21st Vermont 50 Race Day Countdown

22nd Annual Vermont 50
September 27, 2015


A Benefit for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports

Sports for Every Body
Read about where

Your Donations/Registration Fees go.


Please take a few minutes and

Fill Out Our Post Race 2014 Survey

Your Opinions Matter to Us!

Race Participants, Pacers, Handlers

Vermont 50 Volunteers

See you Next Year!

Race Results Are Posted!

Official Race Images Posted


Thursday, April 9, 2015

Welcome to Our Newest Sponsor adidas OUTDOOR

http://www.adidas.com/us/outdoor


adidas and SUUNTO
Will be at the packet pick-up with watches and shoes in our vendor area for people to check out all their great stuff.


There will also be a demo fleet of the new adidas Terrex Boost trail runner for people to try-on.
http://www.adidas.com/us/outdoor

Welcome to the Vermont 50  
adidas and SUUNTO 
glad to have you onboard!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

100: Head/Heart/Feet Hits the Nugget in Hanover NH ! #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT #100HeadHeartFt

Screening of 100 Head/Heart/Feet
March 14 1:30 p.m.
Nugget Theatre, Hanover NH

View the Trailer

If you haven't seen this film yet...What are you waiting for?

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Howl At The Moon 2015

Howl at the Moon  
Friday January 16
6-9:30 p.m.

The Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center brings you the 
 Annual Howl at the Moon




A progressive dinner out on the golf course lit by torches and fire pits and catered by our local merchants.
Fun for all !
Only limited number of tickets sold. 

Please purchase tickets ($15 person; $10 6-12yrs; free for ages 5 and under) at the Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center at the DOC House on Occom Pond. EBA's, Ramuntos, Boloco, Hanover Inn, Ray's Famous Chicken, Dartmouth DDS.

For more info call:  (603) 646-2428

Monday, December 22, 2014

Winter Wild is back! #VT50


Chad Denning, the founder of the Winter Wild series, tragically passed away earlier this year. Chad directed many events in his life but Winter Wild was his brainchild; truly capturing his spirit and energy. Chad Denning was a man of adventure and exploration of all outdoor pursuits and as a tribute to Chad’s legacy, vision, and passion, a small group of his friends will carry on the Winter Wild tradition in his honor.

Winter Wild was born in 2010 at Whaleback Mountain. Inspired by Colorado’s “Up-hilling Series”, Winter Wild consists of getting up and down a mountain as quickly as possible by means of running, skiing or snowboarding, snowshoeing, or hiking the course.

This year’s races will include:
January 31 at Ragged Mountain in Danbury, N.H.
February 14 at Pats Peak in Henniker, N.H.
February 28 at Mount Sunapee in Sunapee, N.H.

[With the full intention of returning to a full series next year]
Chad in 2013 at Suicide Six
Chad loved to compete, but more than anything he loved to see people enjoying the outdoors. In that spirit, everyone is encouraged to join in the fun regardless of experience or ability. Whether it’s 40 above or 4 below, and whether the sun is up or hiding behind the mountains, come out and run-for-Chad!

Register today at newinterwild.com.
Questions...? newinterwild@gmail.com

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Mike Silverman Interviewed by DFL Ultrarunning

Episode 37 Vermont 50 Special

October 28th, 2014

Joining DFL is Mike Silverman, Race Director of the Vermont 50.  Next, the first and second place finishers will join in a joint interview (Kevin Tilton and Eric Ahern).  Finally, we have a new feature on DFL which we are testing out-  the Roundtable. 
Thanks for listening, don't hesitate to send feedback to dflultrarunning@comcast.net.
Mike SIlverman                 00:02:45
Kevin Tilton & Eric Ahern   00:38:20
The Roundtable                01:44:00

Monday, October 6, 2014

SkiPix.com Race Images Posted! #VT50 #vt502014

The Official Vermont 50 2014 Race Images are Posted!
Check out SkiPix.com
And Get you Images Today!

The Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run was founded in 1993 by Laura Farrell. She is also the Founder of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports and The Vermont 100 Endurance Run
 
Vermont 50 is a Proud Supporter of VMBA and STAB

This Race is USATF Sanctioned Event Sanction Number: 13-02-550

Monday, September 29, 2014

Race Results are Posted! #vt502014 #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT

The 21st Annual Vermont 50 Mountain Bike 
or Ultra Run Race 
Results are posted!

Mark your calendars for Next Year!
Race Registration Opens May 25, 2015 at 7 p.m. ET
Race Day September 27, 2015

Please take a few minutes and
Fill Out Our Post Race Survey
Your Opinions Matter to Us!
Race Participants, Pacers, Handlers
Vermont 50 Volunteers

The Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run was founded in 1993 by Laura Farrell. She is also the Founder of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports and The Vermont 100 Endurance Run
 
Vermont 50 is a Proud Supporter of VMBA and STAB

This Race is USATF Sanctioned Event Sanction Number: 13-02-550

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Post Race Survey-Help Us Improve Next Year's Race #vt502014 #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT

Thank You ALL for a GREAT RACE!

Please take a few minutes And 
Fill Out Our Post Race Survey
Your Opinions Matter to Us!



See you Next Year!


The Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run was founded in 1993 by Laura Farrell. She is also the Founder of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports and The Vermont 100 Endurance Run
 
Vermont 50 is a Proud Supporter of VMBA and STAB

This Race is USATF Sanctioned Event Sanction Number: 13-02-550

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Race Day is ALMOST HERE!! #vt502014 #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT

A Little Over 6 Hours Until Race Start!

A reminder-this is rural Vermont, our email and internet is sketchy so please be patient with us if we don't respond to you right away!

 Racer Check-in Opens at 5:00 am

Parking is at the Ascutney Mountain Base Lodge, one way in/one way out road. Please follow the signs to designated parking areas and please DO NOT park where it says DO NOT PARK.
THERE WILL BE TRAFFIC, Please plan ahead and leave plenty of time. 
Follow the signs to the designated parking area.  
Please obey the Volunteer Parking Attendants.


50 Mile pre-race meeting is at 5:30 am SHARP. You must check in the morning of the race to participate.

50 K pre-race meeting is at 7:30 am. 



Wave Starts

Category                                                                                             Start Time

Expert Senior II (27-34) (Men & Women) & All Single Speed         6:00 a.m.

All other Experts: (12-26) & (35-65+) (Men & Women)                   6:05 a.m.

Sport Veteran (35-44) (Men & Women)                                             6:10 a.m.

Sport Master I & II (45-64) Men & Women)                                     6:15 a.m.

All other Sports: (12-34) & (65+) (Men & Women)                           6:20 a.m.

All Novice & Tandem & Clydesdales (Men & Women)                    6:25 a.m.

All 50 Mile Runners                                                                            6:30 a.m.

All 50K Runners                                                                                 8:00 a.m.

The race  cut off time for everyone is 6:30 p.m.


There is a 12 hour limit for the race with 10 Aid Stations at ~ 5 mile intervals. If any competitor arrives at an Aid Station after the posted closing time of the station, they will be requested, urged strongly, and then TOLD to get in the van for free transportation back to the finish area at Ascutney Mountain Resort.

Handler Plaques: These plaques are needed to park at the designated Aid Stations.
Runner Handlers: #3 Skunk Hollow, #7 Greenall's and #10 Johnson's 
Bike Handlers: #3 Skunk Hollow and #10 Johnson's ONLY

*If the racer's vehicle driver will not be around until Sunday morning-the driver may pick up the plaque in the Big Tent near the Pacer Van Shuttle area, still one plaque per racer-the master list will


Pacer Van:
Pacer Van runs from Cunningham's Parking lot (The Big Tent) to Aid Station #9 Linda's from: 9 am until 4:00 pm every 45 minutes.


Breakfast at the General!

Breakfast at Brownsville General-They open at 4:30 am. Coffee, Breakfast sandwiches, race day supplies, ice, gas! Full breakfast for Handlers and Crew/Spectators starts at 7 am.


Worthy Catering Cookout is served from approximately 12:00 - 6:45 PM (included in fee for racers).

Grilled Lemon Thyme Chicken Thighs From Free Bird Farms 
Hambsch Family Farms BBQ Pulled Pork with Buns 
(Vegetarian Option will be available)
Fable Farms Roasted New Potatoes 
Traditional Creamy Cole Slaw with Cabbage from Heartwood Farms 
Local Bean and Roasted Corn Salad 
Farm Fresh Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad 
Worthy Local Greens Salad with Beets, Toasted Nuts, Balsamic Vinaigrette 
Fall Fruit Cobbler
Pricing:
Racers included in entrance fee 

Fans, Crew, Pacers of racers maybe purchase meal tickets at the Worthy Catering Dinner Tent 
 
This is not an all-you-can-eat buffet.


If you see someone acting VERY HELPFUL in a Neon Yellow T-shirt, they are one of our dedicated volunteers! Please, say HI, give them a hand shake, a hug and THANK THEM. I know they will really appreciate it.

Awards and Prizes on Sunday afternoon:
MT Bikers at 1:00 PM
Runners at 2:30 PM
Plaques and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each category.





The Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run was founded in 1993 by Laura Farrell. She is also the Founder of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports and The Vermont 100 Endurance Run
 
Vermont 50 is a Proud Supporter of VMBA and STAB

This Race is USATF Sanctioned Event Sanction Number: 13-02-550

Race Registration-Just Hours Away! #vt502014 #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT

Race Registration Opens at NOON!

A reminder-this is rural Vermont, our email and internet is sketchy so please be patient with us if we don't respond to you right away!

Parking is at the Ascutney Mountain Base Lodge, one way in/one way out road. Please follow the signs to designated parking areas and please DO NOT park where it says DO NOT PARK.

If you see someone acting VERY HELPFUL in a Neon Yellow T-shirt, they are one of our dedicated volunteers! Please, say HI, give them a hand shake, a hug and THANK THEM. I know they will really appreciate it.


Register: BIG TENT-Cunningham's Lot
Racers will pick up their registration packets and race t-shirts at the registration area. Please have your ID ready to collect your Bib #.

Drop bags: BIG TENT Information Table
Racers may drop off their drop bags at the Information Table. Drop bags will be handed to the volunteer "Baggage Handler". Bags must be no larger than  9”x  9” x 16” and weigh less than 10 lbs. Drop bags may be "dropped" off until 8 pm Saturday.

Handler/Crew/Spectator Plaques: BIG TENT Information Table
Racers will pick up their vehicle parking plaque at the Information Table. One Plaque per racer. The plaque will have the racer's Bib # and Vehicle Plate # on it. Once you pick up you rplaque, your name will be crossed off our master list*. These plaques are needed to park at the designated Aid Stations on Course. Relay Teams-ONE plaque per team.

Runner Handlers: #3 Skunk Hollow, #7 Greenall's and #10 Johnson's
Bike Handlers: #3 Skunk Hollow and #10 Johnson's ONLY

*If the racer's vehicle driver will not be around until Sunday morning-the driver may pick up the plaque in the Big Tent near the Pacer Van Shuttle area, still one plaque per racer-the master list will be checked!


Lots of Vendors to Check out at our Vendor Fair!

Kids Free Race 
BIG TENT Kids Table next to Registration
Check-In: noon-3 pm
Kids Free Fun Race: 3:30 pm
Races-All Races Start at 3:30 pm
1/2 Mile - a single loop
1 Mile - two loops
3 Mile (For children who are able to run independently.)

Kids Treasure Hunt: 4 pm
(Weather Permitting)
Hay Piles for each of these age groups:
0-3 years old
4-6 years old
7-10 years old
More images from last year's race: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontAdaptive-1/Vermont-50-2013/Kids-Fun-Races/


Saturday Pre-Race Pasta Dinner: 5-8:00 pm


Carb-Loading Pre-Race Buffett Dinner
Holiday Inn Harvest Dinning Room
 5:00-8:00 PM 
Buffet Dinner will include:
Caesar salad
Linguini with 4 sauce options:
Basil pesto
Meat
Alfredo
Marinara
Vegetable Lasagna
Manicotti
Artisan Bread
Dessert: Apple Crisp

$14.95 per adult
$8.95 per child
Purchase tickets in the Hotel Lobby!

See You in A Few Hours!
  • Register at the registration table (have your ID ready)
  • Pick up your Parking Permit (Information table)
  • Drop off your Drop Bags (Information Table)
  • Shop at our Merch Table (proceeds benefit Vermont Adaptive)
  • Purchase your Pasta Dinner Tickets (Holiday Inn Hotel Lobby)
  • Shop at our Vendor Fair
  • Cheer on the Kids at the FREE Kids Races, Treasure Hunt
  • Enjoy a Yummy Pasta Dinner
  • GET SOME SLEEP!
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 The FINAL Race List has been POSTED!
50 K Runners

50 Mile Runners

Relay Race Teams

Mountain Bikers

RACE START TIMES FOR SUNDAY Sept 28
Click on the Links Below

Wave Starts 
(Note-The Bike Lists are Sorted by Category, Age, Last Name)
Category                                                                                      Start Time
All other Experts: (12-26) &(35-65+) (Men & Women)                 6:05 a.m.
Sport Veteran (35-44) (Men &Women)                                         6:10 a.m.
Sport Master I & II (45-64) (Men & Women)                                 6:15 a.m.
All other Sports: (12-34) &(65+) (Men & Women)                        6:20 a.m.
All Novice & Tandem &Clydesdales (Men & Women)                  6:25 a.m.
50 Relay Teams                                                                             6:30 a.m.

All 50K Runners                                                                             8:00 a.m.

The race  cut off time for everyone is 6:30 p.m.






The Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run was founded in 1993 by Laura Farrell. She is also the Founder of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports and The Vermont 100 Endurance Run
 
Vermont 50 is a Proud Supporter of VMBA and STAB

This Race is USATF Sanctioned Event Sanction Number: 13-02-550

Have You Seen Our Weather Forecast? #vt502014 #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT

Geezum Crow, 
This looks like a great weekend!!

See you all in a few hours!


The Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run was founded in 1993 by Laura Farrell. She is also the Founder of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports  and The Vermont 100 Endurance Run  

Vermont 50 is a Proud Supporter of VMBA  and STAB 

This Race is USATF Sanctioned Event Sanction Number: 13-02-550