Race Date – July 9, 2017

The Stowe 8-Miler is a classic summer race and in 2017 will celebrate its 36th year.  Vermonters and runners from all over New England, Canada and beyond return year after year to Stowe for this historic event.  If you are a veteran runner of this race we welcome you back; if you are considering running the Stowe 8-Miler, don’t miss the fun! 

Not up for 8 miles? We now have a 5K race too, same time and location as the 8-Miler, same great after-party waiting for you when you finish!

The Course: As beautiful as ever, the 8 mile single-loop course starts just off Mountain Road in the town of Stowe.  The course is rolling with some flat sections, all of which takes runners through the beautiful Vermont countryside and then through the heart of downtown Stowe. The Flying Onion 5K starts with the 8-Miler but peels off the 8-Miler course at about Mile 1.5 – see our Course page for more information.

Start:  8:30 AM sharp! All runners report to the starting line by 8:20 AM at the back of the Recreation Field just off the Mountain Road on Weeks Hill Road.

Finish Location: The finish for the 8-Miler is on the front lawn of the Golden Eagle Resort; the Flying Onion 5K finishes on the Rec Path (just off Weeks Hill Rd) – both are a few minutes walk to the post-race celebration.

Finish Party: After the race, take a short walk up the Rec Path or sidewalk to the famous Rusty Nail (1190 Mountain Rd) and join us for the celebration! The famous after race party features cold Smuttynose craft-brewed beer and hand-scooped Island Home Made ice cream!


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