POWNAL, Vt. -- The annual "Moonlight in Vermont" midnight road race returns the night of Saturday, Aug. 4, along with the Community Ramble, giving both runners and walkers the opportunity to participate in the light of the full moon.
The four-mile road race begins at the stroke of midnight from the Pownal Valley fire station at the top of the hill on Route 7 in Pownal Center. The course follows secondary paved and dirt roads through the hills and dales of rural Pownal, with luminaries positioned at regular intervals to keep runners on course.
Awards will be given to overall male and female winners, as well as the top three finishers in seven age categories. In recent years, the run has featured a mix of fast, competitive runners -- both local and visitors to the area -- and casual fun runners. The non-competitive two-mile Community Ramble will begin at 12:10 a.m.
Prizes will be awarded to the first, youngest and oldest Pownal residents -- and the individual judged "Most Visible in the Moonlight" -- and door prizes will be offered. Commemorative T-shirts will be given to pre-registered runners and walkers, and refreshments will be available after the race.
The events are being organized by the Batten Kill Valley Runners and Pownal community members to benefit the Pownal Valley Fire Depart ment and are sponsored in part by Vermont Moonlight Cookies.
The entry fee is $15 for pre-registration and $18 on race night. BKVR
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Acting Race Director David Durfee at 802-442-4414.