*Exchange zone locations and relay leg distances were changed in 2013, those changes will remain for 2015 as listed below:
Relay Leg First runner Distance 3.3 miles Start Race start line End "Park Street Exchange" on Park Street at Summer Street. Description Rolling. Aid Station at mile 2.5. Map
Relay Leg Second runner Distance 5.8 miles Start "Park Street Exchange" on Park Street at Summer Street. End "Pearl Street Exchange" on Pearl St. at North Champlain Street. Description Flat and rolling, out & back on Rte 127. Aid Stations at miles 4.3, 5.4, 6.7, 7.8. Map
Relay Leg Third runner Distance 6.1 miles Start "Pearl Street Exchange" on Pearl St. at North Champlain Street. End "Battery Park Exchange" in Battery Park. Description Mostly flat with some roll, includes a 1/3 mile climb on Battery Street. Aid Stations at miles 9.2, 11.1, 12.9, 14.4. Map
Relay Leg Fourth runner Distance 5.5 miles Start "Battery Park Exchange" in Battery Park, End "Flynn School Exchange" at Flynn School on North Ave. A bus will bring you back to downtown. Description Slightly rolling with Shaded neighborhoods. Aid Stations at miles 16.9, 18.6, 19.9. Map
Relay Leg Fifth runner Distance 5.5 miles Start "Flynn School Exchange" at Flynn School on North Ave. End Waterfront Park. A bus is available to transport relay runners to the "Flynn School Exchange". Description Final leg is flat with an early downhill. Aid Stations at miles 184.108.40.206, 23.4, 24.6, 25.4. Map
Timing The Vermont City Marathon will be timed using the latest ChronoTrack B-Tag system.
Our ability to provide accurate timing and essential medical assistance when necessary depends on YOU. Follow these steps to help us serve you:
Bib & ChronoTrack B-Tags ● Complete the emergency contact information on the back of your bib. Regardless of how physically fit you feel on race day, completing this information may save your life. ● Your ChronoTrack B-Tag is a timing device adhere to the back of your bib. ●Pin the bib to the front of your shirt. ● Keep your bib visible at all times. Do not hide or cover your race bib. ● Do not fold, crumple or otherwise alter your bib in anyway. Doing so may destroy your timing device. ● No Tag, No Time. No Exception. ● ChronoTrack B-Tags are non-transferable. ● The ChronoTrack B-Tag provides runners with accurate race timing. Through a computerized system, your tag transmitter will be read at the start, finish and intermediate locations. You must cross all locations to get an official time. ● You must wear the ChronoTrack B-Tag provided in your packet. Do not trade tags or bibs with anyone. Your time corresponds with your bib number. ●All runners must be registered to participate; running under someone another runners name is grounds for disqualification according to USATF rules.
Marathoners Participating in Relay Teams Marathoners may participate as a member of a relay team. The Marathoner must wear both their Marathon bib and Relay Team bib, and must exchange the wrist band at a designated 3-5 person relay Exchange Zone in Oakledge Park. Please read our Relay Team/Marathoner Scenario Info Sheet for everything you need to know about which bibs to wear and where to exchange.
Gear Check Battery Park: Open 7:15am- 9:10am Gear checked at Battery Park will be available for pick-up in Waterfront Park at 10:00am Flynn School: Open 9:00am-12:15pm. Intended for 4th leg relay runners only. Gear checked at the Flynn School will be available for pick up in Waterfront Park at 12:45pm.
Note: Participants MUST use the clear gear check bags provided in your runner bag at Race Packet Pick-Up. NO OTHER BAGS will be checked, NO EXCEPTIONS. Please do not leave bags of any kind unattended. Any items left unattended will be removed immediately and destroyed.
Gear check is intended for race day gear (warm-ups, post-race clothing). You should write your name, bib # and cell phone number on your gear check bag in the space provided. We promise to take good care of your possessions, but urge you not to check your valuables.
Please claim your gear as soon as possible after you complete the race. At 2:30pm, unclaimed gear will be transferred to the RunVermont office (One Main Street, Suite 304, Burlington). Items not claimed in one week will be donated to charity. Transportation The Pearl Street Exchange, Park Street Exchange and Battery Park Exchange Zones are within walking distance from the start (less than 1/4 mile). This map pinpoints the location of all four Relay Exchange Zones. A shuttle is available for runners going to and from the Flynn School Exchange. The shuttle is located north of Battery Park on North Street near North Avenue and runs continuously from 8:30 a.m. to 1pm. Please do not wait for the last bus. Flynn School is located approx. 3.5 miles from Battery Park.
Buses returning from Flynn School will transport runners who have completed leg #4 of the race. The bus loading/unloading area is located on Barley Road, near Flynn School. Volunteers will direct you to Flynn School and back. Buses will ONLY transport returning runners from the Barley Road loading area. Your race bib is your bus pass. Buses WILL NOT stop to pick up runners walking back along North Avenue.
Relay Exchange Zones/Legs
As runners approach all relay zones you will see signs that correspond with your bib number. We ask that teams line up in the area indicated on the signs. Only runners waiting to be tagged into the race are allowed in the Relay Zones. It is important that both the incoming and outgoing runners (those finishing and beginning) are aware of the sectioning and wait in their designated area. This will not only facilitate your hand-off, but those of other runners as well.
Relay zones are for registered runners only. Have friends and family stay outside the zone.
Aid stations include Vermont Pure Spring Water, Gatorade, port-o-lets and medical services.
Showers Complimentary post-race showers are available at the Burlington YMCA to runners with a Vermont City Marathon race bib. The Burlington YMCA is located .7 miles from Waterfront Park at 266 College Street (map).