"Thank You. These two simple words hardly seem enough to capture each runners appreciation of a well organized race with amazing community support."
Secured gear check is provided for marathoners and relay participants. Gear check will be available at the band-shell located in Battery Park
from 7:15am- 9:10am
. Gear checked at Battery Park will be available for pick-up in Waterfront Park at 10:00am.
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.
Marathon runners will be given a gear check sticker to place on their bag. You may also write your name and cell phone number on the bag in the space provided.
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). 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 2:30pm 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.
A great event deserves great food! Please join us for a pasta dinner is hosted by and benefiting The Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Details and tickets here
Race Day, 7:10-7:30am at St. Paul’s Cathedral on the corner of Battery Street and Pearl Street (1/2 block from the Start Line)
. This ecumenical service on race day will be a time for prayer and song and asking for blessings for the runners as they challenge themselves and each other in the Marathon. Runners and supporters of all faiths are welcome to attend.
Finish AreaWaterfront Park
Once you cross the finish line and have your finish line photo taken, Marathon and 2-person relay runners will receive a medal. A volunteer will hand you a foil blanket, a bottle of water and a snack for your walk to runner services. As you exit the finish area, head north and follow signs to the Reunion Area, Runner's Food Tent, and Gear Check. Marathoners may also visit the Massage Tent in Waterfront Park.Finisher Certificates
As soon as race results are official-usually in early to mid June, your finisher certificate will be available for download here
An INFO booth is centrally located in Waterfront Park In the event that you need to report a missing child, please do so at the INFO booth.Meeting Family and Friends
Meet family and friends in the alphabetized (by last name) Reunion Area, located a short walk north of the finish area.Mile Marker/Clocks
Mile marker signs are positioned every mile on the course. Time clocks are positioned at the start, finish and every two miles, as well as the half-way mark.Music
From salsa to classical, mambo to funk, hear great music
along the marathon course.Runner TrackingRunner Tracking
is provided courtesy of Vermont TourismRace Day and Official Results Unofficial
race-day results will be posted in the Awards and Merchandise Tent in Waterfront Park. Unofficial results are also posted on CoolRunning
on race day. Official results
are posted to this site as soon as possible following the race. For information on how results become official and when to expect official results, please read this blog post
.Race Photos and Additional Coverage
Please visit MarathonFoto
to view photos for purchase; photos will be available as soon as possible following the race. Additional race-day photos are posted on our Facebook page
(feel free to add yours!). Additionally the Burlington Free Press offers up-to-date race coverage. Check out BFP's photos
and updates as well as their interactive database
of race results. Showers
Complimentary post-race showers are available at the Burlington YMCA
to runners with a marathon race bib. The Burlington YMCA is located .7 miles from Waterfront Park at 266 College Street (map
We are once again proud to offer runners the opportunity to run with pace leaders. In 2015 we will offer pace leaders for the following times:
This program is generously supported by The Run Center at SKIRACK and Mizuno. Each pace group will be led by two pace leaders. Pacers will be identified at the start with signs indicating the goal time and pace. All pace leaders will wear the official Pace Leader jersey.
Get to know your pace leader(s)! Bios of the pace leaders will be featured on our blog, The RunDown, leading up to the race and you can also meet our pacers in person at one of several runs in Burlington. 2015 details anticipated in March 2015. All events are open to all paces/abilities. Although sign up for pace teams is not mandatory, it is helpful. E-mail Jack Pilla at email@example.com to register and for more info.
The post-race festival begins in Waterfront Park at 10:00 am on race day. Come celebrate at the finish area in Waterfront Park with Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks as a dramatic backdrop. From the Runners’ Food Tent to fare from local vendors, there is plenty to eat for everyone.
There will be a band and those 21 years and older are invited to enjoy a beer (sponsored by Michelob) with your bib; you must have an ID and your bib, no exceptions.
The start line is located on Battery Street next to Battery Park. There will be over 4000 runners at the start line so we recommend you give yourself plenty of time to get there. Runners are asked to line up according to race pace. Pace signs will be visible in the start area.
Preferred Start Corral
In order for a marathoner to qualify for the Preferred Corral, you must submit a qualifying time of 3:20:00 or faster (marathon), 1:35:00 or faster (half marathon) or 43:00 or faster (10k) from a USATF Certified Course. Due to our limited staff resources, these are the only distances we will consider for inclusion in the Preferred Corral. The race date must be between January 1, 2013 and May 3, 2015. You may submit a qualifying time at registration or via email anytime prior to May 8, 2015.
Due to the nature of this city-wide event there will be major delays from 7:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Race Day. Download street closure map.
Timing services for the Vermont City Marathon are provided by Granite State Racing. Marathon participants will be timed using the latest technology available from ChronoTrack. Detailed timing information is available on the VCM Timing Page.
VCM provides race day shuttle service to and from participating hotels.
Race Day Parking
Free parking is available within a 1/4 mile of the start area. Parking lots are on St. Paul Street, Bank Street and Battery Street. Download parking map and rate information. Please do not park in Waterfront Park, Oakledge Park, or any of the church parking lots.
Burlington by Ferry from Upstate New York
Ferry service dates change annually; please visit Lake Champlain Ferries to check ferry season dates, locations, and schedules.
Burlington International Airport (BTV)
Burlington is serviced by the Burlington International Airport located in South Burlington and just 3.6 miles from the Race Start. The following airlines have regularly scheduled flights into BTV: The following airlines have regularly scheduled flights into BTV: Allegiant, Delta, JetBlue, Porter, United, and US Airways.
All aid stations have trained medical staff, radio operators and port-o-lets. In addition, the following amenities are provided at individual stations:
Gatorade Endurance Formula -Lemon Lime at all aid stations.