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The 6th Annual Gear Swap and Clothing Sale is on April 29 at the West Monitor Barn in Richmond. The un-official kick-off to spring, offering you the opportunity to “Gear Up and Get Out!” Consign your old stuff, donate your lightly unused gear, and find great new deals to keep you ready to head outside all year long for all your activities. Free music and food throughout the day make this a family friendly event. http://gearswapvt.org/
Celebrate early spring in true Vermont style and come explore New England’s most beautiful, scenic and iconic dirt roads at this 34-mile fully-supported gravel ride. Then stick around afterwards for our famous post-ride barbecue—complimentary with registration! As for the ride itself, expect no less than chocolate-covered bacon, maple syrup shots, early season burning legs, and a little gravel magic along the way…see you all Saturday, April 29th!
A fun 5K to run with your pup!
This race is part of the USATF NE Mtn Running Series. It’s a challenging 10km mtn/trail race on a combination of wide trails and single track. Fun prizes, great atmosphere and burrito bar. https://sleepyhollowmtnrace.com/
This 2.5-day training camp is for distance runners of all speeds. The camp teaches how to prepare for anything from a half marathon through an ultra-distance race with a supportive squad and guidance from Run Formula coaches. Camp includes technical learning components and address sport-specific topics such as fueling, heart rate pacing, logistics preparation, injury-prevention, recovery tactics and more. Includes lodging, meals and sponsor give-aways. www.therunformula.com/vermont-trail-running-camp/
Test the newest canoes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards at the largest on-water sale in the east. Attend water-sport-related clinics, demos, lectures and classes, and enjoy food and fun for the whole family. mountainmanoutdoors.com
Find great bikes for the whole family at bargain prices! Choose from hundreds of bikes of every size and style in the Onion River parking lot, including mountain, road, hybrid, kids, fat bikes, commuters – even bike trailers, baby joggers, tag-a-longs, and more! But don’t sleep in, the line starts early! Looking to sell a bike in the swap? Bring it in during regular store hours Sunday, April 30 through Friday, May 5 and we’ll help you set a price. http://www.onionriver.com/the-bike-swap/
Join in for a fun run and choose the 5k at 9:10am or 10k option at 9:00am. There is also a Kids’ Race (1K), which starts at 8:30am. http://www.champlainclassic.com
Kids’ race affiliated with Run for Jim 5K. Event held on the track at 8:30 (one hour before the 5k race) outside the Collins Perley Complex. All finishers get a medal. There is face painting and cookies for the kids. http://www.active.com/st-albans-vt/running/distance-running-races/18th-annual-run-for-jim-kids-races-8-30am-2017
USATF-certified half marathon and 2-person relay, and new for 2017, a 3-mile fun run. Beautiful, scenic routes with views of the Green Mountains and Adirondacks. 50/50 mix of paved and dirt roads for the half marathon, all paved for 3-mile fun run. Well organized, great t-shirts, live music on course, post-race pancake breakfast with Vermont maple syrup. One of New England’s “must do” races.
Middlebury hosts its signature springtime half marathon, starting and finishing at Porter Medical Center near downtown Middlebury. An additional 3-mile fun run is new this year. middleburymaplerun.com
Join several hundred fellow riders to welcome back the return of mountain bike season with a 25+ mile ride on the scenic unpaved back roads of Waterbury and Waterbury Center. Views of Camels Hump and Mount Mansfield are a near constant on this fully supported ride with the usual aid stations, plus a few extra fun twists (did somebody say bacon and bourbon?). After the ride we welcome in the new season of riding with food from Waterbury’s own Blackback Pub and some beverages to enjoy. https://www.bikereg.com/waterbury-gravel-grinder