The 2021 Stowe 8-Miler & 5K has been cancelled. Check out for a list of exciting New England 2021 races!

The 40th Annual Stowe 8-Miler & 5k is returning to Stowe, Vermont on July 12, 2020 for another day of scenic New England running! Join thousands of runners and spectators at Vermont’s best summer road race, where you celebrate your finish with refreshingly cool Island Homemade Ice Cream and delicious craft beer from Harpoon!

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Virtual Run Details


With Governor Scott’s plan to reopen Vermont still in its early phases, and the Stowe Selectboard revoking all previously approved 2020 special event applications, it’s clear that races, festivals, and other large events won’t be allowed for the foreseeable future. So what does that mean for the Stowe 8-Miler & 5K?

We can’t simply cancel the event and refund or defer everyone to 2021 because we’ve already spent most of the money on everything we needed to produce it, from race swag to permits and planning. What little that remains is being used to keep the lights on for as long as we can during this difficult time.

However, with your support and understanding, we hope to survive the pandemic and return better than ever next year. Although we won’t be able to have an in-person event this year, we still want you to get out and run, and we want you to get the cool race swag we ordered for you, so we’re putting our remaining resources and efforts into converting the 2020 Stowe 8-Miler & 5K to a virtual run.

IMPORTANT:  We’ll ship your premium quarter-zip pullover and race bib to the address on file in your EnMotive account starting late July. Please log in here* by June 30th to ensure your mailing address is correct. Please also make sure you’ve selected the right size quarter-zip by checking out the sizing guide here, then update your selection in your EnMotive account if necessary. If your package is returned to us because of an incorrect address or wrong size, we won’t be able to reship it.

Once your swag is selected and address is updated, simply pick the ideal day to complete the virtual run, then submit your time to receive an official finisher’s certificate! To do so, log in to your EnMotive account, find Stowe 8-Miler & 5K on the “Upcoming Races” page, click Log Result, enter your time, and download your certificate. There’s no deadline to complete the run. You’ll receive your swag pack this summer regardless of when you complete it.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to [email protected]. We anticipate a high email volume, so response times may be delayed but we’ll reply as soon as possible.

On behalf of the Loco Races team, we thank you for your understanding during these unprecedented times. When things are back to normal next year, we’ll be sure to send you a personal discount for the 2021 event as thanks for supporting us.

*Click here for instructions on accessing/creating your Enmotive account

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What You Get

Unlike other races, your registration for The Stowe 8-Miler & 5k includes a lot of awesome stuff! Check it out:

Premium Quarter-Zip

All 5K and 8 mile runners get a mid-weight soft and stretchy running pullover!

Craft Beer

Runners get treated to a post-race party including as many Harpoon brews as you can responsibly drink!

Delicious Ice Cream

Runners also get local Island Homemade Ice Cream!



Early Bird - $39

Through April 17, 2020

Regular - $49

Through June 5, 2020

Last Minute - $59

Through July 8, 2020


There’s a 350 runner cap for the 5k, so don’t miss out!

Early Bird - $25

Through April 17, 2020

Regular- $30

Through June 5, 2020

Late - $35

Through July 8, 2020

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