Vermont 50 Pacer Information

 

vermont-50-ultra-run-pacer-informationPrepare for being a Vermont 50 Pacer
We do not encourage pacers out on the course because the trail is very narrow and we want the participants to have as much room as possible to enjoy the course. But if you feel it is necessary, you may have one for about the last 10 miles.

Pacer Bibs You must Check In on Saturday or Sunday morning before boarding the Shuttle to Aid Station #9 Stones. You be given a PACER BIB.

Pacer Parking You must park at the Race Start/Finish parking Area. 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.

Meeting Up With Your Pacer Meet Your Pacer at Aid Station #9 Stones. Runners are allowed to have pacers from Aid Station #9 Stones (mile 42) to the Finish.

Pacers will be shuttled to Aid Station #9 Stones. The shuttle van leaves Cunningham’s Parking Lot at the BIG TENT about every 45 minutes. The shuttle runs from about 9 a.m. to about 4 p.m.. There will be a White Board listing the approximate departure and return times outside the Big Tent.

Runners you should have your Pacers get to Aid Station #9 Stones about 1-1.5 hours before you THINK you will be running through, nothing worse than missing your pacer.

 

    1. Runner number must be worn on the front and outside whatever clothing you are wearing. If scorers cannot see your number they cannot score you. It is the runner’s responsibility to insure that you have been scored at each station.
    2. ABSOLUTELY NO LITTERING! You will be disqualified if you, your crew or your pacers are caught littering.
    3. NO VEHICLE PACING IS ALLOWED!
    4. The event will provide Official Aid Stations in addition to Crew Access Stations. Aid is allowed for both runners and bikes at these designated Aid Stations ONLY.

    Aid Stations for Bikers with Crew access (displaying Official Race Parking Permits) are: Skunk Hollow, Greenall’s and Johnson’s.

    No crew access is allowed anywhere on the course except at these designated crew stations. The 50 mile committee asks in order to protect our community relationships that all support vehicles for runners and bikers stay off the course and that includes all public roads except the designated routes to the designated crew stations.

    1. No aid is allowed from a moving vehicle.
    2. For the safety of all – any runner dropping out must notify a volunteer at a manned aid station (or the finish line). Failure to do so may result in ban from future races.
    3. Any runner accepting a ride for any reason is out of the race.
    4. Use of trekking poles or headphones (walkmans, radios, etc.) is NOT ALLOWED due to sharing the trails with mountain bikers who may be passing you.
    5. All pets must be leashed and under control.
    6. Check point/aid station cut-off times are non-negotiable.
    7. Runners who get lost must return, without assistance, to the point where they left the course to continue.
    8. No muling (pacers carrying runners gear).
    9. Violation of any rule is grounds for disqualification. Race officials reserve the right to bar any person from this or future Vermont 50 events.

    NO PRE-RACE RUNNING OF ANY PART OF THE COURSE!

    Use this course only for this race. The property owners do not want it used at other times. If you get lost (but you won’t) you must go back on your own to the spot you went off course without assistance (e.g. car rides, etc) and then continue.

    All participants in this event conducted according to these rules are deemed by their participation to have voluntarily complied with the rules. Vermont 50 makes no express or implied warranty as to safety or guarantee against damage, loss, harm, injury or death to participants, spectators or other as a result of publication of or compliance with these rules.

    The rules and regulations (collectively “rules”) contained on this handbook are intended solely to provide for the governance of the Vermont 50 event to establish general requirements for the orderly conduct of this running event.

    All participants in this event conducted according to these rules are deemed by their participation to have voluntarily complied with the rules. Vermont 50 makes no express or implied warranty as to safety or guarantee against damage, loss, harm, injury or death to participants, spectators or other as a result of publication of or compliance with these rules.

    Violating any rule will be grounds for disqualification. Race management reserves the right to bar any participant from competing in this or any future Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra-run races. The Vermont 50 is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged bags or belongings. Arrangements must be made in advance for the return of any bags participants are unable to retrieve by 6:30 PM on Sunday.

Course Markers There are a lot of markers out on the trail of all colors for other events. Follow the official VT50 course markers. They are fluorescent VASS markers with black arrows.

The race cut off time for everyone is 6:30 p.m. Be prepared for a chilly and foggy morning start!

Aid station workers will make every effort to separate items containing nuts from the other food, but those with food allergies must take responsibility for checking about this practice each time they take food. If you have specific dietary needs, you will need to pack your own snack food in drop bags for Aid Stations #3, #7, and #10.

NO Pre-Race Course Running Use this course only for this race. The property owners do not want it used at other times. If you get lost (but you won’t) you must go back on your own to the spot you went off course without assistance (e.g. car rides, etc) and then continue.

Leave No Trace We have been in danger of losing this race because of complaints by property owners about the amount of trash left on some trails. Please carry your trash to the next aid station, or drop it just after a station. Please be very considerate of the landowner’s property. Please do not litter!!

There are leash laws in the towns you will be going through. All dogs should be restrained.

vermont-50-race-links-and-information

 

Race Participants Documents documents to print before leaving home
Course Descriptions 50 mile and 50 Km course descriptions.
Print a Wave Sheet
Race Regulations: rules and guidelines for our runners, 2017 Handbook coming soon!

Map of race area

Aid Stations  
Aid Stations List
Typical Aid Station Foods 
*Note that not all items will be at all stations.