The 41st Annual Steve Zemianek Bennington Road Race will be held Sunday, May 5th. Races get underway at 9:30AM with a 1/2 Mile Kids Fun Run, with the gun going off at 10AM for a 3.8 mile and 10K race. The Zem-Benn has become a long standing tradition in southern Vermont, with events for all ages and abilities. Age group awards from 12 and under to 90 and over are presented in the 3.8 mile run and 19 and under to 90 and over in 10K event for 1st to 3rd place finishers. Walkers are encouraged and awards are presented for the top 3 walkers in the 3.8 mile event.
T-shirts are guaranteed to all participants in the 3.8 and 10K events that register online. A discounted Family Registration category reduces the registration fees for families of 4 or more! If all the family members are participating in the 3.8 run, use the Family Registration-3.8 mile run when registering. If family members are splitting up (i.e, 2 in the 3.8 mile run, 1 in the 3.8 walk and 1 in the 10k), register under the Family Registration-different events and list where everyone is participating. If more than four family members are participating, each additional person is only $10. Big savings, so get the whole family involved!
In 2000, the Bennington Road Race was renamed in honor of longtime Mt. Anthony Union (Bennington, VT) track and field coach Steve Zemianek. Coach "Zem" was a fixture at the race for many years and a number of his former athletes continue to compete each year. Proceeds of the race are donated to the Coach Zem Scholarship, presented to a graduating Mt. Anthony senior who competed in Track and Field or Cross Country running.