50 Mile Relay Team Race

General Information:


Make sure you have a Team Captain and
you have three Team Members
and of course a cool Team Name!

Race Registration Opens May, 25 at 7 p.m. ET , last day to register is Sept. 12 (but the race usually sells out before that date).

Race Bib Pick-UP
Saturday Registration Package Pickup: Pick up your registration packets on Saturday, of race weekend, noon to 8:00 PM Participants must pick up their own registration packets. Photo ID is required to pick up packets.

Your Race Bib will have a pull ticket for the Sunday BBQ.

Please be sure to give your bib number at the morning racers meeting and at the aid stations. If you drop out of the race you must let the aid station staff know because we will be keeping track of everyone!!


Race Day: Last Sunday in September
Race Day Start: Sunday 6 a.m.
Race Location: Ascutney Mountain
Registration, Meals, Start and Finish Mount Ascutney, Brownsville, VT

(Directions to Mount Ascutney

Race Parking
Please park at the base lodge (and other designated spots only.) Walk or bike down to the race office-BIG TENT-in the Cunningham building lot (look for signs). Please use parking lots only for parking!! To get to the Base Lodge when turning off Route 44 continue straight (do not take turn). The parking lot will be on your right. If you park on the grass you will be towed!

Race Registration Online
Entrants must pre-register on line by September 12, or until the race sells out, which ever comes first. Just pick up racer packets on Saturday of race weekend. We do not use a waiting list, there is NO Walk Up Registration, NO Registration on Race Day, NO Transferring of Race Registrations. Race Registration closes on September 12 at 12 noon ET OR when all races have SOLD OUT.

If you didn’t get into our race, or cannot race with us and would still like to be involved-Please Volunteer with us!

NEW FOR 2017   We’ve set a $25,000 fundraising goal for our 25th Anniversary to show our continued support Vermont Adaptive. If you commit to raise a minimum of $500 before Sept. 12, 2017 , you can avoid race registration on May 25th and will be entered into the race by the Race Director. You must contact the Race Director, Mike before May 25, 2017 at 7 p.m. if you’d like to choose this option.

Age of Participants: Runners age on race day.
Fee Includes: Breakfast Munchies, aid station food, Post Race Dinner, T shirt and festivities, and a few more surprises.
Refund Policy: Refunds will be permitted before September 1st. We offer a partial refund of $50.

Vehicles On Course Must Display a Parking Permit
Participants must register ONE vehicle at the Information Table to be allowed on course. Relay Teams-one vehicle per team. Please stay off the actual race course as much as possible. You will be given Handler/Crew directions to designated Aid Stations at the Information Table.

Relay Team Vehicle On Course
Each Relay Team is allowed to register ONE (1) vehicle for the race.
Relay Race Areas-You must Have A Parking Permit to Drop off Your Team Members-one vehicle per team!
Only ONE Relay Team Member is ALLOWED ON COURSE At any given time!

Drop bags: Drop bags will be measured and weighed at the Information table also. See Drop Bag 101
You may drop off extra clothes you might have started out with in the morning at the aid stations, EXCEPT Garvin Hill and Cady Brook. Please mark it beforehand with your name and bib number on a large piece of duct tape. We have tape and markers available.

Course Information: Course Description
Sunday Race Day: Pre-Race Racer Meeting: Traffic WILL be an issue, please plan ahead!
Racer Check IN Opens at 5 AM ~ All 50 mile racers must attend and give Bib # to check-in person. (50 mile racers only)
Racer Meeting: 5:30 AM SHARP for 50 mile

Print a Wave Sheet
If you start in a wave ahead of your designated wave/category/age group, your start time will be moved back to the wave time you were classified in and an additional 20 minutes will be added to your finishing time. Your time starts when the chip in your Bib/Plaque crosses the timing mat.

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

Relay runners are responsible for getting themselves to the exchange points. Only one vehicle per team will be allowed, and it must have an official Parking Permit, which must be obtained at the Information Desk. Remember to get the chipped bib from your team member!

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.

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.

    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.
    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.


    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.


2017 List of Relay Teams with Bib Numbers TBA

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.