That’s right, 2020 is just around the corner and we’ve been busy getting ready to provide you with great events in the coming year. To get things rolling, registration for the 32nd edition of the People’s United Bank Vermont City Marathon & Relays is now open. And we’re planning to provide you with a few more tools and lots more information as the preparation for Vermont’s largest running event continues in the coming months. From training plans, online coaching, mental preparation, diet & nutrition, cross training, injury prevention and race strategies, we’ll provide you with all this and more to ensure you have a great race in 2020 in the Green Mountain State.

So take a couple of minutes and meet our team of experts who will be sharing their insights with you.

Sam Davis – our long-time running coach and current online coach for the New 2-26.2 program, Sam has an unparalleled level of success in getting new marathoners to their first finish line and assisting returning marathoners with the improvement of their race experiences. Sam is a USATF-certified coach, and a member of the RunVermont Hall of Fame. Coach Davis is also one of the most chill coaches we’ve ever encountered, no brow beating here – just pure inspiration and information.

Chuck Spear – a member of the RunVermont team, Chuck will be telling us a little bit about the remarkable volunteers who will be on the course for the 2020 marathon. With over 1700 people out there to support the race experience, there are more than a few with great stories to tell. A few may bring you to laughter (or the occasional tear) but all will make you glad to be a part of our family of the marathon.

Jamie Sheahan – a great lady you may have seen before in some of our Facebook Live posts from previous years, Jamie is back by popular demand as a Registered Dietitian, personal trainer, adjunct faculty member at the University of Vermont, member of the fitness team at The Edge and she’s a pretty respectable marathoner as well.  Jamie will be keeping you up on how to avoid and recover from injuries while following the training cycle.  This will keep you one step ahead physically, while reducing ‘training anxiety.’

Joe Connelly – as RunVermont’s Director of Race Operations, Joe has seen it all, right up to the point where someone comes up with something new. He’s been a part of VCM since the inception back in 1989 and probably knows more about this race than any other person on the planet. In addition to his duties with RunVermont, Joe coaches the St. Michael’s College Men’s XC Team (Joe’s also a USATF-certified coach) and you’re sure to meet a few SMC runners at any of our RunVermont events as they often assist in race production duties. In the coming months, Joe will share some unique perspectives on road racing in general and ideas on how to leverage the aspects of the VCM course to your advantage in ‘Connelly’s Corner.’

Be sure to stop back soon to meet the rest of our team as we help you prepare for a great season of running in 2020!