Destination Vermont 2014

Destination Vermont Marathons 2014

3rd installment of my 50 state series on Marathon and Half Marathon races in The US.

Vermont is a small state with a population of just 626,741 as reported in the 2010 Census. Vermont has over 9,200 mostly beautiful square miles and offers many opportunities for hiking, cycling and running. The ample woods and streams provide many opportunities for hunting and fishing as well. The state web site lists a wide variety of outdoor recreation activities, but does not have any information on running activities.

I only found four marathons and twenty half-marathons, which is typical for a state of this size.

The big race in Vermont is the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon and Relay. This race takes place on Sunday May 25th and had over 2,600 participants in 2013. This race has a two-day EXPO where runners can pick up their bib and shop with over 70 local and national exhibitors. All Marathon and 2-person relay runners receive a medal.

Like Boston or Hartford, Burlington has a full Marathon Weekend including the 2 day EXPO, pasta dinner and post race festivities. On Saturday they have the Mini Marathon for kids with distances of 1/2 mile, 1 mile and 2 miles.

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Here is my list of Vermont Marathons and Half-Marathons for 2014.

Race NameCityDateFinishersMedal/Expo$$
Shires of Vermont MarathonManchester05/18/14349Y/N85
Vermont City MarathonBurlington05/25/142,622Y/Y90
Mad Marathon & HalfWaitsfield07/06/14337/441Y/Y85
Green Mountain Marathon & HalfSouth Hero10/12/14240Y/N55
Half Marathon UnpluggedBurlington04/12/141,400N/N32
GMAA Rolling Irish Half MarathonEssex Center04/26/14147N/N15
Middlebury Maple RunMiddlebury05/04/14650Y/N50
RaceVermont Half, 5k & 10kShelburne05/10/14400Y/N40/20
Dandelion Half Marathon & 10KDerby05/17/14400N/N50/35
Covered Bridges HalfWoodstock06/01/141,983N/N65
Crowley Road Race Half, 10K & 5KRutland06/09/1475/115?/Y*
Berry Dairy Days Half, 10K & 5K Fun RunBurlington ?06/21/14194/118/105Y/N30/15/12
Killington Half & 5KKillington06/15/1466/261/2-N55/25
Biggest Loser Half & 5KKillington6/27/14*Y/N70/30
Mad Marathon & HalfWaitsfield07/06/14441N/N85
Essex Half MarathonEssex Junction07/27/14200N/N55
Kingdom Run Half, 5K & 10KIrasburgCANCELLED200*25
St. Albans Raid HalfSt. Albans09/21/14**35
Maple Leaf Half & 5KManchester Ctr09/06/142*50/25
Old Stone Half & 5KBrownington09/07/14100N/N20
Charlotte Covered Bridges HalfShelburne09/13/14300Y/N45
Vermont Sun Half 10K & 5KSalisbury09/29/1432/33/13N/N39/23
Leaf Peepers Half & 5KWaterbury10/05/141,000**
Green Mountain Marathon & HalfSouth Hero10/12/14240Y/N35
The Kingdom Challenge Half & 5KLyndonville10/25/14400N/N40/15
Race Vermont HalfShelburne11/02/14600N/N50

Run well my friends.


Destination Maine – 2014

Destination Maine Running Events – 2014

Here is my first installment of State by State Marathons and Half Marathons for 2014.

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This time of year not too many people are thinking about races in Maine, unless you are a race director. Even a modest race takes many hours and days of planning. There are meetings to organize the committee or core group that is organizing the race. There are meetings with public safety officials and donations and sponsorships to be arranged.

Even the smallest race at the end of a gravel road took a considerable effort by someone to make happen. While you are looking at your race calendar for the summer and fall, I hope you will consider some of these races.

Changes from last year

To help with formatting I have combined the columns for Medal and Expo. Now I will just list Y or N. If a medal is given just to half marathon runners I will specify with “1/2”. I have 2014 dates for most races, but not all.

Maine Coast MarathonBiddeford5/11/14750Y/Y85
Sugarloaf Marathon & 15KKingfield5/18/14395/455Y/N65
Bay of Fundy Marathon & 10KLubec6/15/14447/270Y/Y80
Maine Marathon, Half & RelayPortland10/5/14986/1972Y/Y80
MDI Marathon & RelayBar Harbor10/19/14916Y/Y90
HALF MARATHONSCityDateFinishersMedal/ExpoFEE
Chamberlain March Half & 5KBrewer3/15/141/2 – N
Midcoast Half MarathonHopeCANCELLED150?/N
Race the Runways 2014 Half & 5KBrunswick4/5/14275N/Y45/25
Acadia Nat’l Park Half MarathonBar Harbor6/1/14180?80
Bands on the Run Half & 5KLewiston6/29/14506/5201/2 – N45/15
Rail Trail Half, Relay & 5KAugusta6/22/14250N/N45
4th Annual PFBF CPAs Half & 5K Run/Walk for Special Olympics MaineOakland6/29/1484/171N/N45/25
Shipyard Old Port Half & 5kPortland7/13/141841/5281/2 – Y55
The County Open Half Marathon Island Falls8/16/14125N/N
Blueberry Cove Half MarathonTenants Harbor8/24/14300Y/N70
Freeport Half & 5KFreeport9/7/14136Y/N55/25
Lake Auburn Half & 5KAuburn9/14/14246/146?/Y45/15
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Half & 5KBar Harbor9/20/14330/142Y/N80/25
MAINEiacs Charities Half & 5KBangor9/29/13military coins
Maine Marathon, Half & RelayPortland10/5/14986/1972Y/Y55
Hidden Valley Trail HalfJeffersonCANCELLED34N/N
Moose Pond Half & 5kBridgeton11/1/14169/58N/N45/20

Run well my friends.