Event Spotlight: Coolidge 5K

By |2018-09-12T00:11:03+00:00September 12th, 2018|Events|

  1. Tell us about your event. What is it? What makes it special?   There are two main events on Saturday, October 6th. One is the Coolidge 5K, which is a professionally timed road race for runners of all ages and abilities. The road race will cover the surrounding historic grounds, mostly on pavement and hard-packed dirt road, but also with about 25% over nicely mowed grassy meadow. That begins at 10am. The other event is the "I Do Not Choose to Run" 1-Mile Walk, so named after Coolidge's famous terse statement about his decision not to run for reelection in 1928. The walk begins at 11am. We think it is a very special event! It is one of only a handful of [...]

Event Spotlight: TAM Trek

By |2018-07-03T02:18:45+00:00July 3rd, 2018|Events|

  1. Tell us about your event. What is it? What makes it special?   The Middlebury Area Land Trust started building the now 19-mile Trail Around Middlebury (TAM) in 1989. At present it encircles the village of Middlebury, traveling through Cornwall, Weybridge, and New Haven. It links nearly 1,000 acres of public and conserved lands. The trail traverses Chipman Hill with vistas of the Green Mountains and Adirondacks, local farmlands, old-growth forests along Otter Creek, the stunning Gorge at Belden Falls, and many bucolic Vermont scenes.  It really captures the character of Vermont landscapes and takes place in the fall, just in time for the first turning of the leaves!   2. What’s the purpose of the event? Is it a for-profit venture, is there [...]

Event Spotlight: Groton Forest Trail Run

By |2018-04-25T04:48:18+00:00April 25th, 2018|Events|

Every year new events are announced and this year is no different. One of the events we're super excited about is the Groton Forest Trail Run on Saturday, September 8th of 2018. This looks like an amazing opportunity to run on some great trails. Read on to learn more! 1. Tell us about your event. What is it? What makes it special? We are excited to have a new trail race on the trails in Groton State Forest in the towns of Groton, Peacham, and Marshfield VT. The start and finish will be at Boulder Beach State Park and the race will take place primarily on the hiking and multi-use trails north of Boulder Beach road. We will have two distances this first year, [...]

Event Spotlight: Northeast Delta Dental Race To The Top Of Vermont

By |2018-03-16T18:34:57+00:00March 16th, 2018|Events|

This is the first post in another series we're starting here at VTRunCo. This new series will highlight some of the great events, races, and venues in Vermont. To start things off I thought I'd share a bit about a little event I organize... The Northeast Delta Dental Race To The Top Of Vermont. Enjoy! Tell us about your event. What is it? What makes it special?  The Race To The Top Of Vermont is a run, bike, or hike up the auto road on Mt Mansfield. You climb 2564 feet on a dirt road that's 4.3 miles long, and finish near the summit of the highest peak in Vermont. It takes place every year at the end of August, and it's special because you're [...]

2018 Salomon Snowcross Relays

By |2018-01-14T06:09:18+00:00January 14th, 2018|Events, Race Report|

This past weekend we spent Saturday afternoon helping the Catamount Ultra Events crew at the Salomon Snowcross Relays which were held on the beautiful trails of the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT. Snowcross is a unique combination of nordic skiing and trail running that's popular in Europe, but doesn't exist here in the U.S... Yet! Being a relatively new event format, we really weren't sure what to expect.  Now, the official title for the event is "Salomon Snowcross Relays", and you might assume that as a relay you'd be required to compete with a partner. But... You'd be wrong. Individuals were welcome to compete on their own, and a more appropriate title might be "Snowcross Duathlon" or just "Snowcross".  This particular event had [...]

Interview With Will Robens & Salomon Snowcross Relays

By |2017-12-12T20:58:28+00:00December 12th, 2017|Events|

  The last couple of season's Salomon has been testing out a pretty awesome race format called Snowcross. Snowcross combines running and XC skiing into one fun and exciting event. Since this type of event is so new here in the U.S. and because there is a Snowcross race taking place on Saturday, January 6th at the Trapp Family Lodge... We sat down with Will Robens from Catamount Ultra Events to learn more!       So tell us about your upcoming event? What is snowcross? Is this another one of those awesome European events that the US has been slow to catch on to? The Salomon Snowcross Relays is a winter endurance challenge. The event will begin with one ski leg, then enter a transition zone where [...]

New Snowcross Event At The Trapp Family Lodge

By |2017-11-29T03:54:41+00:00November 29th, 2017|Events|

Our friends over at Catamount Ultra Events are partnering with with Salomon to host a Snowcross Relay at the Trapp Family Lodge on Saturday, January 6th! This is a fun event where skiers can try winter trail running, and runners can try nordic skiing... Or do both! You can compete as an individual or as a team of two on a short (2.5k run/2.5k ski) or long (5k run/5k ski) course.  We have to say... This event looks like a lot of fun. We love running, but we also like to ski, and combining these two things seems like a recipe for a great time.  Click Here To Learn More & To Register