The Mad Marathon and Mad Half courses have been designed to enhance the rural and unique setting of the Mad River Valley along with highlighting the exceptional Vermont farmlands. Winding through 26.2 miles of brilliant landscapes with panoramic views of the Green Mountains, the runners will be mesmerized by their surroundings and fascinated by the working homesteads, vast acres of summer corn, barnyard animals, curious cows along with majestic horses.
Training For a Race? Try This Challenge
Training for a race? Take on the West Coast Trail Challenge and use the power of team accountability to help you stay motivated!
During the West Coast Trail virtual team challenge your team of 1 – 4 people will work together and take a 75 km (47 mi) journey along one of the most popular/scenic hikes in the world!
Each time anyone on your team runs, walks, or hikes your team advances along an interactive map towards the finish.
Your team members can be located anywhere in the world!
Unlock special badges and earn an embroidered finisher’s patch as you make your way along the trail.
The West Coast Trail virtual challenge is built for everyone. Start the challenge anytime, your team time doesn’t begin until you start your team clock.
Use the leaderboard to compare your time to teams that have completed the challenge in the past. Or, set your own goal and complete the challenge at your own pace!
Sign up and earn your finisher's patch today! Get Challenge Info
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