The Sprouty 


Saturday, September 21, 2019


Now in its 9th year, the Sprouty is a 5K walk/run and 10K run along the White River in Sharon, Vermont.

The Sprouty supports the Farm-to-School program at the Sharon Elementary School. The race is committed to bringing out community members and serious runners alike as we celebrate good health, local agriculture and the beauty of September in Vermont. T-shirts are provided to the first 150 to register, but you have to register by midnight Friday, August 23rd in order to guarantee we have your size. The day includes a fun-run loop for kids around the elementary school with ribbons for all kids.  No registration is required for the kids' fun-loop!  Refreshments (including free smoothies) await at the finish area. Crepes will also be available for sale, made on site by the Skinny Pancake.  Kids 12 and under register for free. Prizes are awarded to the top three male and female finishers in the 5K and 10K. Free lettuce plants from Dandelion Acres for all participants.  The Moody Dudes will be providing music for the event!


Refreshments (including free smoothies) await at the finish area. Crepes will be available for sale, made on site by the Skinny Pancake. T-shirts are available and all participants receive free lettuce plants.


Kids 12 and under register for free. The 2019 Sprouty is part of the Upper Valley Running Series:


"I've been running for almost 40 years, how did I miss this race? Thank you to all the volunteers and police for making this such good event." ~ 2016 participant. 


Participants under 18: It is free for all kids under 12 years old to register for any of the races, but they must register for the 5k or 10k to participate. Every participant under 18 must have a parent or guardian electronically sign the waiver for them.

Strollers: Strollers are allowed but are asked to start at the rear of the pack for safety reasons.

Dogs. Dogs are not allowed on the course with participants due to insurance limitations.

Headphones. The use of headphones is highly discouraged. Kids in strollers do not need to register.

Walkers: Walkers are welcome in the 5K event and will also be timed. We ask that 10K participants plan to run the course.

Refunds: Entry fees are non-refundable. Please contact us if there are extenuating circumstances. In the event we need to cancel due to dangerous weather or other circumstances, a credit toward next year’s registration is available. The initial RunSignUp processing fee is not refundable.

We Would Like to Thank Our Sponsors

The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation
Town of Sharon 
Gifford Medical Center 
Mascoma Savings Bank 

Dandelion Acres

Vermont Law School's Center for Agriculture and Food Systems 
BALE (Building a Local Economy)

Cabot Creamery

CCBA Recreation Center

Chelsea Green Press

COOP Food Stores

DS Services

First Branch Coffee

Golf and Ski Warehouse

Heartwood Farm

Horizon's Engineering

Hubert's Family Outfitters

Jasper Hill Cheese

Joe Ronan Law Firm

King Arthur Flour

Lake Champlain Chocolates

Mitchell's Tees

Montshire Museum of Science

Moody Dudes

Morano Gelato

Northern Stage

Nugget Theater

Red Door Signs

Red Hen Baking Co

Strafford Organic Creamery

Talmage Solar Engineering Inc.

The Skinny Pancake

South Royalton Market

Thistle Hill Cheese

Trail Break Taps and Tacos

Upper Valley Aquatic Center

Vermont Glove

Vermont Institute of Natural Science

Woodstock Inn and Resort

Zug Glass

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