Vermont 50 50 Km Ultra Run
Registration Opens May 25 at 7 p.m. ET.
Registration Closes Sept. 6
Race Day-Last Sunday in September
Bib Pick-up-Last Saturday in September
Race Location: Ascutney Outdoors at Ascutney Mountain
Race Day Start Sunday 8:00 a.m. for 5oKM
(Mandatory Race Meeting at 7:30 a.m)
Age of Participants: Runners age on race day.
Fee Includes: Breakfast Munchies, aid station food, Post Race Dinner, t-shirt/hat and festivities, and a few more surprises.
Runner Age Groups
Runners age is what they are on race day
- Runner’s Bib number must be worn on the front and outside of whatever clothing you are wearing. If scorers cannot see your number they cannot score you. It is the runner’s responsibility to ensure that you have been scored at each station.
- ABSOLUTELY NO LITTERING! You will be disqualified if you, your crew or your pacers are caught littering.
- NO VEHICLE PACING IS ALLOWED!
- The event will provide Official Aid Stations in addition to Crew Stations.
- Aid is allowed for both runners and bikes at these designated Aid Stations ONLY.
- Aid Stations for runners with Crews (displaying Official Race Parking Permits) are: Skunk Hollow, Greenall’s and Johnson’s.
- Designated parking areas of Crew Access Stations are considered acceptable areas for participants to receive aid.
- 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.
- No aid is allowed from a moving vehicle.
- 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.
- Any runner accepting a ride for any reason is out of the race.
- 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.
- Check point/aid station cut-off times are non-negotiable.
- Runners who get lost must return, without assistance, to the point where they left the course to continue.
- No muling (pacers carrying runners gear).
- Unlike most running events that traverse public roads, stay to the right, single file and obey all traffic laws. Public roads will be open during the event and participants will encounter motor vehicles not associated with the race. DO NOT assume right-of-way unless directed by race officials. Many of the dirt roads are narrow and cars should be given as much room to pass as possible.
- 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!
- One CHIPPED BIB will be issued to the Team Captain and passed along to other team members at the exchange points on course.
- Mileage Breakdown (approx.) 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!
- Violation of any rule is grounds for disqualification. Race officials reserve the right to bar any person from this or future Vermont 50 events.
Protests can be made by any registered participant of the Vermont 50 mile. The participant shall file the protest in writing with the Race Director, or a race official if the RD is not available. The protest period is immediately following the race and up to 15 minutes following the posting of the complete results for his/her class.
On-course protests registered with a race official must be reported to the nearest aid station radio operator, to be relayed to net control for recording the protest. Race officials should communicate protests directly to radio operators, NOT aid station captains.
The Vermont 50 Race Director will make the final decision regarding any occurrence during the event.
All result inquiries, including placement and class considerations, must be made at the venue during the protest period. Once the protest period is over, results become final.
The rules and regulations (collectively “rules”) contained in 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 bicycling 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.
Vermont 50 Trail Rules and Regulations for Crew Members
Each race participant is allowed only one (1) crew vehicle on course.
All crew vehicles MUST have and display an Official Aid Station Access Car Tag in order to access the aid stations. Crew Tags may be picked up Saturday at the Car Tag table.
Vehicles without the Crew Tag will be required to leave the course/aid station.
Crews must follow the crew direction routes and stay off “closed to event traffic” roads.
Crews must follow the directions given by race officials and aid station personnel.
Littering is taken seriously in Vermont – please help keep Vermont green!
Parking in undesignated areas will not be permitted. This is any place that the event doesn’t specifically tell you to park. Do not block roads or driveways. Do not park on lawns! If you leave your vehicle in an unapproved area, it will likely be towed at your expense.
Offering aid to race participants from a vehicle anywhere other than an official “crew access” aid station is strictly prohibited. Designated parking areas of Crew Access Stations are considered acceptable areas for participants to receive aid.
Being at an aid station that is not an official “crew access” station is strictly prohibited.
All roads are still open to the public at all times (with the exception of designated ‘closed to event traffic’ roads). Do not set up on the road, and take care when crossing the road.
There are three (3) aid stations: Skunk Hollow, Greenall’s and Johnson’s at which you will be able to meet your race participant along the course.
MEETING OR HELPING RACE PARTICIPANT AT ANY OTHER LOCATION IS NOT ALLOWED.
A Crew Official Aid Station Access Car Tag must be used at all times. Cars on the course must be kept to a minimum so you need to follow the crew directions from one authorized station to the next.
Please don’t use your GPS; there are very bad, impassable roads that your device won’t know about. Also, there are roads that we cannot use due to landowner sensitivity, and we need to keep vehicles off runner routes as much as possible.
Crews are NOT allowed to park anywhere other than locations posted and allowed by race management.
FOLLOW ALL POSTED SPEED LIMITS. In some locations, it is 25 or 30 mph. The local police know ‘visitors’ are in town and are quick to ticket. In the absence of a sign, the speed limit on dirt roads is 30 mph.
If your participant drops from the race, THE RACE PARTICIPANT OR CREW MUST NOTIFY RACE PERSONNEL AT ONCE.