Northern Border Running Club (NBRC) is launching a fun and unique 5-week run/walk series - “Run The North”. The weekly 5k, set in a different Northeast Kingdom town each week, will take place on five Friday nights starting June 4, running through July 2. The 2021 series towns will include: Derby Line, Coventry, Island Pond, Derby, and Newport City.
NBRC has seen an uptick in interest around running and walking opportunities over the past few years. “NBRC was started with the vision to support this kind of healthy social interaction in the Northeast Kingdom,” says Mike Nolan, co-founder of NBRC. “With the Run The North series we want to highlight the great local communities in our area, and also provide a fun way for families and friends to connect safely to get some exercise.”
Each week NBRC will post the start/finish location in each town, as well as a map of the 5k route, to their Facebook page and website. The Friday night 5ks will start at 6:30 pm.
There are two ways to participate in the Run The North series. The first option is to find out where the weekly 5k run/walk is, and show up to run or walk each week for free (with optional donation). The second option is to sign up to run or walk the full series. Runners and walkers that sign up for the full series will receive an exclusive “Run The North” commemorative tech shirt ($20/participant shirt). For those participants who want to add some competition, NBRC will have a points-based scoring system which takes into account the fastest times and the most 5ks completed over the five weeks. Divisions will be: Adult Male / Adult Female / Under 15 Male / Under 15 Female.
Each 5k will have a marked course with a timing clock at the start/finish. NBRC will follow State of Vermont Covid guidelines that are in place at the time of the weekly event.
There are 2 ways to participate:
Sign up to 'run/walk the series'. Series participants will receive an exclusive “Run The North” commemorative tech running shirt. This option is closed.
Find out where each week's run will be, and simply show up to run/walk each week. We will collect weekly cash donations that support local charities and the running club, but the races are free!
Dates and Locations (route map to be posted prior to week):
June 4 - Derby Line - https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4393435003
June 11 - Coventry -
June 18 - Island Pond - https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4441905757
June 25 - Derby
July 2-Newport City
For those participants who want to add some competition, NBRC will have a points-based scoring system which takes into account the fastest times and the most 5ks completed over the five weeks.
Divisions include: Adult Male / Adult Female / Under 15 Male / Under 15 Female.
Scoring: 1st place receives 3 points, 2nd place receives 2, and 3rd place receives 1.
Points awarded for each race, totaled after the final race.
Current Standings: https://docs.google.com/.../1VACoTesHfJVeYaml87Ki.../edit...
Race Day Notes:
𝙍𝙖𝙘𝙚 𝘿𝙖𝙮: The Island Pond 5K will start at 6:30 pm at the Town of Brighton State Beach (convenient for a post 5k dip!) on the far side of the lake. To get to the beach, take Pleasant St, then a left onto Lakeshore Dr. until you see the parking area on your right. There is ample parking in the lot, and bathroom options at the beach. The 5K course keeps walkers/runners on Lakeshore Dr. and can be found here: https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/4441905757
𝙋𝙧𝙚-𝙧𝙖𝙘𝙚: For check in, please arrive between 5:45 - 6:15. If you participated in either of the first two 5Ks, PLEASE TRY TO BRING AND RE-USE YOUR BIB and we’ll quickly check you in. If you don’t have your bib - don’t worry, we can easily re-assign a new one and update your entry. And, if Island Pond will be your first Run The North 5k, we’ll get you signed up with a new bib as well. The race is FREE, and we’ll have an optional donation for those looking to support our running club. Masks are suggested for pre-race sign in, unless you are fully vaccinated.
𝙎𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙨 𝙋𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙥𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙨: Current Standings can be found here: https://docs.google.com/.../1VACoTesHfJVeYaml87Ki.../edit...
𝙒𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧: The race will go off rain or shine, unless there are thunderstorms in the area. In the event of questionable weather, please check our Facebook page at 4:30 Friday (2 hours before the race). Current weather forecast looks great!