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2010 FJG Race To The Top Of Vermont Results
Event Overview - Take the Challenge!
Important Race Info For Registered Participants
Late Race Registration and Bib Pickup: All race registration will take place at the Midway Lodge located directly above the base of the gondola. Follow signs on Route 108.
Registration hours: Saturday, Aug 28th 5:00pm-7:00pm and Sunday, Aug 29th 7:30am-8:30am. There will be no registrations after 8:30am so make sure you arrive early. Tell your friends who plan to register on race day! Please give yourself 10 minutes to get to the start by car and 10 minutes by mountain bike.
Start Times: Hikers and Runners = 9:00am (hikers line up in back of runners) Mountain bikers = 10:00am
Mountain bikers will stay parked at registration and ride down to the start at the base of the Toll Road. (approximately 2 miles) Please ride single file on route 108.
Runners and Hikers will park at the Toll Road overflow parking opposite the race starting line parking lot, and at the Mount Mansfield Touring Center Parking located 1/4 mile below the start of the race. Please walk single file on route 108.
Hiker Transportation from Finish to Start: We anticipate most participants will return to the base by foot. However, there will be limited transportation from the finish area at the summit parking lot back to the base of the Toll Road. Bus transportation will leave the finish area approximately 30 minutes after the first hiker has finished. There will be other official vehicles leaving the finish every 30 minutes to minimize traffic on the Toll Road.
Personal Transportation Down the Mountain: A limited amount of personal support vehicles will be allowed up the Toll Road. An auto pass may be obtained at registration. Vehicles/drivers who wish to transport participants from the finish must drive to the summit prior to 8:50am and must stay until the race is finished. A limited amount of vehicles with three or more car passes (given to them by participants who need a ride down) will be allowed to drive up the Toll Road at no charge. Vehicles with less than three passes will be charged $15.00 per car. Car passes are located as a tear off on the bottom of bib. Auto passes up the Toll Road may be purchased at race registration.
Mountain Bikers descent down the Mountain: Mountain bikers will be allowed to ride down the mountain single file behind the official lead mountain bike pacer with orange vest. It is imperative that they stay to the right hand side of the Toll Road to avoid interfering with racers coming up. There will be a lead mountain bike pacer every 20 minutes. We ask that no mt bikers exceed 15 mph on the descent. Anyone who exceeds this speed or interferes with ascending racers will be disqualified.
Mountain Bike Shortcut to Midway Lodge: Mountain bikers will use the Cross Over Trail, which exits the Toll Road approximately half way down the course. This is the shortest and most direct route to Midway Lodge. There are many water bars located on the Trail. Please go very slow and use extreme caution.
Electronic Timing: All runners and mt bikers will receive a timing chip in your race packet. Please make sure the chip matches your bib number. Mt bikers chip will go on the front axle skewer while the runner’s chip will go on the shoelaces. Please read the enclosed directions in your race packet. Hikers will not have a timing chip because they will not be timed.
Bib Number: Please make sure your bib number is displayed on your chest or on the front of your bike. All mt bikers will have a helmet number as well. Place helmet number on the front of helmet.
Water Station: There will be one water stop half way up the Toll Road. There will also be water at the finish.
Summit Parking Lot and Surrounding Area: The summit area of Mt Mansfield is the home to species of Arctic vegetation that are very fragile to disturbance. Please respect this resource and stay off all vegetation and only walk on designated trails.
Warm-up Clothing: There is no protection from the elements at the summit parking lot (finish area). Temperatures may be as much as 20 degrees colder than the start area. We will provide small clear trash bags with tags at start line gatehouse or you may use a personal duffle bag. An official vehicle will transport the bags to the summit finish area. Hikers may want to carry a waterproof jacket with them.
BBQ and Awards: The chicken BBQ with live music will start at 11:30am at the Midway Lodge. Awards will start at 12:30pm followed by raffle prizes. Participants must be present to win over $14,000 in raffle prizes and awards. Each participant will have one raffle ticket in their race packet but may purchase more raffle tickets to increase their chances of winning. Extra tickets will be 2 for $5.00 or 5 tickets for $10. Anyone present may purchase a raffle ticket. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.
We hope you have a really fun day and while you are enjoying the BBQ, check out all the benefits you receive by becoming a Catamount Trail Member.
Title Sponsor: Fleischer Jacobs Group (FJG)
Fleischer Jacobs Group (FJG), is one of the state's largest providers of Insurance, Employee Benefits, Investments and Financial Planning services for businesses and individuals. WWW.FJGFINANCIAL.COM
Check out our race sponsors on the right by clicking their logo. A big thanks go out to our many supporters who have made this event possible.
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For more information, contact: Jim Fredericks at 802-864-5794 or email Jim Fredericks or fax entry to: 802-864-5710
Proceeds from this event will benefit three 501©3 non-profit organizations. The Catamount Trail Association maintains, manages and protects the 300-mile backcountry ski trail the length of Vermont. Mobius Mentoring Movement is dedicated to growing the culture of mentoring in our communities. Girls Move Mountains mission is to nurture girls' innate capacity for confidence, courage, and leadership through adventure-based experiential education.
The Course: The course is 4.3 miles long and climbs 2,550 vertical feet on the famous Mt. Mansfield Toll Road to the summit parking lot. The racecourse starts on pavement for .3 miles before changing to gravel for 4 miles. Racers will experience a steady incline throughout the course with a 10-degree maximum pitch. Participants will be rewarded with one of the most spectacular views in the east overlooking three states and Canada. Click here to view race map.
Start Format: There will be two mass starts.
9:00am start for walkers and non-competitive hikers
9:00am for runners
10:00am for mountain bikers
Mt. Bike Restrictions: In an effort to keep the cycling portion of the race fair for all participants, Mt bikes will be restricted to no less than 2.0 width tires. All cyclists must wear a helmet and Mt. bikes must have two working brakes.
Racer Support and Parking: Participant’s warm-down clothing will be transported to the finish prior to the start of the race. Racers will be responsible for a ride down the mountain following the race or they may follow the Toll Road on foot or on their Mt. Bike. A limited amount of personal support vehicles will be charged $15.00 for driving up the Toll Road. There will be a limited amount of vehicle passes due to space at the summit parking lot. All vehicles must go directly to the finish line prior to race start and will have to wait until racers have finished the course before descending.
Awards: Handmade stoneware RTTOVT mugs and Darn Tough Socks will be presented to the top three racers in each 10-year age category for men and women in both running and Mt. biking. The top three overall men and women for each discipline will also receive cash awards (1st=$200, 2nd=$100, 3rd=$50) and a special prizes for the three fastest teams. The Team Awards goes to the fastest 3 person single discipline teams (just runners or just cyclists). Each team must have at least one women. Over $14,000 in prizes and awards.
Entry Fee Includes:
- RTTOVT high quality (2009 photos) tech shirt (men's) (women's)
- Post race BBQ party with music at the Midway Lodge
- Stowe Points Card ($75 value)
- Hand made pottery mugs to top three in each age group and discipline
- $14,000 in raffle prizes and awards
- Cash prizes to the top three overall in each discipline (1st=$200, 2nd=$100, 3rd=$50)
- Prizes to the fastest three single discipline teams overall
Entry Received by July 15: $40 or $30 for CTA Member
Entry Received by Aug 15: $50 or $45 for CTA Member
Entry Received after Aug 16 - Race Day: $60 tech shirts while they last.
Group/Team Rate for 10 or more by July 15: $30 per person (must be mailed on entry forms together to Catamount Trail Association office)
Online registration Is Closed. You may download and fax an entry to 802-864-5710 or phone in your entry 802-864-5794 until Friday August 27th at 3:00pm. (No tech shirts guaranteed after August 15th.)
Late Registration and Race Bib Pickup: The event will be limited to the first 900 participants. A limit of 100 late entries will be allowed on Sat, Aug 28 through race day Aug 29th if the event is not full. Race packet pick up and possible late registration at Midway Lodge (located directly above the base of the gondola) on Saturday from 5:00-7:30pm and Sunday from 7:30-8:30am.
SkiPix is the official photography service for the FJG RTTOVT
The following lodges and motels in Stowe, VT are strong supporters of the Catamount Trail and the FJG Race To The Top Of Vermont. They will be offering special rates for participants.
Past Results and Records
Course Records: All new records for 2009
Mt. Bikers Male: Nathan Ringquist, Stowe, VT 36:12.0
Mt. Bikers Female: Marilyn Ruseckas, Waitsfield, VT 45:37.1
Runners Male: Jim Johnson, Salem, NH 35:30.6
Runners Female: Kasie Enman, Huntington, VT 40:12.5
Fastest Team: (runners) Kasie Enman, Eli Enman, Ray Webster 1:57:34.7