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April 27, 28 and 29th, 2018

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39TH ANNUAL SAP RUN (Ages 12+)

The Sap Run is an 8.5 mile road race from Swanton to St. Albans, VT. Join this annual rite of spring in St. Albans during the Maple Festival! Race starts in downtown Swanton at the Teen Center and ends on Main St. in St. Albans. Relay option! 1st leg - Swanton Teen Center to Handoff point at Chase Auto Sales (5.0 miles) 2nd leg - Handoff point to finish line (3.5 miles).

2018 Sap Run Date and Time to be announced.

A Sap Run is also a great foot race, held annually as part of the Vermont Maple Festival!  From recreational to serious runners of all ages, participants enter to test themselves along a unique course of 8.5 miles, and to have fun!

2018 information coming soon.


Run the whole race or get a partner and run a relay! First leg from Swanton Teen Center to hand off point at Chase Auto is 5 miles, 2nd leg to finish line is 3.5 miles. Both participants must register separately.


Winners of the Sap Run receive prizes of Pure Vermont Maple Syrup donated by the Vermont Maple Festival. All proceeds of the Sap Run benefit the St. Albans Recreation Commission.

What else is a sap run?

Grab a friend for the race!

Race Participant Information

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What is a sap run?

In Vermont, Sap Run has two meanings: Maple sap, from a sugar maple tree, frozen, with temperatures around 20 degrees, usually at night, then warmed by temperatures rising to about 40 degrees, dripping through tubing or into buckets, is called a Sap Run.