A Fun Run Under the Full Moon
The annual Moonlight in Vermont Midnight Road Race and Community Ramble return the night of Saturday, July 12, giving both runners and walkers the opportunity to participate in the light of the full moon.
The four-mile road race begins at the stroke of midnight from the Pownal Valley Fire Department’s station at the top of the hill on Route 7 in Pownal Center, Vt. The course follows secondary paved and dirt roads through the hills and dales of rural Pownal, with luminaries positioned at regular intervals to keep runners on course. Awards will be given to overall male and female winners, as well as the top three finishers in seven age categories.
The non-competitive two-mile Community Ramble will begin at 12:03 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the first Pownal resident and to the individual judged Most Visible in the Moonlight. Commemorative T-shirts will be given to pre-registered runners and walkers, and refreshments will be available after the race.
The events are being organized by the Batten Kill Valley Runners and Pownal community members to benefit the Pownal Valley Fire Department, and are sponsored in part by Vermont Moonlight Cookies. The entry fee is $15 for pre-registration, and $18 on race night. BKVR members, students and Pownal residents receive a $3 discount. Check-in begins at 10:30 p.m. Register online at active.com, or pick up an application at the Solomon Wright Public Library. For more information, contact [email protected], or call Acting Race Director David Durfee at 802-442-4414.