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!)


WE NEED VOLUNTEERS

Volunteer for the VT50


A Benefit for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports

Sports for Every Body
Read about where

Your Donations/Registration Fees go.


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Volunteers Still Needed #vt502014 #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT

Vermont 50 Volunteers Needed

 

We still need a few Volunteers for: 
Parking at the Race Start and Finish
Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m
Sunday 4:30 am-9 a.m. and noon-4 p.m.
(What ever time you can give!)

Finish Line
Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
(What ever time you can give!)

Volunteer  for the VT50 Online today 
and get your friends to sign-up too!
Receive a FREE T-shirt and Free BBQ on Sunday! 
 
 
 
So many ways to have fun!!!


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

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Remember-Pre-Register Your Kids!



6th Annual Kids Fun Run-REGISTER ONLINE NOW!!

Pre-Register  Your Child TODAY!!



6th Annual Kids Race!
These FREE fun races gives the kids a chance to feel like they're part of the Vermont 50 and are held during registration, starting Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
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.)

Race Pre-Registration : Please email vt50funrun@gmail.com with questions.

Register ONLINE

This will help speed up the process on Saturday so we can focus on the races! Include your child's name, age and the race they want to run.

Check-in/Registration
Opens at noon-3:00 p.m. on Saturday at the Big White Tent at Cunningham Parking Lot. Or you can sign up online ahead of time, see link below.

Please fill out one Waiver Form per Child and bring it along with you to race registration on Saturday September 27!  Race Waiver Form

Hay Bale Treasure Hunt 4 p.m. (Weather Permitting)
Also don't forget about our Treasure Hunt for the wee ones starting at about 4 pm (weather permitting!)

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!

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/

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

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

VT50 Runners Last Day to Change Distance Sept 19! #vt502014 #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT

 Last Day For Runner Distance Change
Sept 19
Runners you can make distance changes until September 19th!
RUNNERS-Distance changes need to be made before Sept 19 at noon ET-you will need to contact Mike Silverman ASAP. Previous documents say Sept. 26 but with the NEW chip technology we must up the date to Sept. 19, sorry for this inconvenience.

Last Updated Entrants listed posted on Sept. 4
Mountain Bikers  
50 mile Runners  
50 K Runners  
Relay Teams  
List Updates: http://vermont50.blogspot.com/p/race.html  

NO REGISTRATION ON Race Day
NO TRANSFER OF RACE REGISTRATIONS

Bikers it is your age as of 12/31/ 2014.
Runners your age is the day of the race.






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

VT50 Chipped Bibs and Race Start Times Announced! #vt502014 #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT




Please Follow These Directions 
So We Will Have Accurate 
Race Times For You!

RACE START TIMES FOR SUNDAY Sept 28

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.

Please Check Out:

11 DAYS AND COUNTING!!!



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

Congrats to Lea Davison on World Bronze! @leadavisonbikes #VT50 #vt502014 #VT

Lea at one of our Vermont 50 Races

By Peggy Shinn
Sept. 10, 2014,
11:04 a.m. (ET)

When Lea Davison crossed the finish line at the 2014 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Norway on Saturday, she couldn't believe that only two women had finished in front of her. With a bronze medal around her neck, Davison shared the podium with Catharine Pendrel from Canada and Irina Kalentieva from Russia.

"It still hasn't really sunk in," Davison said via Skype from Norway. "I look at the medal and I'm like, 'Wait, is that mine?'"

It was the 2012 Olympian's first world championship medal - and not an award that she expected. The 31-year-old Vermont mountain biker spent last winter rehabbing her right hip.

"I would have been happy to just simply be back training and racing my bike, but to have a dream season like this after having hip surgery in January and missing the first half of the season, I'm completely thrilled," she said. "I am the happiest girl in Norway."
READ MORE 



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
 

Friday, September 12, 2014

theBOX Will Be At The VT50 Vendor Fair on Saturday 9/27 #vt502014 #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT

theBOX will be at the VT50 Vendor Fair
Saturday September 27
Stop by for a Bite!
Special VT 50 Menu


Box Bites 
· Sweet Potato tots $5
· House Fries $4
· Dipping Sauces: Harissa Aioli or Curried Ketchup $1
· Salted Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pita Sandwiches
· Falafel Sandwich –falafel, mixed greens, cucumber, tomato, tahini $5
· Pulled Pork Sandwich – pulled pork, sriracha hummus, pickled red onions $6
  Make into salad + $2

About Us
theBOX is Hanover’s first ever food truck! Founded by two Tuck students, our mission to provide a unique food experience to the Dartmouth community and beyond. We are committed to making high quality food made from scratch – we bake our own pita every morning, work directly with several local farms, and change our menu monthly to ensure seasonality. The truck launched in March 2014 and the team has grown to include several Tuck student managers and over two dozen Dartmouth undergraduates. Check our website for the truck hours/locations and to inquire about catering. Come visit us at the truck soon! http://www.theboxfoodtruck.com




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

VT50 Post Race Massages Will Be Back! #vt502014 #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT

Strong House Spa will be with us again this year at the 
Finish Line providing post race massage therapy!

[Please either hose off or take a shower at Edge Fitness (fee) first]

Strong House Spa
Keeping You Healthy Since 1992

See you in 15 Days!

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
 

VT50 Bike Cateogry Changes Until Today Sept 12 #vt502014 #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT

 Last Day For Bike Category Change!
 
Bikers you can make category changes until  today September 12th only. 
(Novice, sport, expert)
Last Updated Entrants listed posted on Sept. 4
Mountain Bikers  
50 mile Runners  
50 K Runners  
Relay Teams  
List Updates: http://vermont50.blogspot.com/p/race.html  

Any changes that need to be made today-you will need to contact Mike Silverman ASAP.

NO REGISTRATION ON Race Day
NO TRANSFER OF RACE REGISTRATIONS

Bikers it is your age as of 12/31/ 2014.
Runners your age is the day of the race.

Runners you can make distance changes until September 26th.


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

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Small Camp for Rent Race Weekend


One of our landowners, Ted & Joyce Robinson, have a little camp on their property in Hartland VT for rent race weekend.

It's an easy 10 minutes from the start close to the course and quite charming. It has running water and a kitchen and the views are spectacular. Rent is $125 per night, 2 night minimum. Contact Ted at 802-436-1245 or tedrobinsonbuilder@yahoo.com


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

VT50 Thanks TomTom For Their Trail Help! #vt502014 #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT

On Monday Sept 8 a group of TomTom employees from their Lebanon Office volunteered their time to help improve the Vermont 50 and STAB trails. Along with race committee volunteers and STAB volunteers these folks, cleared brush, built a ramp over a stonewall and a boardwalk through a swamp.
Our thanks go out to you all for helping to make our trails safer and more fun to run and ride.


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

NEW This Year-VT50 Finish Line Aid Stations #vt502014 #VT50 #mountainbikes #ultrarun #VT


Aid Stations at the 
VERMONT 50
Finish Line
In order to help our race participants recover we will have two (2) Manned Aid Stations at the Finish Line. We hope to have recovery drinks and salty snacks available for our RACERS ONLY!
This will be in addition to the Worthy Kitchen BBQ starting at noon. There will be two areas set up-one for bikers and one for runners. 
We hope this will be a healthy addition to our finish area.


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