Sunday, June 7, 2020 • Woodstock, VT • Course Map
Runners enjoy the scenic, pastoral beauty of rural Vermont’s covered bridges in what race organizers call the state’s premier half marathon, the Covered Bridges Half Marathon, which unfolds through four of the state’s famed covered bridges.
Beginning at the Suicide Six Ski Area in South Pomfret, a quaint, picturesque village just south of nearby Woodstock, the race takes runners eastward on a point-to-point course through the open farmland along the Ottauquechee River toward the finish line in Quechee.
Along the way, the course takes runners through the Taftsville and Quechee covered bridges, past the tranquil Dewey Pond and ends at the Quechee Polo Field.
Runners experience an overall elevation change of about 200 feet, as the race starts at 740 feet above sea level and gradually declines throughout the race toward the finish, including a mild hill around mile 5 and a steep hill around the 8-mile marker.
If you’re thinking of signing up for the event online, don’t dawdle — every year, the race fills up quickly, sometimes within just minutes of the registration opening online.
The course for the race is USATF-certified, and runners will experience an elevation drop of about 200 feet between the starting and finish lines.
Race Weather & Climate
Set in the hilly south-central portion of the state about 10 miles from the border with New Hampshire, the town of Woodstock sees some of its best weather of the year in the month of June, a month that has brought record temperatures here as low as 29 degrees (in 1973) and as high as 95 degrees (in 2003).
On race day (June 7), the average low is 47ºF and the average high is 73ºF.
- 2019 Covered Bridge Half Marathon Results
- 2018 Covered Bridge Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Covered Bridge Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Covered Bridge Half Marathon Results
- 2015 Covered Bridge Half Marathon Results
- 2014 Covered Bridge Half Marathon Results
- 2013 Covered Bridge Half Marathon Results
- 2012 Covered Bridge Half Marathon Results
- 2011 Covered Bridge Half Marathon Results
See race website
To reserve your spot in the 2020 running of Woodstock’s Covered Bridges Half Marathon, visit the event website. Registration opens December 2, 2019.
Official Race Website
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