The Race Vermont Unplugged Half Marathon starts in Colchester, VT and mostly follows the Burlington Bike Path south to Oakledge Park.  Ending in the South End, runners are treated with views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks across the lake in New York. This year, 550 runners arrived at the start only to be greeted with flakes of snow in the air.  No problem, though; the event website clearly states that severe weather is defined as “more than 5 inches of snow, lightening…” and the race will go on.

Here are a few selected race photographs. The rest are available on SkiPix.com for purchase!

Runners and hand cyclists take off at the start of the Race Vermont Unplugged Half Marathon in Burlington, Vermont

Runners and hand cyclists take off at the start of the Race Vermont Unplugged Half Marathon in Burlington, Vermont

The first hand cyclist approaches Starr Farm Road long ahead of the other competitors

The first hand cyclist approaches Starr Farm Road long ahead of the other competitors

The first runners show up, some smiling, others focused.

The first runners show up, some smiling, others focused.

Some of the Unplugged runners are pranksters or romantics, hamming it up for the photographers along the way.

Some of the Unplugged runners are pranksters or romantics, hamming it up for the photographers along the way.

The marathon continues south along the Burlington Bike Path. With Lake Champlain to their right, runners approach Oakledge Park for a final loop before heading for the finish line.

The marathon continues south along the Burlington Bike Path. With Lake Champlain to their right, runners approach Oakledge Park for a final loop before heading for the finish line.

Some runners are still in groups, but at this point, most folks are just running their own race and show up solo.

Some runners are still in groups, but at this point, most folks are just running their own race and show up solo.

A runner on the Burlington Bike Path, alongside Lake Champlain, during the Race Vermont Unplugged Half Marathon.

A runner on the Burlington Bike Path, alongside Lake Champlain, during the Race Vermont Unplugged Half Marathon.

Some runners come with their own photographer!

Some runners come with their own photographer!

Miles later, our romantics are still in love.

Miles later, our romantics are still in love.

When the sun comes out, you almost forget that Spring mornings in Vermont can start with snow.

When the sun comes out, you almost forget that Spring mornings in Vermont can start with snow.