Hello My Friends,
As you may know I enjoy ultrarunning. The aches and pains of running absurdly long distances up and down mountains reminds me of how life is too short not to push your limits and find what you’re truly capable of accomplishing. When I first started running I did a 5K and thought “that wasn’t too bad”. Then came a 10K...10 miler...half marathon...all the way up to a few 50 milers. The defining distance for any ultrarunner is 100 miles. I’ve tried this distance once but stopped short at 60 miles. Although I failed I have not lost sight of my goal.
On January 2nd, lottery registration for the Vermont 100 opens. I applied last year but was put on the wait list and ultimately didn't get in. I was disappointed, to say the least, considering I trained as if I had an entry.
This year, I have decided to try a different approach. The main purpose of the Vermont 100 is to raise funds for the Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports program. This program allows for people of all ages and abilities to participate in the sports they love and may not otherwise be capable of doing.
More info here: https://vermont100.com/fundraising/#the-cause
Two hobbies I'm passionate about are sports and volunteering/fundraising with my free time. In a way, this is a chance for me to accomplish both at once. If I can raise $1,500 for Adaptive Sports, I am then guaranteed a spot in the race next July. If so, this 100 mile race will also be my 100th race I’ve competed in. Perfect timing.
I am seeking your financial help in accomplishing this goal. Those that are close to me can attest that I feel very uncomfortable with asking for help of any kind. That said, I am very excited about stepping out of my comfort zone and pursuing this goal. To kick things off I have donated $100!
I will run 100 miles.
I will raise $1,500.
I will always appreciate any support you can give.
Vermont 100 Endurance Race - VT 100 Fundraising
The Vermont 100 Endurance Race is celebrating its 32nd 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.
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