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People's United Bank Vermont City Marathon & Relay

The People's United Bank Vermont City Marathon will occur as a live, in person event!

October 24th, 2021

Since 1989, the People's United Bank Vermont City Marathon has been held on Memorial Day Weekend. Vermont state officials have provided one of the country's most effective responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time (February 2021) we feel it is still premature to proceed with a large gathering event in late May. We will instead plan to present the race on October 24th, allowing for more time to prepare a better experience for all runners and the community at large.

Our focus will be creating an event in October where marathoners and relay runners can safely conquer 26.2 miles in a new, two-looped course that includes many of the highlights runners have loved about our course for over 30 years. With many 2020 entrants having deferred to 2021, we will not be immediately accepting new registrations for the October race. Should we find ourselves in a different position later this year, that may change. Follow us on social media to stay up to date!

For our runners who were registered to run in 2020, you will have three options:

1. Re-register for the same event you signed up for in 2020 between now and August 1st, 2021. No additional fees.
2. Transfer your registration to a different event (i.e., if you signed up for Marathon but would like to switch to Relay) between July 15th - 31st, 2021. Additional fees may apply.
3. Defer your registration until Spring of 2022. Please complete this deferral no later than August 1st, 2021.

All 2020 runners will be receiving an email with detailed instructions on how to choose from any of the above options. If you have any questions, please email


Please let us know if you'd rather have RunVermont -- a non-profit 501(c)(3) -- earmark your registration fee for our Youth Programs. Your donation is tax deductible.

Refunds Are Not An Option – As a 501(c)3 organization, RunVermont expends almost all income generated from registration before the race actually occurs. In a good year, we might see a modest “profit” from the race that is applied to reserves for future events and unforeseen circumstances.