Genny Tenny

16 Sep Update:  With your help, we were able to raise nearly $1,000 for the Albany General Store Project. Read our wrapup, find results, and photos (coming).

Sunday, September 16, Join us for the inaugural Genny Tenny, a 10 mile point to point dirt road run from one general store to the next! The start will be in Craftsbury village, near the Craftsbury General Store, and racers will make their way to via dirt road to Albany village near the new Albany General Store. This event is sponsored by the COC and Craftsbury General Store as a fundraiser for the Albany Community Trust's General Store Project (read more below).

Lunch at the finish (included in race registration fee) will be provided by the Craftsbury General Store. There will be a free shuttle from Albany to the start.

Your entry gets you:

  • Donation supporting the restoration of the Albany General store
  • Shuttle to start
  • Picnic lunch from Craftsbury General Store
  • On course feed

Registration Details
$25, online at Runreg.com. Sign up now! Reg closes at 5:00pm, Saturday, September 15. $35 DOR.

Bib pickup opens at 8:00am, race start at 10:00am.

Race Parking
Please park at the Albany General Store. We will have shuttles taking runners to the start beginning at 8:45am. There is limited parking at the Craftsbury General Store (the start), plus parking in Albany means your car will then be waiting for you at the finish! The last shuttle will leave Albany for Craftsbury at 9:20am, so please plan accordingly. 

Race Day Schedule
8:00am - Bib pickup and day of race registration begins at Albany General Store

8:45am - First shuttle from Albany to Craftsbury departs 

9:15am - Bib pickup and day of race registration closes

9:20am - Last shuttle from Albany to Craftsbury departs

10:00am - Race start! At Craftsbury General Store

11:30 - Post race lunch & party begins at Albany General Store

Course

Map here. Roads will remain OPEN during this event! Run no more than two abreast when cars are present.

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

Getting to Albany (the start)
Set your GPS to Main St, Albany, VT.

Want to participate, but not run? We're going to need volunteers, and you'll get a tasty lunch out of the deal. Email us to volunteer.

ACT opt 1 pic w3

Why are we raising funds?
Every small vital community in Vermont has at its center a general store. In 2014, the Albany General Store was lost to a fire and has been standing empty since. A survey of Town residents in 2017 showed overwhelming support for a new store. To accomplish this, we have formed a community non-profit corporation, Albany Community Trust, Inc. (ACT). We are raising funds to purchase, rebuild and equip the existing store building. ACT will then lease the building to an operator who will run the store without the financial burden of purchasing and renovating the existing building. Ownership by ACT will protect the community’s investment in the store and ensure its long term presence in Albany.

The store/café will be a welcoming place for everyone in the community and serve a wide range of customers including Albany residents, commuters, snow travellers, bike tours, tourists and others passing through Albany. It will be a gathering place, a place to get grocery staples and local products, as well as prepared food.

The community support for this project has been overwhelmingly positive. We have successfully purchased the store and the adjacent property, providing parking space and an outdoor green space to accompany our store! Beyond that, we are well on our way to meeting our fundraising goal, with the help of local and federal grants and support from the Preservation Trust of Vermont, the Vermont Community Foundation, and many others. Subscribe to ACT's newsletter, learn more, and donate at www.albanycommunitytrust.org!

Be a part of something special, help give Albany back its store! Not running, but want to be a part of the project? Donate NOW!