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heady trotter

4 miler

sunday OCT 16, 2022 
10:00 am

The Alchemist is a family run brewery specializing in fresh, unfiltered IPA. John and Jen Kimmich originally opened the cult favorite in 2003 as a 60 seat brew pub in the village of Waterbury.


After eight years of success and growing popularity, the Kimmich's opened the present-day production brewery. The Alchemist currently operates two breweries in Vermont and is recognized for brewing some of the world's best beer.


Your race registration includes: 

  • 4 Mile Race starting and finishing at The Alchemist

  • Chip timed, certified course

  • Music and Beer Festival from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Heady Topper beer, custom swag and koozie 

  • Lawn game zone with Cornhole, giant Beer Pong, and Kan Jam

  • Food truck festival at the finish line

  • 10am Race Start Time


Sign up with your running club, corporation, or neighborhood! Teams of 10+ runners receive unique Heady Trotter Swag.


Running solo? You can earn Team swag just by donating $20 at checkout to race beneficiary Green Mountain Adaptive Sports




Over 21 runners enjoy a thirst quenching Alchemist beer at finish.  Known across the country for their trendsetting beers, Heady will be your most memorable post-race drink. 

RACE COURSE & packet pickup

Start and finish in front of Alchemist Brewery at 100 Cottage Club Road, Stowe, Vermont 05672

Early bib pickup & parking

  • Friday from 3:00 - 6:00 pm at the Alchemist Brewery.

  • Saturday from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm at the Alchemist Brewery.

The parking lot at the brewery only has about 100 spaces, we will also be utilizing the grass lot at 1940 Mountain road, look for the banners. To avoid frustration we request that you carpool. Additionally, we will have parking attendants to ensure a safe and orderly parking lot. You will be able to pick up all of your race swag, bibs hats, etc. and buy beer in the retail store.


  • 8:00 - 9:00 am at the brewery with a 10:00 am race time

There is no race day parking at the brewery. Parking is provided at an offsite location: Topnotch Lower Meadow Field @ 3391 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672  Shuttle buses will start at 7:30 am and run through 2:30 pm


Given in 5 year increments beginning with under ten years, up to 70+. Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd place awarded to men and women. 


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Make it a Weekend.


Nestled within the heart of Stowe, Vermont, Stoweflake Mountain Resort sits on 60 acres right in between Mount Mansfield and the historic Stowe Village. The resort is right on the race course, and abuts the Alchemist Brewery. There is a wealth of on-property activities including an indoor pool, as well as an outdoor pool and Jacuzzi. With individual rooms and townhomes available, Stoweflake offers the perfect vantage point from which to set your base camp for race weekend!

Looking for a Post-Race Meal? All racers, family & friends are welcome for a post-race refuel at Charlie B’s Pub & Restaurant! Enjoy a plate of poutine, pulled pork or burger, alongside a pint of Vermont craft beer!  More info and discounts Here!