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Sunday, September 15, join us for the 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 back to start post-race
- Picnic lunch of pizza and cookies from Craftsbury General Store
- On course feed
$35, online at Runreg.com. Sign up now! Reg closes at 5:00pm, Saturday, September 14. $40 DOR.
Bib pickup opens at 8:00am and closes at 9:30am, race start at 10:00am.
This year we will offer parking both in Craftsbury and Albany (the start and finish). UPDATE: We will only have shuttles after the race to take runners back to the start in Craftsbury Village. Shuttles back to the start from Albany will run from 12:45-1:45. We highly encourage you to carpool when possible, as parking is limited. Race parking in Craftsbury Village is available at the Craftsbury Elementary School and other Village locations. Volunteers will assist you to find appropriate parking spots. Please do not park in front of (or behind) the Craftsbury General Store or the C-Village Store. The stores will be open during the race.
Race Day Schedule
8:00am - Bib pickup and day of race registration begins at Craftsbury General Store
9:30am - Bib pickup and day of race registration closes
10:00am - Race start! At Craftsbury General Store
11:30 - Post race lunch & party begins at Albany General Store
12:30 - Awards
12:45 - First shuttle back to the start
1:45 - Last shuttle back to the start
There will be 2 aid stations on course at miles 3.9 and 7. Both aid stations will be equipped with water, gatorade, and an additional electrolyte drink mixed in-house in the Craftsbury dining hall. We are using re-usable cups to make it this a low-waste event. Weather looks like it will be moderate but warming over the course of the race, with temperatures in the 60s to start but rising rapidly over the next two hours. Please plan your personal feeds accordingly, and carry with you if you think you might need more.
The majority of the course is on rolling dirt roads, with the starting and finishing stretches on pavement. There is a mile-long section of Class IV (unmaintained) road at mile 7-8. After this week's rain, there are some significant puddles, so be prepared to get a little wet!*
*ALL ROADS WILL REMAIN OPEN FOR THE DURATION OF THE RACE! All racers must run on the left side of the road facing traffic and no more than two abreast. Please run single file as cars approach, and check both ways when making a road crossing. Roads will remain OPEN during this event! Run no more than two abreast when cars are present.
Stay right at the race start in Craftsbury, and enjoy ample, healthy food as part of your lodging package. Lodging details.
Getting to Craftsbury Village (the start)
Set your GPS to South Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury, VT.
Getting to Albany (the finish)
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.
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!