The race will consist of trails throughout the ski resort where there will be a 5 K loop ending at the top of the mountain and runners will take the ski lift back down.
There will also be a 10K loop which will continue up and down the mountain.
50K runners will do the 10K loop 5 times.
Since the weather can be unpredictable this time of year, this event is open to the possibility of straight trail running, micro spikes, or even snow shoes.
Exact information weather conditions will come out two weeks prior to the race but don’t worry, there will be snow shoe rentals on site if needed. The elevation for each length are: 5K 1200’ of gain 10K 2000’ of gain 50k 10,000’ of gain
All finishers will receive a race medal and all DNF’s will receive a birch twig.
Right about now our first Mountain Bikers would be crossing the finish line. Our volunteers would be welcoming them and handing out water and race medals.
We are also thinking about Vermont Adaptive and how COVID-19 has affected their funding. We hope some of you will join us today and get OUTDOORS and raise some money for our favorite group of people-Vermont Adaptive-staff, volunteers and clients!
Like this crew from Chester Vermont-the Chester50 out riding today.
Vermont 50 proudly supports Vermont Adaptive. In our 28 years, we have raised over 2 million dollars to help support this organization.
There are two options to help support Vermont Adaptive during this COVID-19 pandemic
Option 1: We are asking people to raise (or donate) $500 before December 31, 2020 using the link I will provide to you and you will receive:
● one free race entry for the 2021 race ● lunch for 4 at our post race BBQ ● one commemorative t-shirt-made specifically for our fundraisers
Remember this fundraising option will close on December 31, 2020. For more info contact Race Director, Mike
Option two: commit to raise a minimum $500 before September 7, 2021 at noon ET, you can avoid our race open registration rush on May 25th and will be entered into the race by the Race Director. Your $500 must be received by Sept. 7, 2021 or you will not be able to race with us on the last Sunday of September.
You must contact the Race Director, Mike before May 25 at 7 p.m. if you’d like to choose this option.
Deadline for $2020 extended to Dec. 31! Raise $2020, Run or Ride FREE in 2020
Be the first VT50 Top Fundraiser to reach $2020 before noon on December 31 and get yourself a FREE entry to next year’s 2020 race. (This gift certificate is transferable but not exchangeable for cash.)
Congratulations to Our Top Fundraisers for Sept. 20
$25 provides a 2 hour snowshoe or Nordic outing in the winter or a 2 hour canoe or kayak outing in the summer.
$40 allows Vermont Adaptive to purchase a box of hand warmers for volunteer instructors and participants.
$60 covers the cost of a ½ day of skiing or snowboarding including equipment.
$100 covers a whole day of skiing or snowboarding in the winter or a therapeutic horseback riding lesson in the summer. (These allow us to provide scholarships to people who otherwise could not participate.)
$500 allows Vermont Adaptive to purchase new helmets for one program location.
$600 buys a new tandem bike.
$600 buys a new kayak or canoe
$1,000 outfits six Vermont Adaptive instructors with uniforms.
$3,000 provides the resources to purchase a new or piece of sit down equipment such as a mono-ski or hand cycle.
Did You Know? (DYK)
Vermont Adaptive never turns anyone away based on the ability to pay. Your fundraising is critical to helping provide scholarships for participants.
Vermont Adaptive offers YEAR-ROUND programs with skiing and winter activities PLUS canoeing, kayaking, sailing, mountain biking, cycling, hiking and more in the summer.
All veterans are welcome to participate in any Vermont Adaptive programs free of charge, because of scholarships from fundraising from events like the Vermont 50.
Since 1987, Vermont Adaptive has served approximately 10,000 different people of all ages and abilities
Vermont 50 Runners LAST CALL for Registration
Last Chance to make Changes to your information
Last Chance to Fundraising for Vermont Adaptive
Tomorrow, Friday Sept. 7 at noon ET is LAST CALL for Runners to REGISTER for the Vermont 50 and for you to make any last minute changes to your RACE INFORMATION.
You must contact the Race Director, Mike with any changes before noon.
Can we hit $30, 000 before noon on Friday-I think we can! DONATE NOW!!
See you in three weeks, Mike and the Race Committee
We do not use a waiting list
No Walk Up Registration
No Registration on Race Day
No Transferring of Race Registrations
Runner Bibs, Mountain Bike Plaques and Wristbands MUST be picked up on Saturday, Sept. 29 before 8 p.m.