Hello friends and family! On July 20th I'll be running my first 100 mile race in Vermont at the VT 100 Endurance Race!
Competing in the VT 100 is a challenge that I look forward to facing. While I have spent hours, days, months and even years training for this event, it is something that I have been passionate about and I'm grateful for the opportunity and support from my family! I also recognize that there are people out there for whom just getting out for a simple walk can be a challenge. People who need a little extra assistance to meet the challenges that brings health, fun and passion to their lives. Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports provides sports and recreational programs as well as wellness and environmental retreats to people with disabilities. Their programs are offered to people of all ages, with a variety of disabilities. Programs include skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and Nordic in the winter; and sailing, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, cycling, climbing, horseback riding, and more in the warmer months. Your donation will help pay for the special equipment and training required for these people to get outside and enjoy the outdoors!
Please consider donating what you can to help me reach my goal and help Vermont Adaptive meet their goal too! The VT100 is one of the main contributors to this cause... Every dollar counts! No donation is too small.
The VT 100 is one of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports biggest fund raisers every year. For more information about Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports: www.vermontadaptive.org.
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!