The Vermont 100 Endurance Race is one of the original 100 mile runs in the USA and a part of the Grand Slam Series of Ultrarunning. Each year, 300 runners attempt to finish this hilly race over beautiful Vermont back roads and trails under the 30 hour cutoff point, and a well-trained few finish in under 24 hours.

27th Annual Race
July 18-19, 2015

RunReg.com

100 mi and 100K Are Full!

Wait Lists ARE OPEN

Check Your Registration and Wait List Info: HERE

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Welcome Our New Bronze Level Sponsor-ALTRA Zero Drop Footwear #VT1002015 #VT100 #ultrarun #VermontAdaptive #VT #NH

https://www.altrarunning.com/

Please Join Us in Welcoming
As a Bronze Level Sponsor

From their website:

We weren't started in some corporate office, but in the back room of a Wasatch Mountain running store. Our founders, elite athletes and running store managers, wanted a shoe that let you run the way you were born to. They noticed that the design of most running shoes was hurting runners more than helping them. Elevated heels promote high-impact landing and narrow toe boxes squeeze the toes out of their natural position.
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What began as experimental shoe alterations has transformed into the only shoe company to provide a cushioned Zero Drop™ platform and FootShape™ toe box. This innovative combo promotes low-impact technique and allows your feet to remain in a natural, relaxed position across every terrain. 
 
Welcome aboard ALTRA, thank you for your support!

Movie Night at Vermont 100 #VT1002015 #VT100 #ultrarun #VermontAdaptive #VT #NH #Hammer_And_Saw #100HeadHeartFt

Friday July 17 6:30 p.m.
Vermont 100 Main/Dinner Tent
Silver Hill Meadow, West Windsor VT

Hammer and Saw Films will be showing their documentary (100 Head/Heart/Feet) about the  2013 Vermont 100.  They will show it under the main tent following dinner (about 6:30 p.m.) on Friday night, followed by a Q&A session.

From their website:
If you thought a 26.2 mile marathon was tough, lace up your running shoes for a journey into the world of untra-running. Some call them adventure racers, extreme endurance athletes or just plain crazy as they prepare to run a 30 hour, 100 mile race… no stopping, no resting no whining… just running.

“100: Head/Heart/Feet” will follow the day-to-day life of ultra-runner Zak Wieluns as he trains for and finally runs a 100 mile race. The actual event is called the Vermont 100 Endurance Race, one of the original 100 mile runs in the USA. This year the Vermont 100, which raises funds to benefit the Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports Association, celebrates its 25th anniversary, promising an even more competitive challenge for the 300 dedicated runners who attempt to complete this grueling competition over Vermont’s paved streets, gravel back roads and wooded trails…in daylight and darkness…all within 30 hours. A well-trained few will complete the race; many will never cross the finish line.

They will also be on-site on Friday to discuss the film and will be selling copies of the film.

Enjoy  lovely Pre-Race Dinner, then watch this AWESOME film about one man's quest to run the Vermont 100.

Monday, July 6, 2015

A Note from Our Race Director #VT1002015 #VT100 #ultrarun #VermontAdaptive #VT #NH

 PLEASE SHARE THIS POST WITH YOUR CREWS!!!

Dear VT 100 Participants,
Today's update is about FRIDAY REGISTRATION:

Directions and Maps
YOU WILL ALL NEED THE ATTACHED ID PAGE TO ACCESS SILVER HILL. Print it and place it on your dash when you are driving to Silver Hill. Make sure that your crews, pacers, family, etc all have this page for their dashes.

(This does not give you access to aid stations, just Silver Hill.)

There will be many "closed" roads on the way to Silver Hill and you and your crews must stay off of them. Any road with a sign reading "closed to event traffic" "Local traffic only" "closed to through traffic" or "NO VT 100" is off limits to our event. Check for directions here:
http://vermont100endurancerun.blogspot.com/p/directions.html.
The future of our event depends 
on everyone 
staying off closed roads!

Please remember that on any unmarked DIRT road in Vermont, the speed limit is 35mph. Silver Hill is very skinny and has lots of corners. Please drive slowly for everyone's safety!

When driving and parking at our Silver Hill site, please remember these things: 

Always obey the signs!

Never park in the road!

Always enter up and drive down in parking areas.
All of our parking is in grassy fields. With any amount of rain, they can become very slick and then very muddy.
Every field has an entrance at the TOP and an exit at the BOTTOM.

Stay out of the mud!! The mud is deeper than you think here! If it rains and mud appears in the field, do not drive in it. You will get stuck and make it worse. Go around!

REGISTRATION WILL TAKE LONGER THAN USUAL.

YOU need to pick up your packet and check in with medical (weight, blood pressure and a chat) BEFORE the 4pm runners meeting.

YOUR CREW needs to register their vehicle. They can do this while you are in line for packet pick up or med check. All they need is to know your bib number. Crew Vehicle Registration will be in the field across Silver Hill Rd from the main tent. Watch for the signs as you drive down Silver Hill. During registration, we will:

· Mark the crew car with your runners bib number

· Give the crew an official dash plaque for AID STATION ACCESS

· Give the crew directions to the aid stations

· Take note of the crew car make, model and license plate number

· Take note of the name and a cell phone number of someone in the crew

Crews will not be allowed to park in the aid stations if their car is not marked.
Crews will not be given directions to the aid stations if they do not register your car.
(You can speed up the crew registration process by entering the necessary information at the 'Crew Vehicle Registration' at
https://www.runreg.com/vermont-100-endurance-race-vt-101  prior to July 13th.)
If your crew requires alternative directions (i.e. they will be skipping Pretty House and want to go directly to Stage Road), they can get these by talking to a race official - they will need to show the crew vehicle plaque to obtain these directions.

CREWS PLEASE VISIT THIS PAGE FOR YOUR COMPLETE RULES AND PROCEDURES:
http://vermont100endurancerun.blogspot.com/p/handler-rules.html

Also, we suggest that crews bring a head lamp and an additional flashlight for reading the handler directions and following reflective signs.

And bug spray, lots and lots of bug spray!

We open for registration at 10am, come as early as you can and enjoy VT if you have extra time.

The Brownsville General Store is only a few miles from Silver Hill and they have a great deli for lunch time!

As always, feel free to e-mail with questions!
Amy Rusiecki
VT 100 RD
vt100@vermontadaptive.org

Meet VT100 Charity Runners-Adolfo Munguia Castilla #VT1002015 #VT100 #ultrarun #VermontAdaptive #VT #NH

Thanks to All Our
Charity Runners for 2015

We asked them a few questions about themselves and why they chose to fund raise for Vermont Adaptive...

Meet Adolfo Munguia Castilla
How long have you been running ultramarathons and how many have you done (attempted, completed – whatever you want to tell us!)?
I have been running ultra’s for a couple years. I have attempted and finished 6 ultra’s: Cayuga Trails 50 mile, Finger Lakes 50 mile, GLER 100k, NYRR 60k (twice), and the North Face Endurance Challenge at Bear Mt. in NY. Hopefully it’s the beginning of many years and races ahead of me.

Why did you make this year’s VT 100 your goal?
It was relatively close to get to, I have heard many great things about the race, and it’s in the summer time. Also, in terms of dreams, it a qualifier for the Western States…

How is training going so far this year?
It’s been strange. I got a part in Creative Time’s art project in Central Park, and every weekend was pretending to be Dustin Hoffman in The Marathon Man from 12-6. Got a lot of miles in, but pretty flat.
What are your favorite and least favorite aspects to a 100 miler?
Ask me after the race… this is my first time attempting 100 miles!

What advice would you give to someone who is just getting started with ultra running?
Have fun. Don’t think, just run. At some point you’re going to finish, don’t worry about it. It’s just a few hours of your life.

What is your favorite memory/experience from an ultramarathon?
So many. Every race is a great experience with crazy adventures attached. But probably Cayuga Trails 50 – because it was my first race, first time ever on a trail, in a mountain, and I had no idea about the vertical map of the race. Everything was a beautiful difficult surprise.

More info about our Top Fundraisers please visit: http://vermont100endurancerun.blogspot.com/p/top-fundraisers.html



Here is a little bit about Vermont Adaptive

Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing recreational and competitive sports opportunities to people with disabilities. We believe sports and recreation provide a physical, mental and social experience that is immeasurable in promoting self-confidence and independence in an individual.

With nearly 400 active volunteers instructing and helping, plus generous partners and sponsors, and an amazing base of clients and friends, Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports has been at the forefront of sports and recreation for those with disabilities in New England for more than 20 years. Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports is committed to empowering individuals with disabilities. We promote independence and further equality through access and instruction to sports and recreational activities.

The VT 100 is one of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports biggest fund raisers every year. Without our participants, volunteers and sponsors, Vermont Adaptive would not be able to provide access to: skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, hand cycling, tandem biking, horse back riding, rock climbing, hiking, camping and other adventure weekends to their participants!

For more information about Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports: www.vermontadaptive.org.

Here are just a few ways Vermont Adaptive puts a donation to work
  • $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 horse back 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 resource to purchase a new or piece of sit down equipment such as a mono-ski or hand cycle.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Meet Our Charity Runner-Chip Paterson #VT1002015 #VT100 #ultrarun #VermontAdaptive #VT #NH

Thanks to All Our
Charity Runners for 2015

We asked them a few questions about themselves and why they chose to fund raise for Vermont Adaptive...

Meet Chip Paterson
How long have you been running ultramarathons and how many have you done (attempted, completed – whatever you want to tell us!)?
I ran my first ultra in 2008- it was the 50k at the VT50. It was actually sort of an accident. I had biked the VT50 for a number of years and talked a few co-workers into signing up. Unfortunately I spaced out and missed the sign up myself. These co-workers weren’t very happy about that and told me I better start running because they were going to make me go and run the 50k. Up to that point the longest run I had ever been on was about 12 miles. Since then I have run a number of 50ks, 50 milers and other assorted races.

Have you run the Vermont 100 before? If yes, when?
I started in 2010 but dropped at 75 miles for no good reason. I finished VT100 in 2011 and again in 2013.

Why did you make this year’s VT 100 your goal?
I’d like to have a more confident finish, and am hopeful for sub 24-hour. I hope I didn’t just jinx myself by saying that out loud.

How is training going so far this year?
It’s going well. I feel stronger at this point than in past years I think.

You’ve chosen to raise money for Vermont Adaptive as a charity runner. What drove you to make this commitment?
I first learned of VASS when I rode my first VT50 in 2003. I am thrilled to be giving something more back to the organization this year for the opportunity to participate in the VT100 and would like to volunteer with VASS in the future.

More info about our Top Fundraisers please visit: http://vermont100endurancerun.blogspot.com/p/top-fundraisers.html



Here is a little bit about Vermont Adaptive

Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing recreational and competitive sports opportunities to people with disabilities. We believe sports and recreation provide a physical, mental and social experience that is immeasurable in promoting self-confidence and independence in an individual.

With nearly 400 active volunteers instructing and helping, plus generous partners and sponsors, and an amazing base of clients and friends, Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports has been at the forefront of sports and recreation for those with disabilities in New England for more than 20 years. Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports is committed to empowering individuals with disabilities. We promote independence and further equality through access and instruction to sports and recreational activities.

The VT 100 is one of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports biggest fund raisers every year. Without our participants, volunteers and sponsors, Vermont Adaptive would not be able to provide access to: skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, hand cycling, tandem biking, horse back riding, rock climbing, hiking, camping and other adventure weekends to their participants!

For more information about Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports: www.vermontadaptive.org.

Here are just a few ways Vermont Adaptive puts a donation to work
  • $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 horse back 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 resource to purchase a new or piece of sit down equipment such as a mono-ski or hand cycle.