Cold conditions overnight turned into a beautiful Fall racing day! Ninety-eight runners toed the line for a fast, scenic course from Shelburne Beach to Charlotte Beach and back. The race was won on the men’s side by Charlie Schaefer running a very impressive 33:17 for the overall win. The winner for the women was Kate Leugers with an equally impressive time of 39:35.
Fast times appeared throughout the field given the fantastic conditions, and the race went smoothly due to the many volunteers manning the course and finish line. A festive post race celebration capped off the day with age group awards presented for both GMAA and the Vermont Senior Games, finishing with a post race raffle well supplied by our generous local sponsors.
Full results can be found here.
Race photos can be found here. (Credit to Nik Ponzio)
We were also featured in Stuck in Vermont!! You can watch the video here
A huge thanks to our sponsors and donors: The Ski Rack, Hannaford, Bove’s of Vermont, Burlington Beer Company, Shelburne Orchards, and Bog Road Honey.
Big thank as always to our many volunteers: Ramsey Hazbun, Jim Adkisson, Harry Curth, Russ Cooke, George Moltz, Tom Howard, James Lehneman, Diana Wood, Andy Klem, Norm Larson, Paul Wagner, John Izzo, Charlie Nokes, Julie Mullowney, Nik Ponzio, Alex McHenry, Gordon McFarland, Georgi De Rham
Race Director: Ian McCallum-Cook