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Half Marathon Unplugged

Join us for the 9th Annual Half Marathon Unplugged: No Frills, No Hills!

This event is an organized, basic services race. You won't see 30,000 spectators like the VCM, or hear bands along the way, but you WILL experience a scenic, very flat, half marathon race.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

This event sells out FAST!   PLEASE NOTE: Registration will open Monday, January 12, 2015. 

Volunteer for Unplugged

Start Time

Wave 1 start: 9am SHARP
Wave 2 start: 11am SHARP

There is a 3-hour time limit for each wave

Entry Fee

Field Limit
Wave 1: 850 runners
Wave 2: 850 runners

Refund/Transfer Policy
We do NOT offer refunds for this event.  Entries may not be transferred to another runner. Please review our Unregistered Runner Policy.
Start: Airport Park, Colchester, VT

View Half Unplugged START, Airport Park, Colchester VT in a larger map


Flynn Avenue near Oakledge Park, Burlington VT

View Half Unplugged FINISH, FlynnDog, Burlington VT in a larger map

Services Not Included
Limited Registration: only 850 participants in Wave 1 and 850 in Wave 2
No race-day registration
Course measured to USATF standards with mile markers
(subject to weather related alterations)
Race shirt or hat optional (not included in registration fee)
Water stations at miles 4.5, 7.5 and 10.9 Finishers medal or certificates
Timing and results  No awards
Food at the finish line - Thanks, Moe's!
On-site medical services other than basic first-aid
Bus transportation to the start. Must be reserved; see below.

2015 apparel information anticipated January, 2015. 2014 information included below for reference.

2014 Shirts & Socks

Tech Shirts: $15 (women's or unisex)
Socks: $10  

Registration Packet Pick-Up

Wednesday, April 8 to Friday, April 10, 10am to 7pm
SKIRACK, 85 Main Street, Burlington VT

Race day, April 11, 2015 (packet pick-up ONLY, no race day registration)
Flynn Dog Gallery
208 Flynn Ave., Burlington VT
There is NO packet pick-up at the Start Area (Airport Park)

Course Description
Course begins at Airport Park in Colchester and runs along the bike path to the south end of Burlington. The majority of the course is on the bike path.

Please be aware that sections of the course may be wet and/or slippery or muddy. Due to weather and course conditions the route may change. In case of severe weather on race day (i.e. more than 5” of snow, lightening, etc.) please check this site after 6am on race day for event status.

View Half Unplugged Course Map (Map My Run)
View Half Unplugged Course Map (overview)
Half Unplugged course video

There is plenty of parking available at the Flynn Dog (packet pick-up/finish area) but only limited parking available at Airport Park (start area). RunVermont offers bus service from the FlynnDog to Airport Park for those who need it. Bus selection is made at the time of registration. If you did not reserve a bus seat and need a ride to the start, contact RunVermont by April 1.

Wave 1 Bus Info:
Bus 1:
7:30am, arrive Colchester 7:55am
Bus 2: 8:15am, arrive Colchester 8:40am

Wave 2 Bus Info:
Bus 1: 9:30am, arrive Colchester 9:55am
Bus 2: 10:15am, arrive Colchester 10:40am

Buses do not return to the start area after the race.
Warmups and sweats may be left on a designated bus and can be claimed at the finish. Please leave your valuables at home.

Driving directions to Airport Park from Burlington:
• North on Beltline/Rte. 127, cross into Colchester
• Turn left at the traffic light onto Porter’s Point Road.
• At the 4-way stop sign, go left onto Colchester Point Road.
• Airport Park is ½ mile on the right.
• Only limited parking available - please do NOT park on the neighborhood streets

Driving directions to the Flynn Dog from downtown Burlington:
• South on Pine Street to Flynn Ave.
• Turn right on Flynn Ave.
• The Flynn Dog is located on the right, just past the tower of file cabinets.
• Parking available in the parking lot and along the street.  Do NOT park west of the railroad tracks.Flynn Avenue Westbound will be closed at Lake Forest Road; NO OAKLEDGE PARK ACCESS UNTIL 2:00 PM.

Complimentary Post-Race Yoga
Sunday, April 12th, 9:00-10:00am
Vinyasa flow with Majken Tranby
The best way to ease those hard worked muscles is to counter with exercise that detoxes the lactic acid right out of our body. Join us at lululemon athletica for a post race practice-great for anyone who ran (or spectated). We'll connect pranayama (breath) with a guided flow of asanas (postures), all while having a lot of fun. Enjoy this unique style of yoga and marinate in its benefits, while enjoying a judgment free, loving practice.
Nmaste y'all!

Class held at lululemon athletica
31 Church Street 
Burlington, VT

The Quality Inn Colchester is offering an $80/per night rate to all registered Half Unplugged participants for Friday, April 11 and/or Saturday, April 12, 2014.  Book by 4/1/14.  Please refer to Group #1599857 to take advantage of this offer when making your reservations.  Phone: 802-655-1400. Full, free, hot breakfast, free wi-fi, located just off I-89 by exit 16. 

Race Results & Photos
Race Results
2014 Official SkiPix Half Marathon Unplugged photos
2013 Official SkiPix Half Marathon Unplugged photos
2012 Official SkiPix Half Marathon Unplugged photos
2011 Official SkiPix Half Marathon Unplugged photos
2010 Official SkiPix Half Marathon Unplugged photos

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