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2018 McClure Miller VNA Respite House 5K Fun Run & Walk


Mark your calendars for the 2018 McClure Miller VNA Respite House 5K Fun Run and Walk.

NEW WEEKEND! Saturday, May 19, 2018
at Malletts Bay School, Colchester, VT
Check in starts at 8:00 am
Run starts at 9:00 am

Doug Goulette of Williston, from left, Jennifer Carlson and Kate Carlson, 9, both of Jericho near the finish line at 2017’s Fun Run. (DARIA BISHOP for the VNA)

Run, walk, jog, bike and stroll in celebration of the McClure Miller VNA Respite House, Vermont’s Medicare-certified hospice home. The $20 registration fee will support the VNA Respite House. Participants are also encouraged to find sponsors to help raise additional funds.

More information about the 2018 Fun Run to come soon!

2017 5K Fun Run Recap

Last year’s event raised more than $40,000 to benefit VNA Respite House, thanks to fundraising efforts and the underwriting of corporate sponsors. Alice Christian of Colchester was the top individual fundraiser with a grand total of $2,295. Our top team fundraiser was Team Irwin, who raised an impressive total of $6,240. We also want to recognize Team Backwoods Wanderers, the top first-time team fundraiser with a total of $2,671.

Every dollar raised at the Fun Run allows VNA Respite House to provide compassionate hospice care to those who are unable to pay the full fee for room and board; no one facing a terminal illness is ever turned away due to lack of ability to pay. For 27 years, VNA Respite House has been a unique model in health care, the first and only Medicare-certified inpatient hospice residence in Vermont. Approximately 40% of the Respite House operating budget comes from community support, including the money raised at the Fun Run. Thank you for your support.

We are also proud of our timed runners. Jamie Shearer of Essex was our top overall runner for the second year in a row, finishing with a time of 19:46. Sara Roberts of Burlington was the first female runner to cross the finish line at 21:21. All of our runners who participated in the 5K race received an official time and top finishers for each age category were awarded medals.

Click here to see 2017’s race results.



Nora Perry, 10, of Burlington, Ann Irwin of Burlington, Erin Connor, 22, of Bridport and Champ do some pre-race Jazzercise at this year’s run. (DARIA BISHOP for the VNA)

Hannah Rafuse, 3, of Williston, dons sunglasses before the start of the Fun Run. (DARIA BISHOP for the VNA)

On left, Sharon Keegan, Manager of the McClure Miller VNA Respite House, cheers on Heather Rylant of Colchester. (DARIA BISHOP for the VNA)


Event Information

Date: May 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

How to Register

Registration for the 2018 5K Fun Run & Walk will open shortly. Please check back soon.

Event Sponsors and Contributors

We are especially grateful to our sponsors for the 2017 5K Fun Run:




























Have questions about the Fun Run?

For more information, contact the Development Office or call:

(802) 860-4475