(The Festival exits this year’s calendar – we bumped into last minute challenges that would seriously jeopardize success – so we’re working to convert dirt into chocolate (you want some, don’tcha?) and present an even better Festival in 2018.  Stay with us…)

The ShoeFly Trail Running Festival takes place on September 16, 2017, in East Burke, Vermont.  It is an action-packed trail running festival. Come run the dirt in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.

Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom is one of the top U.S. travel destinations according to National Geographic Magazine.  East Burke is home to award winning multi-use trails. It is ranked as a top mountain biking town, one of the coziest American Mountain Towns, and a top New England ski resort destination.*

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RUN VERMONT’S AWARD-WINNING KINGDOM TRAILS THIS SEPTEMBER.

SEPTEMBER 16, 2017

Run. Real. Rugged. Dirt.

Entertainment, Food & Family Fun

Register for the ShoeFly Trail Running Festival and roam some of the best dirt in the East during Vermont’s beautiful month of September.  If the season’s fresh air and colors don’t blow you away, the trails will.

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Experience the best of Vermont’s trails!  

This is an experience you won’t want to miss.

The ShoeFly Trail Running Festival in East Burke, Vermont is the grand finale to the ShoeFly Trail Run Monthly Series (April – August).  The ShoeFly Festival features an exciting trail running menu: ULTRAS (50K, D2D), 25K, 10Ks, 5Ks, 1 Mile, costume runs, and a 5K/10K FireFly Glowstick/Torch Run.  With real, rugged trail running, live entertainment, local food, vendors, and more, the 2017 ShoeFly Trail Running Festival is an experience that will stay with you!

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ShoeFly 2017 Festival Trail Runs:

ButterFly 1M – Perfect for Kids ‘n Parents and New-to-Trail Runners!

  • Saturday, September 16th @ 9am (Costume 1M – Dress Like a Fly, Bug, Insect, or Other Costume for your chance to win a prize!)

ButterFly 5Ks (Run one or both)

  • Saturday, September 16th @ 9am (Costume 5K – Dress Like a Fly, Bug, Insect, or Other Costume for your chance to win a prize!)
  • Saturday, September 16th @ 8pm (Glow/Torch Run – Wear your headlamp, glow sticks, or coolest reflective gear for a run to remember!)

HorseFly 10Ks (Run one or both)

  • Saturday, September 16th @ 9am (Costume 10K – Dress Like a Fly, Bug, Insect, or Other Costume for your chance to win a prize!
  • Saturday, September 16th @ 8pm (Glow/Torch Run – Wear your headlamp, glow sticks, or coolest reflective gear for a run to remember!)

FireFly 10K – Glowstick/Torch Run

  • Saturday, September 16th @ 8pm

HorseFly 25K

  • Saturday, September 16th @ 12pm (Cutoff @8pm)

BlackFly 50K Ultra

  • Saturday, September 16th @8am  (Cutoff @8pm)

D2D Ultra

  • Saturday, September 16th @6:00 am  (Run this Ultra from Dusk to Dawn – 6:00 a.m. – 7:30 pm)

The ShoeFly Festival takes place at the Old Kingdom Trails’ Nordic Center on Dashney Road in East Burke, Vermont.  Participants (except A.M. 1M/5K/10K) will receive a ShoeFly Signature Patagonia Long-Sleeve T-Shirt and finisher’s award.  1 Mile participants will receive a finisher’s award.  

Festival registration includes aid station support, and access to free entertainment and vendors/expo.

25K, 50K, D2D includes post-run grub.

Food will be available for purchase at the festival.  Port-a-potties will be located on site.

Don’t miss one of the most exciting trail running experiences Northern Vermont & New Hampshire have ever known!  

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Aid stations, prizes, and food galore with local vendors offering up tasty farm-to-table, ethnic & local cuisine, including breakfast/lunch/dinner, snacks, beverages, brew and sweet treats.

Register for the ShoeFly Festival HERE.

Lodging.  Our sponsor Burke Mtn Resort offers group package prices for your weekend comfort.  You’ll want to reserve ASAP since the Trail Running festival takes place smack in the middle of Leaf Peeper season. Mention your ShoeFly Trail Running Festival Registration to the reservation staff for reduced rates.  Check out other local B&Bs & Inns for Stay & Run packages!

Entertainment.  We’ll insert local musical talent and emerging local artists to enhance your Festival fun.  Some of it will be near the Start/Finish.  Some may even appear sporadically on the trail.  Watch this site for updates as we sneak towards September.

Awards.  While speed invites special recognition, surviving the weekend earns its own respect…an opportunity to dispense treats ‘n gifts ‘n other forms of hospitality for dedicated effort on the dirt.  Ya gotta come play to earn the goodies, and goodies you’ll get!

Sponsors.  A wide array of local businesses – food, supplies, services – contribute much of their talent and resources so that your time on the trails is memorable.  Please reward them in kind by consuming their wares/services at other times beyond the ShoeFly experience.

 

*USA Today, National Geographic, Expedia