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Sunday, Covered Bridges Half Marathon

May 31, 2013

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22nd Annual Covered Bridges Half Marathon Starts At Suicide Six

On this Sunday, June 2, about 2,000 runners will begin the 22nd annual Covered Bridges Half Marathon at 8:15 a.m. at the Suicide Six Ski Area. The 13.1-mile race will follow the same course as in past years, through Woodstock and ending at the Polo Field in Quechee.

The Woodstock Chamber prerace pasta supper will be held on Saturday, June 1 with seatings at 5, 6 and 7 p.m. at the Suicide Six ski lodge. Go to woodstockvt.com/ registration.php for reservations.

Runners will park at Quechee Gorge Village on race morning and be bused to the starting area. First bus is 5:45 a.m., last bus is 7 a.m. No parking is allowed at Suicide Six, but drop-offs are welcome.

The first runners will reach the Polo Field at about 9:20 a.m. and spectators’ parking is available at the Polo Field via Dewey’s Mills Road only. Spectators needing to park should arrive by 10 a.m.

Volunteers will work with local law enforcement to minimize delays and help both runners and traffic flow smoothly and safely. Please come out and cheer the runners.

The following road closings and detours are planned for race day: Race Start: 8:15 a.m. Suicide Six, South Pomfret.

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Stage Road: North of Suicide Six to Teago Store: 7:50 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Pomfret Road: Teago Store to Route 12. 7:50 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Route 12: Intersection with Stage Road into Woodstock Village. 8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.

Woodstock Village: River Street, Mountain Avenue, Elm Street: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Route 4 will remain open.

River Road: Route 12 to Taftsville Bridge: 8:40 a.m. – 10 a.m.

Quechee Club House Road: Closed to westbound traffic, open to eastbound traffic. Upper High Pastures Road to Quechee Village.

Quechee Main Street: Alternating one-way traffic controlled by Hartford Police and Windsor County Sheriff, from Quechee bridge to post-office. 9 a.m.

Closed from Old Quechee Road to Polo Field. 9 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.

Alternate routes: Route 12 – take Prosper Road to Route 4, head east and continue to Route 12 south in Taftsville; Quechee Main Street including Quechee Club via Woodstock, River Road and High Pastures

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