Race Information

Tentative Race Information

The Leaf Peepers Half Marathon and 5K are tentatively
scheduled for October 3, 2021 
Due to COVID-19 restrictions it may not be possible
to have these races in person this year.
More information will be posted here when it is available.

Race day schedule:
Bib number pickup from 7:00am until 8:30am
Half marathon start: 9:00am
5K start: 9:15am


Katie White, 2019 female half marathon winner in 1:28:31
Neal Graves, 2019 male half marathon winner in 1:15:47

Course maps:
Half Marathon
5K

Directions: From I-89, take exit 10. Follow signs to Route 2. Take a left onto Route 2 east. Go through downtown Waterbury. There is ample parking behind the state complex. Please access via Park Row or State Dr. Do not enter on Horseshoe Rd. or park in church parking. Use this address for your gps: 280 State Dr., Waterbury, VT 05676

Race Day Facility Map

Volunteers: Without volunteers, it would not be possible to put on a race like Leaf Peepers. Course marshals, water stops, post-race food, and registration are just a few of the essential jobs being done by volunteers. Being involved with an event like this is a very rewarding and satisfying experience. If you would like to be a member of the Leaf Peepers 2019 team, please contact June Burr at jaburr@gmavt.net to sign up.

Divisions: Male and female: 18 and under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over.

Awards: Great local Vermont awards for first male and first female finishers and for each division, three deep. Awards will be based on GUN time.

T-shirts: The famous Leaf Peepers long-sleeve t-shirt is included in your entry feee.

Amenities: All runners will be served a post-race meal of hot chili or soup served from Sustainable Kitchen.

Timing: Chip timing by Granite State Race Services. Photography by Cox Sports Photos.

Water stops: Water and GU Hydration drink will be avalable at aid stations located at 3.5, 7, and 10.9 miles.

Facilities: Portolets near the start/finish area in the state office complex. No changing/showering facilities are available.

Race Results: Full results, including gun and chip times, will be posted at www.cvrunners.org.

Race Rules:

  • No baby strollers.
  • No unregistered runners.
  • No walkers.
  • No dogs.
  • Headphones are discouraged for safety reasons.

Race History: The first running of the half marathon was in 1984, and the 5K began in 1990. There have been a few course changes over the years, the most significant being the switch to the Perry Hill course for 2013 through 2018. The race returned to the original Waterbury/Duxbury course in 2019.