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41st Annual
Green Mountain Athletic Association
Green Mountain Marathon

Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 8:30 a.m.

Update on 7-Sep-2011: Thank you all for your concern about our beautiful state of Vermont. The Green Mountain Marathon Route has not sustained any damage from the recent hurricane and flooding and will be run as planned. Please continue to check back to the GMM race page for any updates.

Check to see if you are registered!
Link to 2011 Registered Runners List

If you wish to switch races, this can be done at packet pickup.

COURSE: The certified course (VT09006RF) begins and ends near the house where Clarence H. Demar (7 time Boston Marathon Winner) once lived, is out and back on the west shore of South Hero and Grand Isle; a land of farms, apple orchards and summer cottages. The terrain is flat to rolling and about half dirt road (hard packed and well maintained). The island is sparsely populated; traffic will be minimal; expect the possibility of wind due to the race's close proximity to the lake. You will explore the New England of long ago.

Participants should expect to finish in less than six hours.

AID STATIONS: There will be an aid station Approximately every 2 miles starting at mile 2 and stopping at mile 24 for a total of 12 aid stations (2-3 porta-potties on course). Additional assistance will be available to runners in the form of Rescue Squad and pick-up vehicles.

REGISTRATION: Registration is closed.

PACKET PICK-UP: Friday 10-7pm at SkiRack
Saturday 10-2pm at SkiRack & 4-7pm at Folsom School
Sunday 7-8am at Folsom School

SKIRACK (located at 85 Main Street, in Burlington, VT) will be offering a 20% discount on all running gear to anyone who presents a GMM race Bib October 14th-October 16th.

DIRECTIONS: South Hero, Vermont is approximately 20 miles from Burlington (nearest major airport). From Burlington, take I-89 north to the Milton/Lake Champlain Islands Exit 17 (Route 2); take Route 2 north and west to South Hero; South Street is a left turn in the center of South Hero village at the 4 corners. Folsom School is 1 mile down South Street on the left.

From New York, take exit 39 off Interstate 87 (Plattsburg) and take route 314 to the ferry across the lake; After the ferry turn right; at route 2 turn right and head towards South Hero Village.

Burlington, Vermont is located 100 miles from Montreal, 200 miles from Boston and 300 miles from New York City, and is easily accessible via interstate highways and Burlington International Airport (which is served by many airlines including JetBlue)

RESULTS: Awards presentation promptly at 1:00 p.m.

Results will be sent to the web sites of the GMAA, New England Runner and Cool Running. Additionally, results will be sent to The Burlington Free Press and Vermont Sports Today for publication.

AWARDS: Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female finishers as well as the top male and female finisher in each age-group.
Medals to all marathon finishers.
SPAGHETTI DINNER: Spaghetti Dinner
5-7 pm Saturday, October 15th
Adults $10.00 Children under 10 $5.00
Folsom School South Street
South Hero, VT
Proceeds to benefit 7th & 8th Grade Class Trip

LODGING: It is advised to make accommodations in advance. Fall Foliage is winding down by race weekend but finding accommodations can be difficult at this time of year due to College Home Comings and other local events.
Island Lodging on the race course (primarily small inns and B&Bs):
Allenholm B&B 1-888-721-5566 (adjacent to Folsom School)
Crescent Farm Bay Farm B&B 1-802-372-4807 (mile 2-3)
Ferry Watch Inn 1-802-372-3935 (mile 8-9)
Adams Landing Bed and Breakfast 1-802-372-4830 (mile 10-11)
Sister Island Sunsets 1-802-285-6214 (mile 10-11)
link to full list of island lodging (maintained by the Islands Chamber of Commerce)
Lodging at exit 16 of interstate 89 (Colchester/Winooski)
Fairfield Inn 1-802-655-1400
Hampton Inn 1-802-655-6177
Lodging at exit 14 of interstate 89 (Burlington/South Burlington)
University Inn 1-800-808-4656
Sheraton 1-802-865-6600
Best Western 1-800-528-1234
Holiday Inn 1-800-465-4329
ATTRACTIONS: If you can picture the Lake Champlain Islands in mid-October, then you have reason to join us. If you have never seen Vermont or the 'Islands' in October, then you have even more reason to join us with your entire family.

Lake Champlain Islands Chamber of Commerce (800)262-5226
Champlain Valley Chamber of Commerce (802)863-3489
Lake Champlain Ferries (802)864-9804

PAST RUNNER TESTIMONIALS: Marathon provides runner feedback for various races. Follow this link to hear what other runners have had to say about the Green Mountain Marathon.

VOLUNTEERS: As with any event, it takes volunteers to make things happen. If you or anyone you know would like to volunteer at our race, we would greatly appreciate it. We need volunteers in the following areas: Water Stops/Aid Stations, Crossing Guards/Course Marshals, Registration, Finish Line, Results, Traffic/Parking, Runner Food Preparation.
Please email

PAST RACES: Past results, age group records, and pictures located here
MORE INFORMATION: Race Director Jess Cover and June Golato email:

The Green Mountain Marathon is held for runners by runners. Our goal is to offer you offer a quality marathon at an affordable price in a relaxed setting.
Come join us!

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The purple line indicates the course change for 2009, from mile 12 to mile 13


  • Certified Marathon with all miles marked
  • Can be used to qualify for the Boston Marathon
  • Start and finish at 190' elevation
  • Max elevation: 210' (miles 1 and 25)
  • Min elevation: 100' (several locations)
  • Lake Champlain elevation: 95'

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(guaranteed overnight mail is acceptable)