Mad Dash

Title Sponsor: Sugarbush Resort

Sunday, October 12, 2014, 10:00am
Meadow Road, Waitsfield, Vermont

A classic Vermont foot race benefiting the Mad River Path.

Online registration closes at midnight on Friday, October 3.

Platinum Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors:

Enjoy a scenic course, local food and refreshments, and a commemorative tee shirt, all to support the Mad River Path.

The Dash includes:
- 5k running race
- 10k running race
- 5k fitness walk
- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont Kids Fun Run (free)

Registration fees include:
- Race entry
- Timing
- A delicious lunch
- Commemorative tee shirt
- Raffle entry (for pre-registered participants only) (click here for a list of raffle prizes below).

Registration Fees
$25 (on line until midnight on Friday, October 3) or $30 (after Friday, October 3 and on race day) - for 5K and 10K racers over 18 years of age and older
$15 - for 5K and 10K races under 18 years old
Free - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont Kids Fun Run. Participants register on race day.

How to Register
- Register on line before midnight on Friday, October 3 by clicking here. Bibs may be picked up on race day from 8:30-9:30 (bib pick up will close at 9:30 sharp!)
- Register at the Waitsfield Farmers Market on Saturday, October 4 or Saturday, October 11. Bibs may be picked up on race day from 8:30-9:30 (bib pick up will close at 9:30 sharp!)
- Registrations will be accepted race day from 8:30 - 9:30 (race day registration closes at 9:30 sharp!)

Volunteers Wanted
The Dash depends upon volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, please check out our list of volunteer opportunities and sign up by clicking here. Volunteers receive a limited edition commemorative tee shirt.

Prizes will be awarded for a variety of categories for both the 10K and 5K races.

Awesome raffle prizes will be awarded to randomly drawn pre-registered bib numbers. You must register on line by midnight on Friday, October 3 in order to be eligible for the raffle.

Raffle prizes include (keep checking this list as it will continue to grow right up until race day!):
Prize:Donated by:Value:
20 visit health club punch cardThe Bridges Resort$179
Gift certificate (4 separate certificates will be awarded)Baked Beads$25 ($100 total)
Gift certificateVon Trapp Greenhouse$50
5 mat classesZoe's Pilates$65
Gift certificateLaughing Moon Chocolates$25
Gift certificateWarren Store$25
Gift certificateAfterglow Day Spa and Salon$50
Gift certificate (2 separate certificates will be awarded)American Flatbread$50 ($100 total)
Delicious Maple ProductTonewood Maple Products
Gift certificateAfterglow Day Spa & Salon$50
Gift certificateMad River Barn
MassageMad River Massage
Gift CertificateMad River Garden Center$50
Gift CertificatePeasant Restaraunt$50
Box of dark chocolate caramel barsLake Champlain Chocolates$40
Meru hats (10 separate hats will be awarded)Ibex$30 ($300 total)
Deuter Kikki BackpackPale Morning Media$45
High Sierra Moray 22 Hydration PackPale Morning Media$140
High Sierra Fat Boy BackpackPale Morning Media$60
High Sierra Glitch BackpackPale Morning Media$100
Gift certificateMix Cupcakerie$25
Gift certificateBridge Street Butchery$25

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont Kids Fun Run

A kids fun run will take place immediately following the conclusion of the 5k and 10k races. Registration is free and all registered kids will receive a free tee shirt! Kids can register on race day.

Exclusive Kids Fun Run Sponsor:

We love dogs but dogs on leashes during the race can present a danger to other runners, so, please, leave your dog at home.

Strollers are welcome in the race. However, we ask that participants with strollers please start the race at the back of the start corral, so you do not obstruct faster runners path over the starting line. Please be advised that the course follows dirt roads. So, your stroller should be capable of rolling on a rough surface.

The Course
Please note that both courses have changed for the 2014 race! The 5K course now includes a short out and back spur north on North Road before heading down Meadow Road to the finish line. This change is necessary in order for the race to be a full 5K. The 10K course has simply reversed direction for the 2014.

After starting on Meadow Road, all runners will proceed east on Meadow Road. They will turn right (south) on Meadow Road and run to it's intersection with Tremblay Road, where they will reverse direction and run back to the north. All runners will proceed north on North Road past Meadow Road. The 5K runners will, reverse direction approximately 0.1 miles north of Meadow Road. The 10K runners will continue further toward Moretown before reversing direction. After reversing direction, runners will turn right (west) onto Meadow Road and head back to the start/finish area.

Course Overview Map:

5K Course:

10K Course:

If you are looking for overnight accomodations for the weekend of the Mad Dash, please contact the Mad River Valley Chamber of Commerce at (800) 82-VISIT or follow this link.

Silver Sponsors:

Sperry Tents VT

Bronze Sponsors:

Supporting Sponsors:
Irasville Country Store

Special Thanks
To Audrey Huffman for designing this year's Dash logo, poster and newspaper ads!

18th Annual Mad Dash Results
Click here for the 2013 race results.

17th Annual Mad Dash Results
Click here for the 2012 race results.

2012 17th Annual Mad Dash Results
Click here for the 2012 race results.

2011 16th Annual Mad Dash Results
Click here for the 2011 race results