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MAD RIVER VALLEY MARATHON
Grab your running shoes, load up on carbs, and head to central Vermont for the third Annual Mad Marathon (July 7). The rural route traverses 26.2 miles of scenic back and dirt roads in the Green Mountains. The course is certified by US Track & Field, and is a Boston Marathon qualifier. Take it easy on the Mad Half run (13.1 miles) or register with friends as a relay team. The Kids Fun Run (July 6, 6:30 p.m.) precedes an evening of music and free ice cream in Waitsfield. Mad Marathon and 1% for the Planet have joined forces to dedicate the run to sustainability with proceeds for nonprofits in New England.