Registration Update 4/3/2020
Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have paused credit card processing for all 2020 Nor'east Trail Runs events. When you sign up your card will not be charged. Once credit card processing is reopened you will receive an email invitation to complete your registration and payment.
NOTE: THE 6-HOUR IS SOLD OUT. If you sign up during paused payment processing, you are signing up for the waitlist.
Stay home and stay safe!
Ethan Allen 24
Nor'east Trail Runs presents the Ethan Allen 24, New England's only fixed-time track race! Timing by Mike Melton, photography by Scott Rokis, fleece jackets for all distances, gourmet breakfast spread & awesome swag!
Located in Bennington, VT, roughly 3 hours from Times Square, Boston, and Syracuse, 4 hours from Montreal. Less than an hour from Albany International Airport!!! (ALB).
Average high for July 11 is 79° F, average low 58° F.
Pacers are not permitted.
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! 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
USATF Certified & Sanctioned course/event + IAU Bronze Label 2019. Course certification number VT18004JK.
The course is a 397.63-meter all-weather, fully-lit track 6/7 lane track. 100k and 100-mile splits are also certified in both directions. There will be a turnaround every 4 hours.
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-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!
On-site hot/cold showers and indoor space for crews will be available throughout the race!
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. Your bib must be worn at all times for laps to be recorded.
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.
2018 photos by Joe Viger Photography can be viewed HERE! and 2019 photos by Joe Viger Photography can be viewed HERE!
Fully-stocked aid station 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. Of course, lots of maple syrup, too! We've doubled our ice capacity since last year if it's hot out there, and doubled our hot food capacity if your tummy gets a little grumbly overnight!
This is a cupless race! Please help keep things green by bringing your own bottle or cup. Plenty of room for personal bottles next to the aid station. Hot drinks in the overnight hours, so consider bringing a thermos or tumbler.
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!!! We had lots of extra leftovers last year! Your entry includes breakfast for you and one guest. Additional tickets may be purchased for $10 at checkout.
Preferred lodging partner
The preferred lodging partner for the EA24 is the Paradise Inn, a family-owned local inn located just 1 mile from the track! For 2020 they are offering deeper discounts and some special perks to EA24 runners, including:
- Premier rooms for $125/night
- Economy rooms for $90/night
- Late checkout!!! Enjoy a noon checkout on Sunday, giving you time to go back to the hotel after the awards breakfast before you check out!
To book, call the Paradise Inn directly at 800-575-5784 and mention the race.
There are also camping options at nearby State Parks, plus the Casa Walmart ;)
Volunteer and earn credit for future race entries! Sign up above for one or multiple shifts before, during, and after the race.
Local time: 11:45 PM
Race entries are non-refundable and non-transferable.