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History of the Kaynor's Sap Run
The Kaynor's Sap Run is a unique Vermont race. It has even been mentioned in Runner's World for its uniqueness. It was started by Chapin and Donna Kaynor and Bruce Cunningham in 1979. Originally intended to be a 10K race, 6.0 miles turned out to be the correct distance for the loop and the out and back on the dead end road that Kaynor's sugarhouse is on. From 1979-83 the race was held around the third Sunday in March to coincide with the height of sugaring season, and sugar-on-snow was served to all who came (often over 100 people including families). Since 1985, the race has been held in April (for the chance at better weather) with cider and doughnuts for everyone.

The race conditions are highly variable for this early spring race - thick mud, frozen roads or smooth dry roads - snow, ice, rain or warm sun - 15, 45 or 60 degrees. In 2000 the race took place in a blizzard - and 16 hardy souls (or fools) braved the weather to complete the race!

The Sap Run is the first "real" race of the year and many Boston Marathon bound runners use it as a last tune up. Awards are only given out randomly, not for speed. The race has always had a quality, but low key feel that area runners enjoy.

Thanks to Chapin and Donna for putting on such a nice race for 30 years!! Thanks to all the race directors who are continuing the tradition: Steve Eustis: 2010-2013, Tom Kelly and Meredith White: 2013-present.



Note that these records are only for as long as we have results populated. We are working on getting all the results moved over.
DateNumber RunnersMaleTimeFemaleTime
2017-03-26108Jeremy Hoyne Grosvenor37:33Lori Crotts40:16
2016-04-03119Binney Mitchell37:13Lori Crotts40:35
2015-03-22114Peter Gurney34:23Kasie Enman40:17
2014-03-23122Binney Mitchell00:37:37Kasie Enman00:38:12
2013-03-24113Binney Mitchell35:15Anne Bliss43:37
2012-03-25114Colby Nixon34:52Megan Valentine42:34
2011-03-27108Binney Mitchell36:34Carolyn Herkenham44:15(Pictures)
2010-03-2893John Ostler0:35:42Anne Bliss0:41:36(Pictures)
2009-04-04111John Ostler34:00Tessa Auwarter42:25
2008-04-06106Nathan Fields34:27Megan Valentine39:48
2007-04-0191Nathan Fields35:24Anne Treadwell41:55
2006-04-02103Rick Rountree33:05Caroline Zeilenga40:46(Pictures)
2005-04-1071Joe McNamara34:34Cindy New41:38
2004-04-0472Duncan Larkin36:30Nikki Kimball39:22
2003-04-1376Andrew Best34:03Susan Hackney41:54
2002-04-0782Norm Larson36:53Sue McNamara42:26
2001-04-0861Ian Stevenson37:39Donna Smyers43:33
2000-04-0916Chip Langmaid41:05Jennifer Cardinal64:14
1999-04-1142Jason Porter34:14Sue McNamara40:04
1998-03-2944Binney Mitchell33:00Anne Follett46:15

Age Group Records VT10001RF

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AgeYearMaleTimeYearFemaleTime
0-132014Mark Munson-Warnken00:66:382015Phoebe McBride53:25
13-192014Jeremy Grosvenor00:38:532012Nora Varhue47:05
20-292014Stephen Jochem00:38:272014Kate Leugers00:39:44
30-392014Adam Bulakowski00:38:072014Kasie Enman00:38:12
40-492014Binney Mitchell00:37:372014Anne Treadwell00:45:12
50-592014Norm Larson00:38:452014Sue Hackney00:43:58
60-692014Chuck Arnold00:46:262014Ruth Blanwickel00:52:16
70-792014Peter Mitchell00:60:132010Betty Lacharite1:22:44
DateNumber RunnersMaleTimeFemaleTime
2009-04-04111John Ostler34:00Tessa Auwarter42:25
2008-04-06106Nathan Fields34:27Megan Valentine39:48
2007-04-0191Nathan Fields35:24Anne Treadwell41:55
2006-04-02103Rick Rountree33:05Caroline Zeilenga40:46(Pictures)
2005-04-1071Joe McNamara34:34Cindy New41:38
2004-04-0472Duncan Larkin36:30Nikki Kimball39:22
2003-04-1376Andrew Best34:03Susan Hackney41:54
2002-04-0782Norm Larson36:53Sue McNamara42:26
2001-04-0861Ian Stevenson37:39Donna Smyers43:33
2000-04-0916Chip Langmaid41:05Jennifer Cardinal64:14
1999-04-1142Jason Porter34:14Sue McNamara40:04
1998-03-2944Binney Mitchell33:00Anne Follett46:15
1997-04-0779Joshua Brown35:02Dot Graham-Martin42:10
1996-03-3168Chip Langmaid35:55Shari Bashaw40:52
1995-04-0265Chip Langmaid34:31Ellie Ferguson46:27
1994-04-1053Marc Gosselin33:43Sue Manley39:23
1993-04-0442Dave Hannon34:10Bonnie McReynolds39:49
1992-04-1268
1991-04-1462Bruce Cramer35:31Joan Wry42:23
1990-04-0854David Mather32:55Heather MacKinnon39:12
1989-04-1647Chip Langmaid36:07Lucy Petrie42:46
1988-04-1750Kevin Larue32:34Martha Anderson45:51
1987-04-1170Bill Newsham34:15Claudia Sullivan44:08
1986-04-1252Chris Baldwin33:16Chris Boerner45:14
1985-04-2051Eric Morse32:22Lisa Bernardin40:24
1983-03-2189Rockwell Moulton31:40Debbie Crow41:57
1982-03-2173John MacKay32:37Jennifer Lucas44:07
1981-03-2283Kurt Lauenstein31:45Anne Kryder43:30
1980-03-2393Kurt Lauenstein31:56Nancy Smith40:30
1979-03-1882

Age Group Records

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AgeYearMaleTimeYearFemaleTime
0-131982Jeff Staab34:361997Carolyn Mehrtens45:13
13-192003Lionel Welch40:232007Hannah Greene43:37
20-291983Rockwell Moulton31:401990Heather MacKinnon39:12
30-391981Kurt Lauenstein31:452004Nikki Kimball39:22
40-492005Joe McNamara34:342008Anne Treadwell40:58
50-592008Norm Larson34:532007Cindy New42:44
60-692004Zeke Zucker41:492002Betty Lacharite62:56
70-792008Gerald Barney55:382009Betty LaCharite77:17