The World’s Most Beautiful Marathon!
Take it easy or take it tough...we have a race for every runner at any level.
The Third Annual Mad Marathon, Mad Half and relays are scheduled for
July 7, 2013 in the gorgeous Mad River Valley, located in Central Vermont.
1% for the Planet and the Mad Marathon have joined forces to host the first
marathon dedicated to sustainability.
After recent events in Boston we are looking forward with hope, optimism and a
passionate belief that runners can make a difference in the world. In support of the
the families and victims of this tragedy we will be creating a fundraiser on our
Run for a Charity Crowdrise page. However, you may donate today using the
link below. Our hearts are with you Boston!
You will be running through this extraordinary rural community on back and
dirt roads, with breathtaking views of the Green Mountains, challenging rolling
farmlands with tough climbs and descents, quaint villages, historic barns, covered
bridges and fields of our famous Vermont cows!
Comments of a Mad Runner 2012: "What a great event. Low key, easy to
get to, VERY well organized, plenty of aid stations and volunteers and the
Vermont charm! The scenery was incredible and the course delivered....it was
hilly but if you managed them well it wasn't bad at all. The finish area was nice,
some goodies as you crossed the line, tents to chill out under and escape
the sun and some great people just relaxing. The Sam Adams beer / snack
garden was a hit as well. This was my first time doing this race (22nd marathon)
and I'd definitely do it again. Thanks to the organizers and all of the volunteers".
CG from Bethlehem, PA (More Reviews)
New in 2013! Not only have we added a two-person Mad Half and five-person
Mad Marathon to our existing categories, but we also created a new
challenge. Check out the MadMidDoubleHalf and HalfFull.
The Mad Marathon (Sunday, July 7th) and the 100 on 100 Vermont Relay (Saturday, August 17th)
will partner this summer to offer runners the opportunity to participate in two unforgettable
and meaningful running experiences through the serene valleys and the beautiful
Green Mountains of Vermont with discounted registration fees for both races.
Check out the Mad Marathon/100 on 100 Details
The Mad River Valley is the winter home of Sugarbush and Mad River Glen
ski areas, and the summer offers a host of sport opportunities in golf,
biking, kayaking, canoeing, fly fishing and of course, running
in a pristine natural setting.
The marathon course is certified and sanctioned by the US Track & Field.
Our certification number is VT11012RF and therfore a Boston Marathon qualifier.
Walkers are more than welcome for
the Mad Half and there is a category for Mad Half Walkers..
Thank you all for your amazing support of this exciting "World's Most Beautiful Marathon".