Vermont Sun Half Marathon 5K & 10K

May 19, 2019

5k

The 5K run is a simple out and back on paved, lightly traveled, Rt. 53. Runners proceed out of the park and turn south on Rt 53. At .25 miles is a short uphill. After that, the course is basically flat until descending the same small hill to the finish. The Total elevation gain and loss is 115 feet.  There are Heed and water at the turnaround. The course is very scenic and shady as it winds through the tall trees of the beautiful green mountain forest.

10k

The 10K run is a simple out and back on paved, lightly traveled, RT 53. Runners proceed out of the park and turn south on Rt 53. There are two short hills at .25 miles and 2.25. Both gain about 45 feet. After that, the course is basically flat with those hills  (downhills) on the way back to the park. Total elevation gained and lost is 265 feet. There are three Heed and Water stations every 1.5 miles. The course is very scenic and shady as it winds through the tall trees of the beautiful green mountain forest.

Half-Marathon

The Half Marathon is an out and back run on paved (9 miles) and dirt (4.1 miles) roads. The course is very scenic and shady as it winds through the beautiful green mountain forest. On the way out to the turnaround, there are five short hills that average about 40 feet gain each.  The same five hills are met, in reverse, on the way back to the finish. Total elevation gain is 695 feet.  Runners proceed out of the park and turn south, on very lightly traveled Rt 53,  for 3.3 miles before it forks to the right on Fernville road which merges right into Fern Lake road. Then at the 4-mile mark runners make a right hand turn onto Hooker road, which is dirt till mile 6. Turnaround is .55 further on. There is race personnel at all the turns on the very well marked course. There are aid stations serving Heed and Ice water every 1.5 miles.

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