Note from VT50 Race Director. Mike S-Almost Race Time
Hello Vt50 Race Participants
Less than one week away and we are all getting our jitters. So many emails going out and coming in. Many of you veteran VT 50 participants know the routine but some newbies don’t.
Please review and print our online documents:
Vermont 50 Documents to Print
The Saturday packet pick up from 12-8. Also on Saturday we have vendors and the kids races…
Pre-Race Pasta Dinner
Saturday Night the Resort puts on a dinner you can buy tickets at the front desk. The NEW chef sounds like he will have a GREAT meal for you and the family.
Windham Building Holiday Inn Club Vacations
Date: September 24, 2016
Time: 5-8:30 pm
Prices $14.95 adults, children under 12- $8.95
Meal tickets available for purchase at the Holiday Inn Club Vacations Hotel Front Desk.
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 Water Cash Bar Buffet style starting at 5 pm and will remain open till 8:30 pm Gluten Free Options will be available.
It could be COLD Sunday morning!
If you are not local, you should be aware that the evenings and mornings have been chilly. Getting dark earlier and dark in the early morning, so be prepared.
Pre-Race Check-in and meeting for 50 Mi Mtn Bikes and Runners
Sunday start is early and the morning mandatory check in starts at 5AM for the 50 milers.
With the pre-race meeting starting at 5:30 sharp!
50Km Check in and Start
50K check in is at 7:30 with pre-race and the START is at 8AM
Parking, Oh Boy-PARKING
PARKING race morning it is IMPORTANT you leave enough time to check in and listen to the meeting.
Traffic is VERY heavy and the 600 cars need to flow in, which can be an issue.
Remember NO RVs, we do NOT have room.
Energy Drink On Course-GATORDE
On course drink became an issue, I will take the blame.
RUNNERS the “Tail Winds” will not be on course this year!!!!!!
We have to use “Gatorade” because of this late issue.
NEXT year TW will be there.
Race Course Changes-We have some!
As many know, the Vermont 50 goes through many Private Lands, which makes the race special. It also causes last minute issues… lands sold. New owners, logging, and so on. There have been a few last minute snarls which could cause some minor changes with distances between stations. This is more of an issue for Runners than bikers. We will do our best to keep it less noticeable and doable for you.
You’ll find out some of these changes at the mandatory pre-race meeting, please be there to hear these changes!
Chipped BIBs around the finish area-please remove the chip…
Timer request: wearing your chipped bib near the finish line after you cross causes multiple readings. It will be best if you would either remove the chip attached or just keep the bib way from the finish line. Thanks for your help.
Volunteers still needed.
Remember if you are not going to be with us racing, we could always use more volunteers. Sign up is on our site at https://vt50volunteers.blogspot.com/
Another reminder that there is no transferring of bibs / plates allowed.
More info to come, probably-you know me
Most importantly, this is NOT my last blog, I am sure. BUT all next week I will be WORKING on the race and mostly down at the site. There is little to no cell reception. I will try to answer your emails in the evenings.
Have a GREAT week