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Capital City Hosts Road Races on June 8

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Jessica Bolduc (No. 2447), from Craftsbury, won the women’s F45-49 age group at the 2023 Capital City Stampede 10k road race. This year’s event on Saturday, June 8, will also include a 5k Power Walk.

MONTPELIER — Central Vermont Runners (CVR) and the Vermont Senior Games Association (VSGA) co-host the 46th Annual Capital City Stampede on Saturday, June 8. The mostly flat out-and-back course takes participants directly in front of the Vermont State House. A 10k Road Race and a 5k Power Walk will take place concurrently, starting at 9 a.m. for runners and 9:02 a.m. for walkers.

CVR will award Onion River Outdoors gift certificates to the top five-year age group finishers in female, male, and nonbinary divisions. For runners ages 50 and up, VSGA will present gold, silver, and bronze medals to the top three male, female, and nonbinary finishers, respectively, within five-year age groups. The Capital City Stampede is the Vermont Senior Games 10k road race state championship. The race is also a qualifier for the 2025 National Senior Games 5k and/or 10k championships, in Des Moines, Iowa.

The 5k Power Walk Race is a new offering at this year’s Capital City Stampede. Power Walkers keep one foot in contact with the ground at all times during their race. The knee is bent as it passes through each step. Central Vermont Runners will present an award to the top female, non-binary, and male Power Walkers in 20-year age groups. Age groups range from 10-29 up to 70-plus.

Online registration for the Capital City Stampede is available through June 5, at cvrunners.org. The entry fee is $15 for sign-ups by May 29. From May 30 to June 5, the cost is $20. Race day registration is $25.

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