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Race Policies

We want to make sure everyone has a fun and safe event experience. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated and allows others to enjoy the event. We have a consistent set of policies for RunVermont races. Check them out below.

Healthy Participation Code of Conduct

We ask that all competitors, volunteers, staff, vendors, and spectators only attend RunVermont races if you are feeling well on raceday. If you are experiencing symptoms of any illness that may be communicable to others, please stay home!

Age of Participation Requirements

Marathon distance: Minimum age requirement will be 16 years of age on race day to compete in the full marathon at the VCM or any other RunVermont races of >30km. Participants under 16 years of age may not run multiple relay legs in the VCM that total more than half marathon.
Half marathon distance: Minimum age requirement is 13 years of age on race day. This applies to the VCM 2-Person Relay as well as any other half marathon to 30km races RunVermont produces.
Marathon Relays and shorter races: The participation of any runner under the age of 12 is strongly recommended to comply with the following considerations.
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Disabled Athletes

Disabled athletes are invited and welcome at all RunVermont events. For the M&T Bank Vermont City Marathon & Relays, access for competitors who wish to use a Pushrim Wheelchair or a Handcycle will be through individual entry, not the relay competitions.
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Transgender Participation

RunVermont supports and accommodates the participation of Transgender athletes in a manner that is consistent with the policy of the sport’s national governing body – the USA Track and Field Association, who have adopted the program that has been put forth by the International Olympic Committee.
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Drug Policy

Athletes who participate in this competition may be subject to formal drug testing in accordance with USATF and IAAF rules, in accordance with USOC, USADA or IAAF procedures.
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Racers with dogs or strollers Policy

RunVermont's race insurance does not allow racers to compete with their dog or other pet, nor does it allow racers to push their minor children in a stroller or baby jogger. We do allow the participation of Duo Teams in all of our races, where an able-bodied racer pushes a disabled adult. Please see our Disabled Athletes page for details on the Duo Team program.

Race Transfer and Deferral Policy

A participant may transfer his/her registration from one race to another by using the registration fee paid for one race as a credit toward a future race. This policy applies to the following RunVermont races: Half Marathon Unplugged, Island Vines 10K, Summer 6 Pack series, Freezy Cheeks 5k series.
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For the M&T Bank Vermont City Marathon specific transfer/deferral policy: