1. How will I follow the race route during the day?
The courses will be marked with 10” diameter yellow plastic pie plates, with bold dark black arrows indicating go right, left or straight. The standard for a turn will be one arrow plate 50 to 100’ before the turn. Two plates at the turn and another plate 50 to 100’ after the turn. On some stretches you will see Confidence plates. This is a smaller, 7” plate with a large C on it, to assure you that you are still on the course.
There will be green glow sticks (chem.-lites) marking the route.
3. How much of the 100 Km. course is the same as the 100 Mile?
The 100 Km. course also starts at Silver Hill Meadow, but takes a different route. The runners do 5.6 miles in getting to Lillian’s Aid Station, which is the 43.3 Mile aid station for the 100 Milers. From that point to the end the two courses are identical.
Yes. It will be marked with LAVENDER pie plates, but only until it joins the 100 Mile course, at which point everyone will follow Yellow plates.
For the most part, no. There will be some roots, small rocks and ruts, so pay attention and pick up your feet. We have driven or run all of the trails and cut downed trees and tossed limbs and branches, but some can fall the evening before or the day of.
The 100 Mile goes thru parts of 9 towns in a three lobe cloverleaf pattern. The 100 Km goes thru parts of 6 towns on the latter two cloverleaf ‘lobes’
Yes, indeed! This is Vermont!
Approximately 14,000’ for the 100 Mile and 9,000’ for the 100 Km.
9. What percentage is: gravel road/ trail, jeep rd./ paved?
For the 100 Mile: 67.5% / 27% / 5.5%
For the 100 Km. 67.5% / 31% / 1.5%
See the Handler Directions
See the Handler Directions
12. How many Handler aid stations are there?
8 for the 100 Mile and 6 for the 100 Kilometer
13. Where are the Handler aid stations?
See the Handler Instructions
14. Where can I park at the Handler access aid stations?
Where the Handler Directions and/or station personnel tell you.
42 minutes will get you there in plenty of time to set up for your runner
16. How long does it take to drive to the other Handler Stations?
See the Handler Directions
17. What time does the sun come up?
approx. 5:26 a.m. Saturday and 5:27 a.m. Sunday
18. What time does the sun set Saturday evening?
approx. 8:25 p.m.
19. How cool/cold will it be at the start of the 100 and overnight Saturday?
It is usually in the 50’s, but could be in the 40’s or 60’s
20. How warm/hot will it get on Saturday and Sunday
It is usually in the 70’s, but could be in the 60’s, 80’s or 90’s.
21. Will it rain during the races?
It could and has but on average does not. We’ll give you the latest weather forecast at the pre-race briefing.
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Map of how to get to Silver Hill Meadow Click here
4:00 a.m. Saturday
23. When does the 100K start?
9:00 a.m. Saturday
24. What is the cutoff time for the 100 Mile?
10:00 a.m. Sunday
25. What is the cutoff time for the 100 Km?
5:00 a.m. Sunday
26. When and where will the pre-race briefing be held?
3:45 p.m. Friday in or near the main tent
27. When and where is the pasta dinner Friday evening?
Immediately following the pre-race dinner. approx 4:30 p.m.
28. When and where is the post-race barbecue?
In the main tent at 10:30 a.m. Sunday
29. When are the awards?
Following serving of the barbecue on Sunday (about 11 a.m.).
Yes, a small inexpensive one, that you can afford to discard
31. Should I wear regular (non-trail) running shoes?
We suggest trail shoes but you could get by with road shoes
32. Should I carry a water bottle or hydration pack for the race?
33. Should I carry two water bottles for the race?
Not if you have a hydration pack. Yes, if the weather is above 85 degrees and you anticipate taking over 28 hours to complete the run. The greatest distance between aid stations is 5 miles (occurs 3 times). Slower runners will take close to 1.5 hours for 5 miles.
The standard ‘buffet’ of chips, fruit, M&M’s, cookies, ginger candy, P.B.&J. and turkey sandwiches, baked potato chunks. Soup, broth, coffee, tea or hot chocolate at some stations after dark. Burgers and Dogs at Camp Ten Bear. Grilled cheese and chicken noodle soup at Spirit-of-’76. Possibly cheeseburgers at Margaritaville.
37. Can I get electrolyte caplets at the aid stations?
Yes, at all of the manned aid stations.
38. Can I get energy gels at the aid stations?
Normally no. When using your own gels, please hold the wrappers and dispose of them at the next aid station. Do not discard on the roads or trails. We pride ourselves on being Green.
39. Will the horses run over me?
No. They really want to slow down to your pace.
40. Do the horses start at the same place the runners do?
Yes, for the 100 Mile ride, but an hour later. There are also 75 and 50 mile rides.
41. What should I do if a horse wants to pass me?
Talk with the rider and step aside, if asked to.
42. What should I do if I want to pass a horse?
Talk with the rider and wait until he/she says it’s OK. At night, in particular, talk to the rider as soon as you’re within earshot; until it knows you are a human, the horse will be frightened.
44. Are there mandatory medical checks?
Yes, at Camp Ten Bear (mile points 47 and 69.4) and at Bill’s (mile 88.3).
45. For what reason(s) would the medical personnel stop me from running?
For significant weight gain or loss or other obvious physical demise.
46. Where can I get ice and other supplies?
At the following country stores: South Woodstock, Teago, Downers, Taftsville, Hartland, Brownsville, Watroba’s in Reading and at Mac’s Market or Maplefields in Woodstock (see the map below)
47. Where can I find a pacer? You can request one via our website at: http://www.vermont100.com/pacer_pacer_needed.html
Once you get to Registration, look for John Bassette in the yellow "West Point" baseball cap at the main tent.
50. Where exactly is the finish?
For both races it is out behind the main tent, over where there’s an opening in the trees, and a little ways into the woods.
Yes, we’re back to the original (2011) course, going through Taftsville Bridge, returning the ‘missing’ mile after Pretty House, and running up around the top of Blood Hill a mile from the finish.
52. How fast will the winners run the races?
For the 100 Mile, the men in about 15.5 hrs and the women in about 17.5 hrs.
For the 100 Km, the men in about 9.5 hrs and the women in about 11.5 hrs.
53. What will race officials be wearing?
They will be wearing light blue shirts that say Race Official.
54. What is VASS?
Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, a non-profit,volunteer based organization which provides competitive and recreational athletic opportunities, equipment and instruction for people with disabilities. Your entry fee and all money raised during the event goes directly toward provision of these services.
55. What do I need to know regarding Local Resident Sensitivity this year?
Our race depends on our neighbors!
The local landowners are extremely tolerant of us every year. We have been asked to reduce traffic and noise around the race course. We absolutely must keep the noise down at Silver Hill Meadow (our race start and finish) and keep event-related vehicles off of some specific roads. In an effort to make this event comfortable and safe for everyone, there will be road closures with signage that say
We have revised the routes for participants getting to Silver Hill (see directions above), and the routes that Handler Crews will use in getting to and between the various authorized Handler Access Aid Stations, in order to avoid the off-limits roads.