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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. Exclusive prize money and other considerations are provided, based on previous race results. 

To apply to the Invited Runner Program, runners must achieve the following finish times between January 2020 and April 2023.

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:

A complimentary entry for the athlete
A seeded bib number
Front of Start Line access
Special on-course aid stations
Special assistance from Invited Athlete committee, including fluid placement on course, pre-race course review.
Runner bios and photos posted on the race Website
Access to the Invited Athlete staging areas 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 either the Invited Runner Program, athletes must contact Invited Runner Coordinator, Joe Connelly at with their running resume and biography. Space is limited in both programs so athletes are encouraged to apply as early as possible.