Hello friends and family!
I've been the Race Director for the Vermont 100 for the past 5 years. It's been an amazing opportunity that I look forward to every summer - especially standing at the finish line and greeting every finisher across the line. Prior to being the RD, I actually completed the VT100 (6 times). With the cancellation of the 2021 Vermont 100, the silver lining is that I can once again run 100 miles in mid-July (perhaps this year in Vermont!).
Through Vermont 100 RDing, my fat mouth also got me involved in guiding blind runners. It has given me first hand experience in the value of Vermont Adaptive and organizations that enable athletes of all abilities to participate in sports. I am stoked to run 100 miles this summer in support of Vermont Adaptive!
Here's the challenge - I will run 1 mile per $100 donated to my page here (up to 100 miles...cause, you know, I'm human!). I hope that my friends, family, and the running community can come together to make a different to Vermont Adaptive and push me to run 100 miles to celebrate Vermont 100 weekend.
Please consider donating what you can to help me reach my goal and help Vermont Adaptive meet their goal too!
Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization that empowers people of all disabilities through inclusive sports and recreational programming regardless of ability to pay. In addition to sports, year round programming options integrate environmental, holistic wellness, and competitive training philosophies for people of all ages with cognitive, developmental, physical and emotional/behavioral disabilities. The organization believes sports and recreation provide a physical, mental and social experience that is immeasurable in promoting self-confidence and independence in an individual.
With nearly 400 active volunteer instructors, plus generous partners and sponsors, and an amazing base of clients and friends, Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports has been at the forefront of sports and recreation for those with disabilities in New England for over 30 years. Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports is committed to empowering individuals with disabilities. We promote independence and further equality through access and instruction to sports and recreational activities.
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.