FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

For the half marathon, 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.

We have NEW 5K and 10K courses for 2024, starting and ending at the MREMS/Porter parking lot just like the half marathon course. From there, runners will navigate past the Middlebury College arts and athletics complex and will climb the hill toward the Ralph Myhre Golf Course. The courses then enter the woods along the Middlebury College XC course on the Trail Around Middlebury. Runners can enjoy a beautiful gravel run around a section of the golf course before taking a right turn through the recycling/compost facility to meet back up with South Street Extension. 5K runners will turn LEFT to return to the Start/Finish, while 10K runners will turn RIGHT for a short out/back along a dirt road with beautiful views.

Every finisher will receive a commemorative finisher's medal locally made by Maple Landmark Woodcraft. 

All distances will start at 9:00 a.m. Both races use the same start and finish lines.

Each runner will receive a pair of fun socks by Big Skyline Sock Co.

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.

Yes! You can register in person on Saturday, Oct. 5 between 4 and 6 p.m. at Middlebury Regional EMS at 55 Collins Drive. Or, register on Sunday, Oct. 6 starting at 7:30 a.m. at the race start area at Middlebury Regional EMS.

You have two options: You can pick up your race number on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Middlebury Regional EMS at 55 Collins Drive. Or, register on Sunday, Oct. 6 starting at 7:30 a.m. at the race start area at Middlebury Regional EMS.

You may transfer your registration to another runner as long as it is within the same runner category and distance.

Yes, though you are subject to any increase in registration fees applicable. We do not offer refunds, so if you are shifting to an event that is less expensive, you will still pay the original higher registration fee. You cannot change from the student category to the adult category or vice versa.

There will be support vehicles on the course for any medical emergencies and/or to provide transportation back to the start/finish area.

There are five aid stations along the course providing water, electrolyte drink mix, orange slices, band aids, and Vaseline. They are located at approximately miles 3.2, 5, 7, 9.5 and 11.5.

Sorry, no. For insurance and safety reasons, both for yourself and other runners, please do not bring strollers or dogs onto the race courses for any distance event. You will be disqualified if you run with a dog or stroller.

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