Slate Valley Scramble COVID-19 Update:

 (4/16/2020): As of now, Slate Valley Trails is planning to host the Slate Valley Scramble, as scheduled, in September. The health and well being of our participants, volunteers, emergency personnel, spectators, and community is very important to us and we will continue to plan the event, but will follow the guidelines and recommendations set by both the governor of VT and the CDC in making any decisions regarding cancellations. 

Updates will be posted on both Run Reg and our event website. A refund policy, should the event be cancelled, has been established and can be reviewed below. Please stay safe, healthy, and optimistic! We hope to see you on the trails in September!  

A trail Run race in Southwestern Vt

Run on some of VT's newest and best single & double-track trails

8 k |  Half-Marathon | Kids Fun Run

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Fairgrounds Trail network in Poultney, Vermont

 Have you been hearing about Slate Valley Trails? 

Well, now is the time to check out Slate Valley Trails (SVT) by participating in our inaugural trail run race and fundraiser! Trail runners can choose from an 8 k, a half-marathon, and kids fun run, all entirely on singletrack and double-track trails! 

About the Slate Valley Scramble





Saturday, September 5, 2020

Half-Marathon start at 8:30 AM

8 km start at 9:30 AM

Kids Fun Run will go off at 11:15 AM

Awards and raffle following Kid’s run at ~11:30 AM


Slate Valley Trails – Fairgrounds Trails

131 Town Farm Road, Poultney, VT 

View this location on Google Maps



 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". 

Participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle to refill at the cupless aid stations set up along the course.  

The event is open to runners and hikers. Both courses will close at 1PM, allowing ample time for those with varying paces to complete either race. 

A post-race celebration will feature refreshments, awards, a racer raffle, and more! Join us for what is sure to be a fun day in the Vermont woods!

About Slate Valley Trails

Slate Valley Trails, Inc. is a volunteer community group founded in 2015. We are a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization. Proceeds from the Slate Valley Scramble trail run will go towards growing and maintaining the SVT trail system. LEARN MORE.




 Half marathon: $50

8 km: $35

Kids Race (12 and under): FREE

 REGISTER BY 8/21/20. After 8/21, registration costs will increase by $15. Online registration closes on 9/3/2020, but day of registration will be available.   

 There will be awards for the Top 3 finishers in each category for both races. Tech shirts will be available for purchase until 8/21. 




Placeholder Map of the Fairground Trails.

 Trail maps and course descriptions for both races will be available ASAP! Stay Tuned!

Learn about the SVT Fairgrounds trails

 and View this network on TrailFinder.Info