Central Vermont Runners Race Series
By: Robert "RJ" Jones
I wanted to take a moment to mention that we are surrounded to the North and South by some really awesome running clubs! Our neighbors to the North in Vermont’s capital city Montpelier for example have a group of highly active and dedicated runners called the Central Vermont Runners (CVR).
Much like us they are a hodgepodge of runners of every kind, your road runners, your trail runners, racers, ultra runners, you name it. Also like us, they have a running series! Sadly I wasn’t fully aware of the CVR until recently so I wasn’t able to let you know before the official start of their racing series (they kick off on New Year’s Eve!) BUT they have a lot of races coming up on some great courses that I think are worth the “relatively short” trip up 91!
The official details for their racing series are as follows:
“The Central Vermont Runners race series is a group of races in which CVR club members are awarded points based on their finishing time compared to the best time run by a CVR member in their age group. Standings are published throughout the year, and awards are presented to the age group winners and additional overall points leaders at the annual CVR banquet.
Our race series consists of 13 races. This includes trail races as well as road races. To be considered for the race series, a runner must be a member of CVR and volunteer in at least one CVR event (we hold 20+ events a year). Our race series begins with a New Year's Eve 5K. Our next series race is the Kaynor's Sap Run on April 1.”
Their race series is below and you can see their full racing calendar and learn more about their club from their website: https://cvrunners.org/
2023 CVR/ORO Race Series
- New Year’s Eve 5K 2022
- Kaynor’s Sap Run (GMAA)
- Paul Mailman 10 Miler
- Adamant Half Marathon
- Capital City Stampede
- Onion River Outdoors Birdland 5K
- Bear Swamp Run
- Barre Heritage Trail 5K
- Berlin Pond 5 Mile
- Northfield 5K Run/Walk and Kids’ Mile
- Groton Forest Trail Run 10K
- Sodom Pond
- Leaf Peepers Half Marathon and 5K