Here are the details of our Race Course
This will let you know where all the Water Stops and Port-o-let locations and mile markers are.
You’ve made your way to Saskadena Six Ski Area on Sunday Morning.
You’ve picked up your race bib (using your ID), dropped off your Labeled Drop Bag, got some water (Zack’s Place volunteers), enjoyed a bagel and/or a banana (Yoh Theatre volunteers), hit the port-o-let, stretched, warmed up, lined up at the start (slower paced runners towards the back, faster folks near the front), listened for the timing gun, and off you go.
Your time starts when your bib crosses over the start mat.
You run down Stage Rd into Pomfret; you check out the green hills; just before Barber Hill you’ll hit MILE 1; a little further down the road you hear music at the school it’s Jes and Jakob- BEECHARMER.
A little past the music is your first port-o-let stop on the right
Did you see the covered bridge?
MILE 2 is just ahead and your First Water Stop (on both sides of the road!) (Woodstock Alumni Volunteers)
You merge onto Route 12 heading into Woodstock looking for the BarnArts crew who will be sending you lots of cheers.
The next port-o-let stop is at the Billing Farm Triangle (it’s actually down River Rd a bit so you may want to wait until you’ve done the Woodstock Loop).
MILE 3 is at the Rockefeller Mansion Driveway and you’ll get to hear Island Time Steel Drums (Barb and Scott).
Stay to your right, past the steel pans, onto River Street. At Mountain Ave, take a right, run to the end and cross back onto River St.
MILE 4 is just ahead, as is your next Water Stop (WUHS French Club And Woodstock Girl Scouts volunteers). Keep going until you hit Mountain Ave-this time turn right to cross over Middle Bridge.
The Lyme Town Band will be playing tunes to keep you going though Woodstock and up Elm St. Stay right after the iron bridge and listen for Island Time Steel Drums .
At the Billings Farm Triangle take a right onto Old River Rd. Port-o-lets will be on your left and you’ve just hit MILE 5.
If you love Vermont Farms-you’ll LOVE this stretch of the course-probably why we’re THE BEST 13.1 miles in New England!
At the barn across from Cloudland RD you hear Edges of Europe playing for you.
MILE 6 and your next Water Stop (Upper Valley Hockey Association) are at Rolling Ridge Dr. with some awesome views of the river. You’ll be running along the Ottauquechee River.
Continuing down Old River RD, you hear Rich Thomas strumming his guitar at High Pastured RD.
You’ll pass MILE 7 and get to hear Carlos Ocasio and his drums and guitar.
Just before you hit MILE 8 and our version or Heartbreak Hill, there will be a Water Stop on your right (Twin State Roller Derby volunteers) and a port-o-let stop a little further down on your left..
At the Taftsville Bridge, The Upper Valley Community Band will be helping you get psyched for the brief hill climb.
Keep an eye out for the Woodstock Youth Hockey Team cheering you on.
Remember to stay LEFT when the signs are telling you to-this is for YOUR SAFETY!
Quechee Main Street has alternating lanes open to traffic on Sunday morning.
So watch for cars.
Vehicles can use the right lane from:
Hillside Rd near the Taftsville Bridge all the way to Red Barn Rd to get to the Quechee Club.
Ruddy Duck-where you’ll hear Eric Dexter playing his guitar and MILE 9 !
Greenbrier Dr-where Hartland Music and Drama Clubs will be cheering you on
Your next port-o-let stop on your left, just before the Quechee golf course.
And you’ve made it to MILE 10!
At the Live Laugh Love barn you hit your next Water Stop (Upper Valley Waldorf School), followed by the Hartland 4H Cattle Club cheering for you.
Jim Yeager and Friends will be on the Quechee Ski Lodge porch pumping out some tunes.
After you pass the Quechee Club you’ll hit MILE 11!
Next you’ll hear music by the Upper Valley Waldorf School Band.
Just before you reach the Quechee Covered Bridge, at the Quechee Library you’ll have a Water Stop (Friends of Quechee Library volunteers) and more tunes from the Upper Valley Music Center.
You’ve made it to MILE 12!
Traffic gets tricky at the Quechee Covered Bridge.
After staying LEFT most of the way along Quechee Main Street after “Heartbreak Hill” you will now be running on the RIGHT SIDE (this is so vehicles coming from Bluff Rd, High St, Old Quechee Rd, and Marshland Farms, can get to the Quechee Covered Bridge then on to Route 4)
At Marshland Farms, the Firehouse Six Dixieland Band will be performing-just like they have been for all 31 of our races!
Quechee Main Street after Marshland Farms is closed from the first runner until about 11:15 a.m. so you can run anywhere until the finish line chute. (Hartland Boy Scout volunteers)
And after all your training, you’ve DONE IT!
We’ll be there to cheer and celebrate you with
Beer (ID needed and CASH ONLY)-Harpoon and Quechee Pizza
Ice cream (cash or charge)-Lazy Cow VT
Lots of food to refuel in our Food Tent (Yoh Theatre volunteers)
Water, your t-shirts
and the Western Terrestrials playing their hard driving, honky-tonk “outsiders from Vermont” music.
Pick up Your DROP BAG (Union Arena Skate Club) and hop on the bus (Butler Bus Service)back to the runner parking lot and head safely home.
Thank YOU for supporting our race communities!