We are just seven (7) weeks out from the 31st running of the Covered Bridges Half Marathon in lovely Pomfret, Woodstock and Quechee, VERMONT.
Spring has SPRUNG in the Upper Valley of VT and NH; things are greening up; and our local runners are finally able to put in some serious mileage.
How’s the weather where you all live? We hope it’s encouraging you to get out and hit the pavement!
Ever wonder where all our runners are from, you should check out our button on our HOME page Runners By State.
How is your training going? Need some tips? Please visit our Training Page
Are you comfortably running 6 miles yet? We hope you are. You’ve got this!!
Remember we are expecting our runners to run at a 13 minute mile pace.
NEED TO DROP-PLEASE LET US KNOW
If you need to drop, we really hope you don’t have to, but if you do, please email RACE DIRECTOR Mike S.
and let him know. This helps us plan for water and food and helps us reduce waste.
Our race is a point to point race. We have runner parking near the race finish line in Quechee, VT and we offer FREE buses that will bring you to the race start area at Saskadena Six Ski Area in Pomfret, VT.
We are asking our runners to try to CARPOOL It saves time parking and saves time leaving the race. Visit our CARPOOL FB GROUP and set up your ride share today!
WATER AND PORT-O-LETS
Our race offers water stops and port-o-lets along our race course.
Help us REDUCE WASTE by bringing a WATER BOTTLE
2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 miles, plus Start and Finish. Electrolyte Drinks Available at Stops 6, 8, 10 and 12 miles.
Volunteers from these local non-profit and youth groups help keep you hydrated:
- Zack’s Place
- Woodstock Alumni Association
- Woodstock You Hockey/Girls Field Hockey
- Upper Valley Waldorf School
- WUHS Backcourt Club
- Woodstock Boys Soccer
- Upper Valley Hockey Association
- WUHS French Club
- Hartford Youth Hockey
1.5, 3, 5, 8, 10 miles, plus Start and Finish.
We offer bananas and bagels at the race start and lots of munchies at the Finish Line. If you have special dietary restrictions, please pack your own food for the start and finish areas.
There is ONLY water and electrolyte drinks on the race course-no gels or food.
Volunteers from the Yoh Theatre Players from Woodstock Union Middle and High School keep the food tables well stocked!
Also at the Finish Line two long time supporters:
- Lazy Cow Vermont-scooping up some yummy ice cream
- Harpoon Beer served by Quechee Pizza Chef for those over 21
BRING CASH and ID!
To quench your thirsty (beer-it’s liquid bread-right?)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For our first time runners (and our returning veterans) please check our FAQs page
There are A LOT of answers there to questions many of our runners have asked in the past. We hope these answers will help get you ready for our race.
You can also check out our Runner Handbook for more information.
RACE INFO DOCUMENTS
You might want to prints these DOCUMENTS out before leaving home, our WiFi and cell service are spotty at best.
As a result there will be NO REALTIME RUNNER TRACKING.
RACE TIMES TO KNOW
You’ll be seeing these times OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN
- Runner Lot, Near Quechee Antique Village on RTE 4 in Quechee.
You must be Parked in the Runner lot before 6:45 a.m.
Last bus leave promptly at 7 a.m.-don’t plan on being on the LAST BUS.
- Runner Drop Off at Saskadena SixSki Area (in a personal car)-6a.m.-7:15 a..m.
- BIB Pick Up Opens Sunday at Saskadena Six Ski Area at 6 a.m. not on Saturday
- Drop Bags 6-7:45 a.m. LAST NAME Clearly on Bag for finish line sorting
- Gun Time 8:15 a.m.
- Spectator Lot near the finish line (NOT THE RUNNER LOT!) Opens 8-10 a.m. NO OVERNIGHT PARKING-vehicles will be towed.
PASTA SUPPER hosted by the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce Annual
Spaces are filling up. Don’t miss out on this Woodstock Chamber of Commerce Tradition.
The Woodstock Chamber hosts this pre-race pasta supper at Saskadena Six Ski Area in Pomfret VT.
There are 3 seatings to choose from for you and your family and friends- 5, 6, or 7 PM.
Make your RESERVATIONS today.
Dinner, Desserts and Dancing-a great way to start race weekend
The whole race community is invited to attend.
SPREAD THE WORD!
FUN CHALLENGING TRAIL RUN 3 WEEKS BEFORE CBHM–FUNDRAISER FOR ALS AWARENESS
2nd Annual Do It Like Dan “Choose Your Own Adventure” fundraiser for ALS is scheduled for May 13th at Billings Farm and Mt. Tom.
Do It Like Dan has a couple of running options, in case our CBHM runners (and previous Road to the Pogue Runners) might be looking for a Trail Run.
If you’re “Jonesing” for a beautiful but challenging run and want to support a worthy cause organized by friends of local resident and all-around-excellent-human Dan Jones, check out The Inside Straight and Outer Limits running routes on Mt. Tom.
It’s an afternoon event, so instead of pancakes, they are having a big après event party with music, food, beverages.
CHOOSE YOUR OWN RUNNING ADVENTURE
The Inside Straight, a 5.8 mile run with 749 feet of elevation gain along the carriage trails on Mount Tom, around the Pogue and to the star on the South Peak overlooking Killington and the Village of Woodstock.
Moderately Difficult. Suggested Start Time: 3:00pm.
Outer Limits, a 10.5 mile run with 1,405 feet in elevation gain along carriage trails and single track that explores the boundaries of the park. Enjoy the scenic vistas and rugged terrain as you take the trails less traveled.