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This triathlon lets your choose: either swim 500 meters or kayak 1.5 miles in Malletts Bay. Then bike for 12 miles along the waterfront and run 3 miles through Colchester neighborhoods. The event starts and ends at Bayside Park.
At this year’s Egg Run participants can choose from a 5K run, a 5K walk, or a 10K run. There will also be a 1K kids’ run for runners 13 and under. As usual, participants can walk or run at their own pace. The registration fee includes a post-race omelet cooked to order, and there are many great prizes in our random bib drawings after the race! Named in 2014 by Active.com as one of the Top 10 Family races in the country! Proceeds benefit the Fairfax Community Center Renovation Project. https://fairfaxrecreation.com/egg-run/
Choose to tackle 100, 50 or 25 miles on the road or the 20-mile mountain bike ride at Ascutney. Head to the Harpoon Brewery for BBQ, live music and fresh beer after the race. http://www.harpoonpointtopoint.com/
Starting at Branbury State Park, this triathlon includes a .9-mile swim, a 28-mile bike ride and a 6.2-mile run. vermontsuntriathlonseries.com
Vermont Sun in Middlebury organizes their annual triathlon series with a 600-yard swim, a 14-mile bike ride and a 3.1-mile run on the shores of Lake Dunmore. vermontsuntriathlonseries.com
The Vermont Challenge is comprised of four glorious days of riding through the picturesque countryside, covered bridges, river valleys and historic villages of south and central Vermont. The ride is split between two days of “valley” two days of “mountain challenges.” Choose three routes daily: Long, Medium & Short.
Help support emergency fuel assistance in Vermont’s Deerfield Valley and have some dam fun doing it. This is a fast out-and-back 13.1 mile (half-marathon) that starts out at the Harriman Dam and mostly follows the old Hoot, Toot & Whistle rail bed along the west side of Harriman Reservoir, the largest body of water entirely within Vermont’s borders. The shores of this scenic lake are undeveloped and unbroken. Amazing views abound, especially as you cross the 215 foot high and 1250 foot long dam. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/best-dam-run-walk-registration-17313435953
The Richard Tom Foundation (RTF) is hosting a FREE cycling event in downtown Burlington as part of the Dealer.com Criterium. Children ages 7-11 will have an opportunity to ride a section of the criterium course (City Hall block) controlled by pace bikes and closed to traffic. Children ages 7-8 will ride two laps while children 9-11 will ride four laps. Parents and children should arrive at the RTF tent by 11:30 p.m. to register or register before the event at www.bikereg.com/the-green-mountain-stage-race.
Start time 12:25 p.m. The Richard Tom Foundation is a charity organization formed to honor Richard Tom who was fatally struck by a speeding driver on an otherwise quiet Sunday morning, April 2015. Call John Williams (802-849-9863) for more information.
12th Annual Kelly Brush Ride, powered by VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations, offers 20, 50 or 100 mile rides, with options for 65 and 85 miles. The scenic, fully-supported ride through the Champlain Valley draws over 700 cyclists and dozens of handcyclists. Followed by a festive BBQ. The ride supports the Kelly Brush Foundation’s mission to empower those living with paralysis through access to sport and recreation and to improve ski racing safety. http://kellybrushfoundation.org/
The Bennington Fight For Air Climb, hosted by the American Lung Association, is a race up the 412 steps of historical Bennington Battle Monument. As the only monument climb of its kind in the country, this event raises money for lifesaving education, research, and advocacy to help those with lung disease. In both the civilian and firefighter challenge, participants challenge themselves to meet physical and fundraising goals. Use code SAVETEN to save $10 when you register online.
This two-day event includes both half marathon and marathon races, a 5K and 10K, a children’s fun run, dinners and award ceremonies.
The Moose Redux is 103 mile “timed event” through Caledonia and Essex Counties on recently repaved roads that are smooth, wide, and “car hungry.” We start and we finish with our hands on the bar, MIke’s Tiki Bar with 30 beer on tap. First Place Male and Female prizes include a 6 pack of ski tickets to Burke Mountain, a pound of Brault’s beef jerky, and a quart of Couture’s Maple Syrup. The Team Challenge pits teams of 3 to 10 riders based on the cumulative fastest three times of each team. http://kingdomgames.co