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Best Aid Station Competition Gets Heavy! #vt1002014

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The Shenipsit Striders will be adopting Stage Road PRETTY HOUSE. They are a running club in northern central CT that enjoys being on the trails - whether trail running, snowshoe running, or orienteering. The Striders put on classic New England trail races such as the Nipmuck Marathon and Soapstone Trail Race. They have at least one runner competing, but as always, will be a great presence at the race with crewing and pacing duties. This club likes to have fun, there is no doubt they will have a great theme and run an efficient aid station.

Gil's Athletic Club will be adopting the Birmingham's Aid Station. They are a running club based on Topsham, MA, and beyond running, they have known to bike, swim, and drink plenty of beer. GAC puts on the popular Stone Cat races and a 6 Hour Trail race. As always, GAC will be at VT100 in huge numbers, to support the 6 GAC runners competing in the 100 miler. The Stone Cat races are named after a local beer (or maybe vice versa) - they are known to have the actual Stone Cat (someone in costume), as well as Stone Cat ale (and often other alcoholic options) at their races.

The Western Mass Distance Project will be adopting the Route 12 Aid Station. WMDP is primarily a competitive road running club, based in Western MA, but has runners competing in trail running, mountain running, and snowshoe running. WMDP annually hosts a cross country race that is part of the USATF-NE series. The folks working the aid station will be crewing and pacing for their one runner after the aid station closes. We are sure they will have a great theme - these are the girls who ran around in 'Team Amy' shirts with pink feathers in their hair last year. The only thing they like better than running fast is having some fun (typically with a beverage in hand!)

Trail Monster Running will be adopting the Lincoln Covered Bridge. The Trail Monsters are a trail running group in southern Maine who are passionate about the trails and love to get dirty - whether trail running, snowshoe running, or competing in the National Wife Carrying Competition. They host numerous races, including the Pineland Farms Trail Running Festival (which is one of the best parties in New England!). They may only have a few runners competing in the 100 miler, but they will certainly bring a large and enthusiastic group to VT100. Their finish line party at the Pineland Farms races is legendary, they also have fun with some cowboy themed aid stations at that race - we anticipate they will have a great time and do a great theme at our race.

Rob Mather will be organizing the folks from the Red Cross again to make you all feel welcome at Polly's.

The Frozen Fins, The Vermont Chapter of Parrotheads in Paradise-A Jimmy Buffett Fan Club, will be returning to run Margaritaville. This group has volunteered at an aid station since the beginning of the race! We hear they may have a Steel Pan group performing during some of the race. These guys have been voted BEST Aid Station a number of times and hope to repeat again this year. This is the aid station that set the bar for decorations, music, style & attitude!

Another returning BEST Aid Station, Spirit of '76 will be out in full force.  Now that the competition has heated up,  Zeke and crew will be stepping up to bring you some very interesting things at this station!

See You in 3 Days for 
The 26th Annual 
Vermont 100 Endurance Run or Ride

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Julia H O’Brien
VT 100 RD

Deb Shearer
VT 100 Registrar

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