This running experience is for your long distance runner seeking a "Postcard" tour of Vermont terrain. Yes, Vermont is very hilly and unpredictable, but the three legs for this runner aren't either. The first leg is a very flat and enjoyable run of middle distance through beautiful Vermont farm land. This is a "Postcard" run that leaves you smiling and fulfilled, without having to work too hard. The second leg is the longest of the event, but mainly flat, with seemingly endless views. Be sure to stop towards the end of this leg at the river for a cooling dip, you will need it after the distance. The third leg is sure to satisfy with an intermediate distance and a lakeside finish. You'll have seen it all and will be ready for the finish line!

Leg #5

Description: This leg is mainly flat to downhill and relatively easy with the exception of the last hill leading up to transition area. A very scenic run that finishes at the Waitsfield Town Commonon the left hand side of the road.

Rating: Blue Square
Distance: 5.2
Transition: Waitsfield Town Common

Leg #11

Description: This leg stays directly on Rte 100 and is mainly flat. The terrain is not difficult, but the distance is long. Runners are rewarded with sweeping views of lush green land. Runners are REQUIRED to run on the right side of the road for safety as there are a number of blinds turns on the left side of the road.

Rating: Double Black Diamond
Distance: 7.3
Transition: Ted Green Ford

Leg #17

Description: An easy and flat run takes runners along a beautiful lake, which adds yet another dimension to the Heart of Vermont.

Rating: Blue Square
Distance: 5.0
Transition: Plymouth State Park