"What makes it so fun?" - New England Outside
"One thing that struck me about this year's race that hadn't made such an impression last year was the beauty of the course." TK - Pigtails Flying
This event was hands down the best race I've ever run in. JG, Essex Junction, VT
Registration for is now open. Click here for entry fees and to register.
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Enjoy 200 miles of bucolic country scenery over or near the summer solstice weekend. You'll travel through the heart of Vermont's lush green valleys, much of it along Route 100, one of Americas most scenic two-lane roadways.
As I look back at the run last weekend, your race is truly one of a kind. It will be one of a very few races that I will remember as a race that all runners have to run. The one night leg was an experience all should have. To a person, our team had a great time and a great experience.
GM Ontario, Canada
The route is as challenging as it is beautiful, as Vermont is hilly. But you'll always have something new to look at: covered bridges, farmland, valley vistas and small villages brimming with charm.
Limited to just 100 teams, this relay provides an intimate, peaceful racing experience - one that shows you the best of Vermont's scenery and hospitality.
Route 100, which appears on many "Top 10" lists of America's most scenic roads, is a beautiful, two-lane road lined with maple trees, passing through narrow valleys, picking its way around cornfields, and traveling through small villages rather than ignoring them.
Runners will experience all that is special about Vermont: the small towns and villages, farms with rustic barns and pastures of cows, and the roaring waterfalls in Granville Gulf. Runners cross over seven historic covered bridges, go up and over challenging hills such as Terrible Mountain, and finish with the historic Bennington Memorial on the horizon.
We've done the biggest/most prestigious relays in the US, and I can hardly believe that your event, after only 3 years in the making, meets if not exceeds the professionalism and organization of those races. Truly amazing! I will certainly be promoting your event to every runner I know!
RZ South Boston, MA
The relay begins 45 minutes from Burlington in the small town of Jeffersonville and finishes in Bennington.
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There are two main divisions of teams in the Green Mountain Relay: 12-person and Ultra teams. Both divisions have competitive and non-competitive options.
12-person teams (7 - 12 runners) have six competitive categories to choose from: Men's, Women's, Mixed, Open, or Master's categories. Each person on a competitive 12-member team runs three legs of the race in rotation, with legs averaging 5.6 miles in distance.
High School teams are also invited to participate and have a discounted registration fee.
Ultra teams (4 - 6 runners) have three options to choose from. Ultra teams can choose the 6 x 1 option where each runner is responsible for one leg of the race averaging 33.3 miles or the 6 x 6 option where each runner is responsible for 6 legs run in rotation just like the 12-person teams. The Super Ultra option is for ultra runners who want the challenge of running the route solo or on a team of up to three runners.
The Helter Skelter category is available for both 12-person and Ultra teams and is a non-competitive category. Whereas competitive teams must follow the standard relay rules of keeping the running order of their team intact, the Helter Skelter category is for teams that choose to have their runners run in any order they want. No awards are given to the top teams in the Helter Skelter category.
Teams start in waves from 6:00 AM to 1:00 PM - a team's starting time is dependent on a team's pace.
Are you an individual runner looking to join a team, or a team looking for runners? Check out our Team Matching Message Board.
In order for the Green Mountain Relay to be a success, each team will be responsible for choosing one of the two volunteer options- one of which benefits local community non-profit organizations.
In this way, we will secure the commitment of the more than 200 volunteers necessary to act as Race Marshals, staffing the Start and Finish areas, and the 35 exchange points along the course.
Registration is limited to the first 100 teams.
The Green Mountain Relay is an adventure race in that teams are running continuously through the night to reach the finish. Many find this to be the highlight of their experience - their run in the middle of the night under the stars or full moon. But as it is an adventure race with a 200-mile route, teams must be aware of and accept certain responsibilities:
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