THE VT100 FINISH LINE BLOG

The VT100 is proud to offer our blog for everyone to enjoy. Check back often for developing news on race information, events, and lots more!

Hardening the Quads for the VT100 Hills

I remember running the VT100 in 2009.  I was with the lead pack around mile 40 going up a fairly long steep hill.  About midway up a young runner went flying by, strong as ever.  Wow, we thought.  He’s got this race.  Never saw him…

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Recover Like a Pro

Training for 100 km or 100 mile run is a big commitment – you’re excited and ALL in. At this point in the year, you’re probably in your early base period of building miles and adapting to the new weather pattern that comes with the…

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Fundraising Wall of Fame

2019 Wall of Fame We are grateful to the people listed on this page – supportive, generous, enthusiastic and committed Vermont 100 participants who have fundraised for Vermont Adaptive this year. Each of these participants has invited their friends and family to sponsor them in…

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Planning your training and racing for the months ahead

I often find March to be the hardest time to maintain focus for a peak race at the Vermont 100. March is when weekly mileage (and weekend long run mileage) starts to creep up. March is also when I hit my limit on ability persevere…

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Offseason Adventures in Building Fitness

Winter can be depressing for many endurance athletes, including runners. It can often mean more time on the “dreadmill”, the indoor trainer and/or bundled up for slippery runs. I’m not going to lie I spent many years doing that- hours upon hours on the trainer…

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Putting the Fun in Fundraising

For those that don’t know, the Vermont 100 is one of the largest annual fundraisers for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports . Over the years, through hard work and dedication of our patrons, the VT100 has raised and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to support…

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Vermont 100 Race Registration-News

Happy New Year! With another trip around the sun, we’re flipping the calendar to 2019 and it’s time to be thinking about the 31st annual Vermont 100 mile or 100 km endurance race. Race Registration Information Team Run 2 Empower Registration for our Team Run…

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Giving Tuesday and the VT 100 Raffle Winners

  A Note From Our Race Director, Amy I want to say THANK YOU for your donations on #GivingTuesday.  I wish I could send out personal emails to each of you…but there are just too many of you, so please excuse the impersonal, group note.…

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Giving Tuesday-Support Vermont Adaptive, Boost Your Odds for the VT100 Lottery

Hey Vermont 100 runners, crews and family members-Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Shop Local Saturday and Cyber Monday are great, but for us at the Vermont 100 the best day is-#GivingTuesday! You know we run and fundraise for Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports but did you know we host…

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2019 Vermont 100 Race Registration Process

The 2019 edition of the VT100 Endurance Race is fast on it’s way. Here’s an update on registration for the upcoming event. Early Registration returns this year: As has become tradition at the VT100, we’ll once again offer early registration from January 7, 2019 to…

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Race Day Game Plan – Last Minute Preparations

Written by Jack Pilla, Run Formula Coach Pre-Race Preparation, the night before: Get your drop bags in order and placed in the designated areas. Coordinate with your pacer if you have one. Go over any specifics with your crew. Eat – Pasta is always a good…

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Packing for Vermont 100: What do you really need?

Lindsay Simpson, Trail and Ultrarunning Coach The Run Formula As the big date creeps closer, now is the time to start that race execution plan, do any last-minute gear shopping, and pack. With aid stations located not much than 5 miles apart, you can be…

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Drop Bag Instructions for Your VT100

You’ve got questions. We’ve got answers! So let’s jump into some VT100 drop bag instructions. Here’s What You NEED to Know About Drop Bags at the VT100  We cover basic drop bag instructions, which aid stations drop bags can be sent to, an FAQ you…

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Volunteering at the VT100 – What To Know

Welcome to the VT100 blog post that covers most everything you’d need to know about volunteering at the VT100 – from the duties and perks available, to what to download to be prepared, and even a little bit on our volunteer recognition awards Oh, and…

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Friday July 20 at the Vermont 100-So many Things to Do!

Friday Fun at the VT100 You’ve arrived at Silver Hill, you’re all checked in, through Medical, got your bib! Now what?!? We’ve got you covered here at the VT100!  Friday is FULL of activities and shopping galore for you and your family, and crew, and…

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HEAT AND HUMIDITY – NOW’S THE TIME TO PREPARE

Written by Jack Pilla, Run Formula Coach HEAT AND HUMIDITY In running the VT100 five times I can’t remember it not being hot and humid so runners should count on it being that way this year too. Like any other element you would prepare for in…

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To Finish Is To Win, A Vermont 100 Runner Turns Rider

By Bill Rice  All Posts Running is one of those passions that had been part of my life for a long time and so like many I wondered if there was life beyond the marathon distance.  Naturally I soon found ultra running and the unique…

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You asked, we answered – FAQs for the VT100

We get A LOT of questions from our participants every year. So, we’ve rounded up your FAQs and Zeke’s taken the time to answer each. There’s a ton of information here, but we promise it’s worth it. Enjoy! This post is broken up into 11 sections.…

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Vermont 100-Planning and Mental Preparation

By Lindsay Simpson, The Run Formula Coach It’s now less than a month away from the big day. You’re training your body for the huge challenge ahead. You’re running the miles, doing the core and strength work, practicing technical trails, and getting in lots of…

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Nutrition and Hydration for the Long Haul

By Beth Shutt Who gets excited when talking about race nutrition and hydration?  No one?  As a registered dietitian (and coach!), I will say, nutrition and hydration actually “excite” me.  They are two variables that you have 100% control over.  You cannot say this about…

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What the Vermont 100 Means to Me

What the VT100 means to me….As a rider and runner By Krista Alderdice The VT100…I wouldn’t miss the third weekend in July for the world. My family and I have been coming to the VT 100 since 2000, and it is one of the main…

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RACE GOAL SETTING

RACE GOAL SETTING  AND  EXPECTATION MANAGEMENT FOR MAXIMUM HAPPY FACTOR May 1, 2018  Written by Jack Pilla, Run Formula Coach Figuring out exactly what you want to achieve is the first and most important step.  Do you want to run faster, a podium finish?  Or just…

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History Lesson-The Vermont 100 Riders and Runners Together on Trails of Vermont

A history lesson as remembered by Steve Rojek The Western States Trail Ride and Run (Tevis Cup) The Western States Endurance Run was first completed in 1974 by Gordy Ainsleigh. Ainsleigh had finished the Western States Trail Ride (Tevis Cup) in 1971 and 1972 on horseback, but…

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Wastin’ Away Again in Margaritaville at the Vermont 100

New, fun T-shirts on sale this year to help us celebrate 30 Years! More Cool T-shirts to Come-With Your Help! We know you LOVE running into Margaritaville for the music, the cheeseburgers in paradise, the props and The Frozen Fins  The Vermont Parrot Head Club…

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Ideal Race Calendar, More Training Tips from Run Formula

Written by our own Race Director, Amy Rusiecki for RunFormula With the snow finally melting and trails clearing up, it’s time to think about finalizing your 2018 race calendar. You’re already signed up for this summer’s Vermont 100 (yay!), so now you need to focus…

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Calling All Vermont 100 Volunteers

Time to  SIGN-UP for the 30th Anniversary of the Vermont 100 Endurance Race A Message from our Volunteer Coordinators Carolyn and Kristin… Hello All,  I cannot believe it is already the middle of March which also means only 4 more months until the VT100!  Woohoo! Please…

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The Importance of Strength Training for Running

Written by Jack Pilla, Run Formula Coach Ok, you’ve been working on getting in the miles and building your base for the VT 100 with 21 weeks to go.  What else could you be doing?  How about some strength work!!  Distance runners need to acquire…

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From inov-8 “HOW TO JUGGLE A LOVE LIFE AND A RUNNING OBSESSION”

Ask runners about the love of their life and the chances are they will say ‘running’…. before correcting it with ‘well, after my husband / wife / boyfriend / girlfriend / significant other, of course!’ Juggling a healthy love life alongside an often-selfish running obsession can be a…

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A Sweetheart Deal-February’s Top Fundraiser Will Get A Pair of Snow Shoes

Be the TOP Vermont 100 Fundraiser for February, win a pair of DION Snowshoes Thanks to race sponsor DION SNOWSHOES the top fundraiser for the month of February will get a pair of Dion Snowshoes! The DION difference: They offer snowshoes as separate components (Frame, Binding…

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Winter Training for Summer Success

Written by Lindsay Simpson, Run Formula coach So you’re in, congratulations! You’ve marked your calendar for July 21 and it reads “VT100 Baby!” While July warmth and humidity may be hard to imagine when you’re blasted with sub-zero temperatures, snow, ice and 20 mph winds;…

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Winners of Our #GivingTuesday Raffle are…

Congratulations to Our #GivingTuesday Raffle winners: Emily Wivell who won a free entry into this year’s VT100, and Casey Fisher who won early entry into this year’s race. Together we helped Vermont Adaptive raise $90,000! A message from Erin Fernandez, Executive Director Vermont Adaptive Donors…

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#GivingTuesday for Vermont Adaptive

Right Now, Your Gift to Vermont Adaptive Will Go Twice as Far in Supporting Athletes with Disabilities. As Cyber Monday begins today,  Vermont Adaptive is prepping for a great #GivingTuesday tomorrow. Your donation is doubled – up to $45,000 (thanks to a matching pledge!) So $50 = $100.…

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You’ve Been Asking, We’ve Been Planning Registration News

Registration Dates Are Set! Woo Hoo! Find all Vermont 100 registration information on our page Entry Process and Registration Team Run 2 Empower registration opens today, Monday November, 20 Register Here Early 100 Mile Registration-January 15, 7 p.m. to January 19, 7 p.m.  (details below) General 100 mile…

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What’d You Think of the 2017 VT100? Take the Post Race Survey Today

Thank you ALL for attending our 29th annual Vermont 100 Endurance Run or Ride! Whether you were a runner, a crew person, a family support member, a volunteer, a HAM radio operator, a horse rider, a horse crew person, veterinarian, medical staff… you get the…

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An Interview with Karen & Rob: The HAM Radio Operators Keeping Us Safe

You may not notice them, but they’re there and they’re keeping us all safe during race weekend. They relay info from the aid stations to the re-stock trucks. They call for rides back to Silver Hill if someone needs a lift. They keep track of…

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*Blind Dates at the VT100 – Pacing/Being Paced by a Stranger

Some runners don’t have the ability to travel with pacers, so they rely on the generosity of strangers to pace them. Are you a pacer seeking a runner or runner seeking a pacer to help you at the VT100? Well, you’re in luck – no…

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Interview with Laura Farrell: VT Adaptive Founder, Former VT100 RD

Our VT100 Race History & VT Adaptive page on this website give you a bit of background on Laura Farrell, but we were also lucky enough to catch up with her more personally and in greater length in this interview. Here’s what we asked and…

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A Must Read Interview with John Geesler: 24x VT100 Finisher

VT100 rockstar, John Geesler, will be seeking his 25th finish at the 2017 VT100. “I don’t train, so much as I just go run. Don’t have a log, or keep track of miles or time. I just want to enjoy the run.”   In this…

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A Note From the Medical Director

One of the qualities that makes a good ultrarunner is stubbornness. However, this trait can also be a liability. It is critically important to be able to distinguish between when you should tough it out, and when you need to stop. That’s why we have…

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2017 Movie Night – 8% No Limit

This year’s Friday Night Feature will be the documentary, 8% No Limit, starring ultrarunner Rhonda-Marie Avery. https://vimeo.com/150216418 Step into the shoes of a runner who is blind, as she traverses Canada’s longest trail. In the summer of 2014, Rhonda-Marie Avery set out to run 885 kilometers across…

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Interview with ‘Nipmuck’ Dave

After race directing the Nipmuck Trail Marathon in Connecticut for 26 years and retiring from 30 years of Occupation Therapy work, adaptive athlete Dave Raczkowski finished last year’s VT100 on his handmade titanium crutches with 6 minutes to spare. Tenacious and gritty, this interview reveals…

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Team Run 2 Empower – Meet the 2017 Team

Every year, the VT100 reserves race entries for Team Run to Empower. Team Run 2 Empower is made up of individuals who commit to fundraising a minimum of $1,000 for Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports, a nationally recognized nonprofit providing sports and recreational programs to…

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FAQs – Zeke’s Answers to All Your VT100 Questions

We get A LOT of questions from our participants every year. So, we’ve rounded up your FAQs and Zeke’s taken the time to answer each. There’s a ton of information here, but we promise it’s worth it. Enjoy! This post is broken up into 11 sections.…

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Gas. Food. Ice – Where to Buy It Along the VT100 Race Route

Crews listen up especially: You’re gonna need gas. You’re gonna get hungry. You’re gonna want to cool some things off. So we’re here to help you! Find the best spots along the VT100 race route to locate fuel, food, and ice. Read more about each…

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Your Race Weekend Checklist

There’s so much to do, know, and get ready for when it comes to arriving at Silver Hill on race day with a clear mind and ready to race. So, we want to arm you with a quick VT100 weekend checklist in hopes it’ll help you…

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Athletes with Disability – Divisions & Rules

In 2017, the VT100 deepened our commitment to adaptive sports by becoming the first trail ultra ever to recognize mobility and visually impaired athletes in their own division: Athletes With Disabilities (AWD).  This post will cover *everything you need to know about the AWD division,…

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Interviewing the VT100’s Camp Ten Bear Aid Station Captains

A 4-Question Interview with the Camp Ten Bear Aid Station Captains In this post, we chat with Carolyn Shreck and Josh Katzman. Carolyn and Josh of the TARC running club captain the Camp Ten Bear aid station, which plays a crucial role in supporting runners…

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5 Questions with Kyle Robidoux – A 2017 AWD Participant

The 2017 Vermont 100 will be the first ultra ever to formally recognize Athletes With Disabilities with an awards division for ultra runners with visual or mobility impairments, and we’re so proud to bring you this interview with Kyle Robidoux in anticipation. Kyle Robidoux: A 5-question…

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The 4 Best VT100 Spectator Spots

Want to cheer on the runners, but didn’t get asked to crew one? We’ll you’re in luck. Here are the best VT100 spectator spots.  But First – The Rules Please note: Spectators Only! We mean it, these suggestions are only for spectators only – NOT crews or pacers,…

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Amazing Interview with 2017 AWD Participant Jason Romero

As the first ultra ever to formally recognize Athletes With Disabilities in their own division, the 2017 VT100 race crew is proud to bring you this interview with upcoming AWD participant Jason Romero. Jason Romero: His Story and the 9-question interview Jason’s Story Jason Romero…

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VERMONT 100 ENDURANCE RUN
VT Adaptive Ski & Sport Headquarters
Attention: Amy Rusiecki
PO Box 139 Killington, VT 05751
Call: 1-802-786-4991
Email: vt100@vermontadaptive.org

Directions to Silver Hill Meadow, Site of the VT100 Endurance Race Start/Finish