Marathon Trail Run

Saturday, October 13, 2018
In Memory of Dave Blumenthal

Trail Running Events:
Marathon Trail Run: 1 Lap 27 +/- GPS miles Start @ 8AM

The Northeast Kingdom’s annual mountain bike or trail running marathon is hosted by Kingdom Trails, Burke Mountain and Victory Hill Sector This tough  27 mile circuit brings athletes through Burke Mountain, the Victory Hill Sector and Kingdom Trails on singletrack and logging trails. The one lap CircumBurke Challege is for runners or bikers. The two lap “CircumBerzerk 50+ miler is for bikers only. All proceeds go towards building and maintaining trails along the route !

Start/Finish Venue: Burke Mountain, Sherburne Lodge, 3 Sherburne Lodge Rd, East Burke, VT 05832

Events: Marathon Trail Run: 1 Lap 27 miles, Start@8 AM
MTB Challenge Waves: go at 10 AM

Registration:$70 until 11/30/17, $90 until 7/30/18, $120 until 9/15/18,  $140 until close of online registration on Wednesday, Oct 10, 2017 at midnight. Late (onsite) registration. Number pickup & late (onsite) registration for $160 at Sherburne Lodge from 5:00 to 7:30 PM and on raceday from 6:45 until 9 AM.  TRAIL RUNNERS register at

Refund Policy: No refunds, however entrants, who cannot attend, may substitute another participant’s name for for theirs online at or until Wednesday October 10th at midnight. by emailing .

Course Details: Similar to 2017, this year’s parcours starts and finishes at Sherburne Lodge on Burke Mountain.  One 27 mile loop is used for all categories, on Burke Mountain, Kingdom Trails and Victory Hill singletrack, with some state logging trail and bits of town road. Elevation gain 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.

Enduro Classification: Two self-service enduro classifications will be generated over “Old Clodhopper” (.8 miles) and” Leif’s” (1.2 Miles)  for users using their smart phones or other GPS devices with Strava activated during the event.  A  “leaderboard” will be generated on Strava after riders uploaded their ride data to Strava. Male and Female winners receive Victory Hill Enduro T-Shirts.

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 heavily discounted entry fee

2017 Sponsors: