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3-5 Person Relay Team Information

Timing & Runner Tracking

The People's United Bank Vermont City Marathon 3-5 Person Relay will be timed using Timing Bands. Our ability to provide accurate timing and essential medical assistance when necessary depends on you.

Follow these steps to help us serve you:

Bibs & Timing Bands

  • All runners will receive a bib with a timing tag attached to the back (marathoners and 2 person relay runners) or they will receive a timing band (3-5 person relay runners). These are the official, and only accepted timing devices for the People's United Bank Vermont City Marathon & Relays.
  • Complete the emergency contact information on the back of your bib. This information may save your life.
  • Your Timing Band corresponds with your bib number and will secure a time for each runner on course.
  • Pin your bib to the front of your shirt
  • Keep your bib visible at all times
  • Do not fold, crumple or otherwise alter your bib
  • No timing band, no bib? No time, no exceptions
  • Your timing band or bib tag will be read at the start, finish and intermediate locations. You must cross all locations to receive an official time.
  • You must use the timing device provided in your packet.  Do not trade bibs or timing bands with anyone.  All runners must be registered to participate; running under another's name or bib will result in immediate disqualification according to USATF rules

Marathoners Who Are Also Participating On Relay Teams

Marathoners may also participate as a member of a 3-5 Person Relay team. The Marathoner must wear their Marathon bib, Relay Team bib and Timing Band and must exchange the Timing Band band at a 3-5 Person Exchange Zone. Please read our Relay-Marathoner Scenario INFO SHEET for everything you need to know about which bibs to wear and where to exchange.

Gear Check

Battery Park: Open 5:45am- 8:10am
Gear checked at Battery Park will be available for pick-up in Waterfront Park at 10:00am
Flynn School: Open 8:00am-11:00am. Intended for 5th leg relay runners only.
Gear checked at the Flynn School will be available for pick up in Waterfront Park at 12:00pm.

Note: Participants MUST use the clear gear check bags provided in your runner bag at Race Packet Pick-Up. NO OTHER BAGS will be checked, NO EXCEPTIONS. Please do not leave bags of any kind unattended. Any items left unattended will be removed immediately and destroyed.

Gear check is intended for race-day gear (warm-ups, post-race clothing). Write your name, bib # and cell phone number on your gear check bag in the space provided. We promise to take good care of your possessions, but urge you not to check your valuables. Please claim your gear as soon as possible after you complete the race. At 1:30pm, unclaimed gear will be transferred to the RunVermont office (One Main Street, Suite 304, Burlington). Items not claimed in one week will be donated to charity.


The Park Street, Pearl Street, and Battery Park Exchange Zones are within walking distance from the start (less than 1/4 mile). A shuttle is available for runners going to and from the Flynn School Exchange Zone. The shuttle is located north of Battery Park on North Street near North Avenue and runs continuously from 7:30am to 1:00pm. Please do not wait for the last bus. Flynn School is located approximately 3.5 miles from Battery Park.

Buses returning from Flynn School will transport runners who have completed leg #4 of the race. The bus loading/unloading area is located on Barley Road, near Flynn School. Volunteers will direct you to Flynn School and back. Your race bib is your bus pass. Buses WILL NOT stop to pick up runners walking back along North Avenue.

Relay Exchange Zones/Legs

As runners approach all relay exchange zones they will see signs that correspond with their team bib number. We ask that teams line up in the area indicated on the signs. Only runners waiting to be tagged into the race are allowed in the Relay Exchange Zones. It is important that both the incoming and outgoing runners (those finishing and beginning) are aware of the sectioning and wait in their designated area. This will not only facilitate your hand-off, but those of other runners as well. Relay exchange zones are for registered runners only. Have friends and family stay outside the zone.

Relay Leg 1 - First runner
Distance: 3.4 miles
Start: Race start line
End: Park Street Exchange Zone located on Park Street at Summer Street
Description: Rolling. Aid Station at mile 2.7
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Relay Leg 2 - Second runner
Distance: 5.7 miles
Start: Park Street Exchange Zone on Park Street at Summer Street
End: Pearl Street Exchange Zone on Pearl Street at North Champlain Street
Description: Flat and rolling, out & back on Rte 127. Aid Stations at miles 4.3, 5.4, 6.7, & 7.8.
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Relay Leg 3 - Third runner
Distance: 6.3 miles
Start: Pearl Street Exchange Zone on Pearl Street at North Champlain Street
End: Battery Park Exchange Zone in Battery Park
Description: Mostly flat with some roll, includes a 1/3 mile climb on Battery Street. Aid Stations at miles 9.5, 11.3, 13.1, 14.6 & 15.4
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Relay Leg 4 - Fourth runner
Distance: 5.4 miles
Start: Battery Park Exchange Zone in Battery Park
End: Flynn School Exchange Zone at Flynn School on North Ave. A bus will bring you back to downtown
Description: Slightly rolling with shaded neighborhoods. Aid Stations at miles 17.1, 19, 20 & 20.8
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Relay Leg 5 - Fifth runner
Distance: 5.4 miles
Start: Flynn School Exchange Zone at Flynn School on North Ave. A bus is available to transport fifth-leg relay runners to the Flynn School Exchange Zone
End: Waterfront Park
Description: Final leg is flat with an early downhill. Aid Stations at miles 21.1, 21.9, 22.9, 23.9 & 24.9
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Aid stations include Water, Gatorade, port-o-lets and medical services.