Frequently Asked Questions

With 5 different races we get a lot of questions! Below are some of the most asked. Simply select your questions and the answer will be revealed.

General Questions

Aid Station and Crew/Handler Questions

  • NO, and please if you’ve found one online DO NOT use it. Most of our race goes over Private Property. The landowners grant us ONE DAY USE of their land for Sunday, Race Day ONLY. If people pre-run or ride 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-RUN or RIDE THIS COURSE.

    If you’d like to train on similar terrain-Check out: http://ascutneytrails.com/ and http://www.stabvt.org/ They can fix you up with some challenging trails.

  • At Saturday Registration Packet Pickup
    Your registration packets are available on Saturday, of race weekend, noon to 8:00 p.m.. 

    Participants must pick up their own registration packets.

    Photo ID is required to pick up packets.

    THERE WILL BE NO BIB PICK UP ON SUNDAY.

  • Unfortunately, no. Our cell and internet service is spotty at best making it difficult to upload the racers info live. Hopefully sometime in the near future.

  • Directions and Parking

    Coming South on I-91, Ascutney Mountain Resort is 10 miles from Exit 9. Take Route 5 South 4 mi. into Windsor town center, then right onto Route 44. Stay on 44 for 5.5 miles (includes two 90 degree turns), and Ascutney Resort entrance is on the left.

    Coming North on I-91, Ascutney Mountain Resort is 6 miles from Exit 8. Take Route 5 North one+ mile and bear left onto Route 44A. At the end go left on Route 44. The Resort entrance is 2 miles ahead on the left. 

    On the entrance road go straight up the hill until you see the Base Lodge on your left and the Parking lot on your right. Do NOT take the first right.

    Please walk down to the Big Tent to pick up your race packet.

    Note: A parking pass is not needed for the parking lot, but it will be required for parking at a Handler or Crew Station on race day. Passes are available at the Information Desk in the big tent. Please know your license plate number.

    Google Map to Vermont 50 Registration Tent and Start/Finish.

  • Please park at the base lodge (and other designated spots only) and walk or bike down to the BIG TENT in the Cunningham lot (look for signs). Please use parking lots only for parking!! If you park on the grass you will be towed!

  • You will need to park at a camp ground equipped to accommodate RVs. RVs are just too big for our parking areas. RVs will not be allowed in our race parking spaces AT ALL during the race weekend.

    Please make arrangements to arrive for packet pick up Saturday and the race on Sunday without your RV.

  • The courses are marked with 5” bold black arrows on colored backgrounds. 50 Mile (Bike and Run) has SALMON (PINK) background. Strictly 50 Kilometer Run segments have ROBINS EGG BLUE background. (this is for 50K segments only; there will be no double marking). A large black W on orange background means Wrong Way, go back. A large black X on yellow background means something that merits your special attention such as a hole, ditch, drop-off, obstruction, etc. i.e. a hazard. 

    Please view this document VT 50 Race Trail Markers

  • 25.8 Miles are the same; The first 7, the last 18.3 and a one half mile piece in the middle.

  • Yes, the arrows will have a bright blue background. See trail markers above.

  • Three: Skunk Hollow, Greenall’s and Johnson’s.

    One Biker/One vehicle allowed on course. Note: in order to park at these three aid stations, the vehicle must have an official Parking Permit, which must be obtained at the Information Desk. No exceptions.You may only have contact with your crew at these three aid stations ONLY.

  • Three: Skunk Hollow, Greenall’s and Johnson’s. One Runner/One vehicle allowed on course.

    Note: in order to park at either, the vehicle must have an official Parking Permit, which must be obtained at the Information Desk. No exceptions. You may only have contact with your crew at these three aid stations ONLY.

    Relay Teams are allowed ONE vehicle for all three team members and only one team member is allowed on course at any given time.

Relay Teams and Drop Bag Questions

  • Relay runners are responsible for getting themselves to the exchange points. Directions for getting to the individual exchange points will be available at the Information Desk.

    Only one vehicle per team will be allowed, and it must have an official Parking Permit, which must be obtained at the Information Desk.

    ONLY ONE RELAY TEAM MEMBER ON COURSE AT ANY GIVEN TIME.

    The second runner must get to The Skunk Hollow Tavern Handler Station at the 50 Mile course 12.3 mile point, in sufficient time to meet the first runner.

    The third runner must get to the Greenall’s Handler Station at the 50 Mile course 31.9 mile point, in sufficient time to meet the second runner.

    Relay Mileage Breakdown
    12.3 Miles Start to Skunk Hollow
    19.0 Miles Skunk Hollow to Greenall’s
    18.7 Miles Greenall’s to finish 

    Please visit our Relay Team Page for more information.

  • Aid Stations #3, 7, 10 for the 50 Mile
    Aid Stations #2K, 7, 10 for the 50 Km.

  • The bags must be turned in at the Information desk in the Registration Tent before 8 p.m. Saturday night. There they must be approved and accepted by the attendant. BAGS THAT ARE OVER-SIZED OR TOO HEAVY WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED or delivered. No exceptions!

    Please read Drop Bags 101 for size restrictions and detailed suggestions or review our Drop Bag sheet.

  • After the Aid Station closes, your drop bags will be loaded on a truck and returned to the Big Tent in Cunningham’s Lot. There will be stakes with the Aid Station name on them near, or inside the Big Tent.  

    NOTE-Drop bags are only returned AFTER an aid station closes.

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