The Maple Leaf Half Marathon (and the Kotler 5K) is an internationally famous event now in its 38th year. Back in the 1980s, both Men's and Women's half marathon world records were set in our event. The Maple Leaf provides an opportunity for participants to enjoy early Vermont fall foliage in one of New England's most beautiful settings. We are currently recognized as one of Vermont's 2015 Top Ten Fall Events! Over the past four decades, the Maple Leaf has attracted thousands of visitors to southern Vermont, many of whom elect to never leave. Come join in the festivities and the fun this coming September 10th at 8 am in beautiful Manchester, Vermont! This year, we are proud to announce our new partnership with Make-A-Wish Vermont. Our new, additional event, Walk For Wishes, will take place along side the Half marathon and the Kotler 5K. Participants in the Maple Leaf Half Marathon, the Kotler 5K, and the Make-A-Wish Walk For Wishes are encouraged to solicit sponsorships for their individual efforts. These sponsorships will help support the mission of Make A Wish for challenged youth in the state of Vermont. For more information, please follow the link to the Maple Leaf web site.
New for 2016, we are partnering with Vermont Make-A-Wish, if you wish to learn more about this cause, please visit http://vermont.wish.org
Event details and schedule
The Maple Leaf begins and ends at the Dana Thompson Recreation Park, 340 Recreation Park Rd., Manchester Center, Vt. at 8 AM Saturday September 10, 2016. The Make-A-Wish Walk For Wishes will start at the same time, also at the Recreation Park.
Packet pick-up can be made at the park on Friday Sept. 9th from 4-7:30 pm or on race day September 10th from 6 - 7:30 am. Both the half marathon, the 5K, and the Walk for Wishes will start promptly at 8 am.
Please, no pets or children in strollers or carrying packs In the half marathon or 5K. (Our insurer prohibits them.)
There is plenty of onsite parking on race day, though entry to the park is blocked at 7 am and latecomers will be directed to nearby parking areas. We strongly recommend arriving early, before 7 am, on race day.
Please be advised that there are no refunds or credits offered for failure to participate. Active offers low cost insurance when you register to protect your registration fees should you not be able to attend.