Marlboro, Vermont to Greenfield, Massachusetts
The New England Green River Marathon is one of the most beautiful races in New England. Starting in Marlboro, Vermont and following the course of the Green River through an 1870’s classic covered bridge, and ending with a finish-line celebration in the shade of maple trees at Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts. Hosted by the Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club in partnership with Connecticut River Conservancy, the race builds community in support of the environment and to help our runners achieve their goals. This USATF-certified (Certification MA18003JK), Boston qualifier course has a net 1,400 foot drop over a rolling, downhill course that has seen many personal best and qualifying times for well-trained runners.
The idea for the New England Green River Marathon was sparked by the exceptional beauty of the course itself, which follows nearly the entire length of the Green River from its headwaters in Marlboro, Vermont to its confluence with the Deerfield River in Greenfield, Massachusetts. It’s a favorite running spot for many local runners; we can’t think of a better place to run, and we’d like to share it with you! This is a small, rural, community race and isn’t a big money maker; to us it’s more about getting together to celebrate our love of the outdoors and running.