Covered Bridges Half Marathon Haven Team

The Covered Bridges Half Marathon was first run in 1992. Race founder David Chioffi and a group of community members got together to create a half marathon along some of the best running routes around Woodstock, Vermont. The course they designed was unique because of the four covered bridges along the way, two of which the runners ran through.

The race is organized by a completely volunteer staff, under the corporate umbrella of CBHM, Inc., a non-profit corporation formed specifically to organize running events and donate the proceeds to charity. The race donates more than $30,000 each year to local non-profit groups focused on youth activities and youth sports in the Upper Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire. In recent years, groups have used the race to inspire volunteers to seek pledges for their respective causes, raising as much as $130,000.

Each year the Haven has 50 registration spots for the race. We gather a team of runners who fundraise for us by raising sponsorship dollars.  Come join our team, run for a great cause, meet new friends and go home with the most stylish team shirt on market today!

Questions? Please email Jenn Merritt or call her at 802-478-1806. 

Monthly training tips and resources provided by the Haven’s partner, BE Fit Physical Therapy, based in Hanover, NH:

BE Fit Physical Therapy was established to help the Upper Valley stay active in the face of injury. An active lifestyle is a key to good health – both mental and physical. We support our clients in their desire to stay active, be outdoors, be competitive, and increase their fitness and performance. We have worked with inspiring athletes at the Olympic, collegiate, high school, and adult levels. Whatever your sport of choice and whatever your level of performance – we are here to help you enjoy it without pain.

BE Fit Physical Therapy is located on Lyme Road in Hanover NH and was started by local physical therapists David Barlow and Eric Ellingson. They have more than 15 years of experience helping individuals recover from injury and remain healthy.

When you join the Haven’s team you commit to raise $500* and enjoy the following benefits:
• A gathering tent at the starting area with energy bars, bagels, fruit and fluids.
• Receive your own Haven CBHM Team T-shirt (stylish, functional, performance – a keeper!)
• Training tips from Be Fit Physical Therapy sent by email preceding the race.
• A personal online fundraising page.
• Team photograph and an opportunity for individual photographs.
• Transportation of personal items from the start of the race to the finish.
• Lucky bracelets made by children living in the Haven’s Shelter and participating in the Haven’s Afterschool program will be yours to keep.
• Portable toilets at the start of the race for charity team runners.
• A private Facebook group for you to connect with other Haven team runners.
• Post-race 10-15 min massage!

*A $90 non-refundable deposit is due to secure your spot on the Haven’s Team and counts towards your fundraising goal of $500.

Race Date: Sunday, June 4, 2017

Time: 8:15am

Learn more about the race at:

Check out this video of the 2014 race: