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

100 mi and 100K Are Full!

Wait Lists ARE OPEN

Check Your Registration and Wait List Info: HERE

Friday, July 3, 2015

Meet Our Charity Runner-Matt Klein #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 Matt Klein

How long have you been running ultramarathons and how many have you done (attempted, completed – whatever you want to tell us!)?  
I’ve been running ultras for a few years now. Before I started running, I was the poster boy for anyone looking to go to the grave early. I had an addictive personality and was selfish and self-centered. That all changed when my life blew up and I found myself handcuffed to a hospital bed. When I got out and on my feet, I was told that idle hands were the devil’s playground. To that end, I got lucky with an entry into the 2006 NYC marathon and my path towards ultras began. I loved everything about that first race. Which led to more marathons. And those led to half iron man triathlons, which led to full iron man tri-s, which lead to 50Ks and 60Ks and then 100Ks. After that I put my sights on a 100 miler. And then another. And then another…. 
The best is having a bucket list of races that I can work toward over a lifetime.

You’ve chosen to raise money for Vermont Adaptive as a charity runner. What drove you to make this commitment?

There’s nothing I like more than helping others through running – something I absolutely love to do. It’s my Zen. My meditation. Everything comes out on the run. All of life’s problems seem to solve themselves on the long run. When I learned there were charity spots available, and that I could help the organization that really made an impression on me at last year’s event, it was an easy decision to sign up.

Also, last year a woman and child that benefited from VA spoke at the Friday afternoon meeting under the tent. It was moving and gave me an incredible sense of gratitude to be a part of something so obviously epic.

What also left a deep impression on me was some of the VA folks were BBQ’ing at one of the aid stations on the back half of the race. I might have been 60 or so miles into it. Not exactly sure. They were all having fun and laughing. I can’t tell you what was said to me because I don’t remember. But what I do remember is the great vibe they left me with that carried me toward the end of the race. I often think back to that.  By fundraising, I can help those folks, just as they helped me.

What are your favorite and least favorite aspects to a 100 miler?
Starting with the favorites, it’s the reason I’m coming back to this race – the VOLUNTEERS ARE AWESOME. This race and everybody involved are the best. Volunteers and the race director are what keep people coming back. And the community of ultra-runners that were up here last year were kind and giving of their time and wisdom. It’s the stuff that will bring tears to your eyes if you think on it long enough. Tears of gratitude to have the ability to participate in something so special.

My least favorite aspects - I don’t necessarily like when my stomach goes sour. Which has inevitably happened on every race. Although this year I’m going to try and different approach and see what happens.

I’m a slow and steady guy so that 3 am time frame can be trying also. I’m talking about those moments where I’m begging for the sun to come back. I’m scanning the horizon for any lightening of the sky.

What is the one thing you are looking forward to at the aid stations? Is there a go-to fuel or drink you have? Is it the volunteers? Something else?
I love the variation in the aid stations. But my favorite for food has to be the grand cookie selection at one of the stations. Not quite sure which one. But I’m going to be on the lookout. And I plan on eating more this time around J

What advice would you give to someone who is just getting started with ultra running?
My advice is pick a race and work toward it. It’s really that simple. You may want to start with a 50k and work your way up. Or you can just shoot the moon and go for the big 100. Either way, make sure you like the training aspect.

I’ve also adopted the idea that every run and race is a lesson of what works and what doesn’t work. And more shall be revealed. You could read all the race reports you want, but until you go out and start putting one foot in front of the other, you’re really not going to understand what is waiting for you.

But I do believe if I can do it, anyone can. Now some people around me have argued that point. But I truly believe if you want it bad enough, you can go out and get it. The discipline of training for this distance spills into all my affairs. I really think it makes me a better son, husband, father, worker and friend. The sense of accomplishment of completing a race like this is unmatched. There’s no parallel. And that’s something that no one can ever take away. It’s with you for life!

More info about our Top Fundraisers please visit:

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:

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.

Happy 4th of July Everyone! #VT1002015 #VT100 #ultrarun #VermontAdaptive #VT #NH

Happy 4th of July

If it's the 4th of July, that can only mean one thing...the 27th Annual Vermont 100 Race is 14 days AWAY!!

We have some very cool people running with us this year...they have chosen to fund raise for Vermont Adaptive and we will be highlighting them over the next few days so stay tuned and meet some fellow runners who have gone above and beyond.

More info about our Top Fundraisers please visit:
Cheers to them and to all of you.
See you in 14 days!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Welcome Back Our Supporting Level Sponsor-Petzl #VT1002015 #VT100 #ultrarun #VermontAdaptive #VT #NH

Please Join Us In
Welcoming Back Petzl!

From their website:
Petzl's roots lie in the desire of its founders to serve one passion: exploration. Since its beginnings in caving, the company’s mission has remained constant: to offer practical solutions that allow people to progress. Today that pioneering spirit, passion for exploration and ethic have not changed. More than forty years later, Petzl continues to invent products and provide solutions that allow sports enthusiasts and professionals to access some of the most inaccessible places, both day and night.

The MYO headlamp is perfectly adapted to endurance activities, thanks to its balanced weight distribution on the head. Performance is based on CONSTANT LIGHTING technology (STANDARD LIGHTING in Maximum mode).

Welcome back Petzl and Thank You for your support!

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

 Hello VT 100 Participants!

Today, I want to touch base on a few changes for this year's event. So, if you've participated in the VT100 before, this is info for you!!!

Volunteer Service Update:
Before I get into that, I want to say that 76 of you still haven't input in your volunteer service information (and it was due 2 weeks ago).
That's a lot of people to track down - so 76 of you are making a lot more work for the race committee! Please either update your volunteer service info TODAY, pay the volunteer buy-out, or let me know if you aren't racing and that's why you haven't done your volunteering yet! To make it easier to report your volunteer info, I've set up a 'volunteer service information' category at the race registration website
( - use that to input your information!

Crew Vehicle Registration ONLINE or On Friday July 17 Registration Day
Likewise, you'll see a 'crew vehicle registration' category set up on the race registration site. If you plan to use a crew, you can pre-populate this information (until July 10th) to help streamline the crew vehicle registration. You will need to know the vehicle make/model and plate number, and a name and contact info for your crew chief. You can also give us this information on Friday when you check-in.

Now, onto the 2015 changes:
1. We have removed 4 of the unmanned aid stations (Vondell Reservoir/mile 35, Barr House/mile 40, Jenne Farm/mile 45, and Tracer Brook/mile 56). This will allow us to provide better aid at the remaining stations, and still ensures no more than 5 miles between aid station locations. If you've run before, be sure to know where these are so you're not surprised when you don't find water at these locations.

2. We have removed one of the crew stops at mile 61 (formerly Margaritaville). Don't worry, we moved the Frozen Fins to mile 59 (former Seven Sees), so you and your crew will still get to enjoy their festivities at Margaritaville. The mile 61 aid station will still be a manned aid station (now called Puckerbrush), however it will not be crew-accessible.

3. The Pretty House (mile 21) and Lillian's (mile 43) aid station have been moved around the corner from their previous locations. Just don't stress, there is still aid there!

4. You'll notice a few minor trail differences due to land owners and storm damage to the trails, the largest is a small (0.7 mile) stretch of road added before the Lillian's aid station.

5. The VT100 is aiming to become a cup-less race in 2016! This year, we're challenging folks to reduce the use of cups while at the VT100. Please carry a water bottle for use at the pre-race and post-race activities, and refill water bottles at aid stations (rather than using cups) as much as possible. Let's keep Vermont green!

6. All pacers will be required to check-in and obtain a pacer bib. Pacer registration will be available during registration (Friday) and on Saturday at the main tent.

7. We will have Tailwind (not Gatorade) as the energy drink at aid stations.

All for now. Keep training!!

As always, feel free to e-mail with questions!
We are looking forward to seeing all of you in a few weeks!
Amy Rusiecki
VT 100 RD

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Welcome Our New Bronze Level Sponsor-adidas Outdoor #VT1002015 #VT100 #ultrarun #VermontAdaptive #VT #NH

Please Join Us in Welcoming
As a VT100 Bronze Level Sponsor!

From their website:
These are the adidas Group values.

They help us to create brands that our customers believe in and they commit us to playing by the rules that society expects of a responsible company. Unlike sport, society’s rules are not always written down.

We discover them by engaging with the people that our business touches, learning above all that companies are expected to be accountable for their actions. So we are committed to reporting publicly on the steps we take to have a more positive impact on society and the planet.

Welcome aboard adidas outdoor, thank you for your support!