Fall leaves and panoramic views of the Connecticut River Valley are two draws of Vermont 50, an annual race through the wooded trails of Mount Ascutney State Park. Race the 50-mile course solo or check out the women’s relay event. Proceeds from the weekend’s festivities, which also include two running races, benefit Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, which offers year-round adaptive sport programs to youth and adults. The race sells out quickly, and registration opens on May 27.
How to enter the The Vermont 50
- Bike 50mi
- Run 50mi
- Run 50km
The Vermont 50 routes
About 2/3 (67%) of the 50 Mile course is on trails or jeep (unimproved) roads. 30% is on smooth, rolling gravel roads and 3% is on pavement. It is a challenging course, with good footing/traction, plenty of hills and classic Vermont scenery that will be a welcome distraction. The total vertical elevation for the 50 Mile race is about 8,900 feet. Categories include: Novice – entry level or first time competitor, Sport – intermediate competitor and Expert – very advanced competitor.
50 Mile Ultra Run
Runners Male and Female in each category and class, age groups ranging from 12 and under to 70 and up. Almost 2/3 of your total course is trail, most of which provides fairly decent footing, with little in the way of rocks or roots. Eight miles of it is on segments of the 100 Mile course. The total vertical for the 50 Mi is about 8,900’.
50 Km Endurance Run
Runners Male and Female in each category and class, age groups ranging from 12 and under to 70 and up. This isn’t quite so challenging as the 50 mile. Almost 2/3 of your total course is trail, most of which provides fairly decent footing, with little in the way of rocks or roots. Eight miles of it is on segments of the 100 Mile course. The total vertical for the 50 Km is about 5,600’.
Vermont 50 Mile Relay Team
Relay Mileage Breakdown – 12.3 Miles Start to Skunk Hollow – 19.0 Miles Skunk Hollow to Greenall’s – 18.7 Miles Greenall’s to finish
The Vermont 50 weather forecast
Clear throughout the day.
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