Sunday, May 24, 2020
7:03am Marathon & Marathon Relay
Battery Park – Burlington, Vermont
Average Temperature for Race Weekend
7:00am – 46 degrees
Noon – 71 degrees
Additional weather information
Race Packet Pick-Up
Packet Pick-Up Policy
Photo ID is required for all runners picking up their bib and tech shirt. No exceptions. Be prepared to show ID.
If you are unable to pick up your bib, a proxy can do so by presenting a copy of the runner’s photo ID or a copy of the runner’s confirmation email. Please understand that without ONE of these documents we will not be able to release the race packet to anyone other than the registered runner.
Race Shirt sizes are not guaranteed; please arrive early for best selection.
Times and Locations
Friday, May 22, 1:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturday, May 23, 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sport & Fitness Expo – DoubleTree by Hilton
870 Williston Road
South Burlington, Vermont 05403
Race Day, Sunday, May 24, 5:00am-6:00am
One Main Street, Burlington VT
(4 blocks downhill from the start)
No bibs will be available at the Start Line on Race Day
Secured gear check is provided for marathoners and relay participants. Gear check will be available at the band-shell located in Battery Park from 5:45am- 8:10am. Gear checked at Battery Park will be available for pick-up in Waterfront Park at 9:00 am. You may NOT collect a bag from Battery Park Gear Check.
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 1:30 pm 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.
Once you cross the finish line, Full Marathon and 2 Person Relay will receive a medal. A volunteer will hand you a bottle of water for your short walk to runner services. As you exit the finish area follow signs to the Runners’ Food Tent, Reunion Area, and Gear Check Pick-up. 3-5 Person Relay Runners will pick up their medals at the Timberlane Dental – Results Tent in Waterfront Park. Marathoners may also visit the Massage Tent.
When race results are official, your finisher certificates will be available to download here.
INFO booths are centrally located both in Battery & Waterfront Park.
Meeting Family and Friends
Meet family and friends in the alphabetized (by last name) Reunion Area, located a short walk from the finish area.
Mile marker signs are positioned every mile on the course. Time clocks are positioned at the half-way mark and finish.
Runner Tracking, Progress Alerts, Instant Results, and Live Phone Tracking will be available via our Marathon App. Participants & Spectators – Download the RaceJoy APP and search Vermont City Marathon.
Everything you want to know about Runner Tracking and more here in this blog post.
Click Here to learn how to download.
Race Day and Official Results
Unofficial race-day results will be posted in the Awards and Merchandise Tent in Waterfront Park. Official results are posted to this site as soon as possible following the race.
Race Photos and Additional Coverage
You will receive an e-mail to view your complimentary photos; photos will be available as soon as possible following the race. 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.
We are once again proud to offer runners the opportunity to run with pace leaders. We will offer pace leaders for the following times:
This program is generously supported by Hoka ONE ONE and The Run Center at SKIRACK. 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 – VCM, leading up to the race and you can also meet our pacers in person at one of several runs in Burlington. 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 protected] to register and for more info.
Post Race Festivities
The post-race festival begins in Waterfront Park at 10:00am on race day. 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.
Post Race Showers
Complimentary post race showers are available at the Greater Burlington YMCA located at 298 College Street Burlington, VT 05401. Please bring your race bib, a photo ID and a towel.
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
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 or Athletics Canada Certified. 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, 2018, and May 3, 2020. You may submit a qualifying time at registration or via email anytime before May 8, 2020.
If you do not qualify for the Preferred Corral, you can gain entrance to the Club Corral (located directly behind the Preferred Corral) by showing your Club Singlet to the volunteer manning the entrance. View Start Corral map here.
Due to the nature of this city-wide event, there will be major delays from 6:45am to 11:15am on Race Day.
The Vermont City Marathon will be timed using a B-Tag system. Our ability to provide accurate timing and essential medical assistance when necessary depends on YOU.
Follow these steps to help us serve you:
- Complete the emergency contact information on the back of your bib. Regardless of how physically fit you feel on race day, completing this information may save your life.
- Your B-Tag is a timing device adhered to the back of your bib.
- Pin the bib to the front of your shirt.
- Keep your bib visible at all times. Do not hide or cover your race bib.
- Do not fold, crumple or otherwise alter your bib in any way. Doing so may destroy your timing device.
- No Tag, No Time. No Exception.
- B-Tags are non-transferable.
- The B-Tag provides runners with accurate race timing. Through a computerized system, your tag transmitter will be read at the start, finish and intermediate locations. You must cross all locations to get an official time.
- You must wear the B-Tag provided in your packet. Do not trade tags or bibs with anyone. Your time corresponds to your bib number.
- All runners must be registered to participate; running under someone else’s name is grounds for disqualification according to USATF rules.
VCM provides race day Hotel Shuttles to and from participating hotels. 2020 Hotel Shuttle Schedule
Race Day Parking
Free parking is available within a 1/4 mile of the start area. Click here for an interactive city parking map. Please do not park in Waterfront Park, Oakledge Park, or any of the church parking lots. See street closures map above.
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.
Most aid stations have trained medical staff, radio operators and port-o-lets.
Gatorade Endurance Formula – Lemon Lime at all aid stations. Energy gels available at miles 11.8 and 18.8.