Information for Our Handlers and Crew Members
We know that you're here to help your runner, we're glad that you're here and we support you. Our event is only able to continue as long as everyone involved is kind and courteous to the local residents and the volunteers who operate our aid stations. This counts doubly for the crews. Crews are seen by our neighbors more than the runners and you have more of a chance to make an impact on the locals' impression of our event. Your positive attitude when dealing with locals and volunteers is imperative to the continuation of this event.
Handlers are not allowed to park anywhere other than locations posted and allowed by race management.
- All participants are allowed to have only 1 crew vehicle on course.
- All crew vehicles MUST register with race personnel on Friday or Saturday before being on course or at any aid stations. See procedures below.
- Vehicles without a Crew Vehicle Tag will not be able to access the handler stations.
- Crews who do not follow the handler direction routes and use "closed to event traffic" roads risk having their vehicle removed from the event, and risk having their runner disqualified.
- Crews who do not follow the directions of race officials and aid station personnel risk having your vehicle removed from the event and your runner disqualified.
- Littering is taken seriously in Vermont and is grounds to have your vehicle removed from the event.
- Parking in undesignated areas will not be permitted. This is any place that the event doesn't specifically tell you to park. Do not block roads or driveways. Do not park on lawns! If you leave your vehicle in an unapproved area, it will likely be towed at your expense.
- Offering aid to runners from a vehicle anywhere other than an official "handler access" aid station is grounds to have your vehicle removed from the event and your runner disqualified.
- Being at an aid station that is not an official "handler access" station is grounds to have your vehicle removed from the event and your runner disqualified.
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.
NO LITTERING Historically it’s the handlers who are the biggest offenders. Take it, don’t leave it!
Dogs are not allowed (Service animals are allowed) at Silver Hill Meadow or at any of the Handler Access Aid Stations.
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.
You MUST treat any locals you encounter in the area with respect. Whether it's another car, a pedestrian or a tractor on the road these people live here year round and it is your responsibility to make sure that you are making a good impression on them. Our ability to hold the event again depends on it!
Do not follow your GPS! The Handler Directions found in your crew handbook at Crew Car Registration are perfect and will get you where you need to go. KNOW WHERE YOU ARE!
Detailed Directions will be posted as the Race Weekend gets closer!
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 100 Km Runners.
MEETING OR HELPING RUNNERS AT ANY OTHER LOCATION IS NOT ALLOWED.
In your runners packet there will be a Handler Vehicle Identification Tag which must be used at all times. Cars on the course must be kept to a minimum so you need to follow the handler directions from one authorized station to the next.
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, including red 10” plastic plates with white reflective arrows. to get you to the aid station.
Please be very friendly and considerate to everyone on the course and do not park on lawns or in driveways. The future of the race is totally dependent upon the people whose properties we run through so BE CONSIDERATE, BE FRIENDLY AND HAVE FUN.
DIRECTIONS FOR HANDLERS (CREW)
VT 100 MILE & 100 KM ENDURANCE RACES
(downloadable document will be published as the race gets closer)
Note: In order to follow these directions more easily, we suggest you keep resetting your trip odometer for each segment. In a couple of instances we have included such a reminder. Please keep in mind that car odometers vary, so the included distances may be “off” by a tenth or two. We also suggest, right now, crossing out that which does not apply to you depending on which race you are supporting. Handlers would be well advised to 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.
Non-Crew Spectating There are a few places along the course of the Vermont 100 Endurance Race that a person could watch the race on Saturday. These suggestions are only for non-crew members. If Race Officials find any registered crew vehicles using these spaces, we will assume that you are offering illegal aid to your runner and disqualify them. BE AWARE!