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Dandelion Run

May 19, 2018

 Half Marathon, 10 K, 4 Mile and 2 Mile – Run, Bike or Hike on dirt roads.

The Dandelion Run is a competitive and recreational half marathon 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!!!

Have some running buddies? Sign up for our Team Challenge. Teams of 3 to 10 runners. Best three times of each team are used to determine the fastest team, with special prizes, bragging rights, and The Big Dandelion Trophy.

The run also offers less hilly 10 k, 4 mile, 2 mile and 1 mile options for runners and walkers. Pricing varies depending on the course and how early you register. See below:

“The Dandelion Run is one of the most challenging and most beautiful half marathons in the northeast.” And it is run in conjunction with some great music before, during and after the run. led by our perennial favorite, Reckless Breakfast at the Hayward Hollow support station and then back at The Beach House.

All who register by May 1st, will receive a Dandelion Run T Shirt and a completion “woodal.” (a medal made out of cedarwood) and a picnic lunch on us. Walk-ins are allowed but discouraged.


Location: Derby Beach House 220. 4H Road, Derby, VT Map it


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