We are just six (6) weeks out from the 31st running of the Covered Bridges Half Marathon in lovely Pomfret, Woodstock and Quechee, VERMONT.
How is your training going? Need some tips? Please visit our Training Page
Are you comfortably running 10 miles yet? We hope you are. You’ve got this!!
Remember we are expecting our runners to run at a 13 minute mile pace.
You should be crossing the finish between 11 AM and 11:30 AM
Remember this is A RACE not a fun run or walk.
(Keeping this pace allows our overworked volunteers to get home at a reasonable hour on Sunday)
Check your pace with other runners from our 2022 race: 2022 race Results
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.
What is a Point-to Point Race-you Start at Point A and RUN to the Finish at Point B.
Point A is our RACE START at Saskadena Six Ski Area in Pomfret, VT
Point B is our RACE FINISH at Dewey Mills Field in Quechee VT
There is NO PARKING at the Race Start so we get you there on FREE Buses (or you can have someone drop you off in a personal vehicle)
Our COURSE MAP shows you everything you’ll see along our race course, if you blow it up you can see where morning Runner Parking is located. It’s just off Route 4 at the Quechee Antique Village-volunteers and police will help you get parked.
There will be LOTS of Traffic on race morning.
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!
RUNNER PARKING OPENS AT 5:30 First Bus leave for the Start area at 5:45 a.m.
With all this traffic we are asking runners NOT TO WAIT until 6:45 a.m. to get in line to park-you NEED to BE PARKED by 6:45 a.m. Last bus leaves promptly at 7 AM-Don’t plan on being on the LAST BUS-you might not get on.
You can be dropped off at Saskadena Six Ski Area (formerly Suicide Six) in Pomfret but NO LATER THAN 7:15 a.m.
Drop offs begin at 6 AM.
Drivers MUST STAY IN THEIR VEHICLES–Please say your goodbyes, good lucks before entering the Start Area.
We keep cars moving so be ready to jump out and head to the Bib Pick Up Tables.
Map to Saskadena Six
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.
Other Cool Things to Do in the Area
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!
Fundraiser for ALS Awareness–Do It Like Dan May 13th
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.