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Kingdom Games

Phil White, Director, Kingdom Games

The Clubhous: 649 Sunset Acres, PO Box 310, Newport, VT 05855 – Phone: 802-249-9100; e-mail:

Kingdom Games now hosts over 50 days of swimming, running, and biking events in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and the Eastern Townships of Quebec.  They are highly acclaimed, recreational athletic endurance events, challenging to the very best, with options that make them accessible for all, newcomers and seasoned veterans, young and old alike.  They are held in venues that showcase the very best of the Northeast Kingdom, its four seasons, its wide open “vista riddled” roads, its legendary lakes, and its working agricultural landscape.

Over the past decade, Kingdom Games has drawn thousands of participants, kayakers, volunteers, friends and family from over 45 states and Canadian provinces as well as Mexico, Argentina, Great Britain, Ireland, Scotland, France, Spain, Latvia, Finland, Russia, UAE, Saudi Arabia, India, Australia, New Zealand and Switzerland.

They have been made possible by a host of sponsors, partners, friends, and volunteers who support the mission of The Games to help make the Northeast Kingdom a mecca for these sporting communities of swimmers, runners, and cyclists.

Kingdom Games is a small business that pays taxes and, based on the principles of Newman’s Own, dedicates all net profits to local charities.  We purchase all products and services from local businesses, whenever possible.

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  1. How do you know if a kayaker is required to go along on one of the swims? Do you have to bring one with you?

  2. All but the one mile swim (at kingdom swim) require a kayaker. Yes you bring one with you. We do have some ability to find one . Cost is $100 to $150, depending o the swim.

  3. Is there a way to register for all the events at once for 2019? (Well, I’m interested in running and biking) Is there one fee for all? And… Is there any way to bring back echo lake road race? Or was there not enough interest?

  4. Love the question. Registration for 2019 will open on September 1, 2018. I’ll try to come up with a Season Pass for all events. Stay tuned.

  5. HI! I am so excited as I just submitted my online application for the July 2019 Border Buster 25K. I have elected to mail my check to you. Just a few questions: 1) Who do I make the check payable to?
    2) I am unsure at this time if I will be bringing a yacker, so, should I just make it payable for the $425? 3) How/when will I know if I am “accepted” for the swim?

    Thank you, so much for any and all information.

  6. Hi Judy,

    We’re excited to have you join us for The Buster. You can make the check payable to Kingdom Games and send it to PO Box 310, Newport, VT 05855. Let us know if and when you need us to provide you with a kayaker. You can make that payment then. However, be forewarned, kayakers are made available to swimmers on a first come, first served basis and the “supply” pf those willing an able to paddle 25 km is limited, so the sooner you decide the more likely we an find you a match.

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