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Sunday, April 26th, 2015




In Vermont, SAP RUN has two meanings: Maple sap, from a sugar maple tree, frozen, with temperatures around 20 degrees, usually at night, then warmed by temperatures rising to about 40 degrees, dripping through tubing or into buckets, is called a SAP RUN.

A SAP RUN IS ALSO A GREAT FOOT RACE, held annually as part of the Vermont Maple Festival!  From recreational to serious runners of all ages, participants enter to test themselves along a unique course of 8.5 miles, and to have fun!

RUN THE WHOLE RACE OR GET A PARTNER AND RUN A RELAY!  First leg from Swanton Teen Center to hand off point at Chase Auto is 5 miles, 2nd leg to finish line is 3.5 miles. Both participants must register separately. To register go to

Winners of the Sap Run receive prizes of Pure Vermont Maple Syrup donated by the Vermont Maple Festival. All proceeds of the Sap Run benefit the St. Albans Recreation Commission.



PRE-REGISTRATION - All registration will be online at

For additional information, call St. Albans Recreation Department at 802-524-1500 X266 or e-mail:

RACE DAY REGISTRATION - will be available at race headquarters from 7:30 A.M. until 8:45 A.M. Race headquarters will again be located at Swanton Teen Center.  Parking available at registration site and finish line.

PARTICIPATION FEE: $30.00 per person.

PACKET PICKUP - NEW LOCATION! Race Packets can be picked up at the St. Albans Recreation Office at 39 Barlow Street – Barlow St. Community Center 2nd floor the week of April 20-24 from 10am-3pm and on Saturday 4/25 from 9-11am, or on race day at the start, or contact the office to make other arrangements at 524-1500 X266 or X268.

RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP - Packets will be available at race headquarters at 7:30 A.M.

RUNNERS NEEDING TRANSPORTATION - There will be a shuttle from the parking lot behind city hall at 100 North Main St. at 8:15am to the start location in Swanton. There will be no shuttle after the race.

For the relay, there will also be a shuttle from the handoff point at Chase Auto to the finish line for runners of the first leg.

PARKING: Is available at both race start and finish.

AWARDS: Will be presented from the Main Street Grandstand.

COURSE: 8.5 MILES STARTING IN DOWNTOWN Swanton at the Village Green and proceeding south along Route 7 into downtown St. Albans, to the finish line at Taylor Park.

The relay: first leg from Swanton Teen Center to hand off point at Chase Auto is 5 miles, 2nd leg to finish line is 3.5 miles.  Both participants must register separately.

DIRECTIONS TO START AND RACE HEADQUARTERS: North on I-89 to Exit 21 in Swanton and bear left off the ramp.  Stay straight on that street until the Village Green is in front of you and go right and follow signs to a building straight ahead of you.  Race headquarters will be in the large brick building in the back (Swanton Teen Center.)

POST RACE: Plan to take in the 49thAnnual Maple Festival Parade on Main Street, along with with the maple treats at the Maple Exhibit Hall in Bellows Free Academy south of Taylor Park, and you will find restaurants who have sponsored the Festival, and many food vendors along Main Street.