Marathon Trail Run

Saturday, October 13, 2018
In Memory of Dave Blumenthal

Trail Running Event:
Marathon Trail Run: 1 Lap 26.2 +/- 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 27 mile circuit brings athletes through singletrack and logging trails on Burke Mountain, the Victory Hill Sector and Kingdom Trails. The one lap event is 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 05832

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

Registration; $90 until 9/17/18, $110 until close of online registration on Wednesday, Oct 10, 2017 at midnight. Late (onsite) registration. Number pickup & late (onsite) registration for $120 at Burke Mountain Hotel and Conference Center, 2559 Mountain Rd, East Burke, VT 05832, USA   from 5:00 to 7:30 PM and on raceday at Sherburne Lodge (The baselodge) 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 Marathon starts and finishes at Sherburne Lodge on Burke Mountain. One 27 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

2017 Sponsors: