Discover the Northeast Kingdom
Dandelion Run – Just for the Fun of It!
In honor and memory of Terri Weed
Half Marathon and 10K Run and Walk
Saturday, May 17th, 2014
Selected as one of the five most scenic running races in Vermont
by Vermont Sports Magazine
And one of the top 20 events in Vermont’s Summer of 2011
By Yankee Magazine
Check it out: 2013 YouTube Slide Show, 2010 YouTube Slide Show, 2011 slide show
The Dandelion Run is a competitive and recreational half marathon (with relay options) 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 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 Festival of Bluegrass, Old Country and Fiddle Music – pickers and fiddlers at every relay station, led by our perennial favorite, Reckless Breakfast At Station 2 and then back at The Beach House.
We also offer a less hilly, 10K course for running and walking (adult solo and 5 person youth relays). Our youngest runners take part in the joy of the Dandelion Run on our special 1 mile youth Fun Run. Pricing varies depending on the course. Registration is now open. The Adult Fee for the Half Marathon is set at $50 for an individual. Adult Fee for the 10K course is $35. For more info on fees and to register, click here.
In 2014, the total number runners will be limited to 400 individual runners, first come, first served. Total number of relay runners will be limited to 200. On line registration is now open for all of our 2014 running events, including Dandelion Run (May 17), Freedom Run (July 5th), Kingdom Marathon (October 5th), Halloween Hustle (October 25th) and Santa Run (December 6th)