6-hour · 12-hour · 24-hour
New England's only fixed-time track race
Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic ALL 2020 Nor'east races have been cancelled. see our full statement here
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Welcome EA24 runners!
The EA24 is a 6-, 12-, and 24-hour fixed-time track race held in scenic Southern Vermont. Bennington is 3 hours from Boston, 3:20 from Times Square in light traffic, and 4 hours from Montreal. Less than an hour from Albany International Airport (ALB).
Chip timing by Mike Melton, photography by Scott Rokis, fleece jackets for all distances, gourmet breakfast spread & awesome swag!
Before you ask, the EA24 was named for the Revolutionary War hero and Founder of the State of Vermont, Ethan Allen, not the place to buy furniture. We'll leave the couches to them.
Last day to guarantee a fleece: June 15
Last day to get your name printed on bib: June 15
Registration is capped at 80 total runners. Staggered starts - max. 65 runners on track at one time.
USATF Certified (VT18004JK) 397.63-meter all-weather fully-lit track. 100k and 100-mile splits are also certified in both directions. USATF Sanctioned and IAU Bronze Label event. There will be a turnaround every 4 hours.
The race is held in beautiful Southern Vermont. The track enjoys views of Mt. Anthony and the Bennington Battle Monument, featured in the race crest! There is ample room to set up personal aid stations and trackside tables.
Staggered start times: the 24-hour starts at 9 AM, the 6-hour will start at 10 AM, and the 12-hour goes off at 9 PM. PLEASE NOTE the PM Start for the 12! The cooler overnight hours make the 12-hour a great opportunity to set a PR! Partial laps will be measured.
Covered table space will be available for out out-of-town runners. More portables than your wildest dreams. In addition, the MAUHS track boasts multiple flush toilets!! Outdoor hand-wash stations are located adjacent - please wash before you go reaching into those M&M's!
Average high for July 11 is 79° F, average low 58° F.
Timing provided by Mike Melton, MCM Timing. The race will be chip-timed with live timing and a lap readout available. Live web tracking will be available for family and friends.
In keeping with the long tradition of fixed-time races, the Ethan Allen 24 is "go-as-you-please." You may stop, rest, or leave the course at any time, but the clock keeps running and you must reenter the course at the same place you left it.
For 2020, the EA24 will be shot by leading sports photographer Scott Rokis!! You may recognize Scott's work from events like the Tahoe 200, as well as his iconic runner portraits!
The aid station will be stocked with all the traditional favorites: Hammer HEED and Perpetuem, sweet and salty snacks, hot food throughout the day and night, plenty of vegetarian and vegan options, and local Vermont specialties. Expect lots of maple syrup, too!
This is a cupless race! Please help us keep things green by bringing your own bottle or cup. We will have plenty of room to put personal bottles trackside next to the aid station. We will be providing hot drinks in the overnight hours, so consider bringing a thermos or tumbler.
Expect cold and refreshing treats during the heat of the day, plenty of pizza and warm ultra food in the afternoon/evening/overnight, and coffee to keep you awake!
Stay for the awards breakfast after you're done running for even more great food including real New York bagels and lox!
All runners will receive a custom medal and EA24 microfleece jacket! Runners completing over 100 miles will receive a pewter belt buckle. Custom handmade local awards for top 3 male and female finishers at each distance from JK Adams Co.
There will be an on-site awards breakfast for all distances at 9:00 AM on Sunday, July 12 in the cafeteria at Mount Anthony Union High School. PLEASE STAY FOR BREAKFAST!!!
Show your EA24 pride with a BOCO Technical Trucker hat featuring the EA24 crest and art of the Bennington Battle Monument on the underside of the brim.
Check it out in our webstore and select Pick up at a Race to have it waiting for you on race day!
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Mark yourself as "Going" to the 2020 Facebook Event
Follow #seeyouinbennington on Facebook & Instagram and tag your EA24 posts!
Race entries are non-refundable and non-transferable. See our full terms HERE