Dandelion Run – Just for the Fun of It!
In Memory and in Honor of Terri Weed
13.1, 6.2, 4, 2, and 1 Mile Run or Walk
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Derby Beach House, 220 4 H Road, Derby, VT
The Dandelion Run is a competitive and recreational half marathon on back roads deep in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Don’t let the name fool you. The “Dandy” is a hilly, thigh-burning challenge. Your reward: a run that takes you through farms and forests, on dirt roads through uncut green fields blanketed with millions and millions of dandelions. The “Kingdom” is one of the first geotourism areas in the world, specially designated by National Geographic. And there is no more beautiful time of year than the height of dandelion season. It’s Spring! It’s time to run!! Just for the fun of it!!!
The run also offers less hilly 10 k, 4 mile, 2 mile and 1 mile options for runners and walkers. Pricing varies depending on the course.
13.1 Mile – $50
10 km – $35
1, 2 or 4 Mile – $20
Youth – $15
20% of each adult registration fee is donated to Umbrella to support its advocacy
The consensus of our participants: “The Dandelion Run is one of the most challenging and most beautiful half marathons in the northeast.” And it is run in conjunction with a fledgling Dandelion FiddleFest of Bluegrass, Old Country and Fiddle Music – pickers and fiddlers all along the course, led by our perennial favorite, Reckless Breakfast at the Hayward Hollow support station and then back at The Beach House.
All who register by May 1st, will receive a Dandelion Run T Shirt and a completion “woodal.” (a medal made out of cedarwood) and a picnic lunch on us. Walk-ins are allowed but discouraged.
The Dandelion FiddleFest includes the Dandy Dinner on Friday evening with Reckless Breakfast, a judged Fiddlers’ Contest with cash prizes Saturday afternoon and a Fiddlers’ Buffet Dinner on Saturday evening with Scott Campbell & Friend all at The Eastside Restaurant, in Newport, 47 Landing Street, Newport, VT
Start at 9 am Derby Beach House 220. 4H Road, Derby, VT
Sign in and bib pickup at the Beach House on Friday afternoon before the race from 1 pm to 5 pm and Saturday morning starting at 7:00 am
On line registration is now open for all of our 2017 running events, including Dandelion Run (May 20), Freedom Run (July 4th), and Fly to Pie, Kingdom Marathon (October 8th),