Saturday, April 22, 2017

Steampunk festival to hold Tweed Ride and Fun Run

Organizers of Springfield’s 3rd annual Steampunk Festival are raising funds for the 2017 event with the first ever Tweed Ride and Fun Run.    

The Steampunk Society of Vermont, 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.

Those registering on or before May 22nd will receive a commemorative race sticker (applies to paid packages only) Kids age 12 and under as of the day of the event run/ride for free.

Registration fees are:
Pre-registration for Fun Run for those 13 years old and up - $12
Registration Day of event - $15
Pre-Registration for Tweed Ride for those age 13 and up - $12
Registration DAy of Event - $15
Pre-Registration for Both the Fun Run and Tweed Ride for those age 13 and up - $20
Registration Day of event - $25

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