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Volunteers Wanted

Ascutney Outdoors is looking for VOLUNTEERS!

They are excited about the progress they have made on a number of projects at Mount Ascutney. Exterior construction of the AOC is nearing completion, the tubing center (formerly known as the warming hut) has been set in its new location, and they are getting ready for a summer filled with great events!

They are looking for volunteers to help with some upcoming projects. Please contact Glenn Seward at 802-484-3140 or gbs@shelleyseward.com if you are interested in helping on any of the following:

Ascutney Outdoors Center

Interior painting . Interior trim. Installation of porch ceiling and trim. Build storage units for basement and main floor. Install kitchen

Install counter and cabinets on main floor. Re-locate deck from warming hut. Prep concrete for new rubber floor

Tubing Center

Paint exterior . Stain new interior walls . Construct lattice screen around port-a-potty . Motor Room. Paint Exterior

East Chair Building

Repair. Add support to roof . Paint. Move fencing and misc. items from maintenance shop to East Chair building

T-Bar Prep

Scraping and painting all T-Bar components prior to installation, Inventory, inspect all sheave train and rebuild as required, Remove T-bar grips for testing

Groomer

Pressure wash, Service

Work Days Need Volunteers

Sunday May 20th at 8AM

Paint picnic tables and benches, Paint fence around bottom rope tow terminal, Repair, shingle and paint small storage building, Raise rope on rope tow, Reset tensioning device on rope tow, Remove fencing from rope slope, Cleanup former warming hut site, seed and mulch, Repair doors on timing building, Skier Bridge Walls -Repair & Paint

Saturday June 2nd  at 8AM

Repair Millers Mile & 42nd Street washouts—AO will have heavy equipment on site for an experienced operator, Check all drainage structures and erosion control from top of T-bar down, Remove downed trees and limbs from ski trails and work roads, Remove former snowmaking valve houses, “Green-up” entire area inc. parking lot

Please bring work gloves, trail clearing tools (loppers, weed-whackers, chainsaws etc), paint brushes and any other tools that you think will help.

If you can’t make it on the work day but wish to help out, they welcome homemade goodies and refreshments for the volunteers!

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Vermont 50 by Nancy Nutile-mcmenemy - 1M ago

Race Registration Opens May 25 7 p.m. EDST

Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run registration opens in six weeks on Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m. EDST.

Fundraise for Vermont Adaptive and Get Registered Early

Help us raise $25,000 for Vermont Adaptive!

If you want a hassle free way to register for the race, commit to raise a minimum of $500 for Vermont Adaptive before Sept. 12, and you can avoid the race registration rush on May 25th! You will be entered into the race by the Race Director. You must contact the Race Director, Mike before May 25 at 7 p.m. if you’d like to choose this option.

You can DONATE any time or become a fundraiser! Loyalty Priority Registration

In addition, if you have raced with us 6 out of the last 10 Vermont 50s, you are eligible for our Loyalty Priority Registration. As a way of thanking you for your commitment to our race, and for supporting Vermont Adaptive, you will be invited to register for the Vermont 50 before registration opens on May 25. You will receive an email with instructions on how to get registered. So check your inbox in a couple of weeks for an email from RunSignUp.

We can’t wait to see you all September 30 for the 26th Annual Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run.

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Vermont 50 by Nancy Nutile-mcmenemy - 2M ago

By Jillian Anderson for Sports Fitness Advisor

Regardless of your age and ability, successful marathon training takes careful planning and preparation.

How much preparation?

Whether your goal is to run sub 3 hours or ‘just’ to finish, ideally you need to give yourself at least 18 weeks prior to the event…

And that assumes you have a solid running base to start with – currently averaging 20 plus miles per week.

But even for experienced marathon runners, allowing enough time and putting in the miles isn’t enough. Unless you follow some key principles of training there’s a good chance you’ll hit that wall – or at the very least log a time that doesn’t inspire you.

Below you’ll find several half-marathon and full marathon training schedules – classed as beginner, intermediate and advanced…

READ MORE: https://www.sport-fitness-advisor.com/marathon-training.html

Reminder-Vermont 50 Race Registration Opens May 25 at 7 p.m EDST

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Vermont 50 by Nancy Nutile-mcmenemy - 6M ago

Right Now, Your Gift to Vermont Adaptive Will Go Twice as Far in Supporting Athletes with Disabilities.

As Cyber Monday begins today,  Vermont Adaptive is prepping for a great #GivingTuesday tomorrow. Your donation is doubled – up to $45,000 (thanks to a matching pledge!) So $50 = $100. $100 = $200. $1,000 = $2,000!

Help Vermont Adaptive take advantage of this INCREDIBLE opportunity to raise more than $90,000 during #GivingTuesday’s global movement.

PLEASE MAKE A DONATION TODAY

Know that your donation today will count toward 2017’s #GivingTuesday, which is tomorrow, Nov. 28, and will have twice the impact. Vermont Adaptive’s #GivingTuesday campaign is live! Without you, they wouldn’t be able to continue to share the passion of sports and recreation with others. Will you consider making a donation today and help spread the word? It’s easy, just copy and paste this link  and share it with your story as to why you choose to give to Vermont Adaptive. Need some ideas? Check out their YouTube Channel to listen to the stories from the Vermont Adaptive Tribe.

And thank you from the Vermont 50 Race Committee!

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The Race Results are Posted!

Thank you all for coming to the race. See you all next September! Please remember to take our Post Race Survey.

The post 25th Annual Vermont 50 Race Results Are Posted appeared first on Vermont 50.

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The 25th Anniversary Race is in the books! Please Take Our Post Race Survey!

Your opinion matters and will help us improve next year and into the future. Please feel free to share the  link at the end of the survey. Whether you were a Mountain Biker, Runner, Volunteer, HAM Radio Operator, Crew Member, Family Member, Vendor, whatever we want to hear from you! See you next year Sunday, Sept.  30 2018 for the 26th Annual Vermont 50

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Tickets for the Pre-race Pasta Available Saturday in the Hotel Lobby.

Pre-Race Pasta Dinner (not included in your registration fee)

Where: Mountain View Ballroom, Windham Building, Holiday Inn Club Vacations Mount Ascutney Resort
Date: September 23, 2017
Time: 5-8:30 pm
Prices $14.95 adults, children under 12- $8.95
Meal tickets available for purchase at the Holiday Inn Club Vacations Hotel Front Desk in the Windham Building.

Menu will include: 

Assorted bread
House Caesar salad
Penne pasta with meat sauce,
Sundried pesto pasta, Alfredo pasta with broccoli
Grilled chicken breast
Assorted cookies

Assorted can soda, Water
Cash Bar
Buffet style starting at 5 p.m. and will remain open till 8:30 p.m.
Gluten Free Options will be available.

Check out all the food we have for you at: RACE WEEKEND FOOD

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So excited to announce a Vermont Adaptive sponsored OFF ROAD Adaptive Bike Race/Ride on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 12:30 p.m. Join us Saturday, Sept. 23 from 12:30-2 p.m. (the day before the Vermont 50) to learn more about our adaptive mountain bike program and ride some of Mount Ascutney’s trails. All abilities welcome, from never-ever to advanced riders. The ride will take place on the same trails as the kids’ fun race, just prior to their race on Saturday, right at the start/finish. This leisurely 1-mile ride welcomes all adaptive and non-adaptive riders and is part of Vermont Adaptive’s open enrollment program. Reservations are required if you need to use our bikes (the number of bikes is limited). The ride itself is free and people are welcome to bring their own bikes.

After the ride, beginning at 2 p.m., we’ll have bikes to demo at the Vermont Adaptive tent as well, for those who might want to try the bikes but not go out on an official ride. Please email Olivia Joseph at north@vermontadaptive.org to learn more about the ride and equipment needs. SPORTS FOR EVERY-BODY!

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Welcome Everyone! On behalf of the Vermont 50 Race Committee and ALL our landowners and volunteers-WELCOME

You’ve probably heard by now that we lost an integral member, a family member, of our race. Lou Schmertz (fourth from right) passed earlier this week. He was one of the original mountain bikers and has been guiding us over these many years. If you have attended our race in the past,  you may have met him at the information table, out on the course where he served as course marshal with Art Keating, out marking trails, or just bopping around in his Jeep with his dogs.

We’ll go on this weekend because he’d want us to! We hope you’ll join us in honoring his memory on Sunday before our 50 mile and 50 km race starts with a moment of silence for the big man, for Lou-ster.

Lou-We’ll all Miss You!

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