Today we revisit the Vermont 50 race held on September 26, 2010.
We miss you all and are thinking about you.
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 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 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.
Saturday Race Bib and Bike Plaque Pickup September 28, 2019
Bibs and Bike Plaques Pickup Noon-8 p.m. BIG TENT 450 Ski Tow Road, Brownsville VT 05037-Ascutney Mountain. Pick up your runner bibs or bike plaques (and meal ticket wristband for mtn bikers) and chipped timing belt for relay teams. Participants must each pick up their own bib or plaque. Photo ID is required to pick up bibs and plaques. No transferring bib/plaques No bib /plaque pickup on Sunday-Race Day
Commemorative Race T-shirt Pickup Noon-8 p.m. Pick up your race participant t-shirt.(included in your registration fee.)
Car Parking Permit Noon-8 p.m.. Register your vehicle so your CREW will be allowed at the three crew access aid station. No permit, no entrance to aid station parking lot. You will be given directions to the aid stations where your crew can park.
Drop off your drop bags Noon-8 p.m. Visit the Drop Bag table to get your drop bag measured and weight. They will be delivered to the aid station you list on the outside of the bag with your name and bib number.
Information Table Noon-8 p.m. Visit the Information table to have any questions answered.
Other Things Happening on Saturday at our race.
Vendor Fair Noon-6 p.m.
Ice cream Noon- 5p.m.
Adaptive Bike Race (details below)
Kids FREE Fun Races (details below)
Face painting Noon-3 p.m.
Kids Treasure Hunt 4:30 p.m. bring buckets or bags for you treasures
Merchandise Table Noon-6 p.m. Purchase VT50 official merchandise or pick up online purchases.
Off-Road Adaptive Bike Demo/Race 12:30 p.m. An adaptive bike race on the hill. Come check out these athletes.
Children’s FREE Fun Races on Saturday Check in Noon- 1 p.m. These free fun races gives the kids a chance to feel like they’re part of the Vermont 50 and are held during registration, starting Saturday afternoon about 1 p.m. (Or you can sign uponline ahead of time and just drop off your Waiver sheet and pick up your bib(s). Online registration is open until midnight Sept. 20.
FREE Fun Bike Ride 2:00 p.m. Bike check-in Noon-1:00 p.m. in the BIG TENT. 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
FREE Fun Run 3:30 p.m. Kids Run check-in Noon-1:00 p.m. 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
Saturday Pre-Race Dinner 5-8:00 p.m. (not included in registration fee)
Hosted by Holiday Inn Club Vacations Mount Ascutney ResortLocation: Mountain View Ballroom, Windham Building, Holiday Inn Club Vacations Mount Ascutney Resort Price: $16.95 adults, $10.95 children A portable cash bar will be set up in the ballroom serving beer, wine and soda. Tickets available at the meal at the ballroom. Once purchased, each guest will receive their ticket which will be collected at the door when they arrive at the dinner.
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 race registration opens on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 7 p.m. ET.
You can avoid the Saturday night REGISTRATION STRESS by choosing our Fundraising Option: If you commit to raise a minimum of $500 for VERMONT ADAPTIVE before September 7 at noon ET, you can avoid the race registration rush on May 25th and will be entered into the race by the Race Director. You must contact the Race Director, Mike before May 25 at 7 p.m. if you’d like to choose this option.
If you have been a HUGE race supporter and have raced with us 6 races out of the last 10 years-your are one of our RACE VIPs. Your invitation to register has been sent out and you have until May 23, 2019 at 7 pm ET to take advantage of this offer. This offer is NOT TRANSFERABLE and was sent to the email you used for last year’s race. You must sign in with the exact name and email you used last year or you won’t be allowed to register at this time. Contact RD Mike Silvermanwith issues or questions.
We do not use a waiting list No Walk Up Registration No Registration on Race Day No Transferring of Race Registrations Race Registration closes on September 7 at 12 noon ET OR when all races have SOLD OUT.
See you in September! Mike and The Vermont 50 Race Committee
So excited to announce a Vermont Adaptive sponsored OFF ROAD Adaptive Bike Race/Ride on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 12:30 p.m.
Join us Saturday, Sept. 23 from 12:30-2 p.m. (the day before the Vermont 50) to learn more about our adaptive mountain bike program and ride some of Mount Ascutney’s trails. All abilities welcome, from never-ever to advanced riders. The ride will take place on the same trails as the kids’ fun race, just prior to their race on Saturday, right at the start/finish.
This leisurely 1-mile ride welcomes all adaptive and non-adaptive riders and is part of Vermont Adaptive’s open enrollment program. Reservations are required if you need to use our bikes (the number of bikes is limited). The ride itself is free and people are welcome to bring their own bikes.
After the ride, beginning at 2 p.m., we’ll have bikes to demo at the Vermont Adaptive tent as well, for those who might want to try the bikes but not go out on an official ride.