The Martha’s Vineyard 20
Miler is a must race for die-hard runners of many levels. From highly
competitive athletes looking for a test of their Boston and spring
marathon readiness, to
dedicated recreational runners seeking to extend the length of their
monthly long-run, this race offers the chance to combine a visit
to one of the East Coast’s most beautiful shore communities with a race
on a fast, USATF sanctioned course. Not quite up to the 20 mile
challenge? Grab a partner and enter the Amity Island Relay (2x10
for the 19th Annual Martha's Vineyard 20 Miler & Amity Island Relay
will open on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 12:00am
course is mostly flat,
with some rolling hills, and circles through the varied terrain of three
Island towns. Starting at Vineyard Haven Harbor, runners pass by the
historic Gingerbread Cottages of Oak Bluffs, work
their way along a barrier beach road that separates Nantucket Sound and
the 700 acre Sengekontacket Pond, cross a section of Edgartown’s farming
community, and finish back in Oak Bluffs with a trek through the
Massachusetts Department of Conservation & Recreation's
Manuel F. Correllus State Forest.
Be prepared for all New
England has to offer. Some years are bright and sunny, others are windy
and damp, and of course there is always a chance of
We have been selected by New England Runner Magazine as one of
the top 100 races yearly since inception, and do our best to make your
visit and race memorable.
There are accurately placed mile markers,
nine waters stations, and fun
post race festivities with music and a meal featuring Chief Petty
Officer Larry Santos' award winning New England clam
chowder, minestrone soup, fruit, yogurt and other goodies.
award levels exist,
and every runner receives a finisher medal and a MV 20 Miler Beanie.
Don’t miss this race, it will
sell out! Start
planning your visit to the Vineyard now.