Runners and Running Relay Teams
- 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. Please do not fold the bib, you might break the chip.
- 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 Access Stations.
- Aid Stations are provided for both runners and mountain bikes at our race course.
- Crew access to runners, mountain bikers, and relay teams is allowed at three (3) Aid Stations ONLY. These aid stations are: Skunk Hollow, Greenall’s and Johnson’s.
- Crew vehicles at these three (3) aid stations: Skunk Hollow, Greenall’s and Johnson’s MUST display an Official Aid Station Access Car Tag (obtained on Saturday at the Car Tag Table)
- 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 three (3) 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 participant 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 participant 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.
- Participants who get lost must return, without assistance, to the point where they left the course to continue.
- No muling.
- 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) Crew vehicle for the race.
- Relay Team Crew Vehicle MUST display an Official Aid Station Access Car Tag to drop off your Team Members at the three (3) Exchange Points/Designated Aid Stations. These aid stations are: Skunk Hollow, Greenall’s and Johnson’s.
- Only ONE Relay Team Member is ALLOWED ON COURSE at any given time. Failure to abide will result in TEAM DISQUALIFICATION.
- One CHIPPED BIB will be issued to the Team Captain and passed along to other team members at the exchange points on course.
- Exchange Point/Designated Aid Stations-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. the race DOES NOT provide transportation. Only one Relay Team Crew Vehicle per relay team will be allowed, and it must have an Official Aid Station Access Car Tag, which must be obtained at the Car tag Table on Saturday.
- Remember to get the chipped bib from your team member at the exchange point/designated aid station to continue on course.
- 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.