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Bike the Kingdom

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Bike the Kingdom is part of the Kingdom Games, a series of running, biking, open water swimming, triathlon and kayaking events in a number of scenic venues throughout the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. The events are organized by Kingdom Games Director Phil White. Its headquarters is located at The Clubhous in Derby, Vermont.

Bike the Kingdom Events

  • June 4 – 8, 2014 – Tour de Kingdom – June Tour
  • June 7 – 8, 2014 – Tour de Kingdom - Double Century Challenge – Gran Fondo Style, Timed Event
  • Sept 12-14, 2014 – Connecticut River Tour – Border to Border - Led by Northwoods Stewardship Center
  • September 24 – 28, 2014 – Tour de Kingdom - Fall Foliage Tour
  • October 5, 2014 – Kingdom Marathon – Doin the Dirt – Pie to Pie (to Pie) – 13, 17, 26 and 40-mile Bike

Kingdom Games Scope

The Kingdom Games organizes 38 days of sporting activities covering 1450 miles of running, biking, open water swimming, triathlon and kayaking courses.

Kingdom Games Participation

The Kingdom Games attracts thousands of participants, their friends and families from 36 different American states, five Canadian provinces, Mexico, Great Britain, and as far away as Mumbai, India.

Northeast Kingdom of Vermont

The Northeast Kingdom of Vermont is one of the most beautiful areas of the United States. It was one of the very first geo-tourism areas in the world specially designated by National Geographic Society.

Kingdom Games Awards

Kingdom Games Categories

The Kingdom Games event lineup includes five separate categories: Run the Kingdom, Bike the Kingdom, Swim the Kingdom, Tri the Kingdom and Yak the Kingdom.

2014 Schedule

Run the Kingdom - www.dandelionrun.org

  • May 17, 2014 – Dandelion Run – Half Marathon and 10 K, Solo, Relay, Run and Walk
  • July 5, 2014 – Harry Corrow Freedom Run – 10 Mile, 5K, 1 Mile - Trail Run
  • October 5, 2014 – Kingdom Marathon – Run, Bike, Hike, and Horse 26.2, 13, 17 Miles on dirt roads
  • October 25, 2014 – Halloween Hustle – Costume Run – 10K, 5K, 1 Mile runs
  • December 6, 2014 – Newport Santa Run – 5K and 1 mile runs

Bike the Kingdom – www.tourdekingdom.org

  • June 4 – 8, 2014 – Tour de Kingdom – June Tour
  • June 7 – 8, 2014 – Tour de Kingdom - Double Century Challenge – Gran Fondo Style, Timed Event
  • Sept 12-14, 2014 – Connecticut River Tour – Border to Border - Led by Northwoods Stewardship Center
  • September 24 – 28, 2014 – Tour de Kingdom - Fall Foliage Tour
  • October 5, 2014 – Kingdom Marathon – Doin the Dirt – Pie to Pie (to Pie) – 13, 17, 26 and 40-mile Bike

Swim the Kingdomwww.kingdomswim.org

  • June 21, 2014 – Son of a Swim – 2, 4, 6-mile swims
  • July 12, 2014 – Kingdom Swim & WOWSA 10 Mile World Championship & 6, 3, 1 mile, 1⁄4-mile, 100 yards
  • August 2, 2014 – Seymour Swim – 3.5 and 1.75-mile courses
  • August 9 – 17, 2014 – 8 Lakes – 43 Miles – 4 Marathons – Swim the Kingdom Week
  • August 9, 2014 – Crystal – 4 miles
  • August 10, 2014 – Island Pond – 4 miles
  • August 11, 2014 – Green River Reservoir – 6.2 miles
  • August 12, 2014 – Seymour – 6.2 and 3 miles
  • August 13, 2014 – Massawippi – 9, 6 and 4 miles
  • August 14, 2014 – Memphremagog – 6.2 and 2 miles
  • August 16, 2014 – Willoughby – 5 miles
  • August 17, 2014 – Caspian – 3 and 1.5 miles
  • September 6, 2014 – In Search of Memphre – 25-mile international swim the length of Memphremagog
  • October 11, 2014 – Georgeville or Bust – 15-mile International cold water swim with water temperatures under 60ºF

Tri the Kingdomwww.kingdomtriathlon.org

  • July 26, 2014 – Willoughby Tri – 7-mile Mountain Bike, 1.1-mile Swim. 2-mile Trail Run up Pisgah.
  • August 2, 2014 – Aquaman and Ollie Even Ups and The Sprint

Yak the Kingdomwww.kingdomkayak.org

  • July 11, 2014 – Kingdom Kayak – 10-mile Expedition
  • September 18 - 21, 2014 – On Memphremagog – 30-miles, Newport, Vermont – Magog Quebec led by NWSC

Character

Each event has a distinct character of its own that has grown organically over the years.

  • The Dandelion Run, dedicated to a 15-year-old murder victim, features fiddlers and guitar pickers at every relay station and the celebration of the dandelions.
  • The Tour de Kingdom features a Saturday morning parade through town, the nightly dinners at “Ihe Long Tables of Newport and Derby,” and the weekend’s timed event a distinctive Double Century Challenge.
  • Kingdom Swim features a gorgeous venue and its Pet and Swimmers Parade down Main Street the night before.
  • Kingdom Triathlon features its theme of antidiscrimination of swimmers.
  • The Fall Foliage Tour features its signature international ride around Lake Memphremagog during the height of fall foliage.

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