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 2016 Updates #cbhm #cbhm2016 #VT #NH #LebRecreation #VermontTourism #halfmarathons #WoodstockVT

From th Desk of Race Directors Bill and Mike

Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone.
Can you believe it, 79 days until our race...YIKES

This has been a crazy winter with little snow and warmer temps. Hope your training has been going well and that you are not over doing it. We want you healthy for June 5th.

So a few reminders:

Make sure if you have not already, make your lodging reservations, many have already sold out already.

I have gotten some inquiries about refunds or transferring bibs due to conflicts. On our site www.cbhm.com in our FAQ it states no refunds and no transferring of bibs. Sorry!

Bibs will be available at the start not the day before.

Plan ahead and try to carpool to the race. Not only is it good for the environment, it will make parking less hectic for all.

Do we have your correct info and emergency contact info?
Please Check Your Registration HERE

This being our 25th, we are trying to make this a special CBHM, so bring your sweet tooth.

In the weeks to come you will be receiving many updates. Many will be repeating information found on our website. www.cbhm.com . Please take a few minutes to look over all that information, most of your questions will be answered there, but please feel free to email me with any concerns.

We are very excited for this year's CBHM.

Being our 25th and recognizing all the individuals who have helped get us here. You the runners are a BIG part of that along with the many volunteers and past Race Directors.
Best Mike Bill and the Race Committee

Only 6 CBHM Charity Spots Remain! Sign Up Soon! #cbhm #cbhm2016 #VT #NH #LebRecreation #VermontTourism #halfmarathons #WoodstockVT

Sign Up to Run with David's House

Only 6 Spots Remain Open!
Didn't get in our race during open registration, 
Really want to run with us in June...

Run for Team David's House
David’s House is a 20-bedroom, home-away-from-home for families with children receiving medical care through the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Founded in 1986, the house is named in memory of David Cyr who passed away at age 5 after a long battle with leukemia.

Celebrating our 30th anniversary in 2016, David’s House is a registered 501c3 nonprofit in Lebanon NH that has served as a haven for over 13,500 families who have needed overnight accommodations. Guest families include: 9,183 families from NH; 3,084 families from VT; 1,190 families from 42 other U. S. states; 1 family from a U. S. Territory; 43 families from other nations and counting!

We provide a warm, caring, fully stocked “home” for families whose worlds have been turned upside down. Guests may come for a day or for many months – it all depends on what the ill or injured child needs. David’s House operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help families stay together and stay strong during this most difficult time.

We charge no fees for our housing, food or laundry services, so fundraising is very important and we’d like to ask you to help by joining Team David’s House in the upcoming CBHM.

Members of Team David’s House are asked to raise $500 (tax deductible), and are responsible for the $90 race registration fee.

As thanks for your philanthropic support, David’s House will provide:
  • A gathering tent at the start/finish with team-only snacks and refreshments
  • Access to customizable fundraising web pages
  • Free team-only post-race massages
  • Exclusive runner gifts
  • A Team David’s House photo and/or individual runner photo
To learn more or register for Team David’s House: www.davids-house.org/cbhm.
Questions? Email our Development Director at: Krista.Katz@davids-house.org

Email or sign up online line today-don't delay.
These spots WILL be scooped up soon!

Woodstock Chamber Pasta Dinner Announced! Call Today to Reserve Your Spot! #cbhm #cbhm2016 #VT #NH #LebRecreation #VermontTourism #halfmarathons #WoodstockVT

The Annual Pre-Race Pasta Dinner
Saturday June 4
Seatings at 5, 6 or 7 p.m.
Suicide Six Ski Area, Pomfret

Dinner is prepared by the Woodstock Farmers Market and local restaurants.
Cost is $18 per person
It is a real community food event—with Woodstock’s finest food establishments making sauces and donating many food products and local service volunteers from Change the World Kids and other local groups all pitching in to make the event a success.
The Woodstock Farmers’ Market chefs and staff will be overseeing the food management and preparation, as their contribution to the grand event.

Call For Your Reservation Today 802-457-3555
Visa and Master Card Accepted.

Positive Tracks-Have You Heard of Them? #cbhm #cbhm2016 #VT #NH #LebRecreation #VermontTourism #halfmarathons #WoodstockVT

Youth + Philanthropy + Athletics = Awesome Results

CBHM supports local youth athletics and we applaud the efforts of Positive Tracks!

Their mission is simple: To help young people get active and give back using the power of sport.

The dream? A large-scale movement powered by active, engaged young people using their own sweat to tackle global challenges, starting with themselves, starting in their own backyards.

This vision demands real youth transformation so that young people, once they’ve been touched by the power of their own sweat, wear a “sweat for good” lens for the rest of their lives. Our model is unique at Positive Tracks. Multiple organizations focus on developing youth philanthropy through teaching grant-giving expertise, and many organizations involve youth in fundraising for their own missions through athletic events. But there are no organizations combining these two outcomes at the meta-level, to build a new culture. We’re teaching kids to give back to any worthy cause through any compelling athletic activity – for the sake of learning the benefits of philanthropy, both to themselves and to the world.

The end goal is an inclusive infrastructure that unifies nonprofit sectors, allying diverse funders, youth, and charities behind a common cause. Rather than slicing up one pie and arguing about who gets the bigger piece, we wanna bake new pies!

It all started With Cam. . .

The Positive Tracks concept was conceived in 2009 at the CHaD Hero Half Marathon at a community rally for a nine year-old young leukemia patient named Cameron Marshall. It rained that year at the CHaD HERO, hard. So hard that the inaugural Cam’s Course lost power and sound. But hundreds of families showed up to run for Cam, anyway. Cam was seriously ill, but he came too, and was carried through the finish line by his school principal to the sound of hundreds of his friends humming Chariots Of Fire. That moment revealed how an athletic effort can be a powerful gesture of hope, a compelling means of supporting a friend and the worthy organization helping him.

The inaugural Cam’s Course evidenced how one act can lead to large-scale community action. The fact is: people want to help people. Kids want to help kids.

Sometimes all it takes is identifying a physical action that stands as proof of human compassion. Cam’s Course, and community reaction to Cam’s Course, planted the seed for Positive Tracks and the GOmentum Positive Tracks builds inside the hearts of young people and their supporters.

The following year CHaD was awarded a Positive Tracks Youth Challenge Grant that doubled dollars raised by CHaD Hero Half Marathon participants age 23 or under. Young people were given “fundraising wings”, so their efforts made significant impact on a community – and a cause – close to their hearts.

When CHaD Hero Half Marathon participants successfully met the $100,000 Positive Tracks Youth Fundraising Challenge, enthusiasm and support grew to include additional partners receiving Positive Tracks Challenge Grants and supporting tools and coordination. In 2011, The Dempsey Challenge, benefiting The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing in Lewiston, ME, became the second founding Positive Tracks event partner. The Travis Roy Foundation Wiffle Ball Tournament in Jericho, VT, joined Positive Tracks as its third charitable event partner in 2012. In 2013, Positive Tracks entered five new partnerships with Grassroot Soccer, Lacrosse the Nations, Ride2Recovery, Turtle Ridge Foundation and Additive Adventure By Majka Burhardt. In 2014, Soccer Without Borders,Playworks, Mote Marine, Let’s Get Ready and Big City Mountaineers and The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp came on board and Positive Tracks became a 501(c)(3).

In 2015, Positive Tracks partnered with 12 charities to empower young people across the nation and in multiple countries, too. In 2016, we broaden our reach beyond our Charity Partner program to engage and empower youth across the country via Sweat For Good Campaigns and Good Sweat Camps and Curriculum, Tools and Resources, and Blog.

Cheers to this great organization!