Yes. The registered marathoner must also be registered as a teammate on whichever team(s) s/he is running on. Read our Relay-Marathoner Scenario INFO SHEET for details on which bibs to wear and where to exchange.
No, the course is for registered runners only. But we encourage your family to come out and cheer (or volunteer AND cheer)!
Shuttles are reserved for runners. If there is room before the shuttle leaves, then family and friends may take it.
Yes. We do allow a proxy. They will need to present a copy of the runner's photo ID or a copy of the runner's confirmation email.
Yes. 6.5 hours, which is the equivalent to a 14:52 minute-per-mile pace.
Yes. We will have additional, specific information about our pace teams closer to the race. For the most up-to-date information, visit the Race Day Essentials page.
RunVermont must be informed of all relay team changes prior to the start of the race or the team will be disqualified and ineligible for any awards or prizes. This may affect your ability to participate in future races. Check out our info on Managing Your Relay Team.
Marathon entrants may submit a qualifying time of 3:20:00 or faster (marathon), 1:35:00 or faster (half marathon) or 43:00 or faster (10k) from a USATF Certified Course or Athletics Canada Certified. The race date must be between January 1, 2018, and May 3, 2020. You may submit a qualifying time at registration or via email. The deadline for submitting a time is May 8, 2020.
There are several options depending on what race you are running. Each one is slightly different, so read carefully, but for all we strongly discourage leaving any type of valuables in your checked gear. Find info here
We have Gear Check located in Battery Park at the Start and we transfer your gear down to Waterfront Park for you to pick-up post-race. We strongly discourage leaving any type of valuables in your checked gear.
3-5 Person teams are not permitted to use the 2-Person Relay Exchange Zone at Oakledge Park. If you have a 3-5 Person Relay Team, only have 2 runners, and each runner wishes to run 13.1 miles, we are sorry that we cannot accommodate you. 3-5 Person Relay Teams must exchange only in the 3-5 Person Relay Exchange Zones. If one runner is willing to run more than 13.1 miles and one a little less, you can exchange in the 3-5 Person Relay Exchange Zones. Details about the length of each leg and the exchange zones are here. Every year dozens of runners would like to run in the relay but do not have a team. If you have a 3-5 Person Relay team and need runners, we suggest reaching out via social media.
Now it's time to invite runners to join your team. Check out our info on Managing Your Relay Team.
We've got you covered. Come to the Relay Change Desk at the Sport & Fitness Expo on Friday, May 22 or Saturday, May 23. Your Team Captain and the person joining the team need to come and don't forget to bring $25 to make the change. Proceeds are donated to RunVermont's Youth Running Programs.
Yes, all of these marathon and relay options are allowed. Runners can be on multiple relay teams and run runners can also run on 1 or more relay team(s) AND run the entire Marathon. Please read our Relay-Marathoner Scenario INFO SHEET for everything you need to know about which bibs to wear and where to exchange.
Contact Joe Connelly and asked to be considered as a pace team leader.
No, course officials must confirm that teams in the 2 Person Relay only have 2 runners and we require all 2 Person teams to exchange at the halfway point at Oakledge Park. If we allowed exchanges outside that zone we would have no way to be sure a 2 Person Team does not have 3 or more runners. From a competition standpoint it would not be fair. Any teams in the 2 Person or 3-5 Person relays seen making an exchange outside the designated exchange zones for their event are subject to disqualification. An alternative is to swap teams with a 3-5 Person team. It is permissible to have only two runners on a 3-5 Person team. If you do that, the first runner will run 15.2 miles and the second runner would run 11.0 miles. (Or you could split it up 20.6 and 5.6). Providing there are 3-5 teams available.
Yes, it is possible to transfer between events. There is no formal deadline for this process, it is an option as long as there are available spots in the relay fields. If the relays are full, transfer from the marathon is not an option. Please view this tutorial on transferring from one event to another.
Yes, but only if you will finish within our 6.5 hour time limit. Your walking pace needs to be 14:52 minute-per-mile pace or faster.
Yes. Packet pick-up is available at the RunVermont offices, One Main Street, Burlington (2 blocks from the Start) from 5:00am-6:00am. Pick-up will close at 6:00am SHARP, and packets are NOT available at the Start.
We use the ChronoTrack B-Tag for Marathoners and 2 Person teams. B-Tags are attached to the back of each runners bib and transmit data as the runner crosses the timing mats at the start, finish and along the course.
We work with a variety of local hotels and they are listed on our Lodging page. There are also many other hotels and other lodging options in the Burlington area.
There is lots of parking in Burlington - we recommend looking at our Area Guide page for more information.
Non-downtown hotels listed on our website have shuttle service to and from the race. Look for the shuttle icon on the Lodging page.