Vermont's Most Scenic Marathon
Every Memorial Day Weekend, more than 7,500 runners, 20,000 spectators and 1,700 volunteers come to Burlington Vermont for the People's United Bank Vermont City Marathon - the second largest marathon in New England and the largest marathon relay in the nation. The clover leaf course design allows specators to easily see runners at various mileage points during the race. The electrifying energy brought from the Taiko drummers, Burlington neighborhoods and the Church Street Marketplace provides a commmunity experience unlike any other marathon event. The course takes runners along the Adirondack and Green Mountain framed shores of Lake Champlain for unmatched scenic beauty. In addition to the marathon, RunVermont organizes a number of running events and community-based youth programs promoting a lifelong commitment to running.