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Vermont > Leaf Peepers Half Marathon & 5K
Waterbury, VT  •  Sunday, October 5, 2014  •  Course Map

Organized and staged by the Central Vermont Runners club, the Leaf Peepers Half Marathon has been a fixture in this northern Vermont town for a quarter century. It's also timed to coincide with one of the most popular tourist seasons in the Northeast, the fall foliage viewing season.

From the starting line at Waterbury's Vermont State Office Complex, this out-and-back race unfolds along terrain that's described by the organizers as "rolling," and is mostly run along dirt trails -- about 70 percent dirt surface and 30 percent paved road.

The 13.1-mile course for the race takes the hundreds of runners who participate in the race each year through some of Vermont's most scenic country backroad areas, through the towns of Duxbury and Waterbury, which is perhaps best known as the home of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, whose factory is Vermont's most popular tourist attraction.

Race Weather & Climate

Located just off I-89 in northern Vermont, about 25 miles southeast of Burlington, Waterbury typically sees relatively even rainfall year-round and cold to mild weather in October, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 14°F (in 1972) and as high as 84°F (in 1963).

October Avg. Day of Race Monthly Precip.
Low: 36°F Low: 39°F Rain: 3.68 in.
High: 55°F High: 59°F Snow: 1 in.

Course Map

See the race route map for the Leaf Peepers Half Marathon

Starting Time

11:00 AM


See race website


To reserve your spot in the fall 2014 running of Waterbury's Leaf Peepers Half Marathon or 5K race, visit the event website.

Official Race Website


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