The Vernonia Marathon and Half Marathon took place on Sunday, April 12. The Marathon runners started at Cedar Ridge and traveled along the Banks-Vernonia State Trail. Half Marathon runners started at Stub Stewart State Park. All runners finished at the Banks High School.
Nicole DeWitt of Vernonia finished the Marathon in 3:27:34, the 24th finisher overall and 4th among women and qualified for the Boston Marathon. Jennifer Draeger also completed the marathon in a time of 3:58:34 good for 67th place out of 147 runners.
Top Vernonia finishers in the Half Marathon included Derek Handegard who finished 19th with a time of 1:30:02; Tim Becken, 22nd, 1:30:37; Nicole Miller, 185th, 2:02:37; Andrea Grant, 186th, 2:03:03 and Rebecca Scotto, 233rd, 2:10:07. 453 total runners completed the Half Marathon.