2020 ‘Point to Point’ to be held for the first time in Montpelier

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MONTPELIER — On August 1, 2020, the Point to Point race will be held for the first time in Montpelier.

Held in Southern Vermont since 2002 in support of the Vermont Foodbank, this event has attracted hundreds of cyclists and runners to the Capital City.

In front of the Vermont State House will be the start and finish lines for Point to Point rides and runs, as well as the party featuring live music, family fun, food trucks, and beer from Harpoon Brewery.

“This year we’re forging a new path in Montpelier, and we invite longtime fans and new supporters to join us as we pedal and run around Vermont’s Capital City to energize the spirit of this brave little state and its indomitable people,” said John Sayles of the Vermont Foodbank.

The Point to Point was created in 2002 to raise funds and awareness for the Vermont Foodbank’s mission to end the growing problem of hunger in Vermont.

Over the years, this event has become the Foodbank’s largest fundraiser, bringing in well over $100,000 annually to support their efforts.

Vermont’s most vulnerable residents, children, and seniors, have benefited from Foodbank’s largest fundraiser, bringing in well over $100,000 annually to support their needs.

VSECU recognizes that the move from Southern Vermont to Montpelier represents a large shift to past participants.

“The Point to Point is moving to Montpelier because this location will be an asset for the event; the goal is to raise money for the Vermont Foodbank,” said Simeon Chapin, community impact officer for VSECU. “All of these changes will raise more money for the Vermont Foodbank.”

Registration for the 2020 Point to Point opens in February, with a 100, 50, and 25-mile road rides plus a gravel grinder for cyclists, and a half marathon for runners.