The Maple Leaf will begin at the Manchester Parks and Rec. Center and snake its way along backcountry roads & trails, Route 7 & back to the Rec. Center for the finish. There is also a 5-Kilometer run/walk that takes place at the same time. A celebration will be held with food & beverages, music and an awards ceremony following the races. Any profits from the event will go toward funding Manchester Lions Club (and other) charities in the Northshire region of Vermont.
Starting Time Change
Please be aware that runners and walkers in both the half marathon and the 5K will begin their races at 8 a.m. MAKE YOUR TRAVEL PLANS ACCORDINGLY!
Please be aware that registration will be limited to 1,000 participants. There is no registration on the day of the race.
Please be advised that once you are registered, there are no refunds or credits issued for cancellation or failure to participate in the 2014 race. (Active.com does have cancellation insurance available when you register.)
The early discount period will expire on March 1st. Consider registering early in 2015 to save $$.
Half Marathon course now certified!
We are happy to announce that the Maple Leaf Half Marathon course is now certified for distance.USATF: VT12004JK
Half Marathon minimum age
After consulting with our medical staff, we have set a minimum age of 12 years for entrants in the half marathon.
Kotler 5K Course
Be aware the "5K" course is slightly longer than 5K so that participants in the half and 5K can start and finish at the same spots. Per mile paces will be adjusted in the results to compensate for the longer distance.
Pick-up of your runners' materials is at the Recreation Center this year from 4:00-7:30 pm on Friday Sept. 5th and from 6-7:30 am on race day, Sept. 6th.
Pets and young children policy:
Please note that our insurance will not allow infants, children in strollers, pets, etc. to participate in either race. There are no exceptions. We appreciate your cooperation.
Half Marathon $45 (until 3/1); then $50 (unti 6/1); then $55 until race day. 19 & Younger $25. 5K ($25 for everyone).