Wednesday, July 3rd 2024

Kick off Montpelier’s Independence Day parade with Vermont’s fastest mile! 

This classic one-mile race runs through historic downtown Montpelier in front of thousands of spectators – then stick around after the race for the parade and fireworks! 

The race starts at 6pm.

All ages welcome – kids encouraged to run!

Sign up today!

Registration & Bib Pick-up

Registration & Number Pick-Up

Pre-registration through July 1: Pre-reg rates coming soon!

Day-of registration and bib pick-up from 3:45-5:30pm: Day-of-reg rates coming soon!

Registration and bib pickup at the Onion River Outdoors tent in front of People’s United Bank, 112 State St. in Montpelier.


The route starts in front of the Vermont History Museum and runs through downtown to the Main St. rotary and back! Don’t forget the Dash for Cash! The first runners that make it to the corner of Main and State get $50! Top three finishers in adult categories (male, female and non-binary) get cash prizes, junior and kids top three get ORO gift cards.

For more information on the July 3rd Independence Day celebration, visit

race prizes

1st place: $100

2nd place: $75 

3rd place: $50

$50 Course Record Breaker

Current record holders: 

F: Heidi Westerling (2007): 5:00 minutes 

M: Evan Thorton-Sherman (2022): 4:18.7 minutes 

X: Ella Andreoletti (2022): 9:57.3

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