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42nd Annual
Green Mountain Athletic Association
Green Mountain Marathon and Half Marathon

Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 8:30 a.m.

Check to see if you are registered!
Link to 2012 Registered Runners List

RACE WEEK NOTES: See news page for notes from the race director for this weekend's race.
Please take time to review Race day instructions prior to race day.
Please take time to review Chip Instructions.

COURSE: The certified (VT09006RF and VT90002WN) marathon and half-marathon begin and end 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 time cut off for the marathon is six hours.
Runners must be age 16 or older.

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). Hammer Energy drink will be supplied at all aid stations. Additional assistance will be available to runners in the form of Rescue Squad and pick-up vehicles.

REGISTRATION: There is no race refund if you cannot participate.
The 2012 Green Mountain Marathon and Half Marathon are closed.
There is no wait list.
There are no bib transfers.
Please do not e-mail and request to be squeezed in as there is no room.
Thanks for understanding and we look forward to seeing you next year!

Your Race Distance may be changed up until October 5th at midnight. There is a $5 charge for switching from the Full Marathon to The Half Marathon(no refund will be given for the difference in price). There is a $5 charge for changing from the Half Marathon to The Full Marathon plus the difference in price.
Click here to make changes.

PACKET PICK-UP: Other runners may pick up may pick-up a friend or family members race packet.
Friday 12-7pm 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 12th-October 15th.

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.

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 and half-marathon finishers.
SPAGHETTI DINNER: The Folsom Schoolís 7th and 8th graders welcome you to South Hero, Vermont. Come up a day early and join us at our Infinite Pastabilities Dinner on October 13 to help support our class trip to Boston. This event will run from 4:30 pm to 7 pm. Donít miss the opportunity to come and check out the running route and dine on pasta with local vegetable, marinara sauce, meatballs, and local pesto as toppings as well as salad and other sides. We also will before having a local apple dessert competition, so donít miss the chance to be a judge and taste the delicious apple delicacies that we will be serving to you.
The cost is $5 for children (ages 3-13), $10 for adults, and anyone under the age of 3 is free. All proceeds will benefit the 7/8 teamís spring trip to Boston. We hope you will come! Questions: Please contact Reina

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'

NOTE: GMAA/Insurance rules prohibit running with a baby jogger or dog. For safety reasons and as a courtesy to fellow runners, GMAA strongly discourages the use of headphones.