Date: 01 Jan 2017 0 Comment Events,Fundraising Posted by: Family Place WP Administrator
Join Our Team!
Members of our team fundraise $500 which includes a $90 race registration fee. The $90 registration fee is due when you register to be on The Family Place’s Team. All funds raised will go directly to operational needs at our location in Norwich, VT which serves over 1,900 families annually. All participants will receive:
Assistance with a personal fundraising webpage
Vermont made unique gifts and goods
Toilets at the start of the race for charity team runners only
A tent at the starting area with food and fuel for race
Regular encouragement sent by email preceding the race
Team photograph before the race
Post race massage
Transportation of personal items from the start of the race to the finish
To pay your registration fee, you can make a payment on PayPal here.
The Covered Bridges Half Marathon was first run in 1992 and 2016 marks the race’s 25th Anniversary! Race founder David Chioffi and a group of community members got together to create a half marathon along some of the best running routes around Woodstock, Vermont. The course they designed was unique because of the four covered bridges along the way, two of which the runners ran through. The race is currently capped at 2,300 runners, and the on-line registration fills quickly each year, usually in a few minutes from the time that it “goes live.” The race is organized by a completely volunteer staff, under the corporate umbrella of CBHM, Inc., a non-profit corporation formed specifically too organize running events and donate the proceeds to charity.
The race donates more than $50,000 each year to local non-profit groups focused on youth activities and youth sports in the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire. In recent years, non-profits have used the race to inspire volunteers to seek pledges for their respective causes, raising as much as $130,000. The race committee has consciously limited the number of spots allocated to such efforts to maintain the feel and focus of the race itself. Learn more about the race at: http://cbhalfmarathon.blogspot.com/
*Race photograph by 2015 Official Race Photographer Pat Hendrick