It takes over 1700 volunteers to make the magic of People’s United Bank Vermont City Marathon happen. And many of those volunteers staff our AMAZING aid stations!

Volunteering at an Aid Station is a great team-building experience and a fun way to earn community service hours.

If your group is interested in adopting an Aid Station or for more information, please e-mail

How many volunteers does it take to run a Marathon Aid Station?

10-35 people. It really depends on the location of the Aid Station. Aid Stations located earlier in the course need more volunteers because more runners are coming through at the same time.

How many Aid Stations are on Course?

Over 20 stations!

Untapped All Natural Athletic Fuel: Maple Syrup, Coffee Syrup at miles 11.8 and 19

Pretzels, potato chips, and oranges and miles 11.8 and 19

Gatorade Endurance Formula – Lemon Lime at all aid stations. Water at all aid stations

We have Gummy Bears, Skittles and Mini Starburst mile 15.7, and ice pops at mile 23.5 – compliments Hannaford Supermarkets!

Aid Stations by the numbers:

3325 gallons of water 176 gallons of ultra-concentrated Gatorade endurance formula- mixed with water on course 48,000 Gatorade cups 380 volunteers

A day in the life of the Aid Stations:

3:00am – the morning of the race, Aid Station supplies begin to get delivered by the Quartermaster team. 6:00am – the first Aid Station Crews arrive at their location and begin setting up 7:00am – Race Starts 7:00am-1:00pm – Aid Stations are busy serving Marathon and Relay runners 2:00pm –  Aid Station Crews in the final miles of the race are cleaning up the last of the cups and closing down

This is a list of  groups that have volunteered at Aid Stations over the past few years!

Girl Scouts Flynn School People’s United Bank Keurig Green Mountain VT ANG Girls on the Run Vermont Community Health Center South Burlington High School Rock Point School Burlington YMCA American Red Cross Colchester High School Spaulding High School Malia Paddling and Racing Club North Avenue Alliance Church Marathon Health