Shoreham to host Apple Blossom race on May 11

SHOREHAM — The 30th annual Apple Blossom Derby Road Race is just around the corner. This long-standing fundraising event takes place in Shoreham on Saturday, May 11, and celebrates the town’s spirit and beauty. The all-volunteer coordinated race has become a signature spring event for many participants, some coming from as far as Burlington and New York state. What we’ve heard from past racers: “I never knew how beautiful it is here,” and “This is the best post-race food I have ever eaten — and I run a lot of races.”


The derby racecourse offers some of the most spectacular scenery in Vermont, winding through apple orchards and meadows with views of Lake Champlain, the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains. There is a 10K run (challenging course), a 5K run, a 5K walk, and a 1-mile family fun run. There will be music, prizes and delicious food.

Registration opens at the Shoreham Elementary School at 9 a.m. The family fun run starts at 9:30 a.m. and the derby starts at 10 a.m. Derby registration is $20 for adults and $12 for those younger than 18. The fun run is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. The first 100 registrants will receive a free full-color T-shirt. In case of rain, registration and the post-race festivities will take place inside the school gym.

The race is sponsored by the Shoreham Elementary School Parents, Teachers and Friends and is the school’s largest fundraiser of the year. Over the past six years, thanks to the generosity of sponsors and participants, the event has raised money for a new kitchen, playground and gym floor.

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