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Northeast Delta Dental Race To The Top Of Vermont

Race To The Top Of Vermont

August 25 2019
Stowe, Vermont, USA

This event isn’t only for those individuals that are driven to train 7 days a week or are blessed with outstanding genetics. This is an event for Everyone. Now… that doesn’t mean the Race To The Top is easy. It’s not. It means this course is going to challenge you, but with enough determination you will succeed, you will make it to the Top of Vermont, and we hope you will be inspired by your achievement.

Every August the Northeast Delta Race To The Top Of Vermont attracts as many as 800 hikers, bikers, and runners from across the U.S. and Canada to climb Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak located in Stowe, Vermont. The course climbs up the historic Toll Road, is 4.3 miles in length, and climbs 2564 ft. For some it’s all about trying to achieve a fast time up this tough 4.3 mile course. For others… they come to challenge themselves, and to enjoy the spectacular views. For non-competitive individuals, hiking is perfect way to experience this beautiful course, enjoy the company of friends, and be inspired by their effort and yours. Either way, we promise that the Race to the Top of Vermont will be one of the most challenging and fulfilling days you experience all season long.

Men's Record  |  2014  |  Gered Dunne, White River Junction, VT  |  30:53.6  |  Bad-A$$ Biker

Women's Record |  2012  |  Lea Davison, Jericho, VT  |  37:18.7 | 2012 Olympian

Bike Restrictions: 

All bikes must have knobby tires and disc or sidepull/V-type brakes. Bikes with cantilever or caliper brakes will not be allowed. All cyclists must wear a helmet and bikes must have two working brakes. Acceptable bikes include mountain, cyclocross, and gravel grinder type bikes. 

Other Considerations:

It can often be very windy at summit parking lot and finish area with summit temperatures 10-15 degrees cooler than temps at the start. Please make sure you are prepared for the descent and have the proper clothing. Prior to both starts a shuttle will be available to transport warm clothing and other post finish essentials to the finish. If interested in utilizing the shuttle please arrive at the starting area ~15 minutes early so you will have time to tag your gear and load it in the transport vehicle. Heat shields will be provided at the finish area upon request. Please make sure you return to the Midway Lodge for post race activities and to return the heat shields.

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Northeast Delta Dental Race To The Top Of Vermont

 
Routes: 4.3 miles, 11%, 2,564 feet
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Limit: 800 registered participants
Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary
Thank you for taking an interest in the Northeast Delta Dental Race To The Top Of Vermont. We are extremely excited to be headed into our 12th year! Each year, the Catamount Trail Association organizes the Race To The Top as a fundraiser and invites you to challenge yourself by hiking, running, or biking up the highest mountain in Vermont. So, double down on those hill workouts and Register Today. Until you’ve completed the Northeast Delta Dental Race To The Top Of Vermont, you can’t possibly know how tough you really are. 
 
  
 
Schedule:
Saturday, August 24th
 
9:00am-5:00pm: Late Registration & Packet Pickup
Late Registration & Packet Pickup will be available all day long at the Vermont Trail Running Festival at the Trapp Family Lodge. Join us and the Outdoor Gear Exchange for a day of trail running clinics, presentations, equipment demos, and instructional runs! We’re still waiting on confirmations from our vendors, but Topo Athletic and Altra will definitely be there are we expect additional support from Arc’teryx, La Sportiva, HOKA ONE ONE, GU Energy Labs, and Darn Tough Vermont Socks!
 
 
 
Sunday, August 25th
 
7:30-8:30am: Late Registration All Categories
Late Registration will take place in the Toll House Conference Center at Stowe Mountain Resort (park at Mansfield Nordic Center)
 
7:30-10:00am: Packet Pickup
Packet Pickup will take place in the Toll House Conference Center at Stowe Mountain Resort (park at Mansfield Nordic Center)
 
9:00am: Race Start RUN/HIKE
Runners/Hikers will begin their journey at 9am at the base of toll road. (Park at Mansfield Nordic Center)
 
10:00am: Race Start BIKE
Bikers will begin their journey at 10am at the base of toll road. (Park at Mansfield Nordic Center)
 
11:30am: LUNCH
The post race lunch will be available outside the Toll House Conference Center at the base of the Toll Road
 
12:00pm: Kids Fun Run
The Catamount Kids Run For Fun will take place at the Toll House Conference Center at the base of the Toll Road
 
12:30pm: Awards/Raffle
The post race awards and raffle will take place at the Toll House Conference Center at the base of the Toll Road
 
 
 
Course Statistics:
Distance – 4.3 miles
Elevation Gain – 2564 feet (average grade ~11%)
Fastest Man – Gered Dunne | White River Junction, VT | 30:53.6 | MTB-2014
Fastest Woman – Liz Stephen | Montpelier, VT | 37:15.9 |  Run-2014
 
 
 
Race Packet Pickup: 
Race Packet Pickup will take place from 9:00-5:00pm on Saturday, August 24th at the Vermont Trail Running Festival at the Trapp Family Lodge, and from 7:30-10:00am on Sunday, August 25th at the Toll House Conference Center before the respective race starts.
 
 
 
Race Day Registration:
The event will be limited to the first 800 participants. Late entries will be allowed on Saturday, August 24th and Sunday, August 25th if the event is not already at capacity. Race Day Registration will be available from 9:00-5:00pm on Saturday, August 24th at the Vermont Trail Running Festival at the Trapp Family Lodge and from 7:30-8:30am on Sunday, August 25th at the Toll House Conference Center. Race Day Registration will not be available after 8:30am for runners, hikers, or bikers.
 
 
 
Bike Restrictions: 
All bikes must have knobby tires and disc or sidepull/V-type brakes. Bikes with center-pull cantilever or caliper brakes will not be allowed. All cyclists must wear a helmet and bikes must have two working brakes. Acceptable bikes include mountain, cyclocross, and gravel grinder type bikes. 
 
If you have questions about the bike restrictions, or have a bike that you feel is acceptable, but doesn’t fall exactly within our legal parameters please contact the race director (gmaino@catamounttrail.org) to make your case. 
 
 
 
Other Things To Keep In Mind:
Headphones and earbuds are prohibited during the event. Ski and trekking poles will not be allowed during the run, but can be used by hikers. Dogs will only be allowed to accompany hikers and must be kept on a leash at all times. Strollers and bike trailers are welcome and all we ask is that you respect the other participants and not interfere with their experience.
What's Included?

The entry fee includes a high quality tech shirt, post race BBQ feast, live music, and over $15,000 in raffle prizes.

Post Race BBQ:

The post race BBQ will start at 11:30 at the Midway Lodge. The BBQ will consist of delicious, pulled pork sandwiches, veggie burgers, potato salad, a mixed green salad, a roll and a beverage brought to you by Black Diamond BBQ. 

Prize / Race Categories

Age Category Awards:

The top 3 male and female racers in each age group will be presented with Handmade Stoneware RTTTOVT Mugs.  The top 3 overall men and women in each discipline will also receive cash awards of$200[1st], $100[2nd], and $50[3rd].

The age categories are… Under 15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

 

$500 For Setting A New Course Record:

Any racer who sets a new overall course record for their gender regardless of discipline will receive a bonus cash award of $300 for a total cash award of$500. Mountain biker, Gered Dunne set the overall course record for men in 2014 with a time of 30:53.6. Also, in 2014, Olympic nordic skier, Liz Stephen set the women’s overall course record with a time of 37:15.9. The overall course record doesn’t care if you run or bike. All that matters is who’s the fastest… Period! 

 

The James Fredericks Award: 

The James Fredericks Award is given in honor of former CTA Director and Race To The Top Of Vermont Founder, Jim Fredericks. This award is named in grateful recognition of Jim’s dogged pursuit of excellence, his stamina, his competitive spirit, and his belief in the value of lifelong fitness. With these qualities, Jim guided the Catamount Trail Association to an era of increased capability for maintaining and sustaining nordic and backcountry skiing here in Vermont. It is awarded each year to the fastest male and female finishers of the race. 

 

Young Competitors:

Each year we have competitors, both male and female, in the mountain bike and running divisions that are 14 years old and even younger. These young competitors are the future of our sport and many of them are already performing at an amazingly high level. We feel that only awarding the top 3 finishers in this category does not adequately honor the effort that these young persons put forth, and instead, we will be honoring all of the 14 and under participants  in the running and cycling categories at the Northeast Delta Dental Race To The Top Of Vermont!

 

Clydesdale and Athena Awards: 

Handmade Stoneware Mugs will be presented to the top performing male and female finishers in each discipline (run/mtb).  To qualify for the Clydesdale and Athena classes, men must weigh 200+ lbs and women must weight 150+lbs. Clydesdale and Athena competitors will not be required to weigh in during check-in.

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Registration/Entry On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
 
Support for Participants
First Aid
Closed Roads (Super Prestige)
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Category / Race Prizes
Results Within 24 Hours
Photos
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
 
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
One Hill Climb
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
Start Address: Mt. Mansfield Toll Road in Stowe, VT
 
 
 
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