Vermont > Old Stone House Fall Foliage Run Half Marathon & 5K
Brownington, VT • Sunday, September 8, 2013 • Course Map
Set for its 4th annual running in 2013 as summer is giving way to fall here in this tiny town in the state's northeastern corner, in the region known as Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, the Old Stone House Fall Foliage Run features both a half marathon and a 5K Run/Walk as well as 12-mile bike ride that take runners, walkers and cyclists along the dirt roads of Orleans County.
All three races start and finish at the Old Stone House Museum, the home of the Orleans County Historical Society that houses its collections of pottery, folk art, photography and textiles, many of which date back to this village's founding in the late 1790s. Surrounded by 19th-century-era homes and rural farm fields, the museum had about 47 finishers at the Fall Foliage Run in 2010 in all three races combined.
Runners will start the half marathon, like the 5K and the bike ride, on the grounds of the museum and then head out onto the roads that lead into the nearby countryside, where they'll be able to take in views of Lake Memphremagog and Lake Willoughby along the way, as well as Jay Peak, the popular ski resort that plays host to thousands of vacationers in the winter. Organizers describe the mostly dirt-road surface for the half marathon course as "moderately challenging."
Race Weather & Climate
Located near the state's northern border with Canada, roughly 80 miles northeast of Burlington, Brownington sees weather much like its neighboring town Orleans, which typically sees September temperatures that average between 47°F and 70°F, while rainfall totals average just over 3.7 inches for the month.
On the day of the race (Sept. 8), the average low is 49°F and the average high is 72°F.
View the race route map for the Old Stone House Half Marathon
8:05 AM - half marathon
9:05 AM - 12-mile bike race
9:10 AM - 5K run
9:15 AM - 5K walk
$20 for the half marathon
To reserve your spot in either the half marathon or the 5K at the late summer 2013 running of Brownington's Old Stone House Fall Foliage Run, register online at the event website.
Official Race Website
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