Come join us at this idyllic location for the first-ever Black Fly Run & Ride! This event is for you whether you are a veteran runner or signing up for your first race! We have set up distances that will challenge all and really give participants a whole NEK Spring time experience. With camping available the night before and night of the event this is surely one that you will not soon forget. After pushing your body to its limits during the event you will finish to cheers and a welcoming and inclusive environment. After refueling your body with delicious food you will be able to kick back listen to some live music and connect with friends old and new!
What to Expect
Epic gravel terrain & private trails
Picturesque Vermont landscape
Classic Vermont feed zones
Incredible NEK venue
Vermont-style post-race meal
Local honky tonk band
Half Marathon (13ish miles) - Approximately 3,300' of vert. Expect mixed terrain consisting of dirt roads and private trails over two mountain summits on what we think is the best course in Vermont! The half marathon is not a PR course - It's climby and variable depending on the weather & winter snow melt.
5k - Half dirt road & half trails on state land. This course starts off with a solid climb and ends with an epic view! Let's go!!
Included in registration you will have access to incredible camping on Friday and Saturday right at the event location. Other options for lodging close to the venue would be local air B&B's or area hotels that are only 35 minutes south of the event location.
Registered participants get:
Event's current local time: 9:13 AM CT
Food (locally source farm to table)
Red Barn Brewing beer (or non alcoholic options)
Later that evening we will re-energize you with a proper barn dance! We will have a local band (Ashley Jane's Hootenanny) playing in the beautiful rustic Barn which is part of this incredible venue!