Race Weekend Schedule



Race Packet and Bib Pick Up ~ Cunningham’s Lot Big Tent

Racers will pick up their registration packets and race t-shirts at the registration area (BIG TENT.) Please have your ID ready to collect your Bib #, race packet and participant t-shirt.
Mountain Bikers – a wristband will be placed on your wrist -this is our meal ticket for Sunday’s post Race Dinner.
Runners – your BIB will have a pull tab for you meal ticket on Sunday. Race Bibs are chipped and will be electronically recorded at each aid station.

Relay Teams -The Team Captain will pick up the Team Packet. ONLY ONE BIB will be in the packet and will be passed among the team members. ONLY one team member on course at any given time and ONLY one vehicle can be registered per team. Please look over our Relay Team Info Page before the race. The other two team members may pick up their BIBs for their meal ticket at the BIG TENT.

Runners with Pacers – Register your pacer and pick up their Pacer Bib. at the Information table in the BIG TENT. All pacers must wear a bib while on course. Please look over our Pacer Info Page before the race.

Drop bags
Racers may drop off their drop bags at the Information Table. Drop bags will be handed to the “Baggage Handlers”. Bags must be no larger than  9”x  9” x 16” and weigh less than 10 lbs. Mark them so you can identify them at the Aid Stations with the name of the aid station , your name and, most importantly, your Bib Number, because that’s how they will be arranged.

Runner /Bike Crew Parking Permits
Racers will pick up their vehicle parking permit at the Information Table. One permit per racer (this includes the Relay Teams-One vehicle per team). The permit will have the racer’s Bib # and Vehicle Plate # on it. These permits are needed to park at the designated Aid Stations on Course: Skunk Hollow, Greenall’s and Johnson’s


Vendor Fair! Lots of amazing Vendors to check out, preview a list:  Vendors


Noon-3 p.m. Face painting, Balloon Clown

Noon- 1:00 p.m.  Check-In your child for the Kids FREE Fun Race, Face Painting and Clown with Balloons.

Saturday: 12:30 – 3:30 Free yoga for racers and families – Flyway Yoga will offer 15-minute, slow paced classes to help racers limber up and unwind, and 20-minute, family yoga open to all racers, family members, and local community, ages 5+. Read more and sign-up with Flyway Yoga.

Kids Free Fun Race:
Bike Ride 2:00 p.m.
Fun Run 3:30 p.m.
Kids Treasure Hunt: 4 pm (weather permitting) for toddlers- age 10.


Saturday Pre-Race buffet style Pasta Dinner (not included in racer registration) prepared and hosted by Orange Lake.

Mountain View Ballroom, Wyndham Building
Holiday Inn Club Vacations

Meal tickets available for purchase at the Holiday Inn Club Vacations Hotel Front Desk.

Prices $14.95 adults, children under 12- $8.95

Gluten Free Options will be available.

Get some sleep, we’ll see you dark and early on Sunday morning.

Menu will include:

Linguini, Penne
Meat Sauce
Marinara Sauce
Alfredo Sauce
Baked Ziti
Assorted breads
Assorted steamed vegetables
Apple Crisp, cookies, brownies
Assorted can soda
Cash Bar



Racer Check-in Opens.
Parking is at the Ascutney Mountain Base Lodge, one way in/one way out road. THERE WILL BE TRAFFIC, Please plan ahead and leave plenty of time. Follow the signs to the designated parking area. Please DO NOT park where it is signed DO NOT PARK and please obey the Volunteer Parking Attendants.

Google Map to race weekend area


50 Mile pre-race meeting is at 5:30 am SHARP. You must check in the morning of the race to participate.



Wave Starts

Wave 1 6:00 (EXPERT 27-34)
Wave 2 6:05 (EXPERT 26 & UNDER)
Wave 2B 6:05 (EXPERT 35 & OVER)
Wave 3 6:10 (SPORT 35-44)
Wave 4 6:15 (SPORT 45-64)
Wave 5 6:20 (SPORT 34 & UNDER)

Wave 5B 6:20 (SPORT 65 & OVER)
Wave 5C 6:20 (SPORT CLYDES)
Wave 6 6:25 (NOVICE & TANDEM)
Wave 6B 6:25 (NOVICE CLYDES)
Wave 7 6:30 (50M RUNNERS)
Wave 8 8:00 (50K RUNNERS)

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.

The race cut off time for everyone is 6:30 p.m.


Pacer Van runs from Cunningham’s Parking lot (The Big Tent) to Aid Station #9 Stone’s from: 9 am until about 4 pm every 45 minutes. If a Pacer was not registered on Saturday, they can pick up their Pacer Bib in the Van before being transported to Aid Station #9 Stone’s to meet their runner.


 11:30 am – 3:00 pm YOGA  Stretch and Recover Yoga at the finish line – Flyway Yoga will be on-site to help racers stretch out and answer questions about how to stay limber after the race. Open to racers, families, crew, and Ascutney community. Please register at: http://www.flywayyoga.com/vermont-50



Sunday Post Race Meal from Coventry Catering

Racers- included in registration fee
Vegetarian Chili, Meat on the side ~ Pulled Pork Sandwich ~ Macaroni and Cheese ~ Potato Salad ~ Cole Slaw ~ Quinoa Salad.

This meal is NOT self served and is NOT all-you-can-eat. This food is provided to feed our race participants, volunteers and landowners. Thank you for your cooperation.

Mtn Bikers your wristband or Runners Race Bib pull tab will be your meal ticket.


Awards and Prizes on Sunday afternoon:

Mtn Bikers at approx.1:00 PM
Runners at approx. 2:30 PM
Plaques and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers in each category.