DOGS are NOT ALLOWED in the race unless they are assisting disabled persons. We like dogs, we just don't like it when runners or walkers get hurt because of a dog or its leash.
Bicycles, skateboards, baby joggers/strollers, roller skates or inline skates, and personal music players are not allowed in the race.
We will add together the three team members finish times. The lowest team time will win. Teams of less than 3 are welcome to participate, but won't be eligible for awards. Remember, the only way that your time will be recorded is if you are wearing your bib which now has the computer chip attached to it.
This is a measured, sanctioned race. Because of this there are very specific rules that apply to walking teams. Please review the Racewalking Rules page. If you're found in violation of these rules, time penalties will be added to your finish time.
First violation: 45 seconds. Second violation: 1 minute. Third violation: 2 minutes. These penalties will be incurred if walkers shuffle, jog or run.
This is optional! To help race walkers improve their race walking skills we are offering a race walking clinic on race day, September 14, 2021 at 5:15 PM at the state capital front lawn. Look for a sign near the tents.
The virtual race allows participants to walk or run 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) wherever they are, as an individual or in a team of up to three people. Team-mates can walk or run together in person or virtually, perhaps using their smartphones.
Race Day: Any day Between 9/1/2022 - 10/31/2021: Participants can choose any day between September 1st through October 31, 2021 to complete your 5K (3.1 miles).
Course: Racers can create their own 5K route. The course can be anywhere: a treadmill, a park, along neighborhood streets or country roads. Participants are urged to use caution and be alert to pedestrian and vehicle traffic.
Pace: Run or walk at your own pace.
Awards: As participants will be on the honor system and submitting their own finish times, we will not be offering our normal category awards for the virtual race.
Race Results: Participants are not required to submit a finishing time, but those that do will receive a downloadable finishing certificate via email. To submit results and to share your photos with us for use in our social networking and future advertising, please visit: Virtual Race Results Submission Form.
The proceeds from this event benefit the many programs and events of the Vermont Governor's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, including the following programs: Exercise is Medicine; Worksite Wellness Awards & Conference; Learn to Ski and Snowboard; Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge and State Agency Race; Vermont Senior Games; Park Bench Yoga; and Fit and Healthy Kids.