Craftsbury Beer Run

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2019 Craftsbury Beer Run: Saturday, June 1 

Craftsbury Outdoor Center presents the "Craftsbury Beer Run" - a point to point trail and dirt road half marathon from the Craftsbury Outdoor Center to Hill Farmstead Brewery. Race entries raise money for WonderArts, specifically their Farm to Kids’ Table program. 

Set off with your fellow runners at 9:30am, Saturday, June 1 and head into the rolling singletrack and ski trails of the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, accessing the scenic dirt roads of Craftsbury, including a class IV section of road as you climb to Greensboro and Hill Farmstead. You'll pass through the fields and forests of Vermont's working landscape, through sugarbush, dairies, woodlots and more en route to the finish line at Hill Farmstead. Your first beer is on us, as is post-race picnic by the Craftsbury General Store. When you're adequately refueled, refreshed and ready to get your car, hop aboard a shuttle that will take you back to Craftsbury and your vehicle. Hard to imagine a better day of running!

Your entry gets you:

  • Donation supporting the work of Green Mountain Farm to School
  • Shuttle for your gear to the finish and for you back to your car
  • Picnic lunch from Craftsbury General Store
  • Your first pint of Hill Farmstead (for those of age of course - youngsters will get soda); you must present a valid I.D.
  • On course feeds

Registration Details
$75

Online registration only - AND WE HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF ENTRIES (100!) Sign up now! Registration closes at noon, Friday, May 31. Bib pickup on race day will open at 8:00am at Craftsbury Outdoor Center.

Bib pickup and Race day schedule

8:00am - Bib pickup opens
9:15am - Bib pickup closes
9:30am - Race start at Craftsbury Outdoor Center
11:30am - Post race picnic and party begins at Hill Farmstead
12:30pm - First shuttle back to the Center; shuttles running every 30 minutes
12:45pm - Awards
2:30pm - Post race picnic and party ends
3:00pm - Last shuttle back to the Center departs

Course
We are still finalizing the 2019 course and will publish the course map soon. It will be a pavement-free course, covering singletrack, ski trails, dirt roads, open meadows, and class IV roads. Be aware that footing in some sections may be challenging and there will be no shortage of climbing. Our 2018 course covered net uphill: +2000' up, 1500' down. Roads will remain OPEN during this event! Run no more than two abreast when cars are present.

Parking
Racers will park at the start, Craftsbury Outdoor Center. We will provide shuttles from Hill Farmstead back to the Center 12:30pm-3:00pm, running every 30 minutes. Spectators - please note that parking at Hill Farmstead is limited. 

Lodging
Stay right at the race start at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center, and enjoy ample, healthy food as part of your lodging package. Lodging details.

Getting to Craftsbury (the start)
While Internet or GPS based mapping systems do a great job to direct one to the Craftsbury area, we recommend using our detail directions for navigation within 5 miles of Craftsbury (from Hardwick North or Irasburg South).

A look back at our 2018 event: We raised $1000 for Green Mountain Farm to School thanks to your work! Find the recapresults, and photos from the 2018 race.