BENNINGTON - The third annual 'Shires of Vermont Marathon,' a 26.2 mile road race connecting the southern Vermont towns of Bennington and Manchester, is accepting registrations for the race on May 19.

Race applications and online registration are available at www.shiresofvermontmarath

The race is organized by the Batten Kill Valley Runners to benefit community mental health and developmental services.

For information on registering, volunteering or sponsoring the race, contact Robert Pini, race director, at or 802 442-5491, x281.