Green Mountain Run
THE LEGEND OF THE GMR began on a spring day in 1975 when two staff members were talking about the unique Burke spirit and the students’ love for physical and mental challenges. One said, “You know, it would be fun to run the length of Vermont.” his imagination stirring, he said, “We could start at the Canadian border and run south to Massachusetts on Rte 100 past all the big ski areas…” And, so began the GMR- the 211 mile relay that embraces the best of the Burke spirit. The relay now runs south to north and each student runs a 4-5 mile leg, often in the company of friends, staff and family; relentless cheering and colorfully decorated BMA vans complete the picture.
Enjoy these two videos from this year’s run and the 2015 run. The 2015 video includes historical footage.