So what's so special about the Green Mountain Relay? In a word: Vermont. This course covers 200 miles of New England's most stunning scenery.
The GMR will take you through lush green valleys, up and over rolling hills, on the Lamoille Valley Rails Trail (Vermont's newest rails to trail), past waterfalls, through quaint villages, alongside pastures of grazing cows, and over six covered bridges before finishing with the historic Bennington Memorial on the horizon.
This race is a love letter to spectacular countrysides, bucolic landscapes, and the pure joy of spending time in the great outdoors with up to 11 of your friends!
Event details and schedule
So, what exactly is the Green Mountain Relay?
In short, it’s an overnight relay race that will give new meaning to the word team. You might never look at running the same again — and we mean that in the best way possible.
The Green Mountain Relay, set in mostly rural Vermont, is a 200-mile team-focused relay race made up of 36 legs. Each team consists of either twelve runners (Standard teams) or six runners (Ultra teams). Only one runner is hitting the pavement (or trail) at a time, and it doesn’t matter if you’re an elite athlete or someone who recently took up running for fun. This one-of-a-kind event has room for all level of runners. Getting those 200 miles in is a total team effort.
Here’s how it works: Standard teams supply two vehicles — an active van and a resting van. The active van is the vehicle that carries runners completing the current six legs; the resting van carries the other six runners, who’ll be running the next set of six legs. Ultra teams only need 1 van and it is always active.
Runners in the resting van will have an opportunity to eat, rest, and maybe even shower (!) before they become the active van, geared up to run their race legs. The cycle continues two more times until all 36 legs and 200 miles have been run by the team.
The Green Mountain Relay is self-supporting, teams need to stock their vans with water, food, sports drinks, and first-aid kits — whatever the team members need, basically. We’ve prepared a good list for you. The relay roads aren’t closed, and there are no fuel or aid stations at thevolunteer manned exchanges. Sound fun and challenging, right? Consider figuring out the race day — and night — logistics part of the insanely fun and awesome group bonding experience that is an integral part of the GMR!
Sound good? Ready to join us in the Green Mountains of Vermont? Register Now!
The Green Mountain Relay