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The 37th Annual Craftsbury Marathon & U.S. Ski and Snowboard SuperTour Festival
January 27, 2018

Note: The course will be a loop starting and finishing at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center Ski Stadium.

The SuperTour is returning to Marathon weekend in 2018! The U.S. Ski and Snowboard SuperTour series is coming to Craftsbury for a Marathon/SuperTour Festival. The top-ranked skiers in the United States and Canada will compete for World Cup start rights and prize money in a classic sprint on Friday, January 26th and a skate distance race Sunday, January 28th. Come watch the nation's best skiers go head to head, then go head to head yourself in Saturday's marathon, skiing some of the most scenic ski terrain in New England.

Whether you choose to compete or to volunteer, we believe you'll find that the marathon is an event with something for everyone! Hope you'll join us!

Important Dates for the Marathon

  • Monday, Oct. 16 - Online registration opens. 
  • Monday, Jan. 1 - Marathon price increases to $85.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 23 - Online Registration Closes for Marathon.
  • Friday, Jan. 26 - U.S. Ski and Snowboard SuperTour Sprint Race
  • Saturday, Jan. 27 - 37th Annual Craftsbury Marathon, 25k/50k Classic Race. Post-race meal, and awards.
  • Sunday, Jan. 28 - U.S. Ski and Snowboard SuperTour Distance Race


The Craftsbury Marathon offers participants a number of ways to enjoy some of the best skiing in the east:


The 50k, 25k, and 12.5k races offer competitors a mass start, timed challenge over a beautiful, PistenBully groomed course. Feed stations dot the route every 4 to 7 kilometers. After the finish, all participants are treated to a hearty post race meal and awards.  Register now.

For Zak Cup racers, the NENSA masters committee has decided that this year's 50k will be the Zak Cup points race for racers in the M1-M6 age classes. M7 and up will be scored off results in the 25k.

Day of race registration will be available in the Activity Center starting at 7:00AM. Price will be $100 for ages 15 & up, $25 for ages 14 and below. 

Note: raffle prizes will only be awarded to pre-registered racers. Day of race registrants will not be eligible for raffle prizes (so register ahead of time!).

A special note to racers: we will be giving each racer 1 UnTapped Maple gel packet at registration. Our feed stations will be stocked with water, Skratch Labs hydration drink, and Clif Bars. We will not have other gels on course. Also, to cut down on cup waste, we ask racers to fill up their bottles before the start if possible.


(Note: this is the 2017 Marathon schedule. 2018's schedule will be slightly different due to the presence of the SuperTour.)


4:00pm  - Bib pickup opens in the AC Classroom

7:00pm - Bib pickup closes in the AC Classroom


7:00am - Bib pickup and day of race registration opens in the AC Classroom

9:00am - Men's start for all race distances

9:05am - Women's start for all race distances

9:10am - VPA high school boys start

9:15am - VPA high school girls start

9:20am - BKL boys and girls start (+ chaperones)

12:00pm - Lunch service opens in the AC. Please remember your meal voucher

1:30pm - Overall awards (age group awards will be available on a table throughout the lunch service)


Volunteering offers a unique way to experience the marathon. Volunteers can net a variety of benefits including lunches, donations to your favorite non-profits and more. Keep watching the website as we finalize details.


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