What course are you using this year?
We are using the course that's been run since 2019, however in 2019 we made a slight change to alleviate traffic and runner congestion in front of Porter Hospital and improve runner safety. At approximately Mile 7.5 runners will head onto a trail that's part of Middlebury College's NCAA XC course. The trail section is slightly more than 1 mile and runners enter South Street Extension just south of EastView retirement community to start the out and back segment. The start and finish line is located in the parking area behind Porter Hospital.
Do you offer finisher medals?
Every finisher will receive commemorative finishers medal locally made by Maple Landmark Woodcraft. Divisional winners will also receive maple syrup nips.
What time does the race start?
All distances will start at 9:00 a.m. Both races use the same start and finish lines.
Will I get a free t-shirt?
Almost definitely! While specific sizes can't be guaranteed for late registrants, we expect to have plenty of t-shirts for all runners.
Can I walk the Middlebury Maple Run?
You must be able to finish at a 13-min/mile pace to officially participate in this event.
To ensure the safety of our runners and volunteers and to re-open closed roads, there will be a time cut off. If a runner hasn’t reached the 7 mile mark by 10:30 a.m. (13 min/mile), we cannot guarantee support through the remainder of the course–meaning aid stations will close, you will not be officially timed, and the sweep vehicle will move up to the next runner. Runners may be asked to remove themselves from the course or be picked up by the sweep vehicle.
Can I register in person?
Yes! You can register in person on Saturday, Oct 1 between 4 and 6 p.m. at Middlebury Regional EMS at 55 Collins Drive. Or, register on Sunday, Oct 2 starting at 7:30 a.m. at the race start area at Middlebury Regional EMS.
Where and when do I pick up my race number?
You have two options: You can pick up your race number on Saturday, Oct 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Middlebury Regional EMS at 55 Collins Drive. Or, register on Sunday, Oct 2 starting at 7:30 a.m. at the race start area at Middlebury Regional EMS.
What if I cannot run the race?
You may transfer your registration to another runner as long as it is within the same runner category and distance.
Can I switch between the 1/2 marathon and relay?
Yes, though you are subject to any increase in registration fees applicable. You may change in either direction — individual half marathon to two-person relay or vice versa. You cannot change from the student category to the adult category or vice versa.
What if I can’t finish the race?
There will be support vehicles on the course for any medical emergencies and/or to provide transportation back to the start/finish area.
How many water/aid stations will there be?
There are five aid stations along the course providing water, Gatorade, band aids and Vaseline. They are located at approximately miles 3.2, 5, 7, 9.5 and 11.5.
Can I push a stroller or run with a dog?
Sorry, no. For insurance and safety reasons, both for yourself and other runners, please do not bring strollers or dogs onto the race course. You will be disqualified if you run with a dog or stroller.