pasta Dinner
Do not Miss this!!!! To sign up visit http://woodstockvt.com/registration.php or call 802-457-3555802-457-3555802-457-3555
Great food, Live Music, Fun for ALL Ages.

Frequently Asked Questions...Hopefully We Have The Answers
For FAQ go to  http://www.cbhm.com/FAQs.htm

See You June 1, 2014
Mike, Bill and the Race Committee
 
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Tomorrow is the One Year Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing. Please take a minute to remember our fellow runners and their families.

C​BHM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations/Registration fees are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

CBHM 2014 8 Weeks Away!

2014 Race Info
Date: Saturday, May 31, 2014
Time: 1-5 pm Race Information & Course Maps: Mike and Bill will be in front of the Woodstock Library by the green to answer any questions you may have. Stop by and say HI!! Look for the CBHM banners outside.


Thanks Ryan

Woodstock Chamber of Commerce Announces Their 2014 CBHM Pre-Race Pasta Dinner
Time to think Pasta!

The Woodstock Chamber of Commerce is back again
with their scrumptious pre-race pasta dinner!
Saturday May 31, 2014
Suicide Six Ski Area Lodge

Seating is LIMITED so reserve your spot(s) TODAY!!
http://woodstockvt.com/registration.php
The dinner is held at the Suicide Six Ski area lodge (the race start).
There are three seatings to choose from 5, 6, or 7 PM.
Adults $18, Children $10
Cards are charged upon receipt.
No refunds after May 1, 2014
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Date: Sunday, June 1, 2014
Race Start Time: 8:15 AM
CBHM 2014 Race Parking


View Covered Bridges in a larger map

Parking Area:
The race is point-to-point, so runners will be bused to the Start. The first bus leaves at 5:45am. The last bus leaves at 7:00am.
Report to the Parking Area no later than 6:45 AM (please see map).

There is absolutely NO PARKING at the Start area (drop-off's before 7:30 am are OK, follow signs to Suicide Six ski area from Woodstock)
Directions to the Race Parking:

Parking Area at Quechee Gorge Village on Route 4.
From Interstate 89: Take Exit 1 (Woodstock exit) and follow Route 4 west towards Woodstock. The parking area is a Quechee Gorge Village, about 2.4 miles from the exit-- follow signs.
From Interstate 91: Take Interstate to White River Junction, Vermont, to Interstate 89 North. Then follow directions above for I-89.
From the West: Take Vermont Route 4 east; go 8 miles past Woodstock, -- follow signs.

Personal Baggage: Baggage will be transported from the Start area back to the Finish area just before the start of the race. Plan on bringing your own bags with labels already on. In case of bad weather, you'll want to make sure the bag is waterproof.

Thanks Ryan

Finish: Polo Field, Quechee, Vermont

Thanks Larry

Course difficulty: The course has a very gentle downgrade, dropping 200 feet in elevation over the 13.1 miles. There is a moderate hill at mile 5 and a short, steep hill at mile 8.



Thanks Ryan

T-Shirts: Shirts will be given at the end of the race to each finishing racer. Shirts cannot be mailed. To see sample of the t-shirt material, 100% Certified Organic Cotton, visit the website of our supplier: http://www.aurumorganic.com/Products.html. T-shirt sizes are by gender because of the different cuts. Womens - S, M, L, XL. Mens - S, M, L, XL, XXL. All finishers are guaranteed a t-shirt in their size at the finish.

Thanks Ryan

BIB (Number) Pick Up: Racer's Bibs will be given to runners at the Start Area at Suicide Six the morning of the race. We have got the system down pretty well so you wait less than 2 minutes to get your bib. Please note, the Bib will ONLY BE GIVEN TO THE REGISTERED RUNNER.

Thanks Ryan


Timing: We will be using the ChronoTrack "B" Tag Timing System again this year. The B Tag is attached to the back of your bib, eliminating the fussing with your shoe laces.

Racers cross Timing Mats at the Start and Finish to give you both an official "Gun" time as well as the unofficial "Net" time from when you cross the start mats. You, and your B Tag, must pass over both mat systems (start and finish) in order to receive your "Net" time. If your start time is not recorded, you will only receive your "Gun time". The official order of finish for the first three male and female finishers will be based on “Gun” time. For all but these 6 finishers, we will use “Net” times for official order of finish. The USAT&F does accept “Net” times for rankings for masters runners (40 and over). However, it is unclear if they will accept “Net” times for other age groups. Web site results on cbhm.com will be posted in both "Gun" time order as well as "Net" time order.

For the B Tag to work, it must be pinned on your outermost layer of clothing on your front and NOT folded or wrinkled.

Results: Same-day results are provided by Granite State Race Services. Results will also be available on the Internet at www.cbhm.com and at www.coolrunning.com.

Water Stops: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 miles, plus Start and Finish.

Electrolyte Drinks Available at Stops: mile 6, 8, 10 and 12.

Port-o-lets: mile 1.5, 3, 5.


Race Photos: 
CBHM 2014 Official Race Photographer: Pat Hendrick!

Please Welcome the CBHM 2014 Official Race Photographer
Pat Hendrick Photography
259 State Route 86
Paul Smiths, NY 12970
Call 518-327-3342518-327-3342
Or email phendrick7602127@roadrunner.com


Awards: Top three Runners Male/Female Pottery by Shackleton/Thomas http://www.shackletonthomas.com/
Runner Age Groups Male/Female
Mug - Shackelton / Thomas
Maple Syrup - Top Acres Farm South Woodstock
Cheese - Sugarbush Farm http://www.sugarbushfarm.com/

Food Tent: In response to feedback from past participants, we are increasing the quantity and variety of food in 2013. We will publish a "menu" as it is finalized. Bagels at the start of the race.


Massages: The Strong House Spa is coordinating free, post-race massages.


Beer Tent: Harpoon Brewery has agreed to supply CBHM with tasty beverages for each registered finisher over 21 years of age. We are glad to welcome Harpoon as a sponsor to the event! Beer will be available for friends and spectators for a price - Positive ID required. Quantities have been significantly increased from 2009 levels to make sure that we don't run out.


Race Information & Course Maps
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Time: 1-5 pm Mike and Bill will be in front of the Woodstock Library by the green to answer any questions you may have. Stop by and say HI!! Look for the CBHM banners outside.

Thanks Ryan



Pasta Dinner: The Pasta Dinner on Saturday, May 31st is at Suicide Six in South Pomfret. Check out the start area and join the fun. The Woodstock Chamber of Commerce is coordinating the great, all-you-can-eat feast. A great family event with meat and vegetarian sauces as well as salads and bread. There are three separate seatings at 5:00pm, 6:00pm and 7:00pm. Call the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce Office to reserve seats. 802-457-3555802-457-3555. You will need to give your credit card to guarantee your spot. $18.00 per adult, $10.00 for children 12 and under, kids under 3 eat for free.

Register for dinner online: http://woodstockvt.com/registration.php

Thanks Nanci


Entry Fees and Registration:
Registration for the 2013 race filled up the day in 14 minutes.
Registration for the 2014 OPENS Monday December 9, 2013
Registration is by first-come, first-serve, NOT a lottery system.
Registrants will receive confirmation emails. Registration is by VISA/MC .
The total entry fee for those selected is $65, plus $5.23 for the processing fee for a total fee of $70.23.
There is NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION.
Registration is non-transferable.
Fees are non-refundable, regardless of injury, lack of adequate training, an irreconcilable schedule conflict, or any other reason, no matter how valid. It cannot be moved to a future year.

Course records:
Men: Seth McClennan, 1995, 1:07:06
Women: Andrea Walkonen, 2012 1:17:22

Directions to the Race:
Parking Area at Quechee Gorge Village on Route 4.


From Interstate 89: Take Exit 1 (Woodstock exit) and follow Route 4 west towards Woodstock. The parking area is a Quechee Gorge Village, about 2.4 miles from the exit-- follow signs.
From Interstate 91: Take Interstate to White River Junction, Vermont, to Interstate 89 North. Then follow directions above for I-89.
From the West: Take Vermont Route 4 east; go 8 miles past Woodstock, -- follow signs.




Covered Bridges Half Marathon Package
Stay, Prepare, Race, Relax and Rejuvenate at The Woodstock Inn & Resort!
Their package Includes:
· Race Registration (includes Race Bib)
· Luxury Accommodations
· Pasta Dinner
· Shuttle to and from race


*Exclusive Spa Special for Runners Only: 50 minute Swedish Massage for $99 or 50 minute Deep Tissue Massage for $109.

These rates include gratuity and are for participants of the Covered Bridges Half Marathon only. Must present race bib to receive this pricing . Appointments can be scheduled June 2 - 4, 2013 and it is highly recommended to make your reservations in advance. Please call 802.457.6697802.457.6697 to schedule your appointment.
For Reservations Call: 877-843-6856877-843-6856 (you cannot book this package online)
Click on their e-brochure to view



For more race Information, click here . Lodging and Area Information: For details on lodging and information about the area, check the Hartford Chamber of Commerce or Woodstock Chamber of Commerce.

To view more volunteer and runner submitted photos please vist our blog: http://cbhalfmarathon.blogspot.com/2011/06/cbhm-runner-submitted-photos.html http://cbhalfmarathon.blogspot.com/2011/06/photos-from-race.html
Thanks Maureen