Covered Bridges Half Marathon-A Community based road race. Runs the first Sunday in June. The Best 13.1 miles in New England. Experience some of Vermont's Covered Bridges and support local charities.

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Help Us Celebrate 26Years in the Upper Valley

David's House

David’s House is a 20-bedroom, home-away-from-home for families with children receiving medical care through the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Founded in 1986, the house is named in memory of David Cyr who passed away at age 5 after a long battle with leukemia.

Celebrating our 31st anniversary in 2017, David’s House is a registered 501c3 nonprofit in Lebanon NH that has served as a haven for over 13,500 families who have needed overnight accommodations. Guest families include: 9,183 families from NH; 3,084 families from VT; 1,190 families from 42 other U. S. states; 1 family from a U. S. Territory; 43 families from other nations and counting!

We provide a warm, caring, fully stocked “home” for families whose worlds have been turned upside down. Guests may come for a day or for many months – it all depends on what the ill or injured child needs. David’s House operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to help families stay together and stay strong during this most difficult time.

We charge no fees for our housing, food or laundry services, so fundraising is very important and we’d like to ask you to help by joining Team David’s House in the upcoming CBHM.

Members of Team David’s House are asked to raise $500 (tax deductible), and are responsible for the $90 race registration fee.

As thanks for your philanthropic support, David’s House will provide:
  • A gathering tent at the start/finish with team-only snacks and refreshments
  • Access to customizable fundraising web pages
  • Free team-only post-race massages
  • Exclusive runner gifts
  • A Team David’s House photo and/or individual runner photo
To learn more or register for Team David’s House: www.davids-house.org/cbhm.
Questions? Email our Development Director at: Brandi.Vassiliou@davids-house.org

The Family Place

The Family Place is a private, non-profit organization founded in 1985 in White River Junction, Vermont, by a group of community members concerned about the well-being of young children. Shortly thereafter, we were designated by the State of Vermont to be the Parent Child Center for the area. Last year, The Family Place reached over 1,700 children from 1,200 families in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont. We offer programs for all families with young children, with an emphasis on intensive, holistic support for those most in need. Our programs address critical quality-of-life issues, including child safety, financial stability, healthy development, mental health, literacy and education, food and housing security. From the beginning, we have maintained a strong focus on the most vulnerable young children; we are the primary provider of prevention and intervention programs for children birth to three.

Team members commit to raising $500 and The Family Place will pay the $95 registration fee.

In recognition of your hard work, our runners will enjoy these benefits:
  • A gathering tent with food and water at the race’s start and finish
  • Transportation of personal items at the race’s start and finish
  • Personal fundraising webpage and fundraising coaching and guidance
  • Regular encouragement and support before the race
  • Team T-shirt from The Family Place
  • Swag Bag of surprise goodies
To request a spot on The Family Place Team please email, Hali Issente at halii@the-family-place.org or visit our website for additional information: http://www.familyplacevt.org/


Our mission is simple: We help youth turn sweat into civic action.

Positive Tracks combines getting active with giving back to enroll kids – as partners, participants and leaders – in creating a better world, starting with themselves.

Imagine what our world would look like with a million more active, passionate, youth go-getters living in it! When something this powerful comes to focus, it needs a name. At Positive Tracks, we call it Philanthletics: Philanthropy + Athletics = Philanthletics. 

Our goal is to make a sweat for good platform and universal opportunity accessible to all young people – to help Generation Next make a difference using their own savvy and sweat. We’re doing everything we can to bring philanthletics into daily routine: into schools, teams and clubs, and family recreational activity, so that viewing giving back through an active, personal lens becomes a natural impulse. So that kindergarteners through graduate students learn they can help the world using their own hearts and muscle – regardless of their age, race or income bracket.

We’ve made great steps in little time because philanthletics is phun (not easy to spell), personally rewarding, and accessible to nearly every corner of the earth. What’s not to love?

We invite you to JOIN THE POSITIVE TRACKS CHARGE by supporting our mission and programs through Team Positive Tracks at Covered Bridges Half Marathon. Register at: https://sweat.positivetracks.org/coveredbridges2017.

Commit to raise $500* and in appreciation of your sweat for good effort, Positive Tracks showers you with:
  • Tent, fuel and hydration at the Start and Finish 
  • Runner support, cheerleading and fuel on course 
  • Transportation of personal items from Start to Finish 
  • Positive Tracks tech shirt, hat and schwag bag 
  • A customizable fundraising page 
  • Athletic coaching and training support from Positive Tracks' staff 
  • Fundraising coaching and guidance from Positive Tracks' staff 
  • Team photo and opportunities for individual photos 
  • Free post-race massages 
* The $90 registration fee is due when you register for Team Positive Tracks ($90 counts towards the $500 goal). Contact Emily Gardner for questions or info: egardner@positivetracks.org.

Helping local families struggling with poverty; the Upper Valley Haven is a private not-for-profit organization, founded in 1980, that provides temporary shelter and educational programming for homeless families and adults, as well as food and clothing to those in need. The Haven is open 365 days per year and never charges for any of its services. We serve over 14,000 people per year. We create a community where people find hope and discover possibility.

Commit to raise $500* and enjoy the following benefits:
  • A personal fundraising webpage
  • Reusable Haven swag bag filled with the necessities and more
  • Toilets at the start of the race for charity team runners only
  • 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 by road race experts sent by email preceding the race.
  • Team photograph and opportunity for individual photographs.
  • Transportation of personal items from the start of the race to the finish.
  • Lucky bracelets made by children living the Haven’s Shelter and participating in the Haven’s Afterschool program.
  • Post-race massages for Haven runners!
*The $90 registration fee is due when you register to be on the Haven’s Team ($90 counts towards the $500 goal)

To register for the Haven’s team, please go to:  http://uppervalleyhaven.kintera.org/CBHM2017 Questions?  Please email Laura Gillespie at laura@uppervalleyhaven.org or call her at 802-478-1803

Learn more about the Haven at www.uppervalleyhaven.org.


WISE is the non-profit organization leading the Upper Valley to end gender-based violence through survivor-centered advocacy, prevention, education and mobilization for social change. WISE provides confidential and free advocacy and support to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, and stalking, every hour, every day. Advocates accompany victims to hospitals, police departments, court hearing and other social service agencies and are with them as they navigate their experiences of violence. WISE provides a space for the community to connect, mobilize and process the impacts of violence. We know that we can end violence. The Prevention and Education program aims to shift the culture as a whole, to make violence less common and to realize our vision; a world of freedom, justice, equality, and dignity where all can thrive.

Members of Team WISE commit to raising at least $500 and WISE will pay the $90 registration fee. 

In recognition of your hard work, WISE will also provide you with the following;
  • A personalized dri-fit t-shirt with the WISE logo to wear on race day
  • Promotional support for fundraising
  • Race photographs by Matthew Oscadal
  • A brief (and optional), pre-race warm up of yoga and intention setting lead by Abby Tassel, RYT
  • A pre and post-race gathering tent for runners and their friends and family with healthy snacks and beverages
  • Transportation of runner’s belongings from start to finish line
To request a spot on Team WISE please email, Laura.Rice@wiseoftheuppervalley.org , visit www.wiseuv.org to learn more about our organization.

 C​BHM is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations/Registration fees are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.