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Dorset Hollow Road Race

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5k · 10k

Enjoy quintessential Vermont scenery as you run through beautiful Dorset Hollow along the banks of the Mettawee River. Free participant photos, tech tees and unique finishers medals for all distances! Mostly packed dirt roads with some pavement.

Walkers are welcome! There will be a 2-hour cutoff for both distances, making the 5k especially walker-friendly! 



10k runners will be treated to a rolling loop course through idyllic Dorset Hollow. You will gain and lose approximately 550' of elevation. Fast downhill/flat finish! 

Course map and elevation profile for the 10k can be viewed here. 10k runners will be bused from the finish at the Long Trail School to the start ~0.8 miles down Kirby Hollow Road, unless they choose to walk. (It's pretty flat and it's a great warm-up!) Buses leave at 7:30, SHARP!! Race entry includes shuttle.

The 5k is a fast point-to-point along the back half of the 10k loop featuring over 300' of net downhill. Don't forget to enjoy the scenery as you fly by!

Course map and elevation profile for the 5k can be viewed here. 5k runners will be bused from the finish at the Long Trail School to the start. Buses leave at 7:30, SHARP!! Race entry includes shuttle.

Free Photos + Swag

The Dorset Hollow Road Race will be photographed by renowned sports photographer Joe Viger. All participants will take home FREE web-sized downloads of their photos, courtesy of Nor'east Trail Runs! Higher resolution prints and downloads are also available - support your amazing photographers!

All participants receive a custom tech shirt! Unique woodallions for all finishers. Beautiful, functional, locally-made awards for the top three women and men at each distance from JK Adams!

*Must register by August 1 to be guaranteed a shirt. Must register by August 5 to guarantee you name on your bib.

Race-day Info

Shuttle is included in registration. Both 5k and 10k courses feature a remote start. The 10k start is roughly flat and ~.8 miles from the shuttle pickup, for those who prefer to walk or jog a warm-up rather than take the bus. Parking is at the Long Trail School, in Dorset, Vermont. 

Do. Not. miss the shuttle. BOTH Upper and Lower Hollow roads will be closed prior to the start. Be ready to display your bib and bring what you will need for the race. There will be a sweat drop box and garbage at the 5k corral. However, if you drop it, you are donating it! Repeat--only drop stuff you don't plan to see again! 

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