Suffrage Scramble

Suffrage Scramble 5K
Now a Virtual Event!

Notice August 8: The Suffrage Scramble has begun, and all 350 Suffrage Sashes have been claimed!

You may continue to register and participate until August 15. We encourage you to make your own sash to wear and share in photos.

Saturday, August 8 thru Saturday, August 15, 2020

All suffragists and suffragents, runners, and walkers are invited to
participate in the Suffrage Scramble 5K Virtual Event

Run or walk or roll (w/c’s, not bikes) a fun 5K in your neighborhood to commemorate 100 years of the 19th Amendment! 

Friends, organizations, clubs and corporations are invited to form groups to commemorate the Women’s Suffrage Centennial 1920-2020! Wear your sash, andTake the Pledge” to become an informed voter! Gather donations if you wish for additional support to complete the legacy. Event proceeds and your extra donations will be sent to the Rutland NAACP  to help fund expansion of voter registration, education and access for historically disenfranchised communities of color. Maybe create a group run to your polling place with your sash on VT Primary Day August 11!

The Suffrage Scramble 5K, presented by CVR, is produced in conjunction with the Vermont Suffrage Centennial Alliance.  Led by the League of Women Voters of Vermont, VSCA is committed to informing Vermonters of the history and outcomes of women’s suffrage and engaging them in the ongoing quest for equal rights and citizenship. The motto of VSCA is Hard Won – Not Done. Learn more about their work here.

We are also celebrating ½ century of women being allowed to participate in road racing! It took 50 years after women gained the right to vote until they gained the right to run in the Boston Marathon, the New York City Marathon or pass Title IX to allow access to running teams in schools and universities. One century with the Right to Vote, one/half century with the Right to Run!

How to Participate: Sign up as a group or individual here. During the week of the Vermont Primary, run or walk a 5K of your choosing. Document the distance on your GPS device or cell phone app and/or provide a photo of your accomplishment at the Finish Line on!

Beneficiary: Race proceeds will be donated to the Rutland, Vermont chapter of the NAACP to increase voting access for all citizens. Additional donations welcome during registration for the event.

Registration: Online Only

Fee: $20 for individuals. Includes “Votes for Women—Votes for All” commemorative sash to wear during your event. Your entry will include opportunities to win prizes or free samples from our sponsors including UnTapped and Cabot. Sign up early to be sure to receive your sash prior to your run.

Group Rates: Get your club, business, or friends together and run as a team! 5 person teams: $18 per person, 10-20 person teams $17 per person. Special recognition for group participation and enthusiasm! Teams may run separately or together as long as they maintain appropriate social distancing during the walk or run.

Race Date: August 8-August 15. Run or walk the 5K and submit your result and photos any time through the 8 day race and by August 16 at midnight.

Prizes: Raffled for photos posted from the event!

Course of your choosing! If you are in the Waterbury area, the originally planned course is here.

For more information: Contact Donna Smyers at:

Thank you to our sponsors