Annual Leaf Peepers Half Marathon & 5K is a grand success!! 
Thanks to our awesome community!! 

The Harwood Boosters would like to thank the local business community for their continued support in our efforts to follow our mission enhancing the educational experience of our students. On Sunday, October 2nd, The Booster Club was pleased to participate in hosting the Annual Leaf Peepers Half Marathon and 5K in Waterbury. With the help of  over 75 volunteers, we were able to provide the many water stations and coordinate the prizes. Many thanks to Harwood Union High School Field Hockey, Alpine, Boys Lacrosse, and Girls Basketball teams as well as Crossett Brook Middle school “Change the World Project” and many students from Thatcher Brook Primary School.

There were over 700 runners participating in the race from as far away as California, Arizona, Colorado, and Ottawa, CA. Much appreciation goes out to the following businesses and individuals for their donations that enabled us to provide the 98 prizes needed to recognize all the first, second and third place runners in each category. Alchemist, Allen Lumber, Arvads Grill, Baked Beads, Ben & Jerry’s, Billings Mobil, Bisbee’s Hardware, Bolton Valley Resort, Bourne’s Energy, Bridgeside Books, Cabot Hosiery, Clearwater Sports, Cork Wine Bar & Market, Craft Beer Store, Crossfit, Green Mountain Inn, Hyde Away Inn, Lake Champlain Chocolates, Mad River Garden, Mad River Glen, Mad River Massage, Mad Taco, Maple Sweet Real Estate, Maxi"s, Mehurons , MIX Cupcakerie & Kitchen, NAPA, Old Stagecoach Inn, Pack & Send Plus, Peanut & Mouse, Pitcher Inn, Prohibition Pig, Red Hen Bread, Robert DiYeso Charitable Trust, Ruelle’s, Shaws, Stark Mountain Bike Works, Stowe Mountain Resort, Stowe Street Café, Stowe Street Emporium, Sugar Lodge at Sugarbush, Sugarbush Resort, Sugarbush Soaring, TDBank, Tempest Book Shop, The Blue Stone, The Collection, The Store, Three Mountain Café, Tonewood Maple, Tucker Hill Inn, Vermont Teddy Bear Co., Vermont 100 Store, Von Trapp Greenhouse, Waitsfield Inn, Warren Store, Waterbury Service Station, Waterbury Veterinary, Whippletree Designs and Zachary’s Pizza.

As always our thanks goes out to Central Vermont Runners for inviting us to collaborate. We are all very fortunate to live in such an engaged, generous and active community. 

Harwood Booster Club
Est. 1983

Harwoood Boosters Club
Mission Statement
Mission:  The Harwood Booster Club is a group of Parents, Students, Administrators and Staff, working together to support all co-curricular and extracurricular activities at Harwood Union High School to enhance our students’ learning experience. We will promote enthusiastic participation to strengthen our programs and create an environment where all students will thrive.
Guiding Principle:  We believe that promoting positive and active collaboration and communication within our community will build a strong social capital for our students and instill in them a lifetime of social connections and awareness.
Process: The Club is a non-profit 501c3 organization that will utilize both grant opportunities and fundraising activities to follow its mission and guiding principal by:
  • Raising funds to be disbursed through the Harwood Activities Club for various co-curricular programs in accordance with Harwood Union High School policies.
  • Institute and fund a program in which scholarships will be available to graduating seniors for continuing their education through an application process that is fair and unbiased in any way.
  • Promote student enthusiasm and attendance for all co-curricular activities at Harwood establishing heartfelt school spirit and pride.
  • Develop an organization that embeds recruitment and retention of Members for continued success for years to come to include Parents, Students, staff and the community at large.  
Adopted 11/30/2015