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 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 Martha's Vineyard 20 Miler
2x10 Mile Relay!
for the 18th Annual Martha's Vineyard 20 Miler
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
Gingerbread Cottages of Oak Bluffs' historic Copeland District, 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 last year we started on dry pavement and finished in 3" of
snow! No matter how the weather turns out, this is always a great
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 stops, and fun
post race festivities with live music and a meal featuring clam
chowder, minestrone soup, fruit, yogurt and other goodies.
award levels exist including
and we also have
awesome finisher medals and shirts!.
Don’t miss this race, it will
sell out! Start
planning your visit to the Vineyard now.