21st Vermont 50 Race Day Countdown

21st Annual Vermont 50
September 28, 2014

The Race is

SOLD OUT!

Kid's FREE Fun Race Registration

No age restriction, parents can run the 1/2 with their children!

Volunteer for the VT50


A Benefit for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports
Sports for Every Body
Read about where Your Donations/Registration Fees go.


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Showers WILL BE Available This Year at Edge Fitness Center After The Race #vt502014

Edge Fitness
Showers: Showers will be available at the Edge Fitness center. A $5.00 charge per guest will be collected at the door upon entering shower area.

Bike Wash Stations: There will be a bike washing station set up at each of the 4 buildings.
 

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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.

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

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Your Info 
Please, if you have not yet checked your information and given me any corrections do so NOW! This makes race day results easier and more accurate. Runners you may make distance change up to September 26th. (50 Mile, 50 K) Bikers it is your age as of 12/31/ 2014. Bikers you can make category change up to September 12th only. (Novice, sport, expert)

Check Your 2014 VT 50 Registration HERE !
2014 Race Entrants Lists Are Posted!
Mountain Bikers
50 mile Runners
50 K Runners
Relay Teams
The entrants lists will be updated weekly on Friday.
NO REGISTRATION ON Race Day
NO TRANSFER OF RACE REGISTRATIONS
List Updates: http://vermont50.blogspot.com/p/race.html

Partial Refunds
As stated on our blog and when you signed up with active.com we will give you $50 refund before September 1st. This includes medical issues as well. Also stated no transferring of entry. There is no wait list, so we do not fill these slots.

Kids Fun Run-REGISTER ONLINE NOW!!
Kid's FREE Fun Race Registration
Register your Child for our Children's FREE Fun Race!
Kid' Free Race

One of my highlights of the weekend is the free Kids Fun Run held Saturday. I think we had over 165 last year. So come join us and bring your camera.

We will be bringing back the Treasure Hunt following the Kid's Race so have the little ones bring sand pails to collect their treasures!


Volunteers

As always we can use volunteers during the weekend.
If you know anyone wanting to help over the weekend, please have him or her sign up at
http://vermont50.blogspot.com/p/volunteers.html
Volunteer for the VT50 Online today and get your friends to sign-up too!


See you Soon!!
Enjoy The Rest of Your  Summer and Keep Training!
Mike and the Race Committee

Follow VT50 for race Updates:
Vermont 50 Website
VT50 Twitter
VT50 Blog
Facebook
YouTube
Join our Mailing List
VOLUNTEER
Kid's FREE Fun Race Registration 

Sign up to have our blog sent to your email box! Or Join our Newsletter/Mail List



Sports for Every Body


Vermont 50 is a Proud Supporter of VMBA and STAB
This Race is USATF Sanctioned Event Sanction Number: 13-02-550 


Monday, August 18, 2014

Camping Still Available at Mt. Ascutney State Park #vt502014 #VTStateParks



Make Your Reservations TODAY!!
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

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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.

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

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Your Info 
Please, if you have not yet checked your information and given me any corrections do so NOW! This makes race day results easier and more accurate. Runners you may make distance change up to September 26th. (50 Mile, 50 K) Bikers it is your age as of 12/31/ 2014. Bikers you can make category change up to September 12th only. (Novice, sport, expert)

Check Your 2014 VT 50 Registration HERE !
2014 Race Entrants Lists Are Posted!
Mountain Bikers
50 mile Runners
50 K Runners
Relay Teams
The entrants lists will be updated weekly on Friday.
NO REGISTRATION ON Race Day
NO TRANSFER OF RACE REGISTRATIONS
List Updates: http://vermont50.blogspot.com/p/race.html

Partial Refunds
As stated on our blog and when you signed up with active.com we will give you $50 refund before September 1st. This includes medical issues as well. Also stated no transferring of entry. There is no wait list, so we do not fill these slots.

Kids Fun Run-REGISTER ONLINE NOW!!
Kid's FREE Fun Race Registration
Register your Child for our Children's FREE Fun Race!
Kid' Free Race

One of my highlights of the weekend is the free Kids Fun Run held Saturday. I think we had over 165 last year. So come join us and bring your camera.

We will be bringing back the Treasure Hunt following the Kid's Race so have the little ones bring sand pails to collect their treasures!


Volunteers

As always we can use volunteers during the weekend.
If you know anyone wanting to help over the weekend, please have him or her sign up at
http://vermont50.blogspot.com/p/volunteers.html
Volunteer for the VT50 Online today and get your friends to sign-up too!


See you Soon!!
Enjoy The Rest of Your  Summer and Keep Training!
Mike and the Race Committee

Follow VT50 for race Updates:
Vermont 50 Website
VT50 Twitter
VT50 Blog
Facebook
YouTube
Join our Mailing List
VOLUNTEER
Kid's FREE Fun Race Registration 

Sign up to have our blog sent to your email box! Or Join our Newsletter/Mail List



Sports for Every Body


Vermont 50 is a Proud Supporter of VMBA and STAB
This Race is USATF Sanctioned Event Sanction Number: 13-02-550 

Holiday Inn/Orange Lake Resorts Pre-Race Pasta Dinner Details Announced! #vt502014

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

The buffet will be set up for 5:00 pm and will continue to be available until 8:00 pm.
A portable cash bar will be set up in the Harvest room serving beer, wine and soda.
Tickets for this evening buffet will be sold at the front desk in the Windsor building.
Once purchased, each guest will receive their ticket which will be collected at the door when they arrive at the Harvest Room.

***************************************************
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.

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
 
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Your Info 
Please, if you have not yet checked your information and given me any corrections do so NOW! This makes race day results easier and more accurate. Runners you may make distance change up to September 26th. (50 Mile, 50 K) Bikers it is your age as of 12/31/ 2014. Bikers you can make category change up to September 12th only. (Novice, sport, expert)

Check Your 2014 VT 50 Registration HERE !
2014 Race Entrants Lists Are Posted!
Mountain Bikers
50 mile Runners
50 K Runners
Relay Teams
The entrants lists will be updated weekly on Friday.
NO REGISTRATION ON Race Day
NO TRANSFER OF RACE REGISTRATIONS
List Updates: http://vermont50.blogspot.com/p/race.html

Partial Refunds
As stated on our blog and when you signed up with active.com we will give you $50 refund before September 1st. This includes medical issues as well. Also stated no transferring of entry. There is no wait list, so we do not fill these slots.

Kids Fun Run-REGISTER ONLINE NOW!!
Kid's FREE Fun Race Registration
Register your Child for our Children's FREE Fun Race!
Kid' Free Race

One of my highlights of the weekend is the free Kids Fun Run held Saturday. I think we had over 165 last year. So come join us and bring your camera.

We will be bringing back the Treasure Hunt following the Kid's Race so have the little ones bring sand pails to collect their treasures!


Volunteers


As always we can use volunteers during the weekend.
If you know anyone wanting to help over the weekend, please have him or her sign up at
http://vermont50.blogspot.com/p/volunteers.html
Volunteer for the VT50 Online today and get your friends to sign-up too!


See you Soon!!
Enjoy The Rest of Your  Summer and Keep Training!
Mike and the Race Committee

Follow VT50 for race Updates:
Vermont 50 Website
VT50 Twitter
VT50 Blog
Facebook
YouTube
Join our Mailing List
VOLUNTEER
Kid's FREE Fun Race Registration 

Sign up to have our blog sent to your email box! Or Join our Newsletter/Mail List






A Benefit for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports
Sports for Every Body

Read about where Your Donations/Registration Fees go.


Vermont 50 is a Proud Supporter of VMBA and STAB
This Race is USATF Sanctioned Event Sanction Number: 13-02-550 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Vermont 50 is SOLD OUT!






The race is now completely SOLD OUT!

The Race Committee is meeting weekly and we are quite excited about this year's VT 50. Some of the things we changed last year, such as the location of the finish line, will stay the same. Last year we added lights to the start area parking lot so we did not trip over bikes... that will be kept and we hope to add a LARGE digital sign that will state which group is lining up at the start line. Chip timing will be introduced this year.
Trash
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 camelbacks and other bladders used, maybe avoid using water bottles. GU packs are littered everywhere, please try to use flasks or at least carry out...

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.

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

Your Info 
Please, if you have not yet checked your information and given me any corrections do so NOW! This makes race day results easier and more accurate. Runners you may make distance change up to September 26th. (50 Mile, 50 K) Bikers it is your age as of 12/31/ 2014. Bikers you can make category change up to September 12th only. (Novice, sport, expert)

Check Your 2014 VT 50 Registration HERE !
2014 Race Entrants Lists Are Posted!
Mountain Bikers
50 mile Runners
50 K Runners
Relay Teams
The entrants lists will be updated weekly on Friday.
NO REGISTRATION ON Race Day
NO TRANSFER OF RACE REGISTRATIONS
List Updates: http://vermont50.blogspot.com/p/race.html

Partial Refunds
As stated on our blog and when you signed up with active.com we will give you $50 refund before September 1st. This includes medical issues as well. Also stated no transferring of entry. There is no wait list, so we do not fill these slots.

Kids Fun Run 
Kid's FREE Fun Race Registration
Register your Child for our Children's FREE Fun Race!
Kid' Free Race

One of my highlights of the weekend is the free Kids Fun Run held Saturday. I think we had over 165 last year. So come join us and bring your camera.

We will be bringing back the Treasure Hunt following the Kid's Race so have the little ones bring sand pails to collect their treasures!


Volunteers

 As always we can use volunteers during the weekend.
If you know anyone wanting to help over the weekend, please have him or her sign up at
http://vermont50.blogspot.com/p/volunteers.html
Volunteer for the VT50 Online today and get your friends to sign-up too!


A Benefit for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports
Sports for Every Body


Read about where Your Donations/Registration Fees go.

Remember this is not only a weekend of the Vermont 50; it is also an event that raises money for Vermont Adaptive. Your entry helps support this GREAT cause, one very dear to me. For more information please visitwww.vermontadaptive.org .


As for the Vermont 50, I have been RD for 15 years and each year I think of all the great people, VT 50 family, new and veteran, who arrive each September to participate. But all of this cannot be done without my Race Committee, the 77 private landowners and almost 300 volunteers. I hope you get a chance to thank them as you Run or Ride the course this year.
See you Soon!!
Enjoy Your Summer and Keep Training!
Mike and the Race Committee

Follow VT50 for race Updates:
Vermont 50 Website
VT50 Twitter
VT50 Blog
Facebook
YouTube
Join our Mailing List
VOLUNTEER
Kid's FREE Fun Race Registration 

Sign up to have our blog sent to your email box! Or Join our Newsletter/Mail List



Vermont 50 is a Proud Supporter of VMBA and STAB
This Race is USATF Sanctioned Event Sanction Number: 13-02-550