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Directions to the Marathon start: 
Bennington, VT at Bennington College
Bennington College is located at 1 College Dr. Bennington is 45 minutes east of Albany, NY (nearest commercial airport), 3.5 hours north of New York City, and 3 hours west of Boston. 


From Boston/Southern New England: I-91 North to Brattleboro (Exit 2), then Route 9 west to Bennington. 

From Metropolitan New York: I-87 North (New York State Thruway) to exit 23, then I-787 north to Route 7 East for 25.8 miles(Troy/Bennington). Continue on to VT 279 for 3 miles and take the VT 67A Ramp making a right onto N Bennington Rd. After about 1/4 mile, make a left onto VT 7A with an immediate and sharp left onto Berard Rd. From Berard road, make a right onto N Bennington Rd. Follow N Bennington rd for 1 mile, Bennington College Rd/College Dr is on the right. 

From the Hudson Valley: Rt 22 North to Route 7 East in Hoosick. See above instructions from Route 7. 

From Northern New York: I-87 South (the Northway) to Route 7 East. See above instructions from Route 7. 

From Northern Vermont: U.S. 7 South to VT 279. Take the Exit for VT 67A North/N Bennington Rd. Make a left at the end of the ramp. Bennington College Rd/College Dr is .6 miles on the right.

Directions to the finish:   Hunter Park Road, 410 Hunter Park Rd, Manchester Center, VT 05250


Hunter Park is located off of 7A (Main Street), 1.6 miles north of the Northshire Bookstore. Manchester is located 30 minutes north of Bennington. 

From Bennington: U.S. 7 North to exit Exit 4, then Routes 11/30 West (left off ramp) to Route 7A North (right at the circle). Hunter Park Road is about 1.5 miles on the left.


Shuttle Buses and Parking: Please park at Riley Rink (race finish). Shuttle buses will be available in the morning to transport you from the finish to the race start.


Buses will depart at 6:30 a.m. (40 minutes travel time).

Parking is available at the race start (there is no shuttle service at the end of the race) and the race finish.  Limited parking available at the half marathon/relay transition point.

Marathon Race Start

Marathon Finish

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Bennington, Vermont

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