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The Slate Valley Scramble is a trail running race that features an 8K, half marathon, and kid’s fun run. The race takes place on some of VT's newest and best single & double-track trails on Slate Valley Trails’ network in Poultney, Vermont. This race is also one of SVT's biggest annual fundraisers! By signing up to race or volunteer, you are supporting SVT's GRAND MISSION.
Join Slate Valley Trails (SVT) on Saturday, August 12, 2023 for the fourth annual Slate Valley Scramble trail run race and fundraiser! Trail runners can choose from an 8k and half-marathon, which will be held entirely on singletrack and double-track trails here in beautiful southwestern Vermont. A free kids fun run will take place following both events to encourage the whole family to get out and enjoy SVT’s trails.
Races will offer runners a well-maintained, variable terrain, wooded course consisting of primarily single-track trail. While both courses will have some flat terrain and rolling hills, there will be hills and a few sustained climbs. Runners will be rewarded with occasional stunning views of Vermont’s "Slate Valley". Join us for what is sure to be a fun day in the Vermont woods!
Online registration is now open and will remain open until 8/9/2023 at 5pm.
If you are interested in being a part of the event, but not interested in racing, sign up to volunteer!
Our volunteers are integral to the success of the event. All volunteers will receive a free event t-shirt when they register online.
Both courses will start and end at the trails accessible from Slate Valley Trails' Fairgrounds trailhead located at 131 Town Farm Rd, Poultney, VT.
The 8k will utilize trails on the Fairgrounds East trail system including Bumper Car, Midway, the upper portion of Cliffhanger, and part of Merry-Go-Round. Both courses will return to the Start/Finish area by way of Maple Sugar.
Elevation Gain: ~700 ft
The half-marathon will start at the Fairgrounds parking lot and cross VT Rt. 140 by way of Maple Sugar. Racers will head out for an approximate 9 mile loop on the Fairgrounds West trail system covering Cotton Candy, Big Top, and Carnie before joining up with Ringmaster to head back to Fairgrounds East by crossing back over VT Rt. 140.
The half marathon course will then join the 8KM course for an approximate 4.5 mile loop on the Fairgrounds East trail system including Bumper Cars, Midway, the upper portion of Cliffhanger, and part of Merry-Go-Round. Both courses will return to the Start/Finish area by way of Maple Sugar for a total
Elevation gain: ~1500 ft
Results from the 2022 Slate Valley Scramble are posted here: