RunVermont will host the 18th Annual Youth Running Festival during marathon weekend. All participants must be 4 to 14 years old by May 26, 2018. Come join us for a festive, fun-filled event of running and excitement.
Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Registration open February, 2018
Distances & Divisions:
½ mile: open to children ages 4-14, adult may participate with child in this distance
1 mile: open to children ages 4-14
2 mile: Open to children ages 9-14, must be 9 years old by 5/26/18. This is an opportunity for older children to participate in a competitive event. Awards to Top 3 Boys and Girls in each age category: Age 9/10, 11/12, 13/14.
Waterfront Park, Burlington, VT
Saturday, May 26, 2018
7:45am-10:00am: Race Packet Pick-Up
8:25am: National Anthem
8:30am: Warm up and 2 mile run
9:25am: 2 mile Awards Ceremony
9:45am: Mascot Race
10:00am: Warm up and 1 mile run
10:30am: Warm up and 1/2 mile run
Friday, May 25 1:00pm-8:00pm
Sheraton Resort & Conference Center map
Saturday, May 26 7:45am-10:00am
Waterfront Park, Burlington
*The fees below apply only until capacity is reached; this event does sell out so please register early to secure a spot for your child.
February 5 – April 1, 2018:
1 child: $20
2 siblings $35 total
3+ siblings: $50 total
Register your child by April 23, 2018 to guarantee their personalized race bib.
April 2, 2018 – May 21, 2018 or sold out
$20 per child (No sibling discount)
Expo Registration (if not sold out)
$25 per child
T-shirt guaranteed to all registered participants.
Free Valet Bike Parking at Waterfront Park
How does it work? It’s like a coat check for your bike. Runners, volunteers, and spectators can drop off their bike (or stroller, scooter, trailer, etc.) at one of the Valet Bike Parking locations to make bicycling convenient, reduce traffic congestion and vehicle emissions. Trained staff and volunteers will watch your bicycle so you can enjoy the Ready. Set. Run! Festival and marathon. Avoid the fuss…and leave your bike with us! For more information about this service please visit: Local Motion.
Ready. Set. Run! Festival Bike Parking opens at 7:30am and closes at 11:30am; all bikes must be picked up by 11:30am. Location: Lake Street, off of College Street at Waterfront Park.