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Half Marathon Unplugged

Saturday, April 8th, 2023

No Frills No Hills

RunVermont's 17th annual Half Marathon Unplugged was held on Saturday, April 8th, 2023! If you're running in the Vermont City Marathon & Relay on Sunday, May 28th, this is an excellent race to add into your training goals. Positioned at the perfect time in your 26.2 training, Half Marathon Unplugged gives you motivation to keep moving toward finishing the Marathon in May. Sign up for our Unplugged + Marathon Special and save.

Location: This is a point-to-point course with the Start at Airport Park in Colchester and Finish on Flynn Ave in Burlington.
Time: 9:00AM

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2023 Race Details


  • Half Marathon (13.1 miles)
  • 2-Person Relay:
    • Choose your own exchange point along the course
    • Suggested exchanges: Leddy Park (approximately at the 7-mile mark) -OR- Airport Park (3 to 4.5 mile leg for Runner 1 and an 8.5 to 10 mile leg for Runner 2)
  • Virtual options for both the Half Marathon & 2-Person Relay

*All RunVermont events adhere to the Runner's Code of Conduct

What's Included:

  • Finisher medals
  • Bus transportation to the start plus finish to downtown after the race
  • Chip timing at the finish, results by gun time
  • 3 Water Stations: Delta Park (mile 4.3), Leddy Park (mile 7.0), and Harrison Ave (mile 10.9)
  • Food Trucks & Switchback beer for finishers

     Switchback Brewing Company logo 


The Half Marathon Unplugged course is super fast, mostly on the Burlington bikepath overlooking the Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain. This year the race will start at Airport Park in Colchester. The first 4+ miles will be on Colchester streets. At Delta Park racers move onto the bikepath for 7+ miles. There are no major hills. If the wind is from the north, this will be a very fast race!! The finish line will be open with timing active for 3 hours, 15 minutes after the start of the race. Competitors are expected to maintain at least 15:00/mile throughout the race.

Course Map

Bibs, Buses, Parking:

Bibs can be picked up on race morning at 1 Main Street in Burlington. Bibs will not be available at the start line!!

Bibs will also be available prior to race day at SkiRack from Noon to 6:00 PM on both Thursday, April 6, and Friday, April 7.

Buses will be available for runners who need transportation from 1 Main to the start at Airport Park in Colchester - book your bus pass when you register for the race. Buses will also run between 1 Main St and the finish area on Flynn Ave during the race, both spectators and runners may ride the bus between 1 Main St and Flynn Ave. Buses are not available to bring finishers back to the start area at Airport Park after the race! Parking is limited at Airport Park and very very limited near the finish at Flynn Ave. We strongly encourage all spectators who wish to see the finish to ride the shuttle bus between 1 Main St and Flynn Ave, which will be available 9:00am-1:15pm. No race parking is allowed at Switchback or the other businesses on Flynn Ave. Please help us respect our neighbors near the finish by minimizing race-related traffic in that area.