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Vermont 50 Ultra Run 2024

September 29

Start line of Vermont Ultra Run
Last Updated April 2, 2024

The Vermont 50 Ultru Run is a renowned New England event in its 30th year.  The event attracts participants worldwide and has gained popularity for its challenging courses, beautiful scenery, and a strong sense of community.  The event is uniquely paired with the Vermont 50 MTB on the same day.  The Vermont 50 Ultra Run Ultra covers a 50-mile or a 50K distance.  The routes include tricky terrain, steep hills, and ever-changing elevation. The rugged trails offer a chance to connect with nature while testing the limits of endurance and mental toughness.  Strambecco rates the event as one of New England’s Best Trail Running Events.

What Makes the Event Unique: The Vermont 50 stands out for several reasons:

  1. Unique Combination: The event’s mountain biking and ultra-running combination sets it apart from many other endurance races. It offers participants a chance to experience both disciplines, attracting athletes who enjoy multisport challenges.
  2. Charity Focus: The Vermont 50 is about athletic accomplishment and making a positive impact. The event is a major fundraiser for Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, a non-profit organization that provides sports and recreational activities for individuals with disabilities.
  3. Scenic Beauty: Vermont’s natural beauty plays a significant role in the event’s appeal. Participants get to enjoy stunning vistas of the Green Mountains, meandering rivers, and lush forests throughout the course.
  4. Community Spirit: The Vermont 50 has a strong sense of community, with passionate organizers, volunteers, and participants coming together to create a supportive and welcoming atmosphere. This camaraderie adds to the overall experience of the event.

Surrounding Region and Outdoor Endurance Sports Activities: Vermont is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, especially those interested in endurance sports. The state’s vast network of trails and natural landscapes offers opportunities for various outdoor activities, including:

  1. Hiking: Vermont boasts an extensive network of hiking trails, including parts of the Appalachian Trail. Hikers can explore the Long Trail, a renowned long-distance hiking route that traverses the state.
  2. Trail Running: Besides the Vermont 50 course, numerous other trail running routes across the state cater to all skill levels.
  3. Road Cycling: For road cyclists, Vermont offers scenic routes with rolling hills and breathtaking views.
  4. Skiing and Snowboarding: During winter, Vermont is a popular destination for skiing and snowboarding, with several ski resorts dotting the landscape.
  5. Kayaking and Canoeing: Rivers and lakes in Vermont provide opportunities for kayaking and canoeing, allowing participants to enjoy the serenity of nature while engaging in a challenging activity.
  6. Adventure Racing: Vermont hosts various adventure races throughout the year, combining multiple outdoor disciplines like orienteering, mountain biking, paddling, and trekking.

Overall, the Vermont 50 event and the surrounding region present a perfect blend of challenging endurance sports and stunning natural beauty, making it an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts looking to push their limits and connect with nature.


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