More on the 2019 edition coming soon!
In Memory of Dave Blumenthal
Marathon Trail Run
26.2 Miles+/- GPS miles
Start @ 8AM
The Northeast Kingdom’s annual mountain bike or marathon run is hosted by Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain and Victory Hill Sector. This 26.2 mile circuit brings athletes through singletrack and logging trails on Burke Mountain, the Victory Hill Sector and Kingdom Trails. A one lap event for runners or bikers. The two lap “CircumBerzerk 50 miler is for bikers only.
Support our trails: All proceeds go towards trail building an maintenance!
Start/Finish Venue: Burke Mountain, Sherburne Lodge, East Burke, VT
Course Details: Similar to 2018, this year’s Marathon starts and finishes at Sherburne Lodge on Burke Mountain. One 26.2 mile loop is used for all categories including cyclists, on Burke Mountain, Kingdom Trails and Victory Hill singletrack, with some state logging trail and bits of town road. Elevation gain is more than 3000+ feet.
Results and Timing: BART Race Services provides timing. The organizers offer raffle prizes for finishers. Unofficial results will be posted by the following day.
Excerpt from Vermont Sports 2017 Black Diamond 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.”
Volunteering: CircumBurke 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