Frequently Asked Questions

With 5 different races we get a lot of questions.
Below are some of the most asked.
Simply select your questions and the answer will be revealed.

General Questions

Aid Station/Crew Questions

  • Contact the race director Mike Silverman at mike.j.silverman@gmail.com

    We offer partial refunds of $50 until September 1.

    You may not TRANSFER or DEFER your race registration, sorry.

  • Sorry, you cannot transfer or defer your race registration

  • Sorry, but this race DOES NOT allow E-Bikes.

  • YES!
    We have spotty cell reception and Wifi at best.
    Please visit our Documents Page and download the documents.

  • NO, and please if you’ve found one online DO NOT use it. Most of our race goes over Private Property. The landowners grant us ONE DAY USE of their land for Sunday, Race Day ONLY. If people pre-run or ride the course the landowners will withdraw their consent to use their land and our race will change dramatically or go away all together. So PLEASE DO NOT PRE-RUN or RIDE THIS COURSE.

    If you’d like to train on similar terrain-Check out: http://ascutneytrails.com/ and http://www.stabvt.org/ They can fix you up with some challenging trails.

  • At Saturday Registration Bib Pickup
    Your Bib and Bike plaques are available on Saturday, of race weekend, noon to 8:00 p.m.. 
    Participants must pick up their own registration packets.
    Photo ID is required to pick up packets.
    THERE WILL BE NO BIB/Bike Plaque PICK UP ON SUNDAY.

  • Unfortunately, no. Our cell and internet service is spotty at best making it difficult to upload the racers info live. Hopefully sometime in the near future.

  • Directions and Parking

    Coming South on I-91, Ascutney Mountain Resort is 10 miles from Exit 9. Take Route 5 South 4 mi. into Windsor town center, then right onto Route 44. Stay on 44 for 5.5 miles (includes two 90 degree turns), and Ascutney Resort entrance is on the left.

    Coming North on I-91, Ascutney Mountain Resort is 6 miles from Exit 8. Take Route 5 North one+ mile and bear left onto Route 44A. At the end go left on Route 44. The Resort entrance is 2 miles ahead on the left. 

    On the entrance road go straight up the hill until you see the Base Lodge on your left and the Parking lot on your right. Do NOT take the first right.

    Please walk to the race office in the Big Tent to pick up your race packet.

    Note: A parking pass is not needed for the parking lot, but it will be required for parking at a Handler or Crew Station on race day. Passes are available at the Information Desk in the big tent. Please know your license plate number.

    Google Map to Vermont 50 Registration Tent and Start/Finish.

  • Please park at the Ascutney Outdoors base lodge parking lot (and other designated spots only) and walk or bike to the BIG TENT (look for signs).
    Please use parking lots only for parking!!
    If you park on the grass you will be towed!

  • You will need to park at a camp ground equipped to accommodate RVs.
    RVs are just too big for our parking areas.
    RVs will not be allowed in our race parking spaces AT ALL during the race weekend.

    Please make arrangements to arrive for packet pick up Saturday and the race on Sunday without your RV.

  • The courses are marked with 5” bold black arrows on colored backgrounds.
    50 Mile (Bike and Run) has RED background.
    Strictly 50 Kilometer Run segments have BLUE background (this is for 50K segments only; there will be no double marking).
    A large black W on orange background means Wrong Way, go back.
    A large black X on yellow background means HAZARD such as a hole, ditch, drop-off, obstruction, etc. i.e. a hazard. 
    Please view this document VT 50 Race Trail Markers

  • 25.8 Miles are the same.
    The first 7, the last 18.3 and a one half mile piece in the middle.

  • Yes, the arrows will have a bright blue background.
    See trail markers above.

  • Three: Skunk Hollow, Greenall’s and Johnson’s.
    One Biker/One vehicle allowed on course.
    Note: in order to park at these three aid stations, the vehicle must have an official Parking Permit, which must be obtained at the Information Desk.
    No exceptions.
    You may only have contact with your crew at these three aid stations ONLY.

    Bike Relay Teams are allowed ONE VEHICLE per team.

  • Three: Skunk Hollow, Greenall’s and Johnson’s.
    One Runner/One vehicle allowed on course.
    Note: in order to park at either, the vehicle must have an official Parking Permit, which must be obtained at the Information Desk.
    No exceptions.
    You may only have contact with your crew at these three aid stations ONLY.

    Relay Teams are allowed ONE vehicle for all three team members and only one team member is allowed on course at any given time.

  • Yes, please review ALL Handbooks with your Crews and Spectators.

    Mountain Bike Handbook

    Runner Handbook

    Crew Handbook

  • Yes, but keep them small and light!

    Drop bags are allowed at: 

    For the 50 Mile
     #3 Skunk Hollow, #7 Greenalls and #10 Johnson’s

    For the 50 KM
    #2K Ralph’s,#7 Greenall’s and #10 Johnson’s
    We will deliver drop bags from the start/BIG TENT to aid stations

    Be sure to label your bag with the name of the aid station you want it dropped at, your name and your bib number.

    Remember do not drop any clothing at: Garvin Hill or Cady Brook. You may drop clothing during the race at any other aid stations.

    You can have YOUR CREW carry your drop bags, which will save time at the aid stations (Greenall’s and Johnson’s) and save time waiting around after your race to pick up your stuff and head home.

    Drop bags must be accepted at the Information Table in the BIG TENT before 8 p.m. Saturday night.

    Drop bags will be returned to the BIG TENT ONLY after each aid station closes, the aid stations are packed up and the items transported back to the finish line not before!
    You will have to wait at the BIG TENT to pick up your drop bags–we WILL NOT mail them to you!!
    This is your property and it is your responsibility to pick up your bag at the BIG TENT at the end of the race.

    NO BOXES, RUBBERMAID CONTAINERS, SUITCASES etc will be accepted as Drop Bags!!

  • Bring your LABELED DROP BAGS to the BIG TENT before 8 p.m. on Saturday
    WE WILL WEIGH AND SIZE THEM.

    Our volunteers load them onto trucks and deliver them to the aid stations. Our aid station volunteers will lay them out for you to pick them up.

    If you have a CREW-you should have them carry your drop bags. You won’t have to wait from them to be brought back from the crew aid stations.

    Be sure to label your bag with the name of the aid station you want it dropped at, your name and most importantly, your bib number.

    Remember do not drop any clothing at: Garvin Hill or Cady Brook. You may drop clothing during the race at any other aid stations.
    Drop bags must be accepted at the Information Table in the BIG TENT before 8 p.m. Saturday night.

    NO BOXES, RUBBERMAID CONTAINERS, SUITCASES etc will be accepted as Drop Bags!!

  • Drop bags will be returned to the BIG TENT ONLY after each aid station closes, is packed up and transported back to the finish line not before!

    You will have to wait at the BIG TENT to pick up your drop bags–we WILL NOT mail them to you!!

    You can also have your crew carry your drop bags them you won’t have to wait for them to be returned AFTER the aid station closes.

    This is your property and it is your responsibility to pick up your bag at the BIG TENT at the end of the race.

  • Three Crew Access Stations:

    For the 50 Mile
    Skunk Hollow, Greenall’s and Johnson’s.
    Aid is allowed for both runners and bikes at these designated Aid Stations, ONLY.

    Two Crew Access Stations:

    For the 50 KM
    Greenall’s and Johnson’s

    No handler or crew access is allowed anywhere on the course except at the 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 handler stations.

    Offering aid to runners/bikers 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.

  • Your Crew MUST register on SATURDAY in the BIG TENT and get a PARKING PERMIT or they won’t be allowed at the designated CREW AID STATIONS

    Please have your crew park where the station signs and volunteer personnel direct you.
    Vehicles without the Crew Parking Permit will be required to leave the course/aid station.
    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.

  • This information is in the Crew Directions which will only be provided in the BIG TENT at the Crew Parking Permit Table.
    (This is to preclude the illegal pre-running/riding that some entrants insist on doing. The courses are strictly off-limits until race day.)

    *Our landowners grant us ONE DAY ONLY access to their properties. If we violate their generosity, we could lose our race.

    A Crew Parking Permit  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.

    *Note: this is the same reason why course maps are not provided.

  • NO!
    Doing so may disqualify your runner/biker. Race Officials will be watching.

    No crew access is allowed anywhere on the course except at the 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.

  • UnTapped Lemon Tea Mapleaid

    Gatorade Lemon/Lime (at a couple of aid stations)

  • The standard fare usually including chips, fruit, various candies, quartered boiled potatoes, cookies, soft drinks, turkey, cheese and peanut butter & jelly sandwiches. The complete list is on the Aid Station Food list.

  • Yes. Just ask an aid station volunteer or on course ask one of the Green Mountain Bike Patrolers.
    Leuko-Tape will also be available.

  • There will be EMT’s on bikes on the course and Rescue Squad personnel and a physician at the Start/Finish area, they are on call and in communication with local ambulances should an emergency arise.

  • Yes, electrolyte caps will be available.

  • No.
    You are responsible for providing your own and are firmly reminded to carry any used foil packets to the next aid station for disposal.

    Please DO NOT LITTER-littering on landowners property and town roads jeopardizes our race.

  • Gas, food and Ice near our race  Google Map

Relay Team Questions

  • Relay Mileage Breakdown
    12.3 Miles Start to Skunk Hollow-transfer chipped bib/belt
    19.0 Miles Skunk Hollow to Greenall’s-transfer chipped bib/belt
    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/belt from your team member!

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

  • Relay mountain bikers 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 bike plaque/belt from your team member!

    Rider One: 32 Miles From Start To Greenall’s

    The first rider will ride 32 miles of the course to the Greenall’s Aid Station. Directions will be handed out when you pick up the Team Bike Plaque and wristbands.
    There the riders will have to transfer the chipped bike plaque/belt to the second rider’s bike.
    The first rider will then return to the Start/Finish area, an approximate distance of 5.1 miles. (Directions will be handed out when you pick up the Team Bike Plaque and wristbands.) Or get a ride from their crew vehicle.

    Rider Two: 18 Miles From Greenall’s To Finish

    The second rider will be waiting, after riding to or being driven by their crew vehicle to the Greenall’s Station from the Start/Finish area using the directions provided at Team Bike Plaque/wristband pick up. The second rider will depart Greenall’s to complete the last 18 miles of the course to the Finish.

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

  • YES!
    Each Relay Team is allowed to register ONE (1) vehicle for the race.
    You must Have A Parking Permit to Drop off Your Team Members-one vehicle per team!

    Relay runners are responsible for getting themselves to the exchange points. 

    ALL Vehicles On Course Must Display a Parking Permit
    Participants must register ONE vehicle at the Information Table to be allowed on course. 

    Please stay off the actual race course as much as possible. You will be given Crew directions to designated Aid Stations at the Information Table.

  • YES!
    Each Relay Team is allowed to register ONE (1) vehicle for the race.
    You must Have A Parking Permit to Drop off Your Team Members-one vehicle per team!

    Relay mountain bikers are responsible for getting themselves to the exchange point. 

    ALL Vehicles On Course Must Display a Parking Permit
    Participants must register ONE vehicle at the Information Table to be allowed on course. 

    Please stay off the actual race course as much as possible. You will be given Crew directions to designated Aid Stations at the Information Table.

Vermont Adaptive Did You Know?

Kids FREE Fun Race Questions

  • YES, and this is the easiest way to get your children in one of our FREE Fun Rides or Runs.

    ONLINE Registration

  • The races are on Saturday of race weekend.

    TIMES: Bike Ride 2:00 p.m.     Fun Run 3:30 p.m.
    Ascutney Outdoors, 450 Ski Tow Rd. Brownsville, VT

    ONLINE Registration

  • Kid’s Bike Ride

    Bike check-in Noon-1:00 pm in the BIG TENT. and pick up your bib (s).
    Bike Ride starts at 2 p.m.
    approx. 1 mile Bike Ride
    approx. 2 mile Bike Ride*
    Helmets are required for ALL Bike Rides
    Bike rides are limited to 25 riders for each ride, first come, first serve.
    *2 mile bike ride is for children who are able to bike independently.
    The course will be a loop at the start/finish of the VT50 race.

    ONLINE Registration

  • Saturday
    Run check-in Noon-1:00 pm in the BIG TENT.
    Run races start at 3:30 p.m.
    approx. 1/2 mile Run
    approx. 1 mile Run
    approx. 5 Km (3 mile) Run*
    *3 mile trail run is for children who are able to run independently.
    The course will be a loop at the start/finish of the VT50 race 

    ONLINE Registration

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