The 28th Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run
September 26, 2021
Welcome to the Vermont 50
Our 2021 Race is Completely SOLD OUT
The Vermont 50 Race Committee welcomes you to our Mountain Bike or Ultra Run race hosted at Ascutney Outdoors in West Windsor, Vermont.
Thank you for being here with us and for supporting Vermont Adaptive.
All Vermont 50 participants, crew/spectators and volunteers should realize we are visiting a small community. That community has given us permission to enjoy their piece of Vermont.
To continue to hold our race in this community, we ask everyone to commit to the following:
- Obey ALL speed limits (most dirt roads are 35 MPH, some paved roads can be 25 MPH)
- Keep noise at a reasonable level
- Do Not Litter, keep our race community clean of trash
What’s Different about the 2021 VT50 Race
The safety of our runners, our mountain bikers, volunteers and emergency personnel and our race community is paramount.
The 28th VT50 will follow all state, federal, and CDC guidelines and we will ask our race participants to comply with these also.
Vermont leads the nation in COVID-19 vaccinations and has the slowest spread of the Delta Variant. But things could change come September. The VT50 Race Committee will be monitoring the virus status and the safety measures put in place by the CDC and the Vermont Department of Health.
You and your crew member may need to fill out this form and present it at Bib/Bike Plaque pick up on Saturday: Vermont Certificate of Compliance
What You Can Expect as a VT50 2021 Race Participant
The race committee is working with our landowners to keep the VT50 race course the same at the 2019 race.
- Be Prepared to wear a face mask at the VT50 Race Start and Finish Areas. (this might change as our race gets closer)
- You will HAVE TO wear your face mask at ALL the aid stations (we cannot “police” who is vaccinated and who is not and we want to keep our volunteers safe)
Saturday Bib/Bike Plaque Pick Up
- We Will be CLOSING Saturday Pick Up at 7 PM-please plan accordingly.
- We are planning to have in-person pick up, inside the BIG TENT bib and bike plaque pick up.
This may change if COVID conditions warrant it.
Tables will be spread out more than in years past.
You will pick up your Bib or Bike Plaque and your commemorative hat.
^^Mountain Bikers will be asked to put their wrist band on in the presence of a race volunteer.^^
SORRY–There will be no KIDS RACES or activities for children on Saturday of race weekend for 2021.
We are allowing DROP BAGS but we STRONGLY encourage you to have your CREW member keep them in their vehicle. You won’t have to wait to have your bag(s) returned to the finish line at the end of your race.
If you do have drop bag(s) they MUST be weighed and checked in at the DROP BAG Table before 7PM* Saturday evening.
Visit our Drop Bag page for more info.
*NOTE Time change from 8 PM to 7PM for table closing time!
For 2021-You may only DROP ITEMS at Skunk, Greenall’s and Johnson Aid Stations-Thank you for your cooperation.
To keep the number of people in our race community to a minimum for race weekend-you will be allowed
ONE (1) crew member
OR ONE (1) Spectator.
Your crew member WILL NEED to register their vehicle on Saturday at the CREW REGISTRATION TABLE.
ONLY One Crew Member OR One Spectator.
More Crew Info: Visit our CREW PAGE
You MUST reserve a camp site, please DO NOT show up expecting to camp without a reservation.
For possible contact tracing, we will need to know who will be in your tent with you.
You must provide this information when you reserve your camp site.
Bare-spot tent sites and a few car/small camper spaces are available in a nearby neighbor’s field (about 1/4 from Base Camp).
They are first come first serve.
Email Mike Silverman RD to reserve one of these limited spots.
If you arrive with a large camper or RV you will be turned away.
The Race Meeting WILL BE HELD in the BIG TENT for the ALL 50 milers-Mountain Bikers and Runners-at 5:30AM.
We are assessing whether or not to have RACER CHECK-IN at 5 AM-we’ll keep you posted.
Mountain Bikers will be moved to “corrals” , these “holding areas” will be set up according to the VT50 RACE WAVES .
Following the meeting mountain bikers will be moved in these corals then be moved as groups down to the race start area.
Your Time starts WHEN YOU CROSS THE TIMER MAT. IT IS NOT DETERMINED BY YOUR RACE WAVE START.
You may start in a RACE WAVE BEHIND your assigned WAVE but you MAY NOT JUMP AHEAD; You will face time penalties by jumping ahead.
The Race Meeting for the 50KM Runners will be in the Big Tent at 7:30 AM.
Aid Station Food
We may have to modify the “spread” of wonderful food that you’ve come to expect at our race.
But have no fear-we will keep you hydrated and you won’t go hungry!
Crew Access Change
There will be NO Crew parking along Rte 44 in Brownsville for the Crew Access at Aid Station #9 Johnsons.
Your crew vehicles will be directed where to park to meet you at this final crew access area on course.
Remember-your crew vehicle MUST DISPLAY their ACCESS PLAQUE in order to park at this and the other two crew access areas.
Sunday Finish Line
The race committee is working to set up a FINISH LINE AREA that you’ve come to expect at our race.
Some COVID-19 modifications will need to be made.
We’ll keep you posted.
Great news-Brownsville Butcher and Pantry will be catering the finish line meal.
Our Race Supports Vermont Adaptive.
What is the Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run?
The Vermont 50 is an annual race held during the last weekend of September at beautiful Mount Ascutney located in West Windsor, Vermont.
Net proceeds go to Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports. A wonderful place where youth and adults of all abilities gain a measure of self confidence and independence by participating in adaptive sports programs and activities year-round.
Since 1993 the Vermont 50 has been a destination for mountain bikers and ultra runners to enjoy a challenging and scenic Vermont landscape course that is like no other. There is something for everyone.
Our races include:
Vermont 50 mile Mountain Bike Race,
Womens 2-person Bike Relay-Suspended for 2021
Over 60 2-person Bike Relay-Suspended for 2021
the 50 mile Ultra Run-NO Pacers for 2021
the 50 Km Endurance Run-NO Pacers for 2021
the 50 mile 2-3 Person Team Relay Run-Suspended for 2021
And 0n Saturday we have a Kids Fun Bike Rides and Runs-Suspended for 2021
We are a family friendly event offering lots of kid centered activities such as the Hay Bale Treasure Hunt, The Fun Run, clowns, face painting and more!
Due to COVID-19 restrictions these events may be modified or eliminated for 2021.
Race registration opens each year on May 25th at 7 p.m. ET.
The mountain bike race sells out in minutes, the run races fill up more slowly.
We offer a Stress-Free Fundraising option visit our registration page for more information.
Join us and find out why the Vermont 50 has become so popular.
NOTE-This Race DOES NOT allow E-Bikes.