Race Description

Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra-Run *50 Mile Mtn Bike *50 Mile Run *50 K Run *Team Relay *Free Kids Fun Race!! Ascutney Mountain Resort, Brownsville VT. The race happens every year the last Sunday in September! Race proceeds benefit Vermont Adaptive.

21st Vermont 50 Race Day Countdown

22nd Annual Vermont 50
September 27, 2015

Our Race is SOLD OUT!

Soldout

Kids Free Fun Race Register HERE

Check Your Registration Information

Volunteer Sign Up!

Notes

Your Registration Changes may be made until September 10 Noon ET for Mountain Bikers and Runners

Partial Refunds ($50) will be given before September 1.

No Exceptions.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

VT50 Finish Line/Post Race Food #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT #NH

FINISH LINE FOOD
 

Two Snack/Aid Stations for Participants Only
Volunteers will host and restock tables for our racers
One Table for Mountain Bikers and One Table for Runners
Mountain Bike Table open approx 10:30 a.m.
Runner Table open approx. noon (earlier if needed)


 
Post Race Meal for Participants, Volunteers and Landowners
This meal is included in your entry fee, your Bib is your meal ticket!
(menus subject to change without notice)

Coventry Catering
Menu to be served on a rotating entree basis
Serving from approx. 11:30 a.m.-6:45 p.m.
Vegetarian Chili (with meat on the side)
Macaroni & Cheese
White Chicken Chili
Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Pot Roast Shepherd's Pie
Roasted Potato Wedges (on the grill)
Quinoa Salad
Potato Salad
Pasta Salad
Shredded Carrot and Raisin Salad
Cole Slaw
Thai Cabbage Salad
Drinks: Iced tea and Lemonade
Sodas
Water
This meal is NOT self served and is NOT all-you-can-eat. This food is provided to feed our race participants, volunteers and landowners. Thank you for your cooperation.

Spectators, Family, Friends-Vendor Food Available
Lazy Cow



Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT #NH





There could be a lot of trail markers out on or near our race course...these are the ones for the Vermont 50 to Look For!

 
The Vermont 50 courses are marked with 5” bold black arrows on colored backgrounds. 

50 Mile (Bike & Run) has pink background.


 A large black "W" on orange background means Wrong Way, go back.



A large black "X" on yellow background means Caution-something that merits your special attention such as a hole, ditch, drop-off, obstruction, a hazard is coming up.




Strictly 50 Kilometer Run has turquoise blue background (this is for 50K segments only; there will be no double marking).

There will be the usual "No Parking" and "Race In Progress" signs on roadways to look for. And maybe a few surprises along the race course too!
 
You can print these out it you'd like at : VT50 Trail Markers

Please remember-Respect Our Landowners
Our landowners grant us ONE DAY USE of their land for Sunday, Race Day ONLY. If people pre-race the course the landowners will withdraw their consent to use their land and our race will change dramatically or go away all together. So PLEASE DO NOT PRE-RACE THIS COURSE. Thank you for your cooperation!

See you in 25 Days!!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Things You Should "NO" about the VT50 #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT #NH



NO-RVs
RVs are not allowed in our parking areas during race weekend. They take up to much room and we lose to many spaces. Tent camping in a designated area only is allowed. We are FULL for 2015. Mt. Ascutney State Park nearby has spots still available. (see below for RV options)
Please make arrangements to arrive race morning without your RV.

Mt. Ascutney State Park
Ascutney State Park, 1826 Back Mountain Road, Windsor, Vermont 05089.
5 miles from race start.
Reservations & Fees In-season information: 802-674-2060
General Information: 800-VERMONT800-VERMONT
Vermont State Parks
Season: Mid-May to October 15
Directions: From I-91 (Exit 8): Go .2 mi E on Rt 131 to stop light, turn left on Rt 5 for 1.2 mi, then bear left on Rt 44A for 2 miles. Entrance is on left.
More lodging options: http://vermont50.blogspot.com/p/area-lodging.html

NO-Car Camping this is stated because years ago when we allowed sleeping in the cars people were NOT using the port-o-lets and left quite a mess behind for us to clean up. And we do mean MESS!

NO-Pre-Racing the Course
Our landowners grant us use of their properties for ONE DAY and ONE DAY ONLY on Race Day. Please DO NOT ABUSE this by Pre-Racing the course. If they withdraw their permission we could lose this race.

NO-Headphones/Earbuds! Yes NO head phones Runners or Bikers. It is JUST too dangerous for this mix of athletes. Especially down the hills, and on the single-track. You will be DNF if seen. SAFETY FIRST PLEASE



 
NO-No friends or family on course riding or running with you!
Only participants with official car plaques are allowed on course. We have heard that there have been friends riding or running when they are not suppose to. Please ONLY registered participants on course or the landowners may start saying NO to us! Runners are allowed a pacer from Aid Station #9 to the finish.

Aid is allowed for both runners and bikes at these designated Aid Stations ONLY.
Aid Stations for Runners with Handler Access are Skunk Hollow, Greenall’s, and Johnsons.
Aid Stations for Bikers with Crew Access are Skunk Hollow and Johnsons.
Plaques are required to enter these Aid Station Parking areas.


One Car per participant and they need a permit to park. This includes the Relay Teams-one car per team, one member on course at any given time.
Permits available at packet pick up Saturday

Please Stay to The Right ON Our Roads!
Even though some of the course is on public roads and they are dirt roads, we still must keep to the right side. Do not ride or run blocking the local traffic.
Also your family and friends are not allowed to be following the course. This can DNF you. We need to make sure we keep the support of the communities we are disrupting. Please do your part!

NO-transferring of entry if you can not attend


NO-Littering
One of the key requests this year is to show our landowners and the local communities that all our participants will keep trash on the trails to a minimum. Although some of the trash may be left by accident, much of it was seen dropped. Please help and do your part. This problem is not just with the VT 50 but many races, and we, the Vermont 50 organizers would like to feel we can have bragging rights saying we are a very GREEN minded event and do not leave litter. Bikers, near the beginning of the race, many water bottles are found. They bounce out of the cages... With camel backs and other bladders used, maybe avoid using water bottles. GU packs are littered everywhere, please try to use flasks or at least carry out...
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Please, No RV Camping at the Vermont 50
There can be NO RV Parking at the Vermont 50 race. Due to the limited number of parking spaces and the number of folks attending this race, there is just no space for RVs.
Please make arrangements to arrive race morning without your RV.



One local option for camping with your RV is Quechee Pine Vally Camp Ground. (802) 296-6711


Another is Running Bear Campground in Ascutney VT. (802) 674-6417



Call to reserve your spot today!
Still looking for lodging? Check out our lodging LINKS



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, August 29, 2015

VT50 Post Race Meal Menu Announced #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT #NH


Coventry Catering
Will be at the finish line waiting to feed our hungry race participants.
Menu to be served on a rotating entree basis
Serving from approx. 11:30 a.m.-6:45 p.m.
Vegetarian Chili (with meat on the side)
Macaroni & Cheese
White Chicken Chili
Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Pot Roast Shepherd's Pie
Roasted Potato Wedges (on the grill)
Quinoa Salad
Potato Salad
Pasta Salad
Shredded Carrot and Raisin Salad
Cole Slaw
Thai Cabbage Salad
Drinks: Iced tea and Lemonade
Sodas
Water
This meal is NOT self served and is NOT all-you-can-eat. This food is provided to feed our race participants, volunteers and landowners. Thank you for your cooperation.

For more Race Weekend Food please visit our page: http://vermont50.blogspot.com/p/race-weekend-food.html

Friday, August 28, 2015

Reminder-VT50 Refunds Until Sept 1 #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT #NH


Reminder-Partial registration refunds will be given until Tuesday, Sept. 1. If you need to drop and want a $50 refund you need to contact the Race Director, Mike Silverman no later than Monday, August 31 at midnight ET.

Registration Changes may be made until Thursday, September 10 Noon ET for Mountain Bikers and Runners! No exceptions.
 
Relay Team Captains-you have until Thursday, September 10 Noon ET to register your team mates.
2015 Bike List updated August 28, 2015

2015 50 Mile List update August 28, 2015

2015 50 Mile Relay updated August 28, 2015

2015 50 K List updated August 28, 2015

Please check your race information
so we have it recorded accurately!  
CHECK HERE   
If corrections need to be made  EMAIL Mike Silverman