Registration Information

 Race Day is Sunday, July 9, 2017
Start Time:  7:00AM

Entry Fees and Deadlines:

►    Half Marathon entry fee (Runners and Walkers):
        $ 80.00 until May 1, 2017. $100 until July 6, 2017 and $110.00 Race Weekend.

How to Register:

Please note that on-line registration will close on July 6, 2017 at 11:59PM  Eastern Standard Time or when the
race is full. Registration will be allowed at Registration if spots available.

You can register direct with the Mad Marathon using the link below with no fees:

MMRPay by Credit Cards or PayPal account.

Carbon Offsets
Driving or flying to events like the Mad Marathon results in carbon dioxide emissions, the leading contributor to climate change. To remove emissions from the atmosphere, we have partnered with the Clear Water Carbon Fund (http://www.clearwatercarbonfund.org/), which plants trees along streams in Vermont in partnership with local watershed groups.

The Mad Marathon has neutralized its own emissions through the Clear Water Carbon Fund and we invite you to do the same when you register. There are two options based on travel distance. For people driving from the Mid Atlantic, Quebec, or New England, you can purchase a $4 offset. For racers flying within the continental US, you can
purchase a $15 offset. In either case, you will not only help reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide, you will be
investing in Vermont’s natural infrastructure and sustainability.

Packet Pick Up:

Race packets, chips and race bags must be picked up at the host hotel, the Waitsfield Inn, Friday, July 7, 2017 between 4:00PM and 7:00PM, or Saturday July 8, 2017 between the hours of 9AM and 6PM.  Late pickup Sunday morning between 5:30AM and 6:30AM.


Running Awards will be given for the Top 3 men and women in age categories: 16–24, 25–29, 30–34, 35–39, 40–44, 45–49, 50–54, 55–59, 60–64, 65–69, 70-74, and 75+. If there are older age groups then we will add these.
Walking Awards Top 3 men and women.


On the Course


Runners are not to push baby carriages/strollers or have dogs along the course.  Radios, headphones, earbuds and other electronic devices are discouraged for safety reasons.   It is important to the race organizers that you are aware of your surroundings and all possible distractions along the course. NOTE: NO RUNNER SUPPORT VEHICLES ALLOWED ON THE COURSE - IF THIS HAPPENS THE RUNNER WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.

Typical Race Day Weather:

Summers in the Mad River Valley are cool and breezy with temperatures ranging between the mid seventies to mid-eighties.   We say in Vermont,  "If you don't like the weather, wait a minute", so be prepared for bright sunshine or rain showers.  However, despite the conditions we promise a beautiful run!

Portable Toilets:

A large number of portable toilets will be available a the Mad River Green Start /Finish Area and also along the course at aid stations.. 

Aid Stations:

The Mad Marathon Aid Stations will be hosted by non-profit organizations of the Mad River Valley at least every two miles where there is a great location to take care of you.  Water and fluid replacement will be available at each station with energy gels, oranges and bananas at key positions. 

Medical Support:

A medical tent will be located a short distance from the Finish Line in the Mad River Green and staffed with volunteer support from within the local medical community.   Mobile  EMT ambulances will be on the course.  Also, there will be a team of bicyclists who will patrol the course to assist and seek assistance as needed.


We will be using chip timing with mats and the Start / Finish.  Mile markers will line the course.

Time Limits:

The course cut off time is 6 hours and 30 minutes in respect of the hundreds of volunteers that will be helping out with the race. Closer to race day,  if any runner anticipates that this cut time to be a problem, you are invited to contact the race director and transfer to the half-marathon.

Certified Course:

The 2017 Mad Marathon is a USATF certified course (VT11012RF).


Walkers will start at the back of the field so as to avoid clashing with runners early in the race. Walkers will
also have a different color race number. There will be walker officials on the course and if a walker
is deemed to be running they will be moved to the Mad Half runner category.


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