St. Albans Raid Half Marathon

Event Date

Sun, Sep 21, 2014


St. Albans, VT

About This Activity

A volley of gunshot will start the race at 9:00 am when a throng of mask-wearing runners hit the streets of St. Albans, Vermont, running the same route a band of Confederate bandits took in October, 1864, after robbing the St. Albans Bank, the Franklin County Bank and First National Bank. The race course is a traditional 13.1 mile half marathon on rolling terrain (a bit of pavement to begin, but mostly gravel for the duration of the course) that begins just outside the first bank looted by the Confederate gang. Runners will head out of downtown St. Albans and onto the historic Rail Trail. At the 6.55 mile marker, the runners turn around and head back to the downtown finish line for food, celebration and awards. The course is monitored for safety, with multiple water stations and first aid available.


This year’s race coincides with the 150th anniversary of the Raid on St. Albans and a huge celebratory weekend is planned. Expect rowdy crowds of costumed onlookers, an encampment of Civil War re-enactors living in beautiful Taylor Park, and a reenactment of the original Raid, performed by company of professional actors. If you enjoy a bit of history with your run, this is the half for you!


Event details and schedule

Date: Sunday, September 21, 2014

Start Time: 9:00 AM

Start Finish: The race starts and finishes on Main Street in St. Albans in the middle of Taylor Park.

Arrival Information: This is a very busy weekend in St. Albans. Allow extra time for parking and getting to the race start.

Race Packets can be picked up from September 18-20 at the Chamber of Commerce Office, 2 North Main Street, St. Albans or call (802) 524-2444.


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