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heady trotter

4 miler

sunday OCT 20, 2024 
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 $25 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.


You will be able to pick up all of your race swag, bibs hats, etc. and buy beer in the retail store.

The parking lot at the brewery only has about 100 spaces. To avoid frustration we request that you carpool. We also ask that you, if you are able to, you time your visit according to bib number as listed below.  We will have parking attendants to ensure a safe and orderly parking lot.

On Saturday Only, we will have overflow parking at the Stowe Medical Center at 1878 Mountain Rd, Stowe, VT 05672. This lot is right behind the brewery off Mountain Road and has easy access. 



Runners - the parking lot at the Brewery only has about 100 spaces. So, if everyone comes at once, it will be a frustrating experience. To alleviate that we are requesting that you carpool and come according to the following schedule.


Friday - 3:00-6:00pm

Bibs 1-499 - 3:00pm-4:00pm

Bibs 500-999 -4:00pm - 5:00pm

Bibs 1,000 + - 5:00pm - 6:00pm


Saturday 11:00am-6:00pm

Bibs 1-250 – 11:00 am -12:00 pm

Bibs 251-500 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Bibs 501-750 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Bibs 751 - 1,000 - 2:00pm-3:00pm

Bibs 1,001-1,250 - 3:00pm-4:00pm

Bibs 1,251-1,499 -4:00pm - 5:00pm

Bibs 1,500 + - 5:00pm - 6:00pm


If you cannot make your recommended time, come when you can. But, if you can, please try. Carpooling will help!



  • 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


Given in 5 year increments beginning with under ten years, up to 80+. Overall 1st, 2nd, 3rd place awarded to men and women. 


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Nestled between picturesque Stowe Village and the Stowe Mountain Resort, the Stowe Motel & Snowdrift is situated on 16 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, bordered by the pristine West Branch River. Guests from all over the world enjoy the breathtaking view of Mount Mansfield from our property.  Conveniently located 530 feet from Alchemist Brewery and the World Famous Heady Topper. During the winter downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating and sleigh rides are minutes away. In the summer, enjoy walking or biking on the nearby recreational path, play tennis, swim, golf or hiking in the fresh mountain air.
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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!


Go Stowe is the official central reservations and tourism office for Stowe, Vermont.

We offer lodging all across Stowe at a variety of price points, from budget-friendly inns to luxury condominiums.


Our Vacation Planning Experts are here to help you find the perfect place to stay at the best possible price, and can provide you with personalized recommendations for any time you have before and after the event!  Give us a call at (800) 467-8693 or explore and book your lodging online.

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