COVENTRY – WEST GLOVER, VERMONT – On Saturday, October 1, 2022 Hibby Regan, 33, of Cambridge, Vermont took home a pound of Brault’s Beef Jerky and a gallon of Couture’s Maple Syrup as the overall winner of this year’s Fly to Pie - Kingdom Marathon. Her winning time of 3:38:53 beat the male front runner, Micah Henning, 33, of Madison, Wisconsin by 50 minutes and improved on her winning time in 2021 by 8 minutes. 

Two local goats, stirred by the excitement of the day, joined the runners and buddy ran to the finish.

Last one back to the barn was Michelle Liles, 59, of Grapevine, Texas, finishing in 7 hours, 2 minutes, and 3 seconds. For her determination and fist in the face of adversity, she won an airplane tour of the Kingdom by Lakeview Aviation.

Winning the 17-mile run were Abigail Postlewaite, 23, of Boston, Massachusetts (2:37:10) and Stephen Brown. 38, of Montpelier, Vermont (2:45:040). Orr Ashenberg, 37, of Cambridge, Massachusetts, took home the jerky in the Half Marathon with a time of 1:48:00, while Jennifer Lee, 26, of Framingham, Massachusetts posted the winning time among the females (2:13:10). Tracy Bonoyer, 31, of Northfield, Vermont and Kristofer Anderson, 49 of Middlebury, Vermont won the 10 km run.

13 cyclists competed in the 26.2 mile bike event. Kelly Walsh, 33, of Lebanon, NH was the overall winner, taking home a pound of jerky and a gallon of maple syrup with her time of 1:43:24. 15 minutes behind her was the male winner, Thor Magnus, 57, of Peacham, Vermont with his time, 2:02:27.

Two families rode in the 13.5 mile Family Challenge. Joshua and Asher Phillips of South Burlington, Vermont, and, returning for his fourth year, Jonah Matt, 12, of West Burke, riding with Lisa Higgins and Jason Smith of West Burke.    

All times are reported at Fly to Pie 2022 – Preliminary Times

Over 60 runners, walkers, and cyclists (and two goats) took to the “vista riddled” roads through “the gut” of the Northeast Kingdom to celebrate fall foliage and the ninth running of Fly to Pie – Kingdom Marathon. They came from near and far away. About half of the participants were from Vermont with many NEK residents. There was a strong contingent from Massachusetts. Also represented were California, Colorado, Texas, Wisconsin, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and New Hampshire.

Most started at the NEK International Airport, hosted by Lakeview Aviation, with three options, 26.2, 17 and 13.5 miles. Others took on a 10 km run/walk starting at the Irasburg Common. They all finished at Parker Pie in West Glover, Vermont which hosted the after party including all the award winning pizza they could eat with Hill Farmstead Beer on tap. Participants were then driven back to the start by the Jay Peak Shuttlebus.

This year’s Fly to Pie raised $957 for the Halo Foundation, which helps local cancer patients and their families with unreimbursed expenses. Fly to Pie is run annually on the first Saturday in October. Next year's date will be October 7th, 2023.

For some selected photos of the day see: Fly to Pie 2022 – Photos

Special Thanks to Lakeview Aviation, Parker Pie Co., and Jay Peak for partnering with us to host Fly to Pie again this year.
Kingdom Games now hosts over 50 days of running, biking, and swimming in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and the Eastern Townships of Quebec. It is a small business that pays taxes. It is modeled on Newman’s Own, donating all net profits to local charities. It is committed to purchasing goods and services from local businesses, whenever possible. Now finishing its 10th year, it has drawn thousands of recreational athletic participants from over 40 states, four Canadian provinces, and 16 nations around the world.