Dorset Hollow Road Race
Chartered in 1761, Dorset is one of Vermont's greatest treasures! Enjoy quintessential Vermont scenery as you run through beautiful Dorset Hollow along the banks of the Mettawee River. Free participant photos, tech tees and unique finishers medals for all distances! Mostly packed dirt roads with some pavement.
Walkers are welcome! There will be a 2-hour cutoff for both distances, making the 5k especially walker-friendly!
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Second Chance Animal Shelter. Stick around after the race for the raffle to benefit the Second Chance Animal Shelter, with great local prizes courtesy of our awesome sponsors!
Last day to guarantee a shirt: Aug. 1
Last day to get your name printed on bib: Aug. 5
10k runners will be treated to a rolling loop course through idyllic Dorset Hollow. You will gain and lose approximately 550' of elevation. Fast downhill/flat finish!
Course map and elevation profile for the 10k can be viewed here. 10k runners will be bused from the finish at the Long Trail School to the start ~0.8 miles down Kirby Hollow Road, unless they choose to walk. (It's pretty flat and it's a great warm-up!) Buses leave at 7:30, SHARP!! Race entry includes shuttle.
The 5k is a fast point-to-point along the back half of the 10k loop featuring over 300' of net downhill. Don't forget to enjoy the scenery as you fly by!
Course map and elevation profile for the 5k can be viewed here. 5k runners will be bused from the finish at the Long Trail School to the start. Buses leave at 7:30, SHARP!! Race entry includes shuttle.
Parking and Shuttle
Shuttle is included in registration. Both 5k and 10k courses feature a remote start. The 10k start is roughly flat and ~.8 miles from the shuttle pickup, for those who prefer to walk or jog a warm-up rather than take the bus. Parking is at the Long Trail School, in Dorset, Vermont.
***SHUTTLES WILL LEAVE PROMPTLY AT 7:30!!!***
Do. Not. miss the shuttle. BOTH Upper and Lower Hollow roads will be closed prior to the start. Be ready to display your bib and bring what you will need for the race. There will be a sweat drop box and garbage at the 5k corral. However, if you drop it, you are donating it! Repeat--only drop stuff you don't plan to see again!
***YOU CAN NOT DRIVE TO THE 5k START!!! YOU MUST TAKE THE SHUTTLE!!!***
Shuttles are awesome! Sit down for a minute before the race, make some new friends, and let us drive! You can enjoy a beautiful preview of part of the course while you think about all the goodies you can pick up after the race at the Dorset Farmer's Market! There will be portables and water fill available at the 5k start.
Photos & Swag
The Dorset Hollow Road Race will be photographed by renowned sports photographer Joe Viger. All participants will take home FREE web-sized downloads of their photos, courtesy of Nor'east Trail Runs! Higher resolution prints and downloads are also available - support your amazing photographers!
All participants receive a custom tech shirt! Unique woodallions for all finishers. Beautiful, functional, locally-made awards for the top three women and men at each distance from JK Adams!
The Dorset Hollow Road Race will be fully chip timed by Mike Melton of industry leaders MCM timing!!! Pushed live to the cloud and at the start/finish via real time updated board, the race utilizes fully redundant state-of-the-art equipment. Timing will also employ backup checks along the course for accuracy.
***AGE GROUP AWARDS***
As in 2019, the Dorset Hollow Road Race will offer Age Group Awards to the top male and female in each age group!!!
Age groups are divided as follows:
Sign up today, you're only getting closer to the next age group!!!
Dorset Running Festival
The Dorset Hollow Road Race is day two of the Dorset Running Festival, two days of awesome races showcasing Dorset! If the Road Race alone isn't enough for you, join us on Saturday, August 22 for the Lost Cat 50k, marathon, & half marathon, a hilly road-to-trail race through East Dorset and past old quarries on Mount Aeolus!
Official Lodging Sponsor info coming soon!!
Volunteer and earn credit for future Nor'east Trail Runs race entries or swag ($15 of credit per hour of volunteering)! Sign up above for shifts of 1-4 hours before, during, and after the race.
Local time: 8:46 AM
Race entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.