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CALENDAR OF EVENTS 9/16 Sodom Pond 4-mile Race, Adamant, Vt. A rolling 4-mile course around Sodom Pond in Adamant, Vt. Race day registration only, across from the Adamant Co-op. Contact: Tim Noonan, 802 223 6216.

9/19 Common to Common 30K, Essex Junction, Vt. A 30K race from the historic Essex Center to Westford Commons and back. All racers receive medallions. www.gmaa.net

9/20 Stowe Trail Series: 5K & 10K, Stowe, Vt. Beginning and ending in the Trapp Family Lodge Meadow, both races follow a dirt road before merging with double track cross-country trails. The 5K race diverts at Old Country Road and follows Russell Knoll back to the finish. The 10K race continues to the Trapp Cabin and returns on the new single-track trails. www.stoweadaptive.org

9/20 TAM Trek, Middlebury, Vt. Run around Middlebury on the 18-mile Trail Around Middlebury. There will also be a 6-mile run and a 2-mile run/walk. www.maltvt.org

9/26-27 Adirondack Marathon Distance Festival, Schroon Lake, N.Y. Schroon Lake, N.Y. hosts a full weekend of distance racing in the Adirondack Mountains. The race weekend features marathon, half-marathon, relays, 5K and 10K races, as well as fun runs for kids. www.adirondackmarathon.org

9/27 Vermont Sun Half Marathon, Salisbury, Vt. Vermont Sun hosts a 5K, 10K and half marathon in Branbury State Park on paved out-and-back courses. www. vermontsuntriathlonseries.com

9/27 22nd Annual Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run, West Windsor, Vt. The former Ascutney Mountain Resort in West Windsor hosts the 22nd year of the 50-mile bike race and 50-mile run. The race also includes a 50K option, a team relay and a free kids fun-run option. www.vermont50.blogspot.com

OCTOBER 10/3 Stark Mountain Hill Climb, Fayston, Vt. Run from the base to the summit of Gen. Stark Mountain taking any route you wish. All proceeds support the Stark Mountain Foundation’s maintenance and trail work on the Long Trail on Stark Mountain. www.achillclimb.org

10/3 Front Porches Half Marathon, Bellows Falls, Vt. A half marathon runs through the village of Bellows Falls and along the Connecticut River. www.vtfrontporcheshalf.com

10/3 Copley Hospital’s Run for the Heart, Morrisville, Vt. Copley Hospital organizes a 5K run at Oxbow Park, connecting to the Rail Trail. Runners will follow the Rail Trail back to Pleasant Street and then cross over to Portland Street to finish. www.runreg.com

10/4 Kingdom Marathon, Coventry, Vt. Kingdom Games hosts a marathon in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom on dirt roads through Coventry, Brownington, Barton, Irasburg and Glover. Course features three options: 26.2, 17-mile, and 13-mile (includes a special youth bike option on the 13-mile route. www.kingdomgames.com

10/4 Leaf Peepers Half marathon and 5K, Waterbury, Vt. CVR’s largest event and fundraiser for the Harwood Union Boosters Club is an out-and-back half marathon on paved and dirt roads. Part of the CVR ORS Race Series, USATF certified and RRCA sanctioned with chip timing. Contact: Roger Cranse, 802 223 6997 or rcc59@comcast.net

Battenkill River Duck Run, Arlington, Vt. Enjoy a 12K, 5K, or a 1K fun run on a low-traffic dirt road along the Battenkill River to benefit the Happy Days Playschool. www.bkvr.net

10/11 Harpoon Octoberfest Race, Windsor, Vt. The Harpoon Brewery in Windsor, Vt. holds their annual 3.6-mile road race, followed by an Oktoberfest on the brewery grounds. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Norris Cotton Cancer Center. www.harpoonoctoberfestrace.com

10/11 Ripton Ridge Run, Ripton, Vt. Friends of the Ripton School organize a 5K run and a 10.4K run traversing roads in Ripton and the Green Mt. National Forest and includes water stops. The event also includes a non-competitive 5K Fun Walk and a short, non-competitive event for children. All courses start and finish at the Ripton Elementary School on the Ripton-Lincoln Road in Ripton, VT. www.riptonridgerun.addisoncentralsu.org

10/11 North Face Race to the Summit, Stratton, Vt. Stratton Resort holds a 2-mile race to the summit of Stratton Mountain. Over $2,000 in prize money and awards wait at the top. www.stratton.com

10/25 CircumBurke MTB Challenge & Trail Run, East Burke, Vt. On the last weekend in October, Kingdom Trails, Conservation Collaboratives and the Burke Area Chamber of Commerce present a mountain bike and cross country running race on a 25-mile loop. www.circumburke.org

10/31 The Kingdom Challenge, Lyndonville A challenging point-to-point half marathon between Lyndonville and St. Johnsbury with typical Vermont terrain including four covered bridges. www.thekingdomchallenge.com

NOVEMBER 11/7 Fallen Leaves 5K Series, Montpelier, Vt. Low-key, three-race series on a flat and fast 5K race course that begins and finishes on the Montpelier High School track, and incorporates the Montpelier bike path. Contact: Tim Noonan, 802 223-6216.

11/14 Fallen Leaves 5K Series, Montpelier, Vt. Low-key, three-race series on a flat and fast 5K race course that begins and finishes on the Montpelier High School track, and incorporates the Montpelier bike path. Contact: Tim Noonan, 802 223-6216.

11/21 Fallen Leaves 5K Series, Montpelier, Vt. Low-key, three-race series on a flat and fast 5K race course that begins and finishes on the Montpelier High School track, and incorporates the Montpelier bike path. Contact: Tim Noonan, 802 223-6216.

11/22 Middlebury Turkey Trot & Gobble Wobble 5K and 10K, Middlebury, Vt. These races staring in downtown Middlebury feature chip timing, t-shirts for all entrants, raffle prizes and 20-pound turkeys for the winners. www.middleburyfitness.com

11/26 GMAA Turkey Trot, Burlington, Vt. A certified 5K on the UVM women’s cross country course. Walkers are welcome in this race benefiting the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf. Race starts at 11 a.m. at the Gutterson Field House at the University of Vermont. www.gmaa.net

11/26 Running of the Turkeys, Arlington, Vt. A scenic Thanksgiving 5K starts and ends in Arlington. www.bkvr.net

Bicycle

Blowout

Course: 18-mile* & 6-mile timed runs, 2-mile family fun run/walk. All courses are loops on pristine trails through woods, farmland, meadow and river valleys, circumnavigating the town. *18-mile run capped at 100 runners.

Sale!

Location: Start & end at Wright Park in Middlebury, VT. Post-race celebration with refreshments, prizes & music. All welcome, any ability.

On selected gravel, mountain, road and hybrid bikes. Cycling shoes and apparel, too! Now through September. 49 Brickyard Lane, Putney Vermont

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All proceeds will help to maintain & improve the Trail Around Middlebury (TAM).

Register starting June 1 at http://www.maltvt.org/

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