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Race: The Covered Bridges Half Marathon
Distance: Half Marathon
Where: from South Pomfret through Woodstock to Quechee, Vermont
When: first Sunday in June
Reasons given for the recommendation:
This is by far my favorite race of the year. It is held the first week of June when it's often warming up to uncomfortable racing temperatures in more southern states but Vermont usually still has some crispness to the air. It's a small race capped at 2,300 runners and the course is incredibly picturesque with covered bridges, farms, ski fields, the beautiful Quechee river, and folling fields. Best of all, it's relatively flat, which must have included some serious course plotting in Vermont! Of course, the huge spread of food, free local beer, and free massages at the end of the race don't hurt its appeal either!
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