CBHM

Covered Bridges Half Marathon-A Community based road race. Runs the first Sunday in June. The Best 13.1 miles in New England. Experience some of Vermont's Covered Bridges and support local charities.

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CBHM Blog

 May 29, 2017

For Volunteering to Pace the CBHM Runners 
http://cbhalfmarathon.blogspot.com/p/uvrc-pacers.html

The Upper Valley Running Club is excited to have provided pacers since the 2015 Covered Bridges Half Marathon. The UVRC pacers are a group of experienced, local runners that will be with you during the race to help you reach your race day goal. Whether you are finishing your first half marathon or hoping to set a new personal record, run with a pacer to help make it happen.
 
The pacers will be at the Race Start (Suicide Six Ski Area) in the starting corral roughly 15 minutes before the start of the race. This will give you a chance to talk to them, learn more about the plan, and ask any questions that you might have. They'll be wearing brightly colored shirts or vests that say PACER and holding signs with their goal time, they will be hard to miss.

Pace Groups for 2017

1:30 (~6:51)
1:35
1:40 (~7:38)
1:45
1:50 (~8:23)
1:55
2:00 (~9:10)
2:05
2:10
2:15 (~10:18)
2:20
2:25
2:30 (~11:26)

Anyone who wants to run with one of the pace groups is welcome to do so; they ARE NOT doing one-on-one pacing and there's no need to sign-up.

Basically The PACERS job is to encourage and cheer people on, and to run at a consistent pace so other runners can gauge their own progress.
 
Check out our Pacer Page for more info!


For more info: uvrcpacers@gmail.com
 


 May 28, 2017


The 26th Annual CBHM is one week away.
How's your training going?
Any questions for us? Check our pages: 
Race Info   FAQs  Race Blog
See you next weekend.





May 27, 2017
http://www.trektotaste.info/
 CBHM invites you to
Celebrating National Trails Day
Saturday, June 3, 2017 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The 9th Annual Trek to Taste—a celebration of local food and local trails—will be Saturday, June 3, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park in Woodstock, Vermont.

This free event is community co-generated with collaboration by more than 30 area organizations. It takes place on the trails of the National Park and Woodstock's town parks. Trek to Taste combines healthy activities, farm fresh food, music, the arts, and local history into one fun-filled day!
Map



May 26, 2017
http://www.cbhm.com/
 
8 Days and Counting!
Have questions about our race, visit our FAQs page!



May 25, 2017

Important Times for Sunday June 4
Covered Bridges Half Marathon 
RACE DAY!

5:45 am
First Bus leaves Quechee Gorge Village Parking Area Location: Quechee Gorge Village Rte 4 Quechee VT

6:00 am
BIB Pick-up Race Registration Tables Open Location: Suicide Six Ski Area, Pomfret VT

6:45 am
LAST BUS at 7 am! Be in line by 6:45
Location: Quechee Gorge Village, Rte 4, Quechee VT


8:15 am Race Starts!!

10 a.m. Finish Line Spectator Parking Closes

Local Road Closure Times-see below

Print out a Race weekend sheet: https://docs.google.com/…/1pGymlcNUP0s3v2rH94FgWoMPnt…/edit…




 May 24, 2017

 Parking will be tight on race Morning!
No one wants to see this sign.
We've set up a ride share board for folks to carpool to the bus lot.
Our race is point to point. You park near the finish line (Quechee, VT) and are bused to the start (Pomfret VT)


Race Map


Help make everyone's morning a little less stressful-RIDE SHARE!!

Spectators
If you want to see your runner at the finish line-you MUST BE parked before 10 a.m.. The lot and road will be closed at this time.

May 24, 2017

 YOGA for CBHM Runners

Come join Flyway Yoga on Saturday June 3 and Sunday June 4 at the 26th Annual Covered Bridges Half Marathon
Stretch out, relax and have fun with yoga open to runners and guests of all levels. We will offer 30-minute family and runner classes, starting at 4:30 and ending 7:30 pm. Bring your own mat or towel and plan to be outside on the lawn (rain location is inside the lodge). Please register below.

Jun 3 4:30 pm 
Family Yoga (4:30, 5:15, 6:15, or 7:00)
Saturday, June 3, 2017
4:30pm 7:30pm
Suicide Six Ski Area
All-levels class combining traditional yoga series with kid friendly games and partner poses. Open to runners and family members ages 5+. No experience required. Please bring your own mat or towel. 

http://www.flywayyoga.com/cbhm

Yoga for Runners (4:30, 5:15, 6:15, or 7:00)
Saturday, June 3, 2017
4:30pm 7:30pm
Suicide Six Ski Area

Traditional class designed to prepare your mind and body for the race. Poses will release tension in major running muscles groups and promote relaxation.
http://www.flywayyoga.com/cbhm


 May 23, 2017

https://www.woodstockvt.com/covered-bridges-half-marathon-pasta-supper
Woodstock Chamber of Commerce
Hosts The Annual Pre-Race Pasta Dinner 
Saturday June 3 with Seatings at 5 or 7 p.m.
Suicide Six Ski Area, Pomfret. 

Tickets on Sale Now! Limit 500 people, $18 pp Call 802-457-3555 to reserve your spot today!
https://www.woodstockvt.com/covered-bridges-half-marathon-pasta-supper


May 21, 2017

CBHM -There'll be Music in the Air!

As many of you know, our community musicians line the race course. Their tunes are guaranteed to keep you running strong.

Check out the list:

Pomfret Drum Corp (Students)
Mile 1.2
Pomfret School
Island Steel Band
Mile 3 & 4.9
Billings Mansion
Lyme Town Band
Mile 4.2
Woodstock Green
Edges of Europe
Mile 5.5

Rich Thomas
Mile 6.3

Carlos Ocasio
Mile 7.1

Upper Valley Community Band
Mile 8
Taftsville Bridge
Vestal
Mile 9

Woodstock High Jazz Band
Mile 10.3
Quechee Club
Waldorf School (Students)
Mile 11

Dave Clark & Friends
Mile 12
Quechee Library
Fire House Six Dixieland
Mile 12.8
Quechee Inn


You won't need headphones!

And Say Darling (Woodsmith and Hersch) at the Finish Line!
http://www.saydarling.com/




May 20, 2017

CBHM is ALL About Community!


Covered Bridges Half Marathon is not only the BEST 13.1 miles in New England, we bet we have the best volunteers supporting our race.


Just take a look at all these groups that you support with your race entry fee.When you see them on course, be sure to say HI and thank them. We couldn't run this race without them and we think your race experience would be quite different too.

Abbott Memorial Library
Change The World Kids
Child and Family Services
Hartford Boys Soccer
Hartford Girls Soccer
Hartford Project Graduation
Hartford Recreation Department
Hartford Bowling
Hartford Youth Hockey
Hartland Boy Scouts
Hartford Area Career and Technology Center
Hartland recreation Department
Lebanon Recreation Center
Norman Williams Public Library
Quechee Library
Sustainable Woodstock
Union Arena
Upwey Equestrian
Upper Valley Hostel
Woodstock Alumni Association
Woodstock Baseball
Woodstock Cub Scouts
Woodstock Boys Soccer
Woodstock Girls Lacrosse
Woodstock Grid Iron
Woodstock Recreation Department
Woodstock Rotary
Woodstock Ski Runners
Woodstock Snowboard
Woodstock Youth Hockey
Woodstock Union High School Backcourt Club
Woodstock Union French Club
Yoh Theatre Players
Zack's Place




Mike, Bill and the Race Committee



May19, 2017
Need Information About our Race?
Saturday June 3 1-5 p.m.
Norman Williams Public Library Lawn
Woodstock Vt
In Person Information:
On Saturday, June 3, 2017 our race Information Tent is open 1-5 p.m.
Get 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.
Some of the UVRC Pacers plan to be on hand too to answer questions.

Race Bibs are NOT handed out at the information tent-ONLY at the Race Start at Suicide Six Ski Area Sunday morning beginning at 6 a.m. 
ONLINE Information, any time: 
Race Course Map Click Here
Printable Race Weekend Info Sheet
Parking MAP


May 17, 2017
When/Where Do I get my CBHM Race BIB?
Sunday Morning June 4!
Race BIBs can be picked up at the
Race Start at 

Suicide Six Ski Area in Pomfret Vt.
Racer Check-In and 
Bib Pick Up OPENS AT 6 a.m.

Tables Open at 6 a.m.
Race Start: 8:15 a.m.
BIB (Number) Pick Up: Racer's Bibs will be given to runners at the Start Area at Suicide Six the morning of the race. Please note, the Bib will ONLY BE GIVEN TO THE REGISTERED RUNNER. (We have got the system down pretty well so you wait less than 2 minutes to get your bib.)

http://cbhalfmarathon.blogspot.com/p/information.html

You can PRINT OUT a Race Weekend Schedule: HERE


May 15, 2017


19 days and counting!! 
Who's excited? 
Have you made 
Your parking and Race Start Drop 
Off plans yet?

Parking Area: PLEASE CARPOOL!!!
The race is point-to-point, so runners will be bused to the Start.

Bus Pick up is located between the Quechee Gorge Village Lot and the Quality Inn. Only RUNNERS on buses please.

The first bus leaves at 5:45 am. Buses run CONTINUOUSLY until 7 a.m.
The last bus leaves at 7:00 am.
Report to the Parking Area no later than 6:30 am (please see map).

Suicide Six Ski Area
There is absolutely NO PARKING at the Start area (drop-off's before 7:15 am are OK, follow signs to Suicide Six ski area from Woodstock)

Join our Carpool Forum:
Find A Ride, Share A Ride
http://cbhm-carpooling.2347082.n4.nabble.com/


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.


Racer Check-In and Bib Pick Up-Suicide Six Ski Area

Tables Open at 6 a.m.
Race Start: 8:15 a.m.
BIB (Number) Pick Up: Racer's Bibs will be given to runners at the Start Area at Suicide Six the morning of the race. Please note, the Bib will ONLY BE GIVEN TO THE REGISTERED RUNNER. (We have got the system down pretty well so you wait less than 2 minutes to get your bib.)



May, 9, 2017
www.statelinesports.com

2nd Annual Shoe Demo Day
Saturday, May 20th 9:00am-3:00pm
22 Bridge St West Lebanon, NH

  • On Saturday, May 20th Stateline Sports will have many of their shoe company representatives at the store in White River Junction, Vt. with demo shoes to test out.
  • They will have various give-aways and will have sign-ups to win prizes including new shoes!
  • Upper Valley Running Club members receive a 10% discount on footwear, running apparel and accessories everyday


April 26, 2017



http://www.flywayyoga.com/cbhm
Yoga at CBHM

We are excited to partner with Flyway Yoga and offer yoga at Covered Bridges Half Marathon Race this year. Yoga is a great way for runners to stretch out, relax, and have fun with your families.

Saturday: Yoga during the pasta supper at Suicide Six Ski Area

http://www.flywayyoga.com/cbhm
Join us at the pasta supper at Suicide Six ski area for two types of classes: family yoga and yoga for runners. These 30-minute classes are free and open to all levels. Bring your own mat or towel and plan to be outside on the lawn (rain location is inside the lodge). Please register at Flyway Yoga.


Sunday: Yoga tent at the finish line



http://www.flywayyoga.com/cbhm
Starting around 9:45, we’ll offer a drop-in yoga and stretching session that is open to runners and all spectators. Yoga will be designed to promote healthy recovery and post-race fun and well-being. No registration required. See you there!

About the classes
Family Yoga: fun class combining traditional yoga poses with kid friendly games and partner poses. Open to runners and family members ages 5+. No experience required.

Yoga for runners: Traditional class designed to prepare mind and body for the race. Poses will be designed to release tension in major running muscles groups and promote relaxation.

Visit Flyway Yoga for information.

No registration is necessary for Race Finish line classes 
but pre-registration is required for 

April 18, 2017
Chamber Annual Pasta Supper 
June 3, 2017 
Seatings at 5, 6, or 7 pm

https://www.woodstockvt.com/covered-bridges-half-marathon-pasta-supper

Woodstock Chamber of Commerce Hosts The Annual Pre-Race Pasta Dinner
Limit 500 people,
Adults $18   Children 12 and under $10
Purchase ONLINE or Call 802-457-3555 to reserve your spot today!
Seatings at 5, 6 or 7 p.m.
Suicide Six Ski Area, Pomfret

It's not just a pasta dinner, there's music and dancing and fun for the whole family! 

Check out what you'll miss if you don't reserve spots for you and your crew! 
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April 17, 2017

The Covered Bridges Half Marathon Race Committee 
wishes ALL the runners of 


the Boston Marathon a Great Race!




March 2, 2017

Still Need A Place to Stay Race Weekend?

Spacious studio apartment in West Windsor, located 5 miles from the start of the Vermont 50 and Ascutney Mountain and 11 miles from Woodstock. The space is above their detached garage, with a private entrance.


Sleeps 4, with 2 single and 1 double bed and a full bathroom. Great location for dirt road riding or enjoying the trails on Ascutney Mountain. There is no kitchen. Linens are provided.
Per night cost is $110.00 plus 9% Vermont tax.

For more detailed information please contact Lucy Dunne at LucyDunnevt@gmail.com or 802-291-2982.


February 2, 2017
UVRC is training for the 

Covered Bridges Half Marathon this year. 

Come join us!


We’ve got two weekly runs to prep for the race. 

April and May, we’ll target CBHM specifically. Feel free to come to either or both. 

General details below. 
In either case, watch the UVRC mailing list (for members), or our Meetup site: https://www.meetup.com/Upper-Valley-Running-Club/ for specific details and up-to-date information.
Tuesday, we have a track workout. We typically meet on the Hanover High Track at 5:30. 

In April and May, we will have a workout ready specifically for folks training to run the CBHM on June 4th.
Saturday morning, we have a long run, starting at 9am. 

In April and May, we’ll alternate between running on the course in Woodstock and our typical run from Omer and Bob’s in Lebanon. 

The official CBHM pacers (provided by UVRC) will be at these runs to help out; come meet the race day pacers.
Please join us at either or both. 
You must be a UVRC member to attend regularly ($20 a year, a bargain!), though do feel free to come out and try out a run with us before joining the club. 

UVRC membership information: http://uppervalleyrunningclub.org/membership/
Covered Bridges Half Marathon: http://cbhalfmarathon.blogspot.com/ 

Race is full for 2017, though you can still get an entry if you’re willing to raise money for one of their charities. 
See the website for details.

Tentative Saturday schedule (All start at 9am, check Meetup for up-to-date details!)April 1st: Billings Farm to Taftsville Bridge and back, 6 miles.
April 8th: Omer and Bob’s, 7 miles.
April 15th: Billings Farm to CBHM mile 9 and back, 8 miles.
April 22nd: Omer and Bob’s, 9 miles.
April 29th: Billings Farm to CBHM mile 10 and back, 10 miles.
May 6th: Omer and Bob’s, 12 miles.
May 13th: Full course, meet at Suicide Six, 13 miles, carpool back.
May 20th: Omer and Bob’s, 12 miles.
May 27th: Billings Farm, 8 miles.
June 4th: Race day!

I know many of you are NOT close by who are reading this, but this may be a good format for you and your running club to use.

If you are coming in June and have not made your lodging plans, you better start calling ASAP.

Cheers
Mike Bill and the CBHM Committee


January 24, 2017

A Life: Maribel Sanchez Souther, 1975-2016

While a student at Dartmouth College, Maribel Sanchez competes in the 1993 Heptagonal Championship in Providence, R.I. (Dartmouth Sports Information photograph)


By Tris Wykes
Valley News Staff Writer
Monday, January 23, 2017

Hanover — If anyone could survive cancer, the thinking went, it had to be Maribel Sanchez Souther.

A former Dartmouth College All-American track and cross country runner, Big Green coach and a mother of three known for passionate involvement with her family and her adopted hometown, the 41-year-old Hanover resident was the picture of physical and emotional determination.

She completed the local Covered Bridges Half Marathon in an hour and 37 minutes just two days before undergoing a 2015 mastectomy.

READ MORE: http://www.vnews.com/A-Life-Maribel-Sanchez-Souther-7585274 




December 26, 2017
This just in folks...didn't get in...still want to run with us...



Woodstock Inn & Resort Covered Bridges Half Marathon 2017 Package
  • Luxurious Accommodations
  • Bibs for each runner
  • Shuttle Service to the starting line and pick up at the finish line.
Two night minimum stay, discount at our Spa when you purchase bibs through the resort.

If you still need a bib, please call 1-877-843-6856 to make reservations.
Woodstock Inn Resort in Woodstock, VT

Thanks to Woodstock Inn and Resort for all their support for our race.



December 5, 2016

26th Annual CBHM
Sunday June 4, 2017 8:15AM


2017 Race Registration Opens
TONIGHT!

Monday, December 5, 2016 at 7 PM ET

If the Race Sells Out and you don't get in,
Please check our Charities Page for race spots.

Race Registration


Monday December 5, 2016 at 7 p.m. ET
Please Review Our RACE INFO page

Entry Fees and Registration:
Registration for the 2017 Race will open Monday December 5, 2016 at 7 p.m. ET
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 $75 plus ChronoTrack processing fee.
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.
Registration fees are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Note-Registration for the 2016 race filled up in 10 minutes
If you do not get in during Open Registration...Run for our Charities

Team Wise




The Family Place




Health Connections of the Upper Valley






Upper Valley Haven




David's House




Team Alzheimers




December 2, 2016
A Note from Our Race Director

On line registration will open Monday December 5th at 7PM.

Please check out www.cbhm.com to register. We suggest not to try and register 2 people at once but to be on separate computers for the best chance to get through the processing of your CC.

We know this will be a fast sell out and wish there was another way to let more in to the race. 

BUT remember if the public slots are taken, you can always join one of our recognized charities after Monday listed on our website www.cbhm.com.

Hope to see you in June.
May you all have a wonderful Holiday and enjoy the winter.

Best
Mike Bill and the Race Committee

2 comments:

Sooner Josh said...

Is there a finishers medal with this race?

CBHM Covered Bridges said...

Yes, there is. It will be waiting for you at the finish line.