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Invited Runners

M&T BANK Vermont City Marathon Invited Runner Program

The M&T Bank Vermont City Marathon Invited Runners Program is open to any athlete eligible to compete in the Olympic Trials for their country of residence. Invited Runner program athletes receive comp entry, and may be eligible for other travel-related perks based on their accomplishments in our sport.

To apply to the Invited Runner Program for the 2024 M&T Bank Vermont City Marathon, runners must achieve the following results between January 2022 and April 2024.

Marathon (Open): Men 2:30:00, Women 2:55:00
Half Marathon (Open): Men 1:10:00, Women 1:23:00
Marathon (Masters): Men 2:37:00 Women 3:05:00
Half Marathon (Masters): Men 1:14:00, Women 1:27:00

For runners without current marathon or half marathon results that meet program standards, please feel free to submit outstanding results from other distances for consideration.

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Program Benefits:

complimentary entry for the athlete
seeded bib number
Front of Start Line access
Personal fluid bottles at aid stations
Pre-race technical meeting
Runner bios and photos posted on the race website
Access to the Invited Athlete staging area at the race start/finish (refreshments, facilities)
Hotel accommodations, mileage/travel reimbursement and meal stipends may be available for highly qualified applicants

To apply for the Invited Runner Program, please contact Invited Runner Coordinator, Greg MacGowan with your running resume and biography. Applications open in December, and space is limited.