Thanks once again Mike, to you and all the volunteers out there on the course yesterday and in the days leading up. Definitely a memorable VT50—I kind of felt sorry for all those bikers out there finishing in 4 to 6 hours—they didn’t have a chance to fully appreciate all the heat had to offer.
First and foremost, thank you for the amazing job that you and your crew do in putting together the race weekend. The venue, the volunteers and even the racers are consistently top tier. The group that I was with participated in the 50k run, the 50 mile bike and the 50 mile relay. All of us had a great time despite the heat and challenging conditions.
Firstly, thanks so much for another spectacular VT50 – incredibly well done. Friendly riders/runners, extremely supportive aid station volunteers, and absolute seamless execution on your part. Every year I host a large crew of participants and it really is the highlight of our year. Again, thank you very much.
I was one of those that finished the 50K and then ended up in the Medic tent. I want to thank you and especially all your staff and volunteers for their professionalism and their wonderful positive attitude. They took care of me and eventually persuaded me to let the Ambulance come get me and take me to the hospital. They were right, even though I didn’t want to admit it. It took 4 liters of fluid to get me up and moving again. Thanks again for just an incredible venue. There is a reason I keep coming back. Thanks to you Mike and all your volunteers. Much, Much Appreciated!
The support was excellent and I do not think any of us could have done it without that excellent support. Thanks for everything.
Thank you so much. I had the funnest VT50 ever, thanks to your trail selections and a conscious effort on my part to take it easy. Since 2006 I have only not cramped twice. Yesterday I did not. The fabulous volunteers with tons of fruits, soups and pickles (more please!) treated everyone like family. This VT50 I’ll remember forever, and also remember thoughts of you and your Mom, and Lou.
The VT 50 was awesome this year! Thanks for the additional kids events! My daughter didn’t do the bike ride this year, but she wants to next year. She did the fun run and had a great experience. This was my 4th year in a row and 6th overall. A super big thank you to the land owners who support the race. This year they really went the extra distance to help runners with free water and other things. Much appreciated!!! Please pass along my thanks to them. The volunteers were better than ever! Wow!!! What an amazing crew you had working this year! And the aid stations were amazing! Great job!!!
Just a quick note to say thanks. I thought racing the 50 was a life affirming experience. Volunteering was that experience times 10. I’m very proud of my 10 race t-shirts….. even more proud of this one though- Volunteer T shirt
PS Wendy at Skunk was awesome to work with…. Chris, who allowed us to help sweep part of the course, was equally great….
You and the volunteers who ran yesterday’s event were absolutely spectacular! I can only imagine the planning, coordination and time that went into organizing such a fantastic race. Thank you for all your work, smiles, and energy despite the long hours and high temperatures. I don’t know all the names of the volunteers, but special thanks to the two icemen at the finish line, who just kept smiling graciously, even after my 99th request for more ice cubes. What a fantastic, wonderful, amazing day. It made me so happy to live in Brownsville among so many kind people.
Thank you for a great event!! Yesterday was absolute carnage. BUT, the aid stations were still amazing. The only things that saved me were the salt and all of the hoses/ cold water sponges. Brilliant and amazing that those stations and workers were willing to stay out there in the heat and hose us down! I think we should make commemorative shirts “I survived the Vermont 50 of 2017”. My husband Tim ran the 50 mile… an hour slower than normal and I ran the 50K about 25 mins slower than normal. We didn’t even care, it was definitely a game of survival. Thanks again for a great event and great organization!! We will definitely be back! Although if it’s ever that hot again I can pretty confidently say I (we) wouldn’t even start. There were times I thought for sure I would collapse of heat stroke.
Tara & Tim
Thank you for another FANTASTIC race! Love the family-friendly atmosphere, the volunteers, all of it. The ice cream was a huge treat.