Race Info

Packet Pickup

Saturday, 10/5/24: 4 to 6 p.m. at Middlebury Regional EMS, 55 Collins Drive, Middlebury.

Sunday, 10/6/24: 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. at Middlebury Regional EMS, 55 Collins Drive, Middlebury (near the race start)

Absolutely no mailouts!

Race Details

Start Line

All distances start at 9am. The Start/Finish line is located behind Porter Hospital adjacent to the registration area.

Prices

Half Marathon Adult: $65/$75/$85
Half Marathon Student: $65

5K Fun Run Adult: $45/$50
5K Fun Run Student: $35
5K Fun Run – Under 12: $25

Price Change Dates:  May 7-July 31; Aug 1 – Aug 31; Sept 1 – Oct 6 (Race Day)

Non-registrants can also purchase the post-race breakfast on Race Day (while supplies last). 

*Prices do not include services fee

Half Marathon Course Description

Runners love the Maple Run’s beautiful and varied half marathon course! Starting with a large loop down residential South Street and Weybridge Street then out scenic Morgan Horse Farm Road into the farmlands of Weybridge. Runners loop back to town on Sheep Farm Road, a flat gravel road with gorgeous views back toward town and Middlebury College!

From there, runners cross through campus (where the relay exchange is located) and then hit a stretch of the Trail Around Middlebury (TAM), before rejoining South Street extension and buzzing by the start/finish area. 

The final 6± miles is an out/back stretch on the hilly (but beautiful) South Street Extension, on a mostly gravel road with stunning pastoral views of the Green Mountains. 

Half-Marathon Time Cut-Off

To ensure the safety of our runners & volunteers and to re-open closed roads, there will be a time cut off after 3 hours. 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.

5K Fun Run Course Description

The 5K Fun Run is a quick paved loop through the residential area to the south of Middlebury’s downtown and through the Middlebury College campus. With plenty of spectator areas and fairly flat terrain, it’s easy to let it rip on this fun and accessible course!

Specific details of the NEW 2024 5K are still to come!

10K Course Description

We’re thrilled to offer a NEW 10K course for 2024!
Race organizers are still planning the course route, so stay tuned for details and registration to open for this option soon!

 

Driving, Parking, & Shuttles

  • For GPS, use the intersection of South Street & Porter Field Road, Middlebury. Click here.
  • Parking is located behind the Mahaney Arts Center, a 5-minute walk to the registration/start/finish area.
  • Additional off-site parking location will be announced closer to race day, if needed. Shuttles will be provided if not within easy walking distance.
  • No parking behind Porter Hospital.
  • Handicap parking available. Contact Christy Lynn, race director.

Porta-Potty Locations

  • Registration/Start/Finish Area
  • Half Marathon:
    • Mile 2 (past the Pulp Mill Covered Bridge)
    • Mile 7 (past the relay exchange zone)
    • Mile 10.5 (at the turnaround by Middlebury Kennel)
  • Fun Run:
    • Mile 2 (past the half marathon relay exchange zone)

Swag

  • Every runner receives an official MMR pair of Big Skylines Sock Co. socks.
  • Late registrants (after September 1) cannot be guaranteed socks.

Material: Nylon/Polyester/Spandex high-performance athletic blend
Sizing: S/M (fits standard women’s shoe 6-10) and L/XL (fits standard men’s shoe 9-13)

Register early so you can sock on!

Runner No-Nos

  • Use of headphones is discouraged. The majority of the course is open to traffic. Be aware of your surroundings – both vehicles and approaching runners.
  • No dogs or strollers are permitted. You will be disqualified.
  • No support “vehicles” such as bicyclists, skateboards or scooters to keep you company. This policy is to ensure a level playing field and keep you and other runners safe. You will be disqualified if you have support on the course other than what’s provided by the race.

Baggage Check

  • All bags must be checked.
  • A free bag check is located near the start/finish line.
  • We are not responsible for any items lost, stolen or damaged.
  • Allow plenty of time pre-race!
  • Be sure to bring your own bag to store items. We do not distribute plastic goody bags.

Timing

  • Provided by ARE Event Productions using B-Tag ChronoTrack bibs. Timing mats at the start & finish lines provide the most accurate finishing times.

Half Marathon Divisions:

  • 1-2-3 Male/Female open
  • Age Groups: 1-2-3 Male/Female for 18 and under, 19-39, 40-59, 60+

10K Run:

  • 1-2-3 Male/Female open
  • Age Groups: 1-2-3 Male/Female for 18 and under, 19-39, 40-59, 60+

5K Fun Run:

  • 1-2-3 any age
  • Age Groups: 1st for 12 and under, 13-18, 19-39, and 40+

Post-Race Breakfast & Awards

Grab & Go Breakfast – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Complimentary entry for runners with his/her bib number. Friends and families may also purchase breakfast tickets on Race Day (while supplies last).

Awards Ceremony will commence once race is finalized. First-place finishers in each division receive large maple syrup. Second and third-place finishers in each division receive small maple syrup.

Looking for other local races? Check these out!

TAM Trek – September 15, 2024: 
The Middlebury Area Land Trust’s TAM Trek is a trail race and fun run to raise funds for the Trail Around Middlebury (TAM). 
Run the full 19-mile, or enjoy a 10k or 5k course, or just a 2-mile fun run!
CLICK HERE to register and enter code MAPLE for a special $5 discount!

Vermont Sun Half Marathon, 10K, 5k – May 12, 2024
Nestled against the Green Mountains, just below Rattlesnake Point is Branbury State Park. The lake region is a most spectacular and pristine place to run. Novice and advanced athletes alike marvel the beauty of our courses and enjoy the mountains, lakes and streams of Central Vermont.
CLICK HERE to register!

This is a USATF Sanctioned Event

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