Hello family & friends!
In July 2018, my beloved equine partner CB Firestorm carried me to a truly magical finish of my first Vermont 100 Endurance Ride. This year, I have set out on a personal conquest to travel back to my home state and complete the Vermont 100...only this time on foot!
Over the past 3 years I have embraced the growth that running has provided to my life and the feelings I thought were only obtainable from the back of a horse. During this time I found myself creating new goals, ones that seemed impossible at the time but always greater than the last. What was first an unimaginable 50 miler on a horse or 50k trail run soon became a 100 mile equine victory and 50 mile finish on my own two feet. All of the ups & downs I experienced training my horses became the same ones I would face with my own personal running achievements and struggles. It didn't take long for me to learn to embrace the journey. As we move into another year I am reminded to celebrate my many life blessings, including both my health and the opportunities that not all are as fortunate to have.
I ask that you join me in showing support for the outstanding individuals of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports. This amazing organization provides inclusive sports and recreational opportunities to the disabled of all ages and abilities. Activities include skiing, kayaking, sailing, hiking, rock climbing, horseback riding, and much more. These opportunities not only promote self-confidence and independence, but make it possible for individuals to enjoy the sports they love!
Please consider donating what you can to help me reach my goal and to help Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports reach their goal as well. No amount is too small and together we can make a BIG difference in the lives of others.
Thank you all so much <3
Vermont 100 Endurance Race - VT 100 Fundraising
The Vermont 100 Endurance Race is celebrating its 31st year! While the Vermont 100 Endurance Ride is much older, the run portion was started by the same woman, Laura Farrell, who founded Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports. The VT 100 is put on every year by a committee of 30 dedicated volunteers who work year round, 500+ volunteers who come out for race weekend, more than 30 private land owners and many donors of funds, products or services. Monies raised from the event support the year-round programs offered by Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports.
The 100 mile course is a "shamrock" loop, consisting of 70% dirt or jeep roads with the rest on woods trails with just a couple miles of pavement. The course both climbs and descends 17,000 feet. Participants have 30 hours to complete the race and many strive to finish in less than 24 hours. In 2008 we added a 100 K course that uses almost all of the same trail, just cutting out the first of the shamrocks leaves. The ride event offers a 100 mile course concurrent with the 100 mile run, as well as a 50 mile and 75 mile event that uses much of the same course.
All 100 Mile run participants must have completed a 50 mile race in 12 hours or less to qualify and every runner is required to volunteer for 8 hours at a running event or trail work to enter.
Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports is a nationally recognized organization that empowers of all abilities through inclusive sports and recreational programming regardless of ability to pay.
Thank you for being apart of this awesome fundraiser!