Your gym could have a wall of TVs facing the treadmills and your morning runs might be soundtracked by seriously motivating tunes, but there’s nothing quite as fun (okay yes, and occasionally grueling) as running in an actual race.
Because whether it’s a 5K or an ultramarathon, there’s no denying that buzz you feel from your head to your toes as you step up to the starting line—and the complete euphoria as you cross the finish line. And if it gives you an excuse to dress up as a mermaid, sprint through bubbles, or pretend you’re going to prom? Even better.
READ MORE: http://www.wellandgood.com/good-sweat/best-running-races-2016/
Vermont Covered Bridges Half Marathon, June 5
Running under the covered bridges and along the quaint back roads of scenic Vermont is exactly as picturesque as it sounds.
Thanks Well & Good,
Mike, Bill and the Race Committee
What if they held a 13.1-mile road race and nobody showed up? That hasn’t been a problem through 25 years for the Covered Bridges Half Marathon, and it wasn’t an issue — even in steady rain — on Sunday when nearly 1,900 runners completed the route from the Suicide Six Ski Area in Pomfret to the polo field in Quechee. READ MORE
Congratulations Go Out To7 Year Old, Andrew Overbay Andrew was Our Lucky Winner of the Red Sox Ticket Raffle(Held at the Pasta Dinner On Saturday June 4) Andrew and three friends will be going to a Red Sox GameSitting in 4 Infield Grandstand Seats to a game of his choice (subject to availability) VIP Park Tour Pre-GameAnd Watching batting practicefrom the warning track (weather permitting)
And his gift bag included four Red Sox Jerseys and Two sheets of Minor League Ballplayers Cards That's One Lucky Kid Folks!
Have Fun Andrew-and be sure to tell us all about Your Red Sox Adventure
Best Viewing of Runners: Please Review Our MAPS page.
The two best places to watch runners are the Village of Woodstock and at the Finish Line.
Parking Map Link
Spectator parking is very convenient to the Finish Line at the Polo Field. (see the map above)
Remember NO PARKING at Taftsville!
FINISH LINE Dewey Field in Quechee Vermont
Cross the finish line!
Pick Up Your Race Medal...
Pick Up Your T-shirt...
Get a massage... Massages: The Strong House Spa is coordinating FREE, post-race massages.
Free Buses BACK to Your Car
If you want head to your car at the Quechee Gorge Village Lot-
FREE Buses will take you to the Quechee Village Lot-Runners can board buses to be transported up the hill from the Finish Line to where you parked your car pre-race.
Note: TAKE THE BUSES-This is the SAFEST WAY to get back to your car!
Racer Check-In and Bib Pick Up-Suicide Six Ski AreaTables Open at 6 a.m. Race Start: 8:15 a.m.
Racer Check-In and Bib Pick Up-Suicide Six Ski Area
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.) Timing: We will be using the ChronoTrack "B" Tag Timing System.
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".