Race for Sundaes will have you drooling at the finish, this Sunday

Here are two great things about summer: getting outside on the trails and eating ice cream on a hot day. Three local nonprofits are combining those things for a morning of trail racing  with ice cream sundaes at the finish line. The aptly named “Race for Sundaes” will take place this coming Sunday morning, June 10, in the Battell Woods on the Trail Around Middlebury. Runners and bikers are invited to meet at the trailhead in Middlebury off Route 7 just south of the village, across from Denecker Chevrolet.
You can enter the 2-mile trail bike race or 1-mile trail running race. Both start at 9 a.m. and finish line celebrations include free ice cream sundaes, music, games, raffle prizes, and a bounce house. The trail fun run and bike race both start at 9 a.m. All racers of all ages receive a free race bib, donated by Middlebury Fitness.
The entry fee is adults, $8; children, $5 (maximum registration fee for a family is $26). All proceeds benefit three local nonprofits: Middlebury Area Land Trust (which manages the Trail Around Middlebury, or TAM), Addison County Bike Club (also known as ACBC) and Better Middlebury Partnership. Register for your race online at https://bit.ly/2I5mUAZ. Day-of-race registration begins onsite at 8:20 a.m.
Can’t race? Then volunteer for the event: https://bit.ly/2jDMUsw.
ACBC, formerly the Middlebury Bike Club, is a group of motivated community members and local riders who have joined forces to revive mountain biking awareness around Addison County. As a chapter of Vermont Mountain Bike Association, ACBC works harmoniously with local land owners and state-owned forests to build and maintain trails while preserving the integrity of the forest and its natural growth. In addition it offers all riders in Addison County an opportunity to connect with each other with group rides, trail work days, clinics and safety programs.
The Middlebury Area Land Trust, in addition to maintaining the TAM, works with our community to conserve natural and productive landscapes, and to enhance scenic, recreational, and educational opportunities. Better Middlebury Partnership promotes Addison County’s shire town and its eclectic mix of locally owned shops, restaurants, outdoors recreation and artistic opportunities.

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