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Green Mountain Relay Registration Open

Registration
Now Open for 200-Mile Vermont Running Relay
8th Annual Green
Mountain
Relay
to Run through Heart of Vermont

 

December
20, 2012– Registration is now open for the eighth annual Green
Mountain
Relay
, a 200-mile team running relay race in Vermont.

 

The
Green Mountain Relay will take place Saturday and Sunday
June 22-23, 2013,
taking advantage of the summer solstice.  According to Timberline
Events
, the event sponsor, the relay will start in
Jeffersonville, VT at
the Cambridge Elementary School, and wind down through the heart
of Vermont and
the Green Mountains, on both paved and dirt roads, crossing
seven covered
bridges, passing through many small, picturesque towns.  On this
very
scenic route, rRunners will pass through areas in or near Stowe,
Waterbury,
Waitsfield, Killington, Ludlow, and Manchester; smaller towns
visited include
Moretown, Hancock, Pittsfield, Weston, Londonderry, and
Arlington., and will
cross over seven covered bridges.  The finish of the relay will
be at the
Mount Anthony Union Middle School in Bennington, VT.

 

“The
communities and businesses of Vermont have been very supportive
of this
event,” says race organizer Paul Vanderheiden.  “Schools, ski
areas, community organizations, local businesses, and town and
state agencies
have been very generous in allowing their facilities to be used
as Exchanges
for the runners. 

 

Teams
of 12 can compete in men’s, women’s, mixed, open, master’s, and
High
School categories.  Each runner will run three legs averaging
5.6
miles.  Longer-distance runners can form a six-person ‰ÛÏultra‰Û
team in
which each person runs an average of 33.7 miles.  There is a
limit of 100
teams.

 

One
thing that makes the Green Mountain Relay different is how the
race supports
nonprofit groups throughout Vermont.  Each
team must provide three volunteers who will help staff the
relay, working at
the runner exchanges or as course marshals.  As an option, teams
may make
a donation to a program called Volunteers With A Purpose,
Inc,
where
local community non-profit organizations supply volunteers to
work during the
relay as a fund-raising opportunity.  Since Roads Less Traveled
Relays
began organizing relays in 2005, they have donated over $220,000
to nonprofit
groups in Vermont, Colorado, and Oregon. 

 

‰ÛÏIn
most relay events, teams must ask friends and/or family members
to volunteer as
race marshals or to staff the runner exchanges,‰Û says
Vanderheiden.  ‰ÛÏWith
this option, we have an opportunity to support the local
communities while
making it easier for teams to participate.‰Û

 

Vermont
non-profit organizations interested in more information about
being involved
with Volunteers With A Purpose should contact the race
director.

 

For
more information
, go to www.RoadsLessTraveledRelays.com
or contact
the organizer at
paul@timberlineevents.com.

 

Timberline
Events LLC

organizes several races under the Roads Less Traveled Relay
Races
banner
(
www.RoadsLessTraveledRelays.com) stages the Wild
West Relay
in Colorado , the Civil War Relay in
Oregon, and the Heartland
Relay
in Iowa..

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