November 7, 2021
Update: April 13, 2021
We are thrilled to announce that registration is now open for the 2021 Vermont 10 Miler scheduled for Sunday, November 7th. We are increasingly optimistic that this Summer and Fall will mark a return to in-person road races and we look forward to hosting a limited capacity field of runners while adhering to strict covid protocols to ensure the safety of participants, volunteers, and the community.
Deferred 2020 Registrants
All 2020 registrants have been automatically deferred and entered into this year’s race. No further action is required for those individuals. To check if you are registered for the race, visit HERE.
Strict Capacity Limit
Our initial capacity is set at 1,000 runners which will be split into multiple waves.
We are optimistic things will improve in the coming months and we will open up spots on a rolling basis as those capacity limits change, but be sure to grab your spot today to guarantee entry for this year’s race.
Safety and Covid Protocols
We will continue to work with state and local officials throughout the months leading up to the race, and craft our protocols guided by science and based on the recommendations of our public health officials. Additional details and information will be posted prior to the race as the pandemic, and guidelines evolve.
While we’re optimistic that we’ll be able to host a safe, in-person race, if the event is cancelled due to Covid, all registrants will have the option of an Eventbrite Credit. More information available here.
A portion of each registration fee will be donated directly to the Stowe Land Trust, preserving Stowe’s most beautiful open spaces and promoting conservationism.
Important Race Information:
Bib + T-Shirt Pick-Up
Registered participants will receive a race bib and timing chip at registration which will be held Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday, November 6 – TBD: 12:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m
Race Day – Mayo Farm Fields (map): 8:00 a.m – 9:50 a.m
All participants must present a photo ID to pick-up their bib. Participants may pick-up for friends and family, but must provide a copy of the ID or a photo of the ID on their phone for verification – we will be diligently checking ID’s to ensure no runners bibs are handed out without their permission. It is recommended that all participants attend Saturday registration to alleviate race morning delays.
Shirts & Medals
All registered participants will receive a long sleeve t-shirt with Vermont 10 Miler artwork on the chest, sleeve and back. All finisher’s will receive the finisher’s medal pictured.
Please note that shirts are ordered weeks in advance of the event and that size quantities are based on what participants indicated when they registered. For this reason, we ask that you please pick-up the shirt size you registered for.
Race Day Schedule
8:00 AM: Parking and Bib Pick-Up open
10:00 AM: Race Start
11:00 AM – 1 PM: Post-Race Beer Garden (Pending Covid guidelines)
Vermont 10 Miler parking is available at the Mayo Farm/Stowe Event Fields (map), and is a short walk to both the start and finish of the race. Parking is limited in that there is only one entrance, and one exit. While our parking staff will be on site to assist, delays can build up. Consider carpooling or, if you’re staying nearby, consider taking the gorgeous Stowe Recreation path to the start on foot or bike!
To ensure you have the most stress-free parking possible, please arrive early. After you finish, grab a snack from our complimentary athlete food area and then hang out at our post-race beer garden — the first beer is on us if you’re 21+ — and enjoy cheering on your fellow finishers!
Travel – GoStowe Special Rates
The Vermont 10 Miler has partnered with GoStowe to offer exclusive lodging discounts of up to 30%. For more information, click here.
A finisher’s medal will be given to all race participants.
Awards will be presented following the race to the:
• Top 3 male and female runners
• Top 3 in each age group (5 year increments, Under 19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+)
Strollers or Pets
We do not allow strollers or pets in the race. Sorry!
The Vermont 10 Miler course is in the heart of the Green Mountains. With a total elevation gain of 700 feet, runners and walkers should be prepared for some challenging hills on the first half of the course before a downhill and flat second half to the course.
Our free bag drop will be available to all runners starting at 8:30 AM on race morning, near the start/finish area. You must provide your own bag — we will be using adhesive tape to identify bags based on runners’ bib numbers.
Note: Parking is near the race start/finish — runners are encouraged to return their gear to their car. Our gear drop volunteers are not responsible for any valuables lost in the free gear bag check. If you have valuable items, please leave them in your car or keep them on your person.
Extreme Weather Policy
Our events are held rain or shine. However, there is always the potential for extreme or severe weather conditions. Race organizers will do as much as we can to ensure the experience is as safe as possible. In the event of severe weather, the race may be delayed as race officials consult public safety officers. If there is more than a short delay, if conditions persist, or the forecast calls for extreme weather, race officials reserve the right to alter or cancel the race. We do not schedule “rain dates”. Any decision to cancel an event is done as an absolute last resort and is made collectively with local risk management, police, fire & rescue, and medical personnel as appropriate. In such situations, there will be NO REFUNDS as registrants accept any such risk of their entry free when signing up.
Please check the website, our Facebook page, and your email before the race for any changes or cancellations.
10 Miler Series
Earn extra bling (and bragging rights) by joining us for the New England 10 Miler Series! Runners who complete all three races will receive an exclusive New England 10 Miler Series Medal and shirt, as well as recognition upon completion. The 2021 series consists of three events, starting in Newport, Rhode Island on June 6th, then Portland, Maine on September 13th, and finally Stowe, Vermont on November 7th.
The 2021 Series is SOLD OUT.
This circular countryside course offers ten-miles of Vermont’s most beautiful roads and offers some great late Autumn vistas. The course starts and finishes at Mayo Farm, with the first seven miles on local roads before turning onto the Stowe Bike Path for the final 3 miles of pedestrian-only traffic, crossing the West Branch River and finally returning to Mayo Farm.
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