Northfield 5K Run/Walk, 5K Power Walk, and One Mile Kids’ Race

Saturday, August 31, 2024 – Northfield

Presented by Central Vermont Runners (CVR) and the Vermont Senior Games Association (VSGA), the 45th annual road race event kicks off Northfield’s Labor Day Weekend Festival!

Start, Northfield 5K 2023
(photo by Barb Flint)

Directions/Parking/Portalets: From Interstate-89 take exit 5 to VT Rt.64 west toward Northfield. Turn right on Rt. 12 north. Proceed past Norwich University toward downtown. On-street parking is available along the right side of Main St. (Route 12) as you are heading down the hill. Portalets are set up on the west side of Depot Square.

Registration and Fees: Pre-registration encouraged!

5K Run/Walk

5K Power Walk (age 50 and up)

1 Mile Kids’ Race (ages 6-11)

Race day registration and number pickup:

Race day schedule:

Race Information: The races begin in front of the Northfield Savings Bank. Mile markers will be posted along the 5k course. A water station will be located at the midpoint of the 5K course. Course maps will be available on race day. Please note that strollers, headphones, and dogs are not allowed in the races. Minors under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the waiver for the minor to participate.


Awards: For the 5k race, CVR will award a prize to the fastest male, female, and nonbinary finisher in the five year age groups from 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89, 90-94.
For the 1-mile kids’ run, prizes will be awarded to the top three male, female, and non-binary participants in age groups 6-8 and 9-11.

Vermont Senior Games: CVR is pleased to once again welcome the participation of the Vermont Senior Games Association  VSGA will award gold, silver and bronze medals to the top three male, female and non-binary finishers over 50 (five-year age groups) in the 5k run and the 5k power walk.

Sponsors: Thank you to Northfield Savings Bank and Darn Tough Socks for generously providing age group awards for the 5k race and the one mile kids’ run!

Beneficiaries: Proceeds from the Northfield races support Central Vermont Runners’ youth running grants and the 
Vermont Senior Games Association
Again this year: Please consider making a donation to support The Veteran’s Place, a transitional group home in Northfield serving unhoused veterans. A group of veterans from The Veteran’s Place will be participating in the 5k walk as our special guests. Thank you for supporting local veterans by chipping in a little extra when registering for your race!

New England 65 Plus Runners Club: The Northfield 5k Run/Walk and 5k Power Walk are officially endorsed by the New England 65 Plus Runners Club, an organization of active senior athletes from all areas of New England and beyond. For more information, please visit

Photo gallery from the 2023 Northfield 5k run, 5k power walk, and 1 mile kids race. Photos by Barb Flint

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