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Half-Marathon Trail Run

Start: 10:30 AM
Registration: 9:00—10:00 AM
Start/finish line: The State House Lawn

March 2June 1: $60
June 2July 31: $70
Day-of registration (August 1): $80



Event Day - The FAQs

You will begin the day at registration, where you'll receive your cue sheet, a bib number to wear on the back of your shirt, and an event t-shirt. Please be ready by 10:15 AM for a runners meeting at the starting line prior to departure. 

Have questions about the run? Click below to read our FAQ sheet, which we hope will offer all the answers you need.

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Half-Marathon Trail Run Description

  • This challenging, hilly run makes a big, looping tour of Montpelier’s beautiful Hubbard Park and North Branch River Park.  From the State House starting line, you’ll ascend 300 feet on pavement in the first mile to gain the dirt trails of Hubbard Park.
  • Cruising through shady woods on single-track trails, you’ll gradually descend 300 feet and cross Elm Street, entering North Branch River Park (mile 2.3). 
  • After running on through fields and woods along the North Branch of the Winooski River, you’ll begin a long climb on well-maintained, wide single track (mile 3.5).
  • As the climb mellows you will emerge from the wooded trails to traverse along cattle pastures (mile 5.8) before leaving the single track for a few dirt road miles. 
  • Hit up the aid station before descending on a quiet dirt road and ducking back into the trails of North Branch Park (mile 8.1).
  • Mellow singletrack switchbacks ascend briefly before a 1.5-mile descent brings you back to the North Branch of the Winooski River (mile 9.4).
  • After again crossing Elm Street, you’ll climb back into Hubbard Park where rolling single track leads you through woods and grassy fields. At the frog pond (mile 10.8) you will begin the last climb of the day, arriving at Hubbard Park’s stone tower (mile 11.3).
  • If you choose, climb the stairs to the top of the tower for a few extra feet of vert and magnificent views before descending switchbacks down to your celebratory finish at the State House (mile 12.0).
You don't have to hit the trails alone. Create a team and bring your friends! Registering with a team is easy and fun!

Rest Stops and Cutoff Times

All rest stops will offer water, electrolyte drinks, and energy food. In order to manage the operations of the event, runners must enter the rest stops prior to the cutoff time. 

Runners must finish by TBD.

Rest Stop #1

Rest stop details TBD

Rest Stop #2

Rest stop details TBD