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Half-Marathon Trail Run

We've provided a half-marathon route below for your reference, but you can create your own experience for the 2020 Point to Point. To participate, simply register, raise a minimum of $150 for the Vermont Foodbank, and follow the instructions on the Run Overview Page to track your ride and share your results. 

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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 a well-maintained, wide single track (mile 3.5) trail.
  • 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 single-track 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 finish line at the State House (mile 12.0).
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