Kingdom Games now offers three, highly acclaimed, running events. We run mostly on dirt roads, gravel paths, and trails that are challenging to the most seasoned athlete, great for running clubs, and feature shorter options to allow the entire running and walking community to participate, “Just for the Fun of It” Each race has a Team Challenge: Teams of 3 to 10. Top three times of each team are used to determine the fastest teams with a special prize and bragging rights. Here’s what we offer in 2023.
Dandelion Run, May 18, 2024 – Half Marathon with 10 K plus 1, 2, and 4 mile options on dirt roads through the world famous dandelion fields of Derby, Morgan and Holland, with musicians and bands in the fields along the way and back at the Derby Beach House at the picnic lunch and after party. It’s May! It’s time to Run! Just for the Fun of It! Underwritten by Community National Bank. In honor and memory of Terri Weed. Supporting Umbrella and its important work advocating for victims of violence.
Harry Corrow Freedom Run, July 4th, 2024 – We’re expanding Freedom by adding a half marathon (13.1 mile) distance to our 10 Mile, 10K, 5K, and 2 Mile options. We start at Prouty Beach, run and walk up the Bluffside Farm Trail, then on the Newport-Derby Bike Path and the Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation Trails. Followed by a picnic lunch at Prouty. The run is held in conjunction with Newport City’s Fourth of July Celebration in Gardner Park in the afternoon and evening. Supporting the National Alliance on Mental Illness Vermont and its suicide prevention efforts.
Fly to Pie – Doin’ the Dirt – Kingdom Marathon – October 7, 2023 and October 5th, 2024 – Run, bike or hike this full marathon on vista riddled, dirt roads through “the gut” of the Northeast Kingdom at the height of Fall Foliage – with 10 km, 13.5, and 17 mile options, finishing at Parker Pie, West Glover with all the pizza you can eat, Hill Farmstead Beer on tap, and music by Patti Casey. Jay Peak Shuttle back to the start. Toughest and most beautiful road marathon you’re ever going to run. Supporting the Halo Foundation.