The 10th 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. Participants and onlookers are encouraged to bring donations of canned goods and toys to the live run to be collected by Operation Happiness volunteers.

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.

Virtual Run and Costume Contest

Cost: $5.00 per person

Register online and receive your printable race bib. Walk or run anytime/anywhere between November 1 – November 27. Share photos of you and your friends during your run to the Saint Albans Messenger Facebook page to be featured in the Saint Albans Messenger and show your support to Operation Happiness.

Countdown to the 10th Annual Running of the Bells








Live Run and Virtual Costume Contest

Cost: $10.00 per person

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. There will be no on-site registration.
The Live Run is being held in the St. Albans Bay Park during the 2020 Holiday Extravaganza on November 27 at 6:30 pm. Register online and we’ll mail you your race packet. Souvenir bells will be handed out at the event. Stay for the tree lighting and fireworks following the run!

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


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