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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.

COVID-19 Protocol:

All participants (runners, volunteers, and staff) will need to provide proof of vaccination prior to May 29th, 2022. To be considered fully vaccinated, participants must have completed a vaccination series of a World Health Organization-certified vaccine prior to packet pick up (Friday, May 27th & Saturday, May 28th). A completed vaccination series as defined by the CDC means:

- 2 weeks after second does of a 2-dose series
- 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine

Age of Participation Requirements

Marathon distance: Minimum age requirement will be 16 years of age on race day.  
Half marathon distance: Minimum age requirement is 13 years of age on race day.
Marathon Relays: 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 athlete participation is welcomed at all RunVermont events. For the M&T Bank Vermont City Marathon & Relay, access for competitors who wish to use a Pushrim Wheelchair or a Handcycle will be through the full marathon distance only.
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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 US 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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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 and Island Vines 10K.
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For Marathon Only Deferral policy: