BENNINGTON -- The Great Race has now come and gone from Bennington, but for the drivers and navigators, it is only just beginning.

After leaving Bennington Sunday afternoon, drivers headed for Shadows on the Hudson, in Poughkeepsie, New York, where they spent the night. On Monday, they headed south across the Poconos to East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. After lunch at East Stroudsburg University, they continued on to Valley Forge Casino Resort in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Over the week, the drivers will travel through Delaware and Virginia, and spend three days in the Carolinas, before finishing the race in The Villages, Florida on Sunday. All told, they will have traveled over 2,100 miles, through 10 states.

Several of the drivers and other race personalities are publishing blog posts at the end of every day. You can read these posts, as well as other content, at greatrace.com.

Derek Carson can be reached for comment at dcarson@benningtonbanner.com. Follow him on Twitter @DerekCarsonBB