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People's United Bank Vermont City Marathon & Relay

October 24th, 2021
Burlington, VT

Since 1989, the People's United Bank Vermont City Marathon has been held on Memorial Day Weekend. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have moved the 2021 race to Sunday, October 24th. Our focus has been on creating an event in October where marathoners and relay runners can safely conquer 26.2 miles in a new, two-looped course that includes many of the highlights runners have loved about our course for over 30 years. 

Registration Open!

Vermont state officials have provided one of the country's most effective responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been the safest state in the United States throughout the entire pandemic and is the first state to achieve an 80% vaccination rate. With guidance from the CDC and Vermont Department of Health, we are prepared to welcome new runners to the 32nd People's United Bank Vermont City Marathon & Relay.

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2021 People's United Bank Vermont City Marathon & Relay Course Map


COVID-19 Update:

Vermont is currently the most vaccinated state in the nation, and the many volunteers who will serve you during this year's race experience will most likely be vaccinated, both for their protection and yours. We hope that all who choose to run with us will also do everything in their power to protect the health of our volunteers and our community as a whole. At this time, RunVermont is following the health protocols as recommended by the CDC and VT Dept of Health. To ensure a healthy and safe race, runners should be prepared to provide a negative COVID-19 test result or proof of a complete vaccination series prior to running. Please be aware that conditions may change requiring further actions by event producers and event participants. 

If you have any questions, please email

Please let us know if you'd rather have RunVermont -- a non-profit 501(c)(3) -- earmark your registration fee for our Youth Programs. Your donation is tax deductible.

Refunds Are Not An Option – As a 501(c)3 organization, RunVermont expends almost all income generated from registration before the race actually occurs. In a good year, we might see a modest “profit” from the race that is applied to reserves for future events and unforeseen circumstances.