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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.

Good Luck Vermont City Marathoners! #RunVermont #Run802

http://www.vermontcitymarathon.org/
Good Luck to ALL The Vermont City Marathoners
A Special Shout out to
Scott Traer (Woburn, Mass.)
 The Reigning Vermont 100 Winner
15:01:50.00
(Traer also ran a 2:37 at last year’s VCM)
 
Have a Great Race
From Everyone at the Vermont 100
 
Amy and the Race Committee 
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New Book Has Vermont 100 Training Tips! #velopress #ultrarunning #VT100MiRace

https://www.velopress.com/books/training-essentials-for-ultrarunning/

When elite ultrarunners have a need for speed, they turn to coach Jason Koop. Now the sport’s leading coach makes his highly effective ultramarathon training methods available to ultrarunners of all abilities in his book Training Essentials for Ultrarunning.

Ultramarathoners have traditionally piled on the miles or tried an approach that worked for a friend. Yet ultramarathons are not just longer marathons; simply running more will not prepare you for the race experience you want. Ultramarathon requires a new and specific approach to training. Training Essentials for Ultrarunning will revolutionize training for those who want to race an ultramarathon instead of just gutting it out to the finish line.

Get a copy today!
https://www.velopress.com/books/training-essentials-for-ultrarunning/

UltraRunner Podcast.com-Amy Rusiecki Interview

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 Check out UltraRunner Podcast.com's Interview with the Vermont 100 Race Director...

Amy Rusiecki – Elite Ultramarathoner, Wife, and Race Director 
 
Amy Rusiecki (Team Inov8) is an elite runner from the North East who’s been tearing it up on the trails for the past ten years. She’s won races big and small, as well as had some bonks and a DNF that’ve left her hurting. She shares all of those stories with Sarah and I in this chat.


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Meet Our VT100 Charity Runner-Maria Chevalier #VT100 #ultrarun #VermontAdaptive #VT #NH

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Maria Chevalier
Team Captain- Team WingMan
Competing in the VT 100 is a challenge that I look forward to meeting this summer. While I have spent hours, days, months and even years training for this event, it is something that I am extremely passionate about which makes the training mean that much more. There are people out there for whom just getting out to walk can be a challenge...people who need a little extra assistance to meet the challenge that brings health, fun and passion to their lives. Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports provides sports and recreational programs as well as wellness and environmental retreats to people with disabilities. Their programs are offered to people of all ages, with a variety of disabilities. Programs include skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and Nordic in the winter; and sailing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, cycling, rock climbing, horseback riding, and more in the warmer months.

In 2013 I was matched through the IRun4 group with a wonderful little guy named Nick...he can't run so all of the miles I run are dedicated to him! Nick is an energetic and smart boy who loves Buffalo Wild Wings (hence the "nickname"), the color orange, Paw Patrol and his big brothers and sister. He also has limited mobility due to a catastrophic brain injury from birth but let me tell you, NOTHING slows this kid down! I had the super cool opportunity to meet my WingMan and his extraordinary family while at the Indianapolis Marathon in November 2014...I can honestly say it was one of the best experiences ever to see his happy smile and to get one of his signature Big Hug Squeezes! We laughed and sang, he wowed me with his mad spelling skills, we even "raced" his siblings up and down the sidewalk with me pushing him in his chair, and he showed me all of his favorite things at the Children's Museum. Nick has been able to participate in a lot of accessible sports in his home area, thanks to donations to and sponsors of programs just like VT Adaptive. I am proud to be fundraising for such a fantastic cause...and stoked to know that I can help make a difference in the lives of people like my WingMan. One last note about my buddy...last year I also fundraised for this cause...and my WingMan even donated so that other kids could have the same opportunities he has...how awesome is this kid?!?!?!

Please consider donating what you can to help me reach my goal and help Vermont Adaptive meet their goal too!
Thank you!

Meet Our VT100 Charity Runner-E David Granum #VT100 #ultrarun #VermontAdaptive #VT #NH

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E David Granum
Competing in the VT 100 is a challenge that I look forward to meeting this summer. While I have spent hours, days, months and even years training for this event, it is something that I have been passionate about. There are people out there for whom just getting out to walk can be a challenge. People who need a little extra assistance to meet the challenge that brings health, fun and passion to their lives. Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports provides sports and recreational programs as well as wellness and environmental retreats to people with disabilities. They’re programs are offered to people of all ages, with a variety of disabilities. Programs include skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and Nordic in the winter; and sailing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, cycling, rock climbing, horseback riding, and more in the warmer months.

Please consider donating what you can to help me reach my goal and help Vermont Adaptive meet their goal too!
Thank you!

Meet Our VT100 Charity Runner-Leah Christensen #VT100 #ultrarun #VermontAdaptive #VT #NH

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Leah Christensen
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Competing in the VT 100 is a challenge that I look forward to meeting this summer. Pushing myself to the limit of completing a 100 mile endurance race is an incredible experience. However, there are people out there for whom just getting out to walk can be a challenge. People who need a little extra assistance to meet the challenge that brings health, fun and passion to their lives. Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports provides sports and recreational programs as well as wellness and environmental retreats to people with disabilities. They’re programs are offered to people of all ages, with a variety of disabilities. Programs include skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and Nordic in the winter; and sailing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, cycling, rock climbing, horseback riding, and more in the warmer months.

Please consider donating what you can to help me reach my goal and help Vermont Adaptive meet their goal too!
Thank you!

Meet Our VT100 Charity Runner-Claude Parent #VT100 #ultrarun #VermontAdaptive #VT #NH

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Claude Parent
Competing in the VT 100 is a challenge that I look forward to meeting this summer. While I have spent hours, days, months and even years training for this event, it is something that I have been passionate about. There are people out there for whom just getting out to walk can be a challenge. People who need a little extra assistance to meet the challenge that brings health, fun and passion to their lives. Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports provides sports and recreational programs as well as wellness and environmental retreats to people with disabilities. They’re programs are offered to people of all ages, with a variety of disabilities. Programs include skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and Nordic in the winter; and sailing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, cycling, rock climbing, horseback riding, and more in the warmer months.

Please consider donating what you can to help me reach my goal and help Vermont Adaptive meet their goal too! Thank you!

Meet Our VT100 Charity Runner-Greg Cartier #VT100 #ultrarun #VermontAdaptive #VT #NH

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Greg Cartier
 
I know what it is like to be injured and not know whether or not I will ever be able to ski or experience the outdoors in the same way again. I participated in an adaptive ski program in Colorado the winter after I was injured. It gave me the confidence to get back out there and do what I love to do. Today, I am a professional ski patroller in Vermont. I don't think I'd be in this positiion if it weren't for my experience with the adaptive ski program. For these reasons I have decided that this year I'd run the VT 100 to help support a similiar program, Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports. My hope is that with our contributions others can experience the same success that I did.

Competing in the VT 100 is a challenge that I look forward to meeting this summer. While I have spent hours, days, months and even years training for this event, it is something that I have been passionate about. There are people out there for whom just getting out to walk can be a challenge. Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports provides sports and recreational programs as well as wellness and environmental retreats to people with disabilities. Their programs are offered to people of all ages, with a variety of disabilities. Programs include skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and Nordic in the winter; and sailing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, cycling, rock climbing, horseback riding, and more in the warmer months.

Please consider donating to help me reach my goal and help Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports.
Thank you.

This Just In-Vermont 100 News #VT100 #ultrarun #VermontAdaptive #VT #NH



Hello runners!
I hope you are all training up for this summer's Vermont 100 and are as excited to run as the race committee is to have you come run!

I just wanted to touch base with a few announcements.

First, after a lot of thought (and input from numerous participants), we are excited to announce that we will be giving belt buckles to all 100 mile finishers. *

In keeping with the tradition recognizing the magic of finishing 100 miles in less than a day, sub-24 hour runners will receive the same buckle as last year (which is a larger size).

Runners that finish the 100 mile between 24 and 30 hours will receive a similar but smaller buckle.

Second, just a reminder that the official cut-off date for folks who want to withdraw from the race (and still get a partial refund) is June 1st. Please let us know if you don't plan to race this year - there are folks on the wait list that are anxious to run instead!

See you all in July! 58 Days!!!
-Amy Rusiecki

*we'll be updating our website pages soon to reflect this change!

Meet Our VT100 Charity Runner-Matt Klein #VT100 #ultrarun #VermontAdaptive #VT #NH

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Matt Klein
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Before I get into the “why” let me just express my gratitude that you’re on this page.

This July I’m going to be competing in the Vermont 100 mile ultra-running marathon and I could use some help. As many of you know, running is something that I'm incredibly passionate about as it's helped to change my life for the better. It's also provided me the ability to help others through my blood, sweat and tears.

Here’s the why - When I reflect on how I got to this point, there are clearly moments that are “life altering” as I like to say. There’s the obvious – like relationships and children – and then there are some that are not so clear at first glance. For me, the Vermont 100 is one of those moments (actually, more like 24+ hours of moments strung together ;-)

I first participated in this race in 2014. The race itself, and what the body and mind go through over a day’s worth of straight running, is hard to define and articulate. But more so, I was incredibly moved and humbled by Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports - a non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to recreational and competitive athletic training, equipment and support for individuals of all ages who have disabilities.

The VT 100 is one of Vermont Adaptive’s biggest fund raisers. Without race participants, volunteers and sponsors, Vermont Adaptive would not be able to provide access to: skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, hand cycling, tandem biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, hiking, camping and other adventure weekends to their participants!

Today I'm grateful to have the ability to even attempt to run 100 miles. It's not lost on me that there are people out there for whom simply walking can be a challenge. Please consider donating what you can to help Vermont Adaptive continue to provide youth and adults with disabilities a measure of self-confidence and independence through adaptive sports programs and activities.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Meet Our VT100 Charity Runner-Chris Eaton #VT100 #ultrarun #VermontAdaptive #VT #NH

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Chris Eaton
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In July 2016, I am running the Vermont 100. For those of you who don’t know, that is a 100 mile race through the hills and mountains of Southern Vermont. I know what you are thinking, “100 miles?!?! That’s crazy!!!” or maybe even, “Chris, you are an idiot.” But for those of you who know me, I am always up for a challenge.

And why make a 100 miler any easier than it has to be? I am running as a charity runner. The Vermont 100 raises money for the Vermont Adaptive Ski and Spots program. This is an amazing program that provides recreational and sports opportunities to people with disabilities. I love any program that can help anyone more fully enjoy the outdoors! I first heard of Adaptive programs when I lived in Colorado. I watched as the program taught anyone--from a child with a disability to a wounded veteran--learn to ski and snowboard. I was always impressed with the programs ability to bring outdoor opportunities to life for everyone. I was beyond excited when I learned there was an adaptive sports program in Vermont. And I am wicked excited to be able to help them raise money so they can continue sharing the love of sport with everyone!

So what you can do to help me: 1) want to run a few training miles with me? AWESOME. 2) You want to be charitable and make a donation to a great cause? EVEN BETTER! 3) You want to watch me attempt a 100 miler? Put some money in and I’ll make it happen! Every bit helps!

Vermont Adaptive is a cause that I fully believe in and support (if you keep reading below, I think you’ll see why). I am backing it with my own financial contribution as well as by running this race. I hope you will support me in this endeavor!

If you have any questions, please let me know! chris.g.eaton@gmail.com

Meet Our VT100 Charity Runner-Keith McWilliams #VT100 #ultrarun #VermontAdaptive #VT #NH

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Keith's Story in his words:
I am fundraising for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports program. I find this program to be near and dear to my heart because I have a child with disabilities. As a disabled veteran myself, I also know several veterans who's committed selfless service has led to a disability.

If I could take a few minutes of your time to share with you some information about the event I would truly appreciate your consideration for a donation.

As you may know I have been active in endurance events for many years now. The running and triathlon community has done so much to help me. Which made me realize it's time I do something more than just pay an entry fee. I was fortunate to find an event that I'm not only interested in but is also supporting a very worthy cause. I have challenged myself to compete in a 100 mile endurance run next summer.
 This will test every aspect of my physical and mental ability. The Vermont 100 uses the proceeds from it's event to support the Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports program. Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing recreational and competitive sports opportunities to people with disabilities. I take for granted every day my ability to even consider participating in a running event. There are many who will never have such an opportunity. This program will help them to build self-confidence and independence as an individual through adaptive sports.

I watched my disabled son Patrick smile from ear to ear when he participated in an adaptive program. Patrick suffered a traumatic brain injury which has led to limited use of his right arm and leg. He also has restricted vision and is unable to speak. However, despite his disabilities, he was able to ski down a mountain with the help of adaptive devices and truly passionate volunteers. I would love others to feel such a boost in confidence as well.

I understand it's difficult to reach in your pocket and contribute money. However I ask that you consider those who could benefit from your donation. Any amount at all would be greatly appreciated.
I have a goal of raising at least $6,000 however I'm confident with your help I can far exceed that.
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