Vermont’s annual Mad Marathon takes runners through 26.2 miles of some of the Central Vermont’s most scenic back country roads. The race is certified and sanctioned by US Track & Field and a Boston Marathon qualifier.
The Mad Marathon includes a number of related events. Beyond the big race, there is the Mad Half. This race follows much the same course as the full marathon but is only 13.1 miles long. Relay Teams also compete in the Mad Marathon and the Mad Half.
Step After Step is a new event that allows walkers to follow the 13.1 mile Mad Half course in support of local charities. There’s even a virtual version of Step After Step.
A full schedule of Mad Marathon events and course descriptions can be found at www.madmarathon.com.
2017 Mad Marathon Lodging Special Details
This year marks the 7th annual return of this popular event and West Hill House B&B is thrilled to once again be a supporting sponsor. More than that, as we mentioned above, we’re offering a Mad Marathon Lodging Special!
Stay with us for four or more nights during the Mad Marathon and receive Sunday night free!
Our Mad Marathon Lodging Package also includes two complimentary meals! First, there’s the hearty, carb-loading, Saturday evening dinner to benefit your potential needs the next day. Marathon morning, let us know when you’d like it and we’ll supply a delicious buffet breakfast.
Honestly, there’s so much to see and do in Vermont’s Mad River Valley, this is a good deal even if you’re not here for the Mad Marathon (but you really should be).
For example, the first ever Sugarbush Highland Festival is scheduled for the same weekend: Saturday, July 8th, 2pm – 6pm. The Highland Festival is bound to be a GREAT time, with lots of competitive events, live Celtic music, sheep dog Trials, food, drink, and much more. As a Scotsman, I encourage you not to miss the Sugarbush Highland Festival! You know where I’ll be! And if you are not running the next day, enjoy a wee dram from our single malt Quaich bar at the B&B in the evening to fully absorb the Scottish experience!