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Burlington hosts a slew of competitive athletic events each year and our Forbes Travel Guide editors can recommend a few, from the gorgeous to the grueling. Aside from the marquee Vermont City Marathon on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend (you can split the 26.2 miles among members of a relay team), there’s also the New Year’s Day 5K, September’s Downtown 10K, the Santa 5K Run, and the Green Mountain Athletic Association Marathon held in October in the picturesque Champlain Islands. All are beautiful, fun ways to see the city and meet the locals. If you really want to go for the gold, sign up for one of Burlington’s many national triathlon events — you might want to start training now.