Overall Rating
Overall Rating (4 Reviews)
4.3
(4 Ratings)(4 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3.8
SCENERY
4.8
PRODUCTION
4.5
SWAG
3.3
Covered Bridges Half Marathon is a community based road race, run on the first Sunday in June. The Best 13.1 miles in New England. Experience some of Vermont’s Covered Bridges and support local charities. The Covered Bridges Half Marathon was first run in 1992. The race donates more than $50,000 … MORE
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    Peter FIRST-TIMER '19

    This was a very nice and small (2000 runner) race. The race was more difficult than I expected with rolling hills. The scenery was very nice. Although this was not … MORE

    This was a very nice and small (2000 runner) race. The race was more difficult than I expected with rolling hills. The scenery was very nice. Although this was not really a problem, it does seem odd that they do not have an expo (I needed to buy a forgotten armband) the day before. The bibs are given out at the start of the race and you get your t shirt at the finish line.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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    TerriB FIRST-TIMER '19

    This is a beautiful course, the trees, grass so very green and so nice when you get to run by the water. You will go through one covered bridge and … MORE

    This is a beautiful course, the trees, grass so very green and so nice when you get to run by the water. You will go through one covered bridge and pass two others. Amazing volunteer and police support, the community really comes out to help make the half marathon a success. Quite a few inclines, but, what goes up must come down. I would say it’s more downhill than uphills. The most significant being Mile 5 is a gradual uphill and mile 8 a short but steep incline.
    I’m a slower runner and was supported till the very end, which is always a bonus!!! Thanks to the covered bridges race committee for assuring all runners have a good race. I would recommend.
    Good to know information: It sells out fast, so if you don’t get in, you can register through one of the charities.

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    5

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    jscoope213 FIRST-TIMER '18

    This race is known as the best half marathon in New England, and having run it I can see why! The course is beautiful (even in absurd humidity), and the … MORE

    This race is known as the best half marathon in New England, and having run it I can see why! The course is beautiful (even in absurd humidity), and the race organizers have their logistics down to a science. There is almost no way to bandit this race, since you have to take a bus to the starting line, where you pick up your bib. I think my only complaint about the start was that runners (including me) started lining up before the pacers jumped in, so I started with a pacer that was going too fast for the beginning of my race, and blew up my race plan at Mile 4. The course was beautiful, and while it described as net downhill, it did not feel it (especially at the hill at Mile 8 that needed stairs, it was so steep). The spectators were congregated in certain areas, so you did run through a lot of quiet areas too. Like the rest of the race, the finish was well organized and nicely stocked with recovery treats. Another bonus to the organization- pick-up of your finisher shirt after your medal in the finisher chute.

    Special thinks to the race directors for putting my newly-pregnant friend’s mind at ease the day before!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    4

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    robrien0215 FIRST-TIMER '18

    I ended up making this my 25th state on my 50 state mission. I literally watched the countdown delaying a business dinner so I could register for this race as … MORE

    I ended up making this my 25th state on my 50 state mission. I literally watched the countdown delaying a business dinner so I could register for this race as I’ve heard it’s a do not miss race.
    Leading up to the race, it’s pretty quiet but about the month before you receive constant updates.
    In the morning, you need to take a shuttle to the race location. Seemed to be a rather long ride to the start however, Vermont is just so beautiful, you don’t mind.
    Packet pick up is the morning of the race. When you arrive at the start, they provide your race bib, shirts at the end.
    It was warm and sunny on race day-finally as my last 3 races, it has rained!
    The race course is just stunning. A lot of spectators at certain spots though you only go through one covered bridge and run by another. I thought there would be more!
    There is a really tough hill at mile 8 but the rest of the course is rolling hills with lush green scenery.
    The finishers shoot is very long where you receive water, your shirt (choice of 2 colors) and your medal. The after party had food trucks, a free beer and a band in a large field.
    Overall, I really loved this race. I am so happy it was my 25th!

    DIFFICULTY
    4
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    1

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