A Few Comments:
I just want to congratulate you, the Race Committee and all the volunteers. I've run a good number of races and your event was extraordinarily well organized and there was great camaraderie among all involved. The CBHM 'spirit' is palpable and that doesn't happen by accident. That takes leadership, dedication and a relentless focus on getting things right and taking good care of people. You've certainly raised the bar for future races! Thanks so much....
Mike and Bill,
Thank YOU for putting on such a great race! My husband and I have run this ten times. It keeps getting better. This year was phenomenal! You even got fantastic weather for us! Thank you for all you do to make it such a special race! It truly is the best 13.1 miles in New England. And all your volunteers are terrific. Can’t thank them enough for all they do by coming out to support us on a Sunday morning when they could be sleeping in. Please let them know how much we appreciate them as well!
It is a privledge to run in this race and thank YOU for making it so!!
You are the BEST!!! Thankfully,
Mike, I sure I am speaking from all of us when I say, "Kudos, for another excellent CBHM!". The day was perfect for the race and all of our runners had a great time, many of them are already planning to come back next year. And I LOVED the bright melon volunteer shirts! Those really stood out!
I really appreciate how we all work so well together. I think our idea of sharing massage therapists is a good one, so which ever therapist is available can take the next person in line. The Charity sign at our Finish tent was a nice way to shield and provide a bit of privacy for the massages - that may not have been the intention, but it was helpful.
I have someone's small tarp. All the best.
Just wanted to say "thanks" for allowing me to be a part of the Covered Bridges Run this year. What a great event!! Everything, from the spaghetti dinner to the race to the after race activities, was just phenomenal. The support from the local community was awesome and I know that they, as well as you and Bill, put in a tremendous amount of time and energy into making the event happen.
My family and I really enjoyed the weekend in Vermont and we were able to check out some of the great places to visit like the Marsh, Billings, Rockefeller National Historic Site, Quechee Gorge, and the Coolidge Birthplace in Plymouth. We are looking forward to spending some more time in Vermont this summer.
Thanks again for letting me run and I look forward to being a part of the silver anniversary race next year.
Best wishes, Todd
Truly a fabulous day.
I want to thank you again for giving The Family Place the opportunity to be part of the Covered Bridges. It is such an inspiring event. I hope you and Bill got to relax tonight and enjoy your tremendous accomplishment once again.
Most sincerely, Mary
This was my 1st time running CBHM and it was great!
Great course with scenery and a well run event. You certainly got the volunteer teams behind you Congrats AND – thanks for taking the time on Sat to explain to my wife & I about drop =off options and parking, etc.
Harry H., Cape Cod, MA
Hi Mike, Bill, and the team;
Thank you very much for this wonderful race -- it was wonderful again (as always) and not just because the weather was fabulous this year.
The personal touch you add to the race, throughout the year, is unparalleled.
I very much hope to see you next year again.
All the best, Peter
What did you like Best about The CBHM?
The atmosphere; the course; the volunteers, the people support along the route.
The food at the end.
The pasta dinner the night before is awesome.
It's not too big , I love the local musicians and we have owned a home in Vermont for 28 years!
Well organized, great route, great finish line activities
Great race, very well done, and well organized
The route is beautiful, the field is not too big, it is well supported, and great people.
The magnificent course, particularly River Rd.
What did you like Least about The CBHM?
Would have liked to see more sponsored give-aways and perhaps some heartier food
All the emails in the lead up to the race. More specifically, it would be great if the emails were more succinct and to the point. If an email is sent it should be checked for typos and contain complete sentences. Honestly, it is not worth sending an email if it is difficult to understand because of poor grammar.
Hill at mile 8 🙂
The start of the race: There were no pace groups and people were trampling one another at the start; there were walkers too far up front and fast runners too far in the back. I think it was based on how the start line was set up. People just jumped in the line with little mind to where they should be pace wise. It was a rough first mile plus of trying to not trip.
Loved it all!
Anything else you would like to share with the CBHM Race?
I love it- magical event. THANK YOU
Truly one of my favorite events ever. The local crowds were fantastic also!
It was the best half I have run yet! I hope to return again 🙂
You guys do a nice job and the event is really becoming a "destination run"
I wanted to thank you and your team
for making my first half marathon such a positive experience!
The whole event ran like clockwork. I appreciated all your informational emails leading up to the day and was so impressed by how smoothly the transitions were - from parking to the bus to registration to bag drop off and start - it was great.
As it was my first half, I was very nervous and really appreciated the volunteers that were everywhere. Whether they were giving directions, cheering us on, or the medical team on bikes, during the whole run I felt safe. Which was just a great feeling as I slogged it out at my own snail's pace!
I can't wait until next year.
Thanks again. You're the best! Kate B