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FAQs

Marathon FAQs
Headphones are not allowed for competitors competing for prize money and RRCA/USATF awards. If you choose to wear headphones and finish in a money-winning place, you may be subject to forfeiture of prize money and RRCA/USATF awards.
Complementary post-race showers are available at the Greater Burlington YMCA located at 298 College Street Burlington, VT 05401. Please bring your race bib, a photo ID and a towel.

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, each relay team must designate one registered team member to pick up the race packet. Your packet includes Bibs/ChronoTrack B-Tags, Timing Band, and race-shirts for the entire team. Photo ID is required.

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, all marathoners get a finishers medal as they cross the finish line. 2 Person Relay runners receive a medal upon completion of their half. 3-5 Person Relay Teams can collect their medals at the Merchandise Tent in Waterfront Park.
No. Our course layout and city permit do not allow for early start.
No, we have a 2 Person Relay. Each runner in the 2 Person Team runs a half marathon, receives an individual time and a medal.

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.

Try social media, word of mouth or reach out to some of the local running clubs.
Hotel Shuttles run after the race departing from the south end of Waterfront Park at the Pease Parking lot.

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 suggest finding someone to purchase you team by word of mouth or via social media. Please note: All transactions are private between runners; the marathon staff is unable to assist with the completion of a transfer. For team transfer sales, we ask that all transfers take place for no more than the face value.
If you want to buy a team bib, we suggest doing so via social media. Please note: All transactions are private between runners; the marathon staff is unable to assist with the completion of a transfer. For team transfer sales, we ask that all transfers take place for no more than the face value.

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.

We will post detailed directions on this part of team management in February. Team changes are free through the Team Change Deadline of May 17, 2020. After the deadline all team changes are $25 and must be made at Race Packet Pick-Up at the Expo on Friday or Saturday. Proceeds are donated to RunVermont 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.

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.

Yes. We send our results directly to BAA.
Yes, we recommend it (Marathoners only).
You must 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 5, 2020. You may submit a qualifying time at registration or via email. The deadline for submitting a time is May 10, 2020.
Pacers are experienced runners that lead a team of runners who are trying to hit a goal between 3:15-5:30.

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.

All participants in the Marathon must be 16 years old or older on race day.
3-5 Relay minimum age requirement of 12 is strongly recommended. 2 Person Relay minimum age requirement is 13. Visit our Race Policies page for more details.
Gatorade Endurance Formula- Lemon Lime is at all fluid stations. We also have several aid stations that include sports gel. As information is available we will post details on what type of sports gel and food on the Runner Essentials page.

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.

Shirts are ordered months in advance, long before final registration numbers are available. Despite our efforts to estimate the number of shirts we need in each size, we cannot guarantee shirt sizes. Shirts are available on a first-come, first-served basis at packet pick-up. Check out the Shirt Swap booth at the Expo and you may be able to swap your shirt for a different size.

3-5 Person Relay team info can be found here

2 Person Relay team info can be found here

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