The Red Rocks 5K

Sat August 12, 2023 South Burlington, VT 05403 US Directions


5K Run

9:30AM EDT


Red Rocks Park
4 Central Avenue
South Burlington, VT US 05403



A 5k on the trails of Red Rocks Park. Trails are dirt and gravel, with moderate hills through woods.  NEW COURSE IN 2022: Starting line is at main gate near Central Ave. The finish line is at the picnic area near the beach. See map:



Race History

The GMAA has held a variation of the Red Rocks 5k since the early 1990s to raise money for the GMAA scholarship fund.  Each year the GMAA awards scholarships to college-bound runners based on their contributions to the sport of running and their academic achievement.  In recent years the GMAA has awarded 2 or 3 $1,000 scholarships to students who have achieved academic excellence and contributed to the sport of running.



Entry Fee: $20 (GMAA members subtract $5)

  • Pre-registration is encouraged.  All pre-registered runners will be entered into the raffle.
  • Online pre-registration will close the night before the race at midnight.
  • In-person registration will be available on race day 8-9AM.
  • There will be no refunds, deferrals, or transfers.



Open to all runners 12 and older. For runners under the age of 12, the runner must be accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the race.



We will provide post-race snacks and water.



There will be porta-potties near the entrance to the park and the park restrooms will also be open. 



Awards for the overall men’s, women’s and non-binary finisher in each age group. For the scholarship division (17 and under), top three finishers will be awarded in each category.

All pre-registered runners will be automatically entered into the raffle prizes, which will be distributed at bib pick-up.




Red Rocks will be open for race parking, but you will not be able to leave until all runners have finished, which is about 45 minutes after race start. Additionally, you can park on Central Ave, where you would normally park for Red Rocks.



Alex McHenry:

NOTE: GMAA/Insurance rules prohibit running with a baby jogger or dog. For safety reasons and as a courtesy to fellow runners, GMAA strongly discourages the use of headphones.

Race Contact Info

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