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The Kingdom Challenge

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Distance Half marathon

About The Kingdom Challenge

Runners get the chance to run through the picturesque rolling hills and covered bridges of northeastern Vermont in the fall at the The Kingdom Challenge Half Marathon & 5K, which offers a course that runs through some of the most scenic countryside and quaint New England town areas of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom area.


Half Marathon

  • 21.1km


  • 5km

The Kingdom Challenge Route Map

The Kingdom Challenge Route Map


Lyndonville Town Offices

St. Johnsbury,us


St. Johnsbury School

St. Johnsbury,us


Popular among vacationers for its plentiful skiing and snowboarding opportunities in the winter and its relaxed pastoral setting for camping, fishing, golf and nature and wildlife viewing in the summer, the area offers a wide range of recreational activities to take part in before and after the race. Along the race route, runners will have the chance to run through four covered bridges along the back country roads of rural Vermont.


This is a challenging point to point course that starts at the Lyndonville Town Offices and finishes at the St. Johnsbury School. There is almost 3,000' of elevation change (1,440ft up and 1,519ft down with several long climbs. 60% of the course is on dirt roads. The course change this year will take runners up College Road and onto Lyndon State's South Campus Drive. This is a steady 1 mile climb before descending McGoff Hill Road crossing South Wheelock Road and back onto the original course at York Street. For relay runners the hand off is just past the 7 mile mark on Elliott Road. 

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.