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Sat, Feb 14, 2015
About This Activity
Grab your sweetheart or come find one on Valentine's Day 2015! You'll either register as "attached" if you're in a relationship or not looking to be in one, or "unattached" if you're open to a new relationship. Although both divisions will run together, you'll know who is in which division by the color of the bandana they have tied to them somewhere.
Event details and schedule
Welcome to the 2nd Annual Cupid 5K on Saturday, February 14 – yes, Valentine’s Day! What better day to be out running with your sweetheart if you’re already attached, or finding a new one if you’re not? We’re thrilled to have you join us. This should be a really fun race! Read below for lots of important information for both pre-race and race-day.
Pre-race Packet Pickup: Again this year, racers will be able to pick up their numbers and other relevant items at Fleet Feet Sports in Essex Junction, VT the day before the race. Fleet Feet Sports is located at 76 Pearl Street (across the street from the Champlain Valley Fairgrounds)and hours of pickup for this particular race will be Friday, from noon until 6:30 pm. You may pick up your own packet as well as that of a friend as long as your friend doesn’t need to sign a waiver. Those who pick up their packet the day before the race do not need to arrive until just prior to the Pre-Race meeting scheduled for 9:45 am on Saturday. For those wishing to pick up their packets on race day, please arrive as early as you are able.
The Divisions: When you registered for the race, you chose either the Attached or the Unattached division. The color of the headband or bandana you receive will be based on your division. Please be sure to wear your headband or bandana so that others can see which division you are in. If your division has changed since registering, please let the Registration & Timing staff know when you pick up your bib/bandana – and please make sure that you have the correct color.
The Course: This 5K will be an out-and-back course running along Harbor Road. The start line is in front of Shelburne Health & Fitness at The Field House. The course is relatively flat and goes from SH&F, up Harbor Road to just before Bay Road where you will turn around and return to Shelburne Health & Fitness. There will be a mass start to this race.
8:45-9:45 am Race parking and bib pick-up
9:45 am Pre-race Meeting inside The Field House
10:00 am Race Start for all racers
10:18 am Approximate time of first 5K finisher. Post-race food begins. Please take your time after
the race enjoying a hot chocolate and a bagel courtesy of Breugger’s Bagels, fruit courtesy of Shelburne Supermarket, and water courtesy of RaceVermont.com, while enjoying the company of the other racers. If you’re just standing around, and it’s not too cold out, why not come out and cheer on the other runners?
11:00 am Awards & post-race raffle (you must be present to receive your award or raffle prize)
Some important notes about race day and the race:
Please park at the Shelburne Community School, Shelburne Town Hall or at the Shelburne Rail Road Station. All are an easy walk to/from The Field House. Parking will not be allowed at Shelburne Health & Fitness due to the danger that exiting cars pose to our racers who are still finishing.
Due to the fact that you will be running entirely on a road, the use of personal music devices is HIGHLY DISCOURAGED at this race. Not only do we want you to hear traffic that may be headed your way, but race volunteers or the timing team may need to get your attention.
Racevermont.com has no objection to and does not discourage the safe and prudent use of strollers or baby joggers during our races. Stroller or baby joggers or similar devices should be started in the back of the runners and walkers.
Racers must be courteous to other racers, volunteers, race officials, spectators at all times. Unsportsmanlike behavior will result in disqualification.
Racers must adhere to/abide by instructions, warnings, course signs from race director, race officials, volunteers, police, state and local traffic laws.
Please stay right going out and left returning (you’ll always be running on the north side of Harbor Road
All athletes must clearly display their bib #’s on the front of their body throughout the course
Race numbers MUST BE VISIBLE AT ALL TIMES, BUT ESPECIALLY WHEN APPROACHING THE FINISH LINE.
Thank you for supporting the RaceVermont.com 2015 Race Series . The great success of the RaceVermont.com Race Series is due to your continued participation and to the volunteers who help support Racevermont.com and all of our racers throughout the year. We all look forward to seeing you many times during the 2015 race season.