Marathon Trail Run and Mountain Bike Race


In Memory of Dave Blumenthal
2019 date to be announced soon.

Northeast Vermont’s epic mountain bike or mountain trail running marathon. hosted by Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain and Victory Hill Sector. A difficult and spectacular 26.2 mile marathon circuit on singletrack and logging roads. The one lap event is for trail runners and bikers. The two lap “CircumBerzerk 50+ miler is for bikers only. Support our trails: All proceeds go towards trails building an maintenance!

VENUE: Burke Mountain, Sherburne Lodge, 3 Sherburne Lodge Rd, East Burke, VT 05832

REGISTRATION: Coming in January.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Starts and finish at Sherburne Lodge on Burke Mountain. A 26.2 mile loop around Burke Mountain, Kingdom Trails and Victory Hill is used for all categories. Tons of climbing and descending. Elevation gain 3000+ feet.

Voted Vermont’s Best MTB Race in 2014, 2015 and 2016 by Vermont Sports readers 
Excerpt from the Vermont Sports 2017 Awards Issue:

Most Competitive Event: Circumburke: Every fall, cyclists and trail runners head to East Burke for a tough cross-country race through the forests and hills in the Northeast Kingdom and around Burke Mountain…the event also includes an enduro component for riders to test their downhill skills. Along the way, you’ll get foliage views from Burke, the White Mountains and Victory Bog. Runners-up: 2. Vermont 50 Mountain Bike Race, 3. Spartan and Death Races, 4. Stowe Derby, 5. Tough Mudder.”

PRIZES: The award ceremony  includes an assortment of bicycle products, jerseys, foods and schwag from our faithful sponsors.

BIKE RECOMMENDATIONS: A full suspension XC MTB is best suited to most for ubiquitous rocky, rooty singletrack and enduro descents, although a hardtail MTB would be faster on climbs and flats.  The infamous “Gold Trail” between miles 15 and 18 is notoriously muddy in October: use tires which can shed mud.

VOLUNTEERING: ircumBurke could not happen without the goodwill and dedication of its volunteers. Participants may find friends or family members to volunteer on raceday and receive a discounted entry fee.