It takes over 1700 volunteers to make the magic of People’s United Bank Vermont City Marathon happen. And many of those volunteers staff our AMAZING aid stations!
Volunteering at an Aid Station is a great team-building experience and a fun way to earn community service hours.
If your group is interested in adopting an Aid Station or for more information please e-mail [email protected]
How many volunteers does it take to run a Marathon Aid Station? 10-35 people. It really depends on the location of the Aid Station. Aid Stations located earlier in the course need more volunteers, because more runners are coming through at the same time.
How many Aid Stations are on Course? 20 total. 2 with food and Clif products, 1 has candy (Battery Park) and 18 have water and Gatorade and 6 stations are Elite fluids.
Aid Stations by the numbers:
3325 gallons of water
176 gallons of ultra-concentrated Gatorade endurance formula- mixed with water on course
48,000 Gatorade cups
A day in the life of the Aid Stations:
3:00am – the morning of the race, Aid Station supplies begin to get delivered by the Quartermaster team and Vermont Pure Delivery Truck
6:00am – the first Aid Station Crews arrive at their location and begin setting up
7:00am – Race Starts
7:00am-1:00pm – Aid Stations are busy serving Marathon and Relay runners
2:00pm – Aid Station Crews in the final miles of the race are cleaning up the last of the cups and closing down
These are our awesome Aid Stations groups!
People’s United Bank
Keurig Green Mountain
Girls on the Run Vermont
Community Health Center
South Burlington High School
Rock Point School
American Red Cross
Colchester High School
Spaulding High School