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26th Annual Vermont 100 Endurance Run Program #vt1002014

Welcome Runners and Crews! 

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Friday, July 18
– Registration is open from 9:30 AM until 3:45 PM at Silver Hill Meadow. NO DOGS ALLOWED!! All runners must submit to an exam which primarily involves evaluation of vital signs and will not be a complete physical exam. Runners will be weighed in their running gear and should show evidence of adequate training and be knowledgeable about stress factors in conditions of heat and humidity.

– Camping opens at 9:00 AM – NO DOGS ALLOWED!! Please camp in the designated field, farthest from the road. DO NOT set up tents next to your vehicle! There is a small pond onsite for participants to swim at their own risk. Portable toilets are available onsite. Please be considerate of others after dark.

– 4:00 PM – RUNNER AND CREW BRIEFING MEETING A mandatory meeting, to review trail conditions, markings, locations and logistics of medical checks and aid stations, plus any last minute chang- es or announcements from the race committee. This is the time to get any questions answered.

– 5:30 PM – Dinner in the main tent at Silver Hill Meadow. Saturday, July 19 – 3:00 AM – 3:45 AM – All 100 Mile runners must check in with race administration in the main tent.

Saturday, July 19

– 4:00 AM – 100 MILE RACE START!!! – 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM. All 100 K runners must check in with race administration in the main tent.


Sunday, July 20

– 5:00 AM – All 100 K runners must be finished – 10:00 AM – All 100 M runners must be finished. – 10:30 AM – BBQ served in the main tent. – 11:30 AM – Awards presentations

General Race Rules and Information

1. Runner numbers must be worn on the front and outside of whatever clothes you are wearing. If we cannot see your number we cannot score you at the aid stations. It is the responsibility of the individual runner to make sure that your number has been noted and you have been checked in at all manned aid stations. 


3. Any runner dropping out must immediately notify appropriate race personnel at an aid station or the finish line. 

 4. Cutoff times at Medical Stations are non-negotiable. 

5. All runners will abide by the directions of Medical personnel. 

6. The use of headphones or personal speakers (ipods, mp3 players, walkmans, radios, etc) is prohibited. Their use presents a major safety hazard and can result in disqualification. 

7. Runners who get lost during the race must return, without assis- tance from others, to the spot where they left the trail to continue. 

8. Any runner accepting a ride for any reason is deemed out of the race. 

9. No aid is allowed from a vehicle. Crews must be outside the vehicle and at an acceptable location when assisting a runner. This includes pacing a runner from a vehicle. 

 10. No aid or assistance is allowed other than at designated handler access stations. Race officials have the right to disqualify any runner who does not abide by this rule. Handlers take note! 

 11. No vehicle shall follow a runner at night, assisting with headlights. 

12. No “muling” (pacers carrying runners gear.) 

 13. Pets are not allowed at aid stations or Silver Hill Meadow, except service animals, which should be marked as such. 

14. We discourage the use of “trekking poles”. Their use will result in disqualification only if race officials deem such use to be hazardous. 

15. Violating any rule will be grounds for disqualification. Race management reserves the right to bar any runner from competing in this or any future Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Race.

Medical Information 
PERSONNEL AND SUPPLIES – At the medical check points you will find Doctors, EMTs RNs, PAs and others trained in outdoor medical care. The first aid boxes at each aid station contain a few basic supplies (bandages, tape, petroleum jelly, antacid, pain reliever, etc). Bring any supplies you expect to need but take only those medications that have been approved by your physician for use under these extreme conditions. 

WEIGHT – All runners will be weighed in their running gear at the Friday check-in. The scales all weigh the same and these scales will be used at the medical check points during the race. Weight loss of 5% means that you stop for a more thorough evaluation and rehydration. A 7% weight loss means elimination. 

WEIGHT GAIN may indicate a serious problem with your kidney function. Be sure that you are urinating and that your urine is clear. Take in proper electrolyte replacement fluids. Drinking only glucose will get you into trouble. You must also take in Sodium and Potassium. 

BLOOD PRESSURE AND PULSE – will be checked at 88.3 miles (Bill's) and finish. 

MENTAL STATUS – If you exhibit an unusual amount of confusion or disorientation or fatigue (particularly during the last 40 miles or during night running) you will be asked to stop. 

EMERGENCIES – You will be on very rural trail and immediate care will be difficult to get. DO NOT LEAVE THE TRAIL! Send word ahead to the next aid station and we will get to you. Ham ra- dio operators will be at manned aid stations for communications with local emergency crews but an ambulance could take more than 30 minutes to get to you. 

VOLUNTARY WITHDRAWAL – If you choose to stop, you must check out at an aid station or the finish line and be evaluated at a medical station before leaving the area. 

COMMON SENSE AND SELF-AWARENESS – Know your limits, take good care of yourself and enjoy your run.

Cutoff times at Medical Check Points

During the VT 100, runners are allowed to set their own pace but are required to leave the medical check points by the cutoff times - which are as follows:

Medical Check Point Requirements At each required Medical Check Point every runner must be weighed before hydrating. Weight loss of 5% will result in the runner being observed while hydrating in the station and no runner who has lost 7% of pre-race weight will be allowed to continue. Medical staff will also evaluate other aspects of each runner’s condition. All decisions of Medical Staff regarding the fitness of a runner to continue are final and not subject to appeal.

Note: Race management reserves the right to ask a runner to stop if, in their opinion, the runners pace creates a hazard to the runner or others. Do not argue with Race or Medical staff.

                                100mi                     100K
#14 Camp 10 Bear   6:00 PM                 12 noon 
 #21 Camp 10 Bear  1 AM                     7:15 PM 
 #26 Bills                  6:30 AM                 1:15 AM

Parking at Silver Hill Meadow and Handler-Access Stations
Please Take Note: 
At all times you need to park as directed by race personnel! 
Obey all permanent and temporary signs! 
No parking is allowed on public roads, in unmarked private driveways or in driveways at the start/finish area. Parking is allowed only at designated areas at handler access stations. 
No pacer parking is allowed at Camp 10 Bear. Free shuttle service will be offered from Silver Hill Meadow for pacers.

Drop Bags 
Runners may have drop bags delivered to any of 9 designated aid stations on the course. These stations are; #5, #7, #14*, #18*, #19*, #21*, #23*, #26* and #28* (* De- notes K aid station also). Drop bags must be rugged, securely closed soft containers, clearly marked with the runners bib # and the aid station number where the runner wants them delivered. Excessively large or heavy drop bags will not be accepted or delivered to stations. All drop bags must be left in the designated area at the start/finish before 6 PM on Friday. We will do our best to return all drop bags to the start/finish by noon on Sunday. 

 The Vermont 100 is not responsible for lost, stolen or dam- aged bags or belongings. Arrangements must be made in advance for the return of any bags runners are unable to retrieve by 3 PM on Sunday.

Trail Marking 

The trail is marked for the runners with 10” yellow plastic plates marked with black arrows. 

There are 6” yellow plates marked with a “C” used as confidence markers between the large arrow signs. Lime white chalk (arrows on the ground) is used to mark certain intersections. Glow sticks are placed on the trail after dark. Please note that vandalism can occur and our crews will be monitoring markers as best they can, during the race. Please be aware of your surroundings, we do our best to make the marking consistent and easy to follow. The first 5.6 miles of the 100 K of the course, is not part of the 100 mile course, and is marked with light purple plates with black arrows. From then on the 100 K runners follow the same yellow plates as the 100 Milers.

Because of problems we have had in the past with dogs on the course, we must insist. NO DOGS ALLOWED AT SILVER HILL, ON THE COURSE OR IN CAMP!!! A friendly reminder to all participants and guests – please be respectful of the beautiful environment which surrounds you and attempt to keep it green! Please help us patrol for litter all through the event!

26th Vermont 100 Endurance Ride and Run is Dedicated to Steve & Dinah Rojek (see printed program or download a copy)

Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sport 
Vermont Adaptive was founded by Laura Farrell in 1987 operating at Ascutney Mountain Resort as the Vermont Handicap Ski Foundation. It was the first disabled skiing program in Vermont that worked with people of all ages and abilities and promoted the beneficial aspects associated with sports and recreation.

During this same time, Laura and her running and equine friends and dedicated supporters of the organization established the VT 100 and the VT 50 races to help subsidize the organizational expenses.

In 1989, the Ski Foundation grew to include summer activities such as canoeing and rock climbing in Southern Vermont. By 1991 the adaptive skiing program expanded to Northern Vermont, beginning operations of our winter program at Sugarbush Resort.

By 1996 the organization offered full-time statewide programs and the name Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports was adopted with the mission to provide year-round recreational opportunities to individuals with disabilities.

In 1998, Vermont Adaptive expanded its programming by collaborating with Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center to bring an extensive Adaptive Water Sports program to the Champlain Valley.

Vermont Adaptive moved its southern programs and operational headquarters to Pico Mountain Resort in 1999, centralizing ad- ministration.

In the spring of 2000, Vermont Adaptive played a large part in the development and creation of the first inclusive camp in Chittenden County. "Partners in Adventure" pairs able bodied and disabled campers ages 11-17 together for adventure and activities.

In 2002 Vermont Adaptive developed, trained and sponsored a disabled alpine ski team to participate in the Diana Golden Race Series held throughout the Northeast. The series is designed to allow disabled athletes to become familiar with the sport of alpine ski racing in a fun and supportive environment.

In 2004, Vermont Adaptive aligned itself with the US Paralympics as an official partner and Paralympic Sport Club. Paralympic Sport Clubs are responsible for promoting awareness for the Paralympic Games and for developing programs and events which expose physically disabled athletes to competitive Paralypic sport. The US Paralympics is the sanctioning body for the US Olympics and hosts Paralympic Games in the 2 weeks following each Olympic Game year at the same Olympic site location.

Vermont Adaptive and United States Association for Blind Athletes partnered in 2007 to offer the first National Winter Festival "learn to ski, learn to race and Nordic event" for visually impaired and blind athletes.

In 2008 Vermont Adaptive expanded to a 3rd Winter Program location, Bolton Valley Resort. Because of it's proximity to Burlington and Chittenden County, our programs at Bolton Valley are very popular and growing quickly.

The VT 100 Endurance Race is one of Vermont Adaptive's largest fund-raisers. The entry fee and participation in the optional pledge program make it possible for people with disabilities to experience the thrill of sports that is often taken for granted by able-bodied athletes.

Thank you Landowners!
A huge Thank-You is due to the landowners, who allow the events of the Vermont 100 to use their property each year. (see printed program or download a copy)

Thanks to our generous Vermont 100 Sponsors (see printed program or download a copy)