Friday, Aug 23, 2019 @ 10:00 AM
This Event Took Place Fri. Aug 23, 2019


What's 5,280 feet long, climbs approx. 450 feet, and donates 100% of entries to the Second Chance Animal Center?

The Wildcard Friday Uphill Mile, that's what!!!

**Running Festival Discount***

The Uphill Mile is only $5.28, or just one penny per ten feet (if you put it that way) when you register for Saturday's Lost Cat 50k or Sunday's Dorset Hollow Road Race!

If you've already registered for the other Dorset Running Festival events, check your inbox for a coupon to register for the Wildcard Friday race! If you still have to sign up for either the Lost Cat 50k or the Dorset Hollow Road Race, you can simply add-on registration for Wildcard Friday to your cart during checkout!

Day-of registration is NOT available. You must sign up online before the deadline!


This 1-mile road race gains ~450' of elevation. The course is paved.

Race day info

There will be NO DAY-OF SIGNUPS!!!

All participants must ride shuttles to and from the race from the parking area. There is no car access at the start, so all runners must park at the designated parking and take the shuttle to the start. Shuttles are free for runners and spectators.


Location: the field directly across the street from HN Williams General Store: 2732 VT-30, Dorset, VT 05251

Stop in the store to get breakfast, souvenirs, or literally anything you might need before or after the race!! It's a true Vermont General Store, so they have everything!

Shuttles will leave at 9:00 AM from the parking area. You must ride the shuttle! You cannot get dropped off at the start!

Shuttles will run back to the parking area roughly every 15 minutes, beginning when all heats are done.

Dorset Running Festival

Wildcard Friday is day one of the Dorset Running Festival, three days of races in historic Dorset, Vermont. If the Uphill Mile alone isn't enough for you, join us on Saturday, August 25 for the Lost Cat 50k, marathon, & half marathon, a hilly road-to-trail race through East Dorset and past old quarries on Mount Aeolus; and Sunday, August 26 for the Dorset Hollow Road Race 5k & 10k, a scenic rolling road race through idyllic Dorset Hollow!

Make a donation to Second Chance Animal Center HERE and help us reach our goal of raising $5,280 for Second Chance in 2019 for the Dorset Running Festival!

Lodging Sponsor

The Aerie Inn of Vermont is the official lodging sponsor of the Dorset Running Festival!

Book your stay for the Dorset Running Festival races and enjoy perks including:

• 25% discount on Lost Cat or Dorset Hollow Road Race registration
• 20% off room rates*
• A complimentary pint of maple syrup
• A jar of Wildwood Berry Farm's Blueberry Jam

To book your package, call the Aerie Inn at 802-362-1208. You must book directly with the Inn to qualify for the package; new reservations only.

If participating in the Dorset Running Festival, then Aerie Inn will send you a code for your discounted race registration after you book the package at the Inn. You must register for races directly through Nor’east Trail Runs. Race discount is not offered for Beebe Farm.

The package is not available in connection with any other discounts and specials and does not include taxes or gratuities; subject to availability.

*Two-night minimum required. Price is based on occupancy by two adults. Children stay free with adults; extra adults are $10 per night.

Event's current local time: 7:53 AM ET


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