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2022 Women in Endurance Sports Awards Nominee: Amy Rusiecki

2022 Women in Endurance Sports Awards Nominee: Amy Rusiecki

Congratulations to Vermont 100 Race Director Amy Rusiecki, who is nominated for a Women of Endurance Sports Award!

Amy has committed to supporting gender equity and inclusion at our event and all of her Beast Coast Trail Running events, and we are so proud to see her hard work recognized like this!

The 2022 awards ceremony will be celebrated in person at the Outspoken Summit in Tempe, AZ, and streamed live online through the Outspoken Summit Facebook page this Sunday, November 13th, at 10am PT/1pm ET.

We also want to take this opportunity to thank each of you, everyone in our beautiful ultrarunning community, who has stepped up in their own ways to advocate for changes that promote inclusion and diversity within our events!

Outspoken Awards Nominee - Official Graphic - Amy Rusiecki

“This is how small changes happen, which can lead to bigger shifts…and it takes an amazing [community], which we are blessed to have!!!” – Amy

 

Amy racing
Amy racing. She is wearing a purple Inov8 tank top, black shorts, and sunglasses, and carrying a water bottle in her left hand.
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The Trails Collective Podcast – Special Guest VT100 Race Director Amy Rusiecki

The Trails Collective Podcast – Special Guest VT100 Race Director Amy Rusiecki

We’re excited to share that our rockstar race director, the one and only Amy Rusiecki, is this week’s extra special guest on The Trails Collective Podcast hosted by competitive distance runner, Ellie Pell.

Amy and Ellie dig into all things running and ultrarunning: Amy’s experience discovering the sport; strategies for training, racing, and competing; what it’s like coaching, directing races (she’s got a bunch: see Beast Coast Trail Running), and guiding blind and visually impaired athletes. They even veer into the inevitable — which trail snacks and beverages Amy loves most!

Listen below on Spotify, tune in on Apple Podcasts, or go to the platform you prefer and search for the Trails Collective Podcast.

Voices From The Collective: Amy Rusiecki

 

 

Amy (left) guiding visually impaired athlete Kyle Robidoux (center) with another guide (right) on the Vermont 100 course
Photo description: Amy (left) guiding visually impaired athlete Kyle Robidoux (center) with another guide (right) on the Vermont 100 course. Credit: Ben Kimball.
Amy speaking to the crowd at the Vermont 100 Pre-Race Meeting with a Vermont Adaptive banner hanging behind her.
Photo description: Amy speaking to the crowd at the Vermont 100 Pre-Race Meeting with a Vermont Adaptive banner hanging behind her.
Amy with her arms up greeting two runners as they cross the Vermont 100 Endurance Race Finish Line
Photo description: Amy with her arms up greeting two runners as they cross the Vermont 100 Endurance Race Finish Line
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Volunteers Work Tirelessly to Keep Trails in Great Shape

Volunteers Work Tirelessly to Keep Trails in Great Shape

Melody Blittersdorf, Eric Grald and Jeff Blittersdorf.

Not sure what the weather has been like this Spring where you live but around the Vermont 100 trails, it’s been pretty bad. Heavy rains, high winds, saturated soil.

There has been more trail damage this year than folks have seen in 20 plus years.

Luckily there is a core group of dedicated trail volunteers who give their weekends to trail maintenance.

You met some a few weeks ago

We’d now like to introduce to more trail volunteers.

Rick Fallon clearing in the early spring.
Steve Grover

Thanks to GHMA volunteers for clearing Cady Brook and Heartbreak Hill.
Eric & Chelle Grald
Michelle & Steven Grover
Dana & Paula Waters
Connie & Scott Walker
Lyn Brown
Bruce Hickey
Jenny Kimberly
Ray Johnson
Laurie Hall
Elizabeth Farley
Barbara Gerstner
Hannah Bright
Walter Bradeen
Rick Fallon
Jim Barr
Toby Bartlett
Shirley Oulette
Debbie Culbertson
Sue Meyer
Debbie Klene
Melody & Jeff Blittersdorf
Bob Anderson
Roy Snell
Stacy Gallowhur

It not’s just people who “chipped” in to help out. The town of Reading, Vermont worked on Kittridge Pasture.

Before
After

And it’s not just adults helping clear trail.

Power of We! Richmond Middle School 7th graders helped clear mile 99.
Thanks to Alex, Sayan, Angus, Ian, Madeleine, Rhea, Beth, Missie, Amanda, Henry, Reeve and Jim.

Rumor has it that another crew will be out there again this weekend, giving of their time to make the trails usable by our race and by the communities in our area.

The Vermont 100 Race Committee would like to thank all the trail volunteers. We couldn’t host a trail run without you.

If you’d like to help out, please contact Sue Greenall at greenall@vermontel.net

Photos provided courtesy of Sue Greenall, GMHA and Krista Alderdice.

 

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