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 Laura Gillespie, Director of Development & Communications.
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 personal fundraising page
- CBHM Facebook Group
- Reusable Haven swag bag
- Toilets at the start of the race for charity team runners only
- A pre- and post-race gathering tent for runners and their friends and family with healthy snacks and beverages
- Your own Haven CBHM team t-shirt
- Training tips by road race experts sent via email preceding the race
- Team photography and opportunity for individual photographs
- Transportation of personal items from the start of the race to the finish
- Lucky bracelets made by children from the Haven’s After-School Program
*A $95 non-refundable deposit is due to secure your spot on the Haven’s Team and counts towards your fundraising goal of $500.