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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:

Our COVID-19 vaccination policy will be based on current recommendations from the Vermont Department of Health and our Medical Team. Please be aware that conditions may change requiring certain actions by event producers and event participants. As of February 1, 2023 we are operating with no COVID-19 restrictions in place. As with any public or private event or gathering, if you are not feeling well please stay home.

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 athletes are invited and 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 marathon entry only, not relays. For 2023, the competitive wheelchair race (prizes and awards) for handcycle and pushrim racers will be conducted over the half marathon distance, 1 loop of the course. Wheelchair racers may choose to race the full marathon, and finishers will receive a finisher's medal but will not be eligible for awards.
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Transgender Participation

RunVermont supports and welcomes 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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PED/Drug Testing Policy

RunVermont is an advocate for clean racing! Athletes who participate in our races may be subject to formal drug testing in accordance with USATF and IAAF rules, in accordance with USOC, USADA or IAAF procedures. For our races that award prize money, athletes who have served a previous PED related suspension related to any sport are ineligible to win prize money.
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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/5K.
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The M&T Bank Vermont City Marathon only deferral/transfer policy: