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Maple Leaf Half Marathon
September 9, 2023
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About The Maple Leaf Half Marathon
The Maple Leaf Half Marathon in Manchester, Vermont is a premier running event that takes place each September. The course offers runners a stunning view of the Green Mountains and the beautiful landscapes of Southern Vermont.
The race starts at Riley Rink in downtown Manchester and follows a 13.1 mile loop through the countryside on well-paved roads with mostly gentle elevations. Along the way, runners will pass by picturesque farmland and rolling hills as they make their way to historic downtown Bennington for a few miles before turning back up north towards Dorset Mountain and eventually descending into downtown Manchester for an exciting finish line celebration in front of Riley Rink. This route has been praised for its beauty and challenge – it’s not too hilly but there are some good climbs to test your strength!
September weather in Vermont can be unpredictable but usually temperatures range from 50 – 75 degrees Fahrenheit during this time of year so you can expect mild conditions while running this half marathon unless Mother Nature throws you a curveball! The crowds along the route tend to be very supportive which makes this course even more enjoyable; whether it’s people cheering from their lawns or local businesses handing out snacks and drinks, you’ll always feel supported throughout your journey.
This is also one race where participants get something truly special: every finisher receives an authentic maple leaf medal made right here in Vermont! It is sure to become one of your favorite mementos from any race ever run as it stands as proof that you completed such an amazing journey through some incredible scenery along with other likeminded runners who share your passion for long distance running! So if you are looking for an unforgettable experience come join us at the Maple Leaf Half Marathon on 9 September 2023 – we guarantee that once you cross that finish line, all those miles will have been totally worth it!