Saturday July 19 starting at 4:00 a.m. the 100 mile endurance ride will begin. There is a 30 hour time limit
The Vermont 100 Mile Endurance race is the only 100-mile event in the nation where runners and horses race over the same course, and each year it has brought 400 or more long distance runners, equestrians and horses to the starting and finishing point at Silver Hill Meadows in West Windsor.
The course starts and finishes at Silver Hill Meadow. It is a “shamrock” loop, consisting of 70% dirt or jeep roads with the rest on woods trails (there are a couple miles of pavement). The course both climbs and descends 14000 – 15000 feet. The normal temperature in Vermont in July is 80-85 during the day and 55-65 at night (but anything can happen).
There will be 29 aid stations with a variety of food and drinks. There is good access for handlers at designated stations. Pacers only will be allowed the last 30 miles. Pacers (pacers only, not handlers) are allowed anytime throughout the course for those 60 years and above.
There is a 100k race as well that starts at 9 a.m. with a 20 hour time limit.
The course starts and finishes at Silver Hill Meadow. It is a single loop consisting of a mix of gravel roads, jeep roads and trails and is very hilly but not extremely steep. The normal temperature in Vermont in July is 80 – 85 during the day and 55 – 65 at night but anything can happen and high humidity is very possible.
For more information go to http://www.vermont100.com/