The 11th Annual

Running of the Bells

Presented by O’Rourke Media Group

Go the distance and support Operation Happiness!

O’Rourke Media Group donates a portion of the proceeds from this fun run to Operation Happiness, a United Way of Northwest VT program.

Operation Happiness is an all volunteer-run food and toy program in Franklin and Grand Isle Counties, providing over 1,000 families in need with food as well as toys for children under 16. If you have questions about the program or would like to volunteer, please contact the Franklin-Grand Isle United Way office at 527-7418.

Race Registration

Cost: $10.00 per person

Day of event Cost: $15 per person

The Running of the Bells is being held in the St. Albans Taylor Park during the 2021 Holiday Extravaganza on December 2nd at 6:00 pm. Register online and stop by the Messenger office to get your race packet. Race packets will be available for pickup from Nov 22nd thru Dec. 1st. After Dec 1st you can pick your race packet up at the event.

The Messenger office is located at 281 N Main St Albans City, VT. Souvenir bells will be handed out at the event. 

NOTE: Please wear a face mask when unable to maintain six feet apart and follow CDC guidelines to protect you and others.

Costume Contest

Take a look below to see all of the categories you can enter in.

  • PIndividual
  • PCouple
  • PKid
  • PPet
  • PSmall Group
  • PLarge Group

Countdown till the 2021 Running of the Bells








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