SVC 5K Challenge


 5K Trail Run/Walk- This exciting event at Southern Vermont College will be run on the SVC trails and campus vicinity.  For those of you who are not familiar with the area, SVC is nestled into the side of Bennington's Mt. Anthony.  The course will involve numerous long climbs.  The race should be very challenging for the veteran trail racer, yet fun and exciting for recreational runners and walkers.  In addition, there will be a 1K Kids fun run so be sure to bring your whole family out to this event. 

The SVC 5K Challenge will be run prior to the intercollegiate Mountaineer Invitational.  All proceeds from this event will go towards the SVC Mountaineer Men's and Women's Cross Country Programs.  Please hang out after the race to cheer on the home team and watch how fast the college racers get around the course. 


Southern Vermont College

982 Mansion Dr

Bennington, VT 05201


Race day registration and bib pick up will take place in the Mountaineer Athletic Center which is the first building on the right as you drive into campus.  Follow the signs for registration. 



Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

5K Walk Start and 1K Kids Fun Run @ 9:30 AM

5K Run Start @ 10:00 AM


Registration and Fees

$20 for pre-registered runners

$25 for race day registration

$10 for Student/Faculty/Staff

$5 for Kids Fun Run


Registration Links:

On-line: open and available now HERE

Mail In: Download HERE


Participant Perks: 

All 5K participants will receive an event t-shirt and complimentary refreshments at the finish line (while supplies last).  You also get to feel good about completing a really challenging 5K race and helping to support your local NCAA Cross Country Program.  All Kids run participants will receive a ribbon. 



-Top man and woman finishers overall will be awarded something cool, check back soon for details. 

-Top male and female age group awards are to be determined.


Age Groups:

19 and under







Rules and Regulations:

-obey race officials

-yield to emergency personnel and vehicles

-running strollers/wagons allowed in the WALK ONLY

-no bicycles, pets or mp3 and CD players


Schedule and Events:

September 21st, 2012

-11:59 PM Online Registration Closes

September 22nd, 2012

-9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Onsite Registration and Bib Pick UP

-9:30 AM Optional Early Start for Walkers

-9:30 AM 1K Kids Fun Run

-10:00 AM 5K Run Start

-11:00 AM Start Intercollegiate Women’s 5K Race

-12:00 PM Start Intercollegiate Men’s 8K Race

-1:00 PM (or as soon as possible) Awards Ceremony