Vermont > The Kingdom Challenge Half Marathon & 5K
Lyndonville, VT • Saturday, October 26, 2013 • Course Map
Runners get the chance to run through the picturesque rolling hills and covered bridges of northeastern Vermont in the fall of 2013 at the The Kingdom Challenge Half Marathon & 5K, which offers a course that runs through some of the most scenic countryside and quaint New England town areas of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom area.
Popular among vacationers for its plentiful skiing and snowboarding opportunities in the winter and its relaxed pastoral setting for camping, fishing, golf and nature and wildlife viewing in the summer, the area offers a wide range of recreational activities to take part in before and after the race.
The point-to-point course for the race starts in Lyndonville, a small town of just over 1,200 in the state's northeast corner, and finishes 13.1 miles later in St. Johnsbury at the intersection of Baxter Avenue and Western Avenue. Along the race route, runners will have the chance to run through four covered bridges along the back country roads of rural Vermont, and will encounter a couple of hills that race organizers say are "moderately challenging." The race follows a north-to-south route, and is run on paved surfaces throughout.
Just shy of 400 runners and walkers completed both the half marathon and 5K at the race's 2012 running, with more than 185 of those runners crossing the finish line in the half marathon alone (while the half is open to runners only, the 5K is open to both runners and walkers). Those running the half start their race at 8:30 AM in Lyndonville, followed by those participating in the 5K at 9:00 AM in St. Johnsbury.
Weather & Climate
Nestled among the rolling hills of the part of the state known as the Northeast Kingdom, the town of Lyndonville typically experiences mild to cool (and sometimes cold) weather in the mid-fall season.
In October, temperatures average between 35°F and 55°F, while precipitation totals average just over 3.3 inches for the month. On the day of the race (Oct. 26), the average low is 32°F and the average high is 50°F.
View the race route map for the Kingdom Challenge Half Marathon
8:30 AM - half marathon
9:30 AM - 5K
$35 for the half marathon, if registered before October 1, 2013
$45 after Oct. 1
To reserve your spot in the late fall 2013 running of Lyndonville's The Kingdom Challenge Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at the event website.
Official Race Website
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