Fun Run and Tweed Ride, June 3rd in Springfield, VT
The Steampunk Society of VT, a Springfield based nonprofit, is raising seed money for the 2017 Springfield Steampunk Festival, to be held on September 23rd and 24th at Hartness House Inn. After a successful cosplay ball in March, the March Hare’s Mad Cosplay Soiree, the society is moving on to coordinate Springfield’s first ever Fun Run and Tweed Ride on June 3rd at 9:00 am on Toonerville Trail in Springfield, VT. Proceeds will help support the Steampunk Festival, the nonprofit's primary fundraiser. Net proceeds of previous festivals have been donated to local groups in the Springfield community. Going forward the Steampunk Society of VT will use proceeds to create scholarships for Springfield students pursuing post-high school education in the STEAM subjects of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
As one may know, a Fun Run is a short, non-competitive race, often done in costume. Despite being hosted by a steampunk group, costumes do not need to be steampunk themed. From superheros to cartoon characters, dress up however you like, just keep it family friendly! Prizes will be awarded for the best costumes for both adults and kids 17 and under. A Tweed Ride will follow the Fun Run.
A Tweed Ride also known as a Tweed Run, is a group bicycle ride where participants are dressed in traditional British cycling attire, often involving elaborate picnics pre or post ride. While bringing your own picnic spread is not a requirement for this event, dressing in traditional Victorian/Edwardian era outfits is a must. Any type of non-motorized bike or unicycle is welcome. Feel free to deck out your bike as well! Prizes will be awarded for best male and female outfits for kids and adults, and best decorated bike. The Tweed Ride will start at 10:30, with race registration for both events starting at 8 am.
As both events take place food vendors will be open at the trailhead to feed hungry race watchers. A 50/50 raffle will also be conducted.
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Registration for both the fun run and tweed ride is from 8 am to 8:45 am. Pre-registered participants must check in during this time frame as well to pick up their race packets.
Those registering the day of the event must do so WITH CASH ONLY.
The Fun Run starts at 9:00 am
Costume Judging for the Fun Run begins at 9:45
Costume & Bike Judging for the Tweed Ride begins at 10:00
The Tweed Ride starts at 10:30 am
Food vendors and more will be available at the start/finish to keep racers and watchers entertained. Both races are and out and back.
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