Description

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. The race proceeds support Vermont Adaptive.

Welcome Our New Medical Director-Dr. Rick! #vt1002014

Please join the Vermont 100 Race Committee and all our Race Volunteers in welcoming our new Medical Director Dr. Rick Marasa!

We asked Dr. Rick a few questions and he kindly answered them for us!

- What brought you to practice in the field of Emergency Medicine?
I came to love the experience of being able to make a difference in peoples lives when they needed help the most. Even helping out with minor emergencies is satisfying.

- Where did you receive your training?
High School-I went to Gateway Regional High School in Woodbury Heights NJ class of 1971 and have been inducted to their personal achievement hall of fame.
College-The Rutgers University Class of 1975, Summa Cum Laude
Med School-University of Maryland Medical School Class of 1980
Residency-Completed Internal Medicine Residency at Union Memorial Hospital Baltimore Maryland in 1983.
Other Education-MBA degree from Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY in 1998

Current Employment-Medical Director Emergency Medicine at Springfield Hospital since 1998 and Medical Director Emergency Medicine MAHHC since 2011.

- How long have you been practicing?
Have been in Emergency Medicine practice for 31 years (since 1983)

- As far as the Vermont 100, what will your experience as a Emergency Medicine doctor bring to the event?
Emergency Medicine practice prepares a Doctor for dealing with almost any type of illness or injury in any age group. A sub-specialty of Emergency Medicine is "Event Medicine". My experience with "Event Medicine" is mostly with being the "Infield Doctor" at the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore Maryland. (WOW, THE Preakness!)

- Do you have plans to implement anything to make this a safer race? What are they?
I will be meeting with the renowned Dr. Hank Glass who has been the Medical Director of this event for some time. I will be taking his lead on how to best keep the racers safe and treat any illness or injuries they may have.

- Can you tell us a little about your background? personal interests? hobbies etc. Are you a mountain biker or ultra runner?? 
I am not. I am an avid golfer and have held the Senior Division Club Championship for 6 of the past 12 years at the Okemo Valley Golf Club. I work out 6 days a week and use my fitness to improve my golf game. I am not a mountain biker or an ultra runner, but I look forward to seeing the sport "up close" and learning more about it. I also appreciate and respect what these athletes do in the VT 100.

We hope you all join us in thanking Dr. Rick for this interview and be sure to say HI to him at the Race!



We'd also like to take this opportunity to THANK Dr. Hank Glass, chiropractor specializing in Sports Medicine, of Gifford Medical Center for his years of dedication and superb medical care for our runners and volunteers.

See You Soon for 
The 26th Annual 
Vermont 100 Endurance Run or Ride
Contact:
Julia Hutchinson O’Brien
Race Director
Vt100@vermontadaptive.org

Deb Shearer
Registrar
debshearer@comcast.net


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Vermont 100-Oh The Foods You Will Eat!


FRIDAY DINNER
Variety of Pastas (Spaghetti w/ meatless sauce, Pasta Salad, Macaroni and Cheese)
Tossed Salad
Rice Salad
Bread
Dessert Squares
Ice Cream
Drinks (Soda, Water)

AID STATIONS (Not every station will have all of the following)
Ice
Water
Electrolyte replacement drink (Gatorade)
Coke
Mountain Dew
Gingerale
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Honey
Turkey Sandwiches
Cheese
Fig Newtons
Cookies
Potato Chips
Candy
Potatoes and Salt
Bananas
Watermelon
Oranges
Coffee or Tea (at night)
Hot Cocoa (at night)
Chicken & Vegetable Soup (at night)
Assorted Homemade Goodies
Health Warrior Chia bars
Band-Aids & Tape
Aspirin, Tylenol and/or Advil
Rolaids or Tums
Vaseline

FINISH LINE (Through the night until brunch at 10:30) In addition to all items found at aid stations, the finish line often has:
Bagels
Spaghetti
Macaroni and Cheese
Cold Pasta Salads


SUNDAY BRUNCH
Soda
Chicken
Water
Hot Dogs
Veggie Burgers
Hamburgers
Fruit Salad
Pasta Salad
Ice Cream
Potato Salad
Cookies
MENU IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Printable Menu

* The replacement drink this year will be Gatorade (lemon-lime). We recommend that runners who plan to use this as their replacement drink during the race train with it it extensively. Those who do not do so are advised to bring their own supplies of the replacement drink they have used during training.

Hammer recommends not combining the use of their product with the consumption of sugars. For more information please check out their info.



See You Soon for 
The 26th Annual 
Vermont 100 Endurance Run or Ride
Contact:
Julia Hutchinson O’Brien
Race Director
Vt100@vermontadaptive.org

Deb Shearer
Registrar
debshearer@comcast.net


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Welcome Our NEW Sponsors Health Warrior and Petzel!

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We looked into it further, and were floored by what we found. Turns out Chia is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet.

We started eating Chia every day, on everything. Suddenly we were working out harder, lifting heavier, feeling stronger, and running farther, faster.

With that, Health Warrior was born.

Health Warrior is dedicated to vetting the world’s growers for the highest quality Chia and helping people conquer the many challenges of their everyday lives.

Some of our Aid Stations will be featuring 
Health Warrior Chia bars!

And...
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See You Soon for 
The 26th Annual 
Vermont 100 Endurance Run or Ride
Contact:
Julia Hutchinson O’Brien
Race Director
Vt100@vermontadaptive.org

Deb Shearer
Registrar
debshearer@comcast.net


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Vermont 100 Handler Information-VERY IMPORTANT Please Share!!


PLEASE SHARE WITH 
YOUR CREWS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS!!

General Handler Guidelines for 100 Mile and 100 K
There are 9 locations at which you will be able to meet your 100 Mile runners along the course.
The last 7 are where support crews can meet their 100K runners.




MEETING OR HELPING RUNNERS AT ANY OTHER LOCATION IS NOT ALLOWED.

Each runner is allowed ONE Crew Vehicle. The Handler Vehicle Identification Tag, which must be used at all times, may be picked up at Race Registration Tent Friday July 18 and Saturday July 19.. Cars on the course must be kept to a minimum so you need to follow the handler directions between authorized stations.

Don't Use GPS!
Please don't try to shortcut using your GPS; there are very bad, impassable roads that your device won't know about. At a few particularly tricky locations there will be supplementary signage to get you to the aid station.

Vehicle Parking
Please do not park on lawns or in driveways.

The future of the race is dependent upon the people whose properties we run through 
so BE CONSIDERATE, BE FRIENDLY AND HAVE FUN.

Handlers are not allowed to park anywhere other than locations posted and allowed by race management

Driving Speed
FOLLOW ALL POSTED SPEED LIMITS. In some locations it is 25 or 30 mph. The local police know 'visitors' are in town and you are easy money for the local community coffers.

Be aware that there are also horses running the course, so drive slowly in their presence. If the roads are dusty, slower speed means less dust that runners, horses and riders have to breathe.

Your Trash
NO LITTERING!! Historically it's the handlers who are the biggest offenders. Take it, don't leave it!

Dogs
Dogs are not allowed at Silver Hill Meadow or at any of the Handler Access Aid Stations. (Service animals are ok but need to be marked as such.)

Dropping Out
If your runner drops from the race, THE RUNNER OR CREW MUST NOTIFY RACE PERSONNEL AT ONCE. In the past, many man-hours have been spent searching for 'lost' runners who were not lost.

Suggestions:
In order to follow these directions more easily, I suggest you keep resetting your trip odometer for each segment. I also suggest, right now, crossing out directions that do not apply to you (depending on which race you are supporting.)

I also strongly suggest that handlers carry a good flashlight in order to help spot road signs along the route, and a headlamp for reading these directions in the dark and for walking to and from aid stations in the dark.

VERY IMPORTANT!!
Changed as of 2014
Directions to handler aid stations will not be posted in advance of the event to prevent runners and crews from pre-visiting the event area. This is to decrease the impact that our event has on traffic in the area.

Directions to handler aid stations 
will ONLY be available at 
the Crew Car Registration 
on Friday, July 18th 
and Saturday, July 19th.


100 k HANDLERS
VT 100 MILE ENDURANCE RACE
July 19-20, 2014


General Handler Guidelines for 100 Mile and 100 K (see above)
There are 7 locations at which you will be able to meet your 100 K runners along the course.

MEETING OR HELPING RUNNERS AT ANY OTHER LOCATION IS NOT ALLOWED.

Each runner is allowed ONE Crew Vehicle. The Handler Vehicle Identification Tag, which must be used at all times, may be picked up at Race Registration Tent Friday July 18 and Saturday July 19.. Cars on the course must be kept to a minimum so you need to follow the handler directions between authorized stations.



Directions to Race Start and Finish

Note: Due to traffic issues, we have changed the directions to the site somewhat. Please follow these routes instead of previous routes you may have used to improve traffic flow.

From Interstate 91, 
coming South from Rte 89 and White River Junction 
 
Take Exit 9 Hartland-Windsor. Go North (right) onto Route 5 North. Go just over a mile and bear left onto Route 12 North. Go 1.2 miles to the 4-way and go left onto the Brownsville-Hartland Rd. The Skunk Hollow Tavern will be on your right just after you turn. Go 5.2 miles, PASSING JENNEVILLE RD. and take a right onto Silver Hill Rd. This is a change from previous years. Jenneville is blocked to all but the locals. 
 DO NOT USE JENNEVILLE. 
DRIVING ON IT COULD CAUSE AN END 
TO OUR EVENT FOR THE FUTURE. 
Drive 1.7 miles up Silver Hill Rd., bearing right at the triangle at the top. You'll then break out into an open meadow, which is your destination.


From Woodstock – (Best route for big rigs)
From the Green on Route 4 in the center of town take a right onto Route 106 South (sign is obscured by a small Maple tree). Drive 12.2 miles to Left onto Rte 44 East. Enroute landmarks: 5.2 mi. curve right passing So. Woodstock Fire Station and Horse showgrounds. 9.3 mi. pass Whitmore Circle on right. Another 2.9 miles to your turn.
Go ½ mile on Rte 44, turning left onto Shattuck Hill Rd. Go 9/10 mile, turning left onto Rush Meadow Rd. Drive 2.6 miles, turning right onto Bryant Rd. Drive 9/10 mile bearing left at triangle. You'll then break out into an open meadow, which is your destination.

From Woodstock – (Alternate, shorter route) 
From the Green on Route 4 in the center of town take a right onto Route 106 South (sign is obscured by a small Maple tree). At 4.7 mil curve left past So. Woodstock Country Store. At 5.2 mi. see South Woodstock Fire Station on left. Before the right curve go straight onto Morgan Hill Rd. Drive up and over Morgan Hill to the intersection at 1.6 miles. DO NOT TURN LEFT ONTO REEVES RD., WHICH IS BLOCKED TO ALL BUT LOCAL TRAFFIC. THIS IS A CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS YEARS. Bear right onto Rush Meadow Rd. It then curves left and back right. Go 2.1 mi. on Rush Meadow, turning left onto Bryant Rd. Drive 9/10 mile bearing left at triangle. You'll then break out into an open meadow, which is your destination.

From the South through Springfield, VT
Take Route 106 North to right onto Route 44 East. Go ½ mile on Rte 44, turning left onto Shattuck Hill Rd. Go 9/10 mile, turning left onto Rush Meadow Rd. Drive 2.6 miles, turning right onto Bryant Rd. Drive 9/10 mile bearing left at triangle. You'll then break out into an open meadow, which is your destination.


From the South on Interstate 91 
Take Exit 8, turning right onto Route 131 East, and go a short distance to left turn onto Route 5 North. Go 1.2 miles, bearing left onto Route 44A. Drive 2.8 miles, bearing left onto Route 44 West. Go 2.6 miles into Brownsville. Just past the Brownsville General Store turn right onto the Brownsville-Hartland Rd. Drive 2.2 miles and turn left onto Silver Hill Rd. Drive 1.7 miles up Silver Hill Rd., bearing right at the triangle at the top. You'll then break out into an open meadow, which is your destination.

Map of how to get to Silver Hill Meadow Click here

See You Soon for 
The 26th Annual 
Vermont 100 Endurance Run or Ride
Contact:
Julia Hutchinson O’Brien
Race Director

Deb Shearer
Registrar


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A Benefit for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports Sports for Every Body
Read about where Your Donations/Registration Fees go.

Vermont 100 Directions UPDATED For Traffic and Road Work to Race Start/Finish

Please Share with Crew Members 
and Family and Friends!

Note: Due to traffic issues, we have changed the directions to the site somewhat. Please follow these routes instead of previous routes you may have used to improve traffic flow.

From Interstate 91,
coming South from Rte 89 and White River Junction
 
Take Exit 9 Hartland-Windsor. Go North (right) onto Route 5 North. Go just over a mile and bear left onto Route 12 North. Go 1.2 miles to the 4-way and go left onto the Brownsville-Hartland Rd. The Skunk Hollow Tavern will be on your right just after you turn. Go 5.2 miles, PASSING JENNEVILLE RD. and take a right onto Silver Hill Rd. This is a change from previous years. Jenneville is blocked to all but the locals. 
 DO NOT USE JENNEVILLE. 
DRIVING ON IT COULD CAUSE AN END 
TO OUR EVENT FOR THE FUTURE. 
Drive 1.7 miles up Silver Hill Rd., bearing right at the triangle at the top. You'll then break out into an open meadow, which is your destination.

From Woodstock – (Best route for big rigs)
From the Green on Route 4 in the center of town take a right onto Route 106 South (sign is obscured by a small Maple tree). Drive 12.2 miles to Left onto Rte 44 East. Enroute landmarks: 5.2 mi. curve right passing So. Woodstock Fire Station and Horse showgrounds. 9.3 mi. pass Whitmore Circle on right. Another 2.9 miles to your turn.
Go ½ mile on Rte 44, turning left onto Shattuck Hill Rd. Go 9/10 mile, turning left onto Rush Meadow Rd. Drive 2.6 miles, turning right onto Bryant Rd. Drive 9/10 mile bearing left at triangle. You'll then break out into an open meadow, which is your destination.

From Woodstock – (Alternate, shorter route) 
From the Green on Route 4 in the center of town take a right onto Route 106 South (sign is obscured by a small Maple tree). At 4.7 mil curve left past So. Woodstock Country Store. At 5.2 mi. see South Woodstock Fire Station on left. Before the right curve go straight onto Morgan Hill Rd. Drive up and over Morgan Hill to the intersection at 1.6 miles. DO NOT TURN LEFT ONTO REEVES RD., WHICH IS BLOCKED TO ALL BUT LOCAL TRAFFIC. THIS IS A CHANGE FROM PREVIOUS YEARS. Bear right onto Rush Meadow Rd. It then curves left and back right. Go 2.1 mi. on Rush Meadow, turning left onto Bryant Rd. Drive 9/10 mile bearing left at triangle. You'll then break out into an open meadow, which is your destination.

From the South through Springfield, VT
Take Route 106 North to right onto Route 44 East. Go ½ mile on Rte 44, turning left onto Shattuck Hill Rd. Go 9/10 mile, turning left onto Rush Meadow Rd. Drive 2.6 miles, turning right onto Bryant Rd. Drive 9/10 mile bearing left at triangle. You'll then break out into an open meadow, which is your destination.


From the South on Interstate 91 
Take Exit 8, turning right onto Route 131 East, and go a short distance to left turn onto Route 5 North. Go 1.2 miles, bearing left onto Route 44A. Drive 2.8 miles, bearing left onto Route 44 West. Go 2.6 miles into Brownsville. Just past the Brownsville General Store turn right onto the Brownsville-Hartland Rd. Drive 2.2 miles and turn left onto Silver Hill Rd. Drive 1.7 miles up Silver Hill Rd., bearing right at the triangle at the top. You'll then break out into an open meadow, which is your destination.

Map of how to get to Silver Hill Meadow Click here

VERY IMPORTANT!!
Website Update:
6/13 - Obsolete Handler Directions from previous years have been removed. 
Directions to handler aid stations 
will ONLY be available at 
the Crew Car Registration 
on Friday, July 18th 
and Saturday, July 19th.


See You Soon for 
The 26th Annual 
Vermont 100 Endurance Run or Ride

Contact:
Julia Hutchinson O’Brien
Race Director
Vt100@vermontadaptive.org

Deb Shearer
Registrar
debshearer@comcast.net


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Vermont 100-New This Year SOLO Division

The Solo Division will begin with the 2014 race.

The Solo Division is recognition of runners who do not use a crew or pacer. An award will go to the male and female overall winners of the division. All finishers in the division will receive a token of their achievements. Solo Division awards are in addition to any other awards. The overall winner of the race may also receive the award for the Solo Division.

The Rules
Entrants may declare their intent to enter the solo division at any time until the final entrants list is set. Entrants may also join or leave the solo division at check-in on Friday before the start.

Entrants in this division will have no crews and no pacers and will not use the crews or pacers of other entrants.

Entrants will rely only on the official aid stations and their own drop bags for all support -- food, fluids, clothing, supplies, etc.

Entrants may not take any aid, equipment, or clothing items left specifically for them at an aid station. Everything must come from the aid station supplies or the runner's drop bags. Entrants may, however, take anything from an aid station that is generally available to all runners regardless of who provided it. They may also take unplanned emergency items from other crews not related to them in any way.

Example, a bandaid from another runner's crew.

Entrants may run with any other VT100 entrant or group of entrants, solo or not. Entrants in this division may run with another entrant in the run who has a pacer as long as the division entrant does not take any direct aid from the pacer.

Entrants may be helped in the aid station by aid station volunteers the same as other entrants, but are not to be helped by anyone's crew.

Entrants may get impromptu, unplanned assistance from other runners (but not pacers) while on the course between aid stations (example - water, salt tablet, band-aid, etc).

If entrants violate these rules, they are not disqualified from the entire race; rather, they can continue but will no longer be recognized as being part of the solo division.

For all racers, headphones of any sort are not allowed at all in the VT 100.

All participants enrolled in the solo division who finish the event will receive a token of their completion in addition their plaque or buckle. There will be an additional prize for the first solo Man and Woman over all.

To enter yourself in the Solo Division, please e-mail our Registrar at debshearer@comcast.net

See You Soon for 
The 26th Annual 
Vermont 100 Endurance Run or Ride
Contact:
Julia Hutchinson O’Brien
Race Director
Vt100@vermontadaptive.org

Deb Shearer
Registrar
debshearer@comcast.net


Follow us on social media!
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A Benefit for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports Sports for Every Body
Read about where Your Donations/Registration Fees go.