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Sap Run 2020

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The 42nd Annual Sap Run will be held on Sunday, April 26th, 2020 during the Vermont Maple Festival. Start time: 8:30 am

The Sap Run is an 8.5-mile road race from Swanton (1 1st street) to down town St. Albans, finishing on Main Street across from Taylor Park. Join this annual rite of spring!  

All runners should plan to finish the race within a 2-hour time frame.  Finish line breakdown will start at 10:30.  Prizes will be awarded starting at 10:30 at the finish line.

Relay option! 1st leg - Swanton Library to Hand-off point at Chase Auto Sales (5.0 miles) 2nd leg - Hand-off point to the finish line (3.5 miles) - Each relay partner must register separately!

RESULTS AND PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED AT 10:30 am on Main Street in downtown St. Albans.

GOOD LUCK TO ALL! Results will be posted on this website, and in the St. Albans Messenger.


******Deadline to register on line is 12:00noon on 04/24/20.  After this date, PARTICIPANTS CAN REGISTER RACE DAY starting at 7:30 AM at the start location (Race Day registration fee is $40)  

PACKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP starting Wednesday 4/22/20 at the Recreation Office - 39 Barlow Street - 2nd Floor during the following times:
Wed 4/22  9am-5pm
Thurs 4/23  9am-5pm
Fri 4/24 9am-4pm
Sat 4/25 9am-10:30am
and Race Day 4/26 at the registration site starting at 7:30am at Swanton Public Library

Thank you to Swanton Public Library for supplying our start location!
Thank you to Nate @ NMA Financial for supplying bananas, water, and bagels at the finish line!
Thank you to Drummac Septic for supplying the Port O Lets
Thank you to Grand Avenue Enterprises for supplying the runner's bus to Swanton!

Take part in this years TRIPLE CROWN event for your chance at some amazing prizes! Triple Crown includes the Sap Run, Egg Run and Milk Run.  Participants that run each race - The Sap Run, The Milk Run & The Egg Run (full race, not relay) will receive a Triple Crown T-Shirt and are eligible to be entered into a random drawing for 3 fabulous grand prizes.  Info for The Egg and Milk Run will be available at the finish line at the Sap Run. 

42nd Annual Sap Run
  • Note start location: Swanton Library 1 First Street - directly across from the park.
  • Racers pre-registered by April 10, 2020 receive T-Shirt. T-Shirts for registrants after that date are while supplies last.
  • A Bus - donated by Grand Avenue Enterprises will be available to bring runners to Swanton from behind St. Albans City Hall at 7:45am the morning of the race. Runners can park their vehicles in the lot behind City Hall - 100 North Main St. Please contact the office at 524-1500 X266. There is no transportation provided after the race.

  • Length 8.5 Miles -Route 7- Swanton Library to St. Albans. Race is run on an open road. Please be aware of vehicular traffic on course. There will be lead and end vehicle.
  • Water Stations: Two 1st one at mile 3 - #228 Route 7 (Hemmingway Home) 2nd at mile 6 - Progressive Auto
  • Bagels, water & bananas available at Finish line courtesy of NMA Financial
  • St. Albans Recreation Cell Phone Number: 309-1810
  • There will be port o lets at the Start and Finish, and one at the hand off point at Chase Auto as well.
  • All Runners should plan to be able to finish the race within a 2 hour time frame. Breakdown at the finish line will start at 10:30 as prizes are being awarded.

This year the Fairfax Parks and Recreation Department is teaming up with the organizers of the St. Albans Sap Run and the Enosburg Falls Milk Run to present the Franklin County Triple Crown!
The goal of the Franklin County Triple Crown is to recognize the importance of agriculture to the region while promoting a healthy lifestyle for those who live here. Participants in all three races will receive a commemorative tee-shirt and will be entered into a random drawing for one of 3 grand prizes.

Get more info on each event:
Sap Run -
Milk Run -
Egg Run -

In order to qualify you will need to register and participate in each of the three races (full race, not relay). The commemorative tee-shirts will be awarded and the prize drawing will be held after the conclusion of the Fairfax Egg Run.

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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