Saturday, Aug 10, 2024 @ 7:00 AM

KHT Ramble

44.897912, -71.786411

Island Piond, VT 20 Miler

Registration closes: Wed, Jun 26 @ 11:59 PM CT

KHT Ramble

NEK Endurance and CrossCycle Adventures in collaboration with the Town of Brighton are stoked to bring you the first annual KHT Ramble! The Kingdom Heritage Trail system features a continuous ~20 mile footpath (and side trails) across former Champion International Paper timberlands in the far reaches of Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. Officially opened in May 2019 after twenty years of planning, partnership, and trail construction by local volunteers, the Kingdom Heritage Trail "highlights the unique natural features of the Northern Forest landscape, promotes quiet recreation and backcountry travel, honors the forest economy and logging culture of the region, and supports local economic development..." This event offers the unique opportunity to challenge yourself to complete this "footpath" in a day, fully supported.


This is a very difficult and remote mountain race. There will be minimal aid and participants will have to be self sufficient for much of the race. You should only register if you have trail running experience and have completed a half marathon mountain race in under 5hrs. If you have questions please email race director!

What to Expect

Incredible vibes and an inclusive environment! A challenging and picturesque course through the rural lands of the
North East. The KHT is remote and will have participants feeling completely immersed in nature.

Course Desciptions

The course will travel from the northern terminus of the Kingdom Heritage Trail "KHT" at Lewis pond overlook for the entire length of this amazing trail, right into the downtown of Island pond! The course will take you 22 miles and 4,300 ft of elevation of gain and loss over some of the most beautiful terrain you could experience in the north east. This is a remote trail that crosses no roads and is fully in the mountains of the northeast kingdom. This serene and remote trail was made possible by 20 years of work by state and private entities to create conservation land easements.


There is an amazing camp ground right on the white sand beaches of Island Pond. There are a couple of local hotels (Essex House Tavern & Island Pond Country inn). There are also a good number of local Air BnB's to rent.

Post-Run Party!

Right at the common in the center of Island Pond we will have our awards, food trucks, and some live music and beverages for those that want to keep this party going after your day in the woods!

Event's current local time: 12:30 PM CT
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