Runners follow an out-and-back course for the Dandelion Run Half Marathon, which starts and finishes at the Derby Beach House on the town’s 4-H Road, near Lake Salem. With the exception of some paved stretches, particularly at the start and near the end of the race, most of the race course takes runners on the hilly dirt roads to the east of Derby, in and among the dandelion fields that have made the area so well-known.
Note: The course map above provides the approximate route for the race. Though every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy, changes are sometimes made to race routes due to weather conditions, road closures or other circumstances that can require a course to be changed. If you see an error above, email us here.