FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration and Race Prep Questions

  • Yes, you can. You can run for one of our Non-Profit Partners.

    If you commit to raise a minimum of $500 for one of our Non-Profit Partners, you can get yourself a bib for our race.

    Register to Run forDavid’s HouseThe Family PlacePositive TracksUpper Valley Haven, or WISE.

     

  • Sorry, no. It is a first-come, first-serve registration process, nothing more.

  • Sorry, NO. 

    Race registration open the first Monday in December. It’s first come, first serve and usually sells out quickly.

    Race Bib Pick Up/Registration Table Opens: 6 a.m. Suicide Six Ski Area in Pomfret, Vermont.
    BIB (Number) Pick Up: Racer’s Bibs will be given to runners at the Start Area at Suicide Six the morning of the race.
    Please note, the Bib will ONLY BE GIVEN TO THE REGISTERED RUNNER.

    Look for the registration tent near the base lodge.

    There is NO BIB PICK UP at the information tent on Saturday. You can ONLY get your bib on Sunday morning.

  • You can print one from our Google Docs: PRINT HERE

  • YES, but make sure the bag is clearly labeled with your LAST NAME and FIRST NAME.

    Bags MUST BE DROPPED at the Bag Truck before 7:45 a.m.. The Truck leaves for the finish line promptlya t 7:45a.m. NO EXCEPTIONS

    Your baggage will be transported from the Start area back to the Finish area just before the start of the race.

    Volunteers will sort them by LAST NAME so make sure your bag is CLEARLY LABELED.

    Plan on bringing your own bags with labels already on. In case of bad weather, you’ll want to make sure the bag is waterproof.

  • Things to put in your DROP BAG: pre-race layers and throw it in the drop bag, as well as a  change of clothing, personal items (wallet, phone, car keys, sun block)

    Your Drop Bag will be transported from the Start area back to the Finish area just before the start of the race. You must have your CLEARLY LABELED DROP BAG to the truck BEFORE 7:45 a.m..

    Label them with your LAST NAME and First Name-volunteers will sort them at the finish line for you. The more unique your bag, the easier it will be to locate it Sunday afternoon. In case of bad weather, you’ll want to make sure the bag is waterproof.

  • Can I:

    a.Transfer my registration to another person? 
    b.Get a refund? 
    c.Defer my entry to the following year? 
    d.Let someone else run with my bib? 
           Sorry, the answer to all of these questions is “no.” 

  • Yes, but you have to be there yourself to get the t-shirt. 
    We don’t mail t-shirts and we will hand just one t-shirt to each runner.

  • YES! You will receive your medal at the finish line.

  • Yes we do. We have Gatorade

    Electrolyte Drinks Available at Stops
    6, 8, 10 and 12 miles and at the finish line.

    More info visit our page:  https://cbhm.com/stations/

  • Yes we do.

    Water Stops
    2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 miles, plus Start and Finish.

    Please thank all our volunteers as they hand you your cups. We couldn’t do this race without them.

    More info visit our page:  https://cbhm.com/stations/

     

  • Yes we do.

    Port-o-lets
    1.5, 3, 5, 8, 10 miles, plus  a lot at both the Start and the Finish areas.

    More info visit our page:  https://cbhm.com/stations/

  • YES, you can walk back up Dewey Mills Road BUT it’s much safer to take one of our FREE buses.

    The buses are located up the hill to the left of the finish line. The bus drivers love driving you back to your cars so please make use of them. They say it’s their favorite day of the year.

    If you parked in the race parking area to catch one of the runner buses you car is up Dewey Mills Rd heading toward US Rte 4. There will be volunteers around to help you.

    If your spectator parked to watch you finish the race, their car is in the lot behind the beer and music tents at the finish line. Volunteers can direct you.

    CBHM GOOGLE MAP

  • Parking Area:

    PLEASE CARPOOL!!!

    The race is point-to-point, so runners will be bused to the Start.
    Bus Pick up is located between the Quechee Gorge Village Lot and the Quality Inn. Only RUNNERS on buses please.

    The first bus leaves at 5:45 am. Buses run CONTINUOUSLY until 7 a.m.

    The last bus leaves at 7:00 am.

    Report to the Parking Area no later than 6:30 am (please see map).

     

    Suicide Six Ski Area

    There is absolutely NO PARKING at the Start area (drop-off’s before 7:15 am are OK, follow signs to Suicide Six ski area from Woodstock)

     

    Directions to the Race Parking:

    Parking Area at Quechee Gorge Village on Route 4.

    From Interstate 89: Take Exit 1 (Woodstock exit) and follow Route 4 west towards Woodstock. The parking area is a Quechee Gorge Village, about 2.4 miles from the exit– follow signs.

    From Interstate 91: Take Interstate to White River Junction, Vermont, to Interstate 89 North. Then follow directions above for I-89.

    From the West: Take Vermont Route 4 east; go 8 miles past Woodstock, — follow signs.

    CBHM GOOGLE MAP

Parking Questions

  • The race is point-to-point, so runners will be bused to the Start. 
    Bus Pick up is located between the Quechee Gorge Village Lot and the Quality Inn. 
    Only RUNNERS on buses please.

    CBHM GOOGLE MAP

  • Directions to the Race Parking:
    Parking Area at Quechee Gorge Village on Route 4.
     
    From Interstate 89: Take Exit 1 (Woodstock exit) and follow Route 4 west towards Woodstock. The parking area is a Quechee Gorge Village, about 2.4 miles from the exit– follow signs.
     
    From Interstate 91: Take Interstate to White River Junction, Vermont, to Interstate 89 North. Then follow directions above for I-89.
    From the West: Take Vermont Route 4 east; go 8 miles past Woodstock, — follow signs.
  • The first bus leaves at 5:45am. Buses run CONTINUOUSLY until 7 a.m. The last bus leaves at 7:00am. 
     
    Report to the Parking Area no later than 6:45 AM (please see map).
    There is absolutely NO PARKING at the Start area (drop-off’s before 7:15 am are OK, follow signs to Suicide Six ski area from Woodstock)

    CBHM GOOGLE MAP

  • Yes, but you must be dropped off no later than 7:15 am at the start area at Suicide Six.
    You might also consider carpooling to cut down on traffic.

    CBHM GOOGLE MAP

  • YES, you can walk back up Dewey Mills Road BUT it’s much safer to take one of our FREE buses.

    The buses are located up the hill to the left of the finish line. The bus drivers love driving you back to your cars so please make use of them. They say it’s their favorite day of the year.

    If you parked in the race parking area to catch one of the runner buses you car is up Dewey Mills Rd heading toward US Rte 4. There will be volunteers around to help you.

    If your spectator parked to watch you finish the race, their car is in the lot behind the beer and music tents at the finish line. Volunteers can direct you.

    CBHM GOOGLE MAP

Race Questions

  • We have volunteer pacers to help runners out if they want. They will be holding signs up for the pace groups. You DO NOT have to run with them but you should try to line up near your corresponding pace.

    So if you a a bit slower, try not to line up in the front of the pack.

    You are timed when you CROSS the map to start and to finish.

  • You should have your bib on, your drop bag in the truck, your port-o-let business done by 7:45 a.m.

    You should make your way to the start area at this time: 7:45-8:10 a.m.

    The starting gun goes off at 8:15 a.m.

    You must cross the timing mat to start.

  • This is a running race.
    We provide support on the course in the form of water, traffic control and first aid for those maintaining up to a 13 minute/mile pace.

  • I need my music.

    The USATF rules and insurance provider prohibit the use of radios, mp3 players and the like.

    Plus, we want you to enjoy the sounds of the race, including the various local musical groups on course.

  • The rules prohibit baby joggers out of safety concerns among other issues. 

    If you are out of babysitting options, we reluctantly permit them.

    But you must start at the very back of the pack and NOTadvance through the bulk of runners until the pack stretches out around mile 5. 

    There were a number of close calls in the 2018 race. 
    Safety is our greatest concern. 
    Strollers must start at the very back of the race or you will be disqualified.

  • Uh uh, Nada, no way, absolutely not, bikes are prohibited from the course for safety and fairness issues.

    The only bicycles allowed on course are the Green Mountain Bike control people. They are on course for you safety.

  • Sorry but dogs are not allowed at our race.

  • Yes, we do. Thanks to the Upper Valley Running Club!

    You can visit our Pacer Page for more information.

  • Yes, we do.

    Our awards for the top 3 overall men and women are based on GUN time (first to reach the finish line). Then we remove these 6 runners from the age divisions and those age divisions are determined by NET time (also called CHIP time which is finish time minus start time).

    Top three Runners Male/Female Pottery by Shackleton/Thomas

    Runner Age Groups Male/Female
    19 and under
    20-24
    25-29
    30-34
    35-39
    40-44
    45-49
    50-54
    55-59
    60-64
    65-69
    70-74
    75-79
    80 and AWESOME

    Prizes for Age Groups Top  Three:
    Mug –Shackelton / Thomas
    Maple Syrup – Top Acres Farm South Woodstock

    Cheese -Sugarbush Farm http://www.sugarbushfarm.com/

General Questions

  • Please join our Carpool Forum Find A Ride, Share A Ride
    There will be traffic on Sunday morning.

    Share a ride and cut down of traffic and plan your race strategy.

  • I have friends and family who want to cheer me on. What is a good place for them to watch the race? Can they meet me at the finish? 

    The two best places to watch runners are: 
    The Village of Woodstock and at the Finish Line

    There will be no spectator parking in Taftsville

    Spectator parking is very convenient to the Finish Line at the Polo Field. 
    Spectators-if you want to see your runner at the finish line, you must be parked before 10 a.m. on race morning in the designated parking area. 
    Volunteers will direct you.

    CBHM GOOGLE MAP

  • I am affiliated with a charity that is not on your list.

    Can I raise money and run in the race just the same? 
    As long as you register for the race through the normal process, raise money to your heart’s content.

    To run for our Non-Profit Partners please visit their page: https://cbhm.com/non-profit-partners/

  • The race info tent is open, for your questions, on Saturday from 1-5 pm on the lawn of the Norman Williams Public Library in Woodstock. Vermont.

    This is NOT BIB pick-up. Only race questions.

    Mike and a few Pacers will be on the Norman Williams Public Library Lawn, in downtown Woodstock, VT on Saturday of race weekend from 1-5 p.m. to answer any questions you may have.

    BIBS CANNOT BE PICKED UP HERE (only on Sunday morning from 6 -7:45 am. at Suicide six Ski Area (the race start) in Pomfret, VT.

    Course maps and free t-shirts are offered FREE (while supplies last.)

  • Sorry, no.

    BIBS CANNOT BE PICKED UP HERE (only on Sunday morning from 6 -7:45 am. at Suicide six Ski Area (the race start) in Pomfret, VT.

     

  • Woodstock Chamber of Commerce Hosts 
    The Annual Pre-Race Pasta Supper

    Saturday June 1
    Seatings at 5, 6 or 7 p.m. 
    Suicide Six Ski Area, Pomfret, VT

    ONLINE RESERVATIONS

    Dinner is prepared by the Woodstock Inn and local restaurants. 
    Cost is $20 per person, $10 children. No refunds after May 1, 2019.

    It is a real community food event—with Woodstock’s finest food establishments making sauces and donating many food products and local service volunteers from Change the World Kids and other local groups all pitching in to make the event a success.

    Directions to Suicide Six Ski Area

  • Yes, we do.

    Race Photos

     

    CBHM Official Race Photographer

    Pat Hendrick

    Pat Hendrick Photography
    259 State Route 86
    Paul Smiths, NY 12970
    Call 518-327-3342
    Or email Phendrick7602127@roadrunner.com

    Remember to wear your bib on the FRONT of your body throughout the race so that the photographers can identify you.