Vermont 50 Races
The Vermont 50 is comprised of six distinct races held at Mount Ascutney in Brownsville VT.
The race happens every year the last Sunday in September!
Select a race from the list below to learn more.
Race proceeds benefit Vermont Adaptive.
About 2/3 (67%) of the 50 Mile course is on trails or jeep (unimproved) roads. 30% is on smooth, rolling gravel roads and 3% is on pavement. It is a challenging course, with good footing/traction, plenty of hills and classic Vermont scenery that will be a welcome distraction. The total vertical elevation for the 50 Mile race is about 8,900 feet. Categories include: Novice – entry level or first time competitor, Sport – intermediate competitor and Expert – very advanced competitor.
Team Mountain Bikes
These Team Races have been SUSPENDED 2021.
Rider One: 32 Miles From Start To Greenall’s
The first rider will ride 32 miles of the course to the Greenall Aid Station.
At Greenall’s the riders will have to transfer the bike plaque or chipped ankle bracelet to the second rider’s bike. The first rider will then return to the Start/Finish area by road, an approximate distance of 5.1 miles or get a ride from their registered Crew Vehicle that is displaying a parking permit.
Rider Two: 18 Miles From Greenall’s To Finish
The second rider will be waiting, after coming to the Greenall Station by road from the Start/Finish area or by getting a ride from their registered Crew Vehicle that is displaying a parking permit.
The second rider will depart Greenall’s to complete the last 18 miles of the course to the Finish.
Both riders may bike the roads between Greenall’s and the Start/Finish (BUT NOT THE RACE COURSE) or get a ride from their crew member displaying a Crew Parking Permit.
Almost 2/3 of your total course is trail, most of which provides fairly decent footing, with little in the way of rocks or roots. Eight miles of it is on segments of the 100 Mile course. The total vertical for the 50 Mi is about 8,900’.
This Team Race has been SUSPENDED 2021.
Relay Mileage Breakdown – 12.3 Miles Start to Skunk Hollow – 19.0 Miles Skunk Hollow to Greenall’s – 18.7 Miles Greenall’s to finish.
This isn’t quite so challenging as the 50 mile. Almost 2/3 of your total course is trail, most of which provides fairly decent footing, with little in the way of rocks or roots. Eight miles of it is on segments of the 100 Mile course. The total vertical for the 50 Km is about 5,600’.
Races for Our Next Generation on Saturday
Free Kids Fun Runs or Bike Rides
1 or 2 mile bike ride and 1/2, 1 or 3 mile trail run are for children under the age of 14 who are able to bike or run independently.