Unfortunately, the Green Mountain Relay will not be held this year, nor are their plans to hold it again. Registration simply did not come anywhere close to meeting our expectations, and the event would not have lived up to them as a result. If you are a team captain and have not received an email regarding your refund, please email


Volunteer Options

Putting on a long race that passes through rural areas is both challenging and invigorating! However, it would be impossible without the help of volunteers. In order for the Green Mountain Relay to be a success, each team will be responsible for choosing one of the two volunteer options outlined below.

  • Provide Volunteers: Standard teams provide two volunteers, ultra teams provide one. Volunteers primarily act as race marshals, staffing the start and finish areas, as well as the 35 exchange points along the course. Volunteers will pick their own assignments online in a first-come, first-serve process. Starting times and the online selection of the volunteer’s assignment will be announced shortly after registration closes (3 weeks before the race).
  • Pay For Volunteers. Where possible, donations will be made to Vermont based non-profits in exchange for volunteer services. The fee is $150. per volunteer. In the event we cannot find appropriate charitable partners, temporary staffing will be utilized instead.

You don’t have to decide what option is best for your team when you register, but you must make a decision by April 30th. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in disqualification.


Volunteers or their team Captains will be able to select their assignment online shortly after registration closes three weeks before the race. A volunteer must be registered in the database to be able to select their assignment. The process is first come, first serve. The date and time the process goes live will be announced in advance via email to the team captains and to the volunteers that are in the database.


  • Volunteers must be 18 or older.
  • Time requirement – volunteers will work one shift that is between 4 – 8 hours, but not to exceed 8 hours.
  • Volunteers need to be flexible. As the relay route is two hundred miles long, a volunteer’s assignment could be anywhere along the route. And as the relay lasts two days, the volunteer’s shift could be anytime during that time.
  • Volunteer assignments can be picked online shortly after registration closes three weeks before race day.
  • Any volunteers who are late will cause their team to receive a time penalty; if any volunteers fail to show up for their assigned duties, their team will be immediately disqualified.


Since there will not be any road closures, traffic control or aid stations, participants must obey the State’s Traffic Laws. Volunteers may not direct traffic.

Volunteers are expected to treat the participants with respect, volunteers should expect to be treated with respect by the participants. If any volunteer is subject to any form of abuse – physical or verbal – please alert the race director immediately and it will be taken care of.

Please follow any requests from property owners.


Volunteers are stationed at Exchanges to act as Race Marshals, and to perform the following duties:

  • Record Exchange Times on Exchange Time Records
  • Announce the team number of the incoming runner
  • Ensure a safe race by keeping runners and vehicles separated, and a fair race by monitoring for rule violations
  • Assist drivers into Exchanges to reduce vehicle congestion