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Vermont 100 Race Guidelines #VT1002015 #VT100 #ultrarun #VermontAdaptive #VT #NH

27th Annual
Vermont 100 Endurance Race  

updated June 25, 2015

TRAIL DESCRIPTION - The course starts and finishes at Silver Hill Meadow. It is a "shamrock" loop, consisting of 70% dirt or jeep roads with the rest on woods trails (there are a couple miles of pavement). The course both climbs and descends 14000 - 15000 feet. The normal temperature in Vermont in July is 80-85 during the day and 55-65 at night (but anything can happen).

Silver Hill Meadow - Silver Hill Meadow is part of an old family farm located in the hills above Brownsville VT. The VT 100 was very fortunate to be invited to use this area for the VT 100 starting in 2004. Parking and all other signs must be carefully observed.  Please do not litter there. No dogs are allowed at Silver Hill Meadow, except service animals, which should be marked as such. A limited number of campsites are available from Friday morning to Monday noon.


Friday, July 17th, 2015
Camping at Silver Hill Meadow opens. Portable toilets will be available.
Check In 10 a.m. -3:45 p.m.
Pre-Race Briefing 4 p.m.
Pasta Dinner-immediately following the briefing approx. 4:30 p.m.

PRE-RACE CHECK IN from 10:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. - all runners must submit to a physical exam which will involve checking vital signs and weight in running gear. This is not a complete physical. Runners must show evidence of adequate training and be knowledgeable about stress factors of prolonged exercise in adverse conditions.

RUNNERS AND CREW BRIEFING MEETING at 4 PM - Attendance at this meeting is required for all runners, handlers and pacers. We will review trail conditions, aid and medical station locations and procedures and any special situations. This is the time to get your questions answered.

PASTA DINNER - Served in the main tent at Silver Hill Meadow immediately following the pre-race briefing approx. 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 18th 2015
100 mile Race
100 Mile runners must check in with timers between 3 and 3:45 AM.
100 Mile RUNNER START  - 4AM

100 K Race
100 K runners must check in with timers between  8 and 8:45 AM.

Sunday, July 19th 2015
Course Closing Times
100 K Race
100 K course closes - 5:00 A.M.

100 Mile Race
100 Mile course closes - 10:00 A.M.

Post Race Brunch/Lunch
BBQ Served at 10:30 a.m at Silver Hill Meadow

Awards Ceremony - At Silver Hill Meadow, starts approx 11 a.m..
  • All 100 mile runners finishing in less than 24 hours will receive a VT 100 belt buckle.
  • All 100 Mile finisher between 24 and 30 hours will receive custom designed coaster.
  • All 100 K runners finishing under the 20 hour limit will receive a custom designed coaster.
  • Solo Runners will also receive an award
 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. All pacers will be required to check-in and obtain a pacer bib prior to being allowed on course.
  7. Runners who get lost during the race must return, without assistance 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. 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.
  15. We discourage the use of "trekking poles". Their use will result in disqualification only if race officials deem such use to be hazardous.
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.

Race Parking
All parking signs must be followed. No parking is allowed in driveways or in the road at Silver Hill Meadow. All parking at handler access stations must be out of traffic and must not block roads or driveways. Handlers must follow directions of aid station personnel.

No pacer parking is allowed at Camp 10 Bear. A shuttle will be provided from Silver Hill Meadow.

Trail Markings

The trail is marked with yellow plastic plates with black arrows. There are smaller plates marked with a 'C' to indicate the course between the larger arrow plates. Lime is used on the road to mark certain intersections. Glow sticks are used to mark the trail at night. Unfortunately, vandalism does occur - we have crews checking during the night but be cautious.

Running the trail

While running the trail runners are allowed to set their own pace as long as they are out of the following check points by the times noted.

These Cutoff Times are for the 100 miler
# Name Cutoff Time
5 Pretty House 10:20 a.m.
7 Stage Road 1:00 p.m.
11 Camp 10 Bear 6:00 p.m.
14 Margarittaville 9:30 p.m.
17 Camp 10 Bear 1:00 a.m.
22 Bill's 6:30 a.m.
24 Polly's 8:40 a.m.
100K cutoffs click here

At mandatory medical checkpoints (#s 11, 17, 22) every runner must be weighed before hydrating. Weight loss of 6% (of check in weight) will result in a warning and the runner will be observed before continuing. Weight loss of 7% will result in disqualification.Medical Check Point Requirements

Drop Bags 
Extra supplies may be left at check-in on Friday before 6 p.m. for delivery to the following aid stations: #5, 7, 11, 14, 17, 22, and 24. Supplies must be in a durable, soft sided, clearly marked bag with the runners bib number and station to be delivered to. Bags can not contain glass of any kind and large, hard sided totes or bins will not be accepted. Most drop bags will be returned to the finish line by noon on Sunday .


Aid Station Info (Lists are subject to change)

Above all please have a safe 100 miles.
Enjoy the beautiful sight and sounds of Vermont.

Please remember to thank the volunteers. 
They make this all possible.