5k, 10k, & Half-Marathon
Lake Dunmore, Vermont
Nestled against the Green Mountains, just below Rattlesnake Point is Branbury State Park. The lake region is a most spectacular and pristine place to run. Novice and advanced athletes alike marvel the beauty of our courses and enjoy the mountains, lakes and streams of Central Vermont.
Pre Registration / Bib Pick Up: Between 7:45 am – 8:45 am sharp at Branbury State Park on race morning.
Race Start Time: All runs start at 9:00 am.
Race Time Limit: There is a 3-hour time limit for the Half Marathon. Aide stations will be closed based on the time limit. Racewalkers are encouraged to participate in our 5K division.
Photos: Beautiful professional photos free to all racers. Each racer has as many as 3 professional photos done by Pat Hendrick Photography. Visit
Important age group information: The age group of a participant will be determined by age on Dec. 31 of the event year, not by age on race day. For example: If you turn 25 years old in November of 2023, you will race and be ranked in the 25-29 age group for the entire 2023 season.
Individual Age Groups: will be every 5 years: 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, etc. for men and women.
Awards: Top 3 overall, top 3 in each age group, and the top team in each category will receive beautiful custom awards in an awards ceremony immediately following the race.
Amenities: Included in your entry fee is free Professional digital photos, free sports drinks, bagels, custom awards to top 3 overall and top 3 in each age group, fully supported aid stations, sponsor samples, awesome raffle giveaways, a safe course, and post-race refreshments.
We are excited to offer Massage ($1 per minute), custom Vermont Sun tech shirts (only $15 if ordered with online registration), beautiful custom finisher Medals ($7.50 must be ordered 1 month in advance during pre-registration).
Food and Refreshments: Free to athletes at all events.
Branbury Admittance: Included in your entry fee. Spectators will be charged $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children at the gate. The fee is good for the entire day so bring the family and enjoy the spectacular lake, beach, and mountain setting! Dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash and are not permitted on the beach.
Thank you for supporting Branbury State Park, without whom we would not have these great events.
Massage: Available at all events.
Refund/Transfer Policy: Registrations may be transferred to another race or athlete within the current series for a fee of $20 and providing it is requested at least 1 week prior to race day. Absolutely no refunds or transfers into the 2024 season.
When weather conditions or other physical conditions present a danger to participants, Vermont sun maintains the right to cancel the event. Less threatening conditions may cause alterations to the course or the post-awards ceremony to ensure participant, volunteer, and community safety. Such conditions fall under the label “Acts of God,” and will not result in refunding of any race entry fees or future event credits.
$45 until 12/31
$53 until 2/14
$58 until 5/9
$45 Students 17 & under
5K and 10K:
$26 until 12/31
$33 until 2/14
$38 until 5/9
$26 Students – 17 & Under
All event race dates are limited to 400 participants. Race day registration is available if space permits, for an additional fee of $15.
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