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The 100 on 100 Relay is a One-Day Adventure—Classic Teamwork Along Vermont’s Famous Route 100 with 18 Extraordinarily Scenic Legs
One Fantastic Day! Teammates and friends look forward to the 100-mile relay, also called the Heart of Vermont Relay, an epic journey through the heart of beautiful Vermont; it is the seventh annual running on August 13, 2011.

  
The 100 on 100 Relay is a One-Day Adventure—Classic Teamwork Along Vermont’s Famous Route 100 with 18 Extraordinarily Scenic Legs

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By Skip Cleaver
Posted Tuesday, 19 July, 2011

The 100 on 100 Relay is one of the best team relay events in the country; certainly among single day events. And what a beautiful location it is—central Vermont’s valley of the Green Mountains with scenic peaks and rivers, farms and forests. It’s an eighteen-leg relay north to south (mostly on scenic Route 100 of course) from the Trapp Family Lodge just northeast of Stowe to the Okemo Mountain Resort near the south-central town of Ludlow. This will be the 7th annual exciting run along the beautiful route including the Green Mountain National Forest, dozens of mountain vistas, bridges, streams and lakes and farms that make up this wonderful region. This terrific “must do” event will be Saturday, August 13, beginning at sunrise with teams seeded according to pace departing throughout the morning.

Get your team together now for this epic run. There are still some slots available. Excellent organization and flawless planning will provide you and your team with one terrific racing adventure. It will be another classic event. Is your team ready for the challenge?

This one is different! One day of racing and you build memories and friendships for a lifetime. It is similar to the overnight relays taking place throughout the country, except this one takes place in half the time, with half the number of teammates, only one van needed and no sleep needed during the event. One day and you are done—it has all the same advantages and adventure, but logistics are simpler and teams closer and more tight-knit—no two vans and separation.

Great Experience—Going Back for More this Year
According to Bob Thompson, team leader of the “Blues Brothers”, a mixed team of women and men from southern New Hampshire, “It was like a college road trip, just a tremendous amount of fun. The six of us had one van, dressed like the Blues Brothers—our theme—and just had a blast the entire time.” Bob and his team had such a great experience they are going back for a second round this year and can’t wait for the day of the event.

After many years of running, this super masters group found that, “The start was the most beautiful I have seen; the volunteers were awesome and really friendly and supportive; the course was amazing and well marked. All we had to do was run and enjoy it, and we really did,” he continued.

After experiencing several other relays they found this one to be, “tremendously well organized, beautiful and enjoyable all along the route; it was challenging and fun and really memorable,” said Thompson. “Each person ran about the same distance as with an overnight relay, we just did it within a shorter time. We stayed in Stowe the night before, and that was terrific for ‘team building’, and then we stayed near Okemo after finishing—great celebration at the finish on an indoor hockey rink/tennis courts, and then we continued the celebrations afterward to make it one beautiful weekend.”

Brought to You by Heart of Vermont Productions
This event is brought to you by Heart of Vermont Productions, 341 Palmer Road, Richmond, VT 05477. This is a family run organization dedicated to providing enjoyable endurance events for the running and biking community, benefiting Vermont charities through healthy and active lifestyle challenges. Their goal is to provide the most enjoyable events possible while doing good for the greater community and the environment. A visit to their Website will tell you just how well organized this race team is. At www.100on100.org you will see information on registration, course descriptions, the race handbook, lodging, transportation, other teams, the relay community, volunteer opportunities, the sponsors and charities, and more. They also produced the Dynamic Duathlon—bike 15 and run 5—the second week of June.

You can reach them for information at 802-434-5644 or by e-mail at scott_oneil@100on100.org or Robert_oneil@100on100.org or “contact us” on the Website.

Flexible, Competitive, Fun
Whether your relay team has 4, 5 or 6 members, or only 3 for an “Ultra Team”, this event is the epitome of camaraderie and teamwork, and just plain old-fashioned fun. It is a competitive highlight for many clubs and organizations, and an ideal team outing or weekend away.

It is an enjoyable athletic and logistical challenge, a challenge welcomed by all runners. There’s always one team member running, and others in support all along the 98.8-mile course. Teammates get to cheer and support their runner, and also experience one of the great resort destinations of the Northeast. It is one day and done—but what a day, what a memorable time with friends.

There is a long list of terrific reasons to run this one--scenic course, team flexibility, terrific organization, single day effort, and wonderful teamwork among them. Whether your team is aiming for a championship, or running simply for fun and finish—there is nothing quite like this experience.

Who’s Running? --Opportunity for All Runners
Teams can be four to six runners in any combination (or three for ultras). Teams can be made up to compete in the following divisions: Open—any age, and combination; Masters, all runners 30 and over, any combination; Super Masters, all runners 40 and over, any combination; All Women, All Men. As noted, teams are seeded according to expected pace with faster teams leaving later in the morning. Teams can be made up of runners with a wide range of ability, experience and pace.

Legs vary from 2.5 miles to 8.3 miles. A standard team of six would each run three times for totals between 15 and 18.7 miles. The average for each leg is 5.5-miles.

All groups are encouraged to join this adventure—Running clubs, schools, neighbors, families, social organizations, and corporate entities. New teams are welcome in all brackets. It’s a terrific opportunity for clubs and companies to show their colors in competition. This race is a team building exercise for companies and organizations—or simply a wonderfully enjoyable outing for a group of friends.

Terrific Course--Eight Legs and Fabulous Scenery
What a great course—as beautiful as it is challenging. There are farms, villages, historic structures, bed and breakfast inns, rivers, lakes and ponds, shops, general stores, two covered bridges, beautiful views of storied mountains and ski areas, and so much more along this phenomenal course.

On race day hundreds of athletes will speed away from the Trapp Family Lodge and along Route 100 for a day of friendly competition.

The course will be well marked, and relay points will be staffed with support crews and volunteers all along the course. Every leg is an experience for each runner. The point to point course passes through many towns and villages, quintessential Vermont.

The start is at the Lodge, 700 Trapp Hill Road, Stowe, Vermont 05672. The first leg is 2.5 miles, running from the Trapp Family Lodge on trails around their property. There are a few challenging hills, but also some beautiful mountain views. The next leg heads down Trapp Hill Road into the beautiful village of Stowe and the beginning of famed Route 100. Runners pass lush forests, fields historic structures, quaint shops, stores, farms with barns, and a little further down, famous Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream.

Along the various legs runners pass over or near several rivers, including the Little, the Winooski, Mad River, White, Tweed and Black Rivers. Other places they will see Waterbury Reservoir, Moss Glenn Falls, Colby Pond, Kent Pond, Woodward Reservoir, Amherst Lake, Lake Rescue, and Echo Lake (last handoff). Some other notable points include the Killington Skyship and the President Coolidge historic site in Plymouth. Mount Mansfield, Mount Hunger, Camels Hump, Mount Ellen, Mount Abraham, Mount Cleveland, Carmel Pico, and Killington. They will experience the deep forests of the Green Mountain National Forest and Roosevelt Breadloaf Forest.

Highlights include covered bridges at Waitsfield and at Warren as runners go off Route 100 briefly but parallel north of Waitsfield village and on into East Warren. You will see the distinctive Inn at Round Barn along this stretch.

The 17 transition areas are located at a variety of schools and businesses. The finish is inside the hockey rink which encloses the finish line and the post race celebration combined. The finish is at the Jackson Gore Resort at Okemo, 77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow, VT. 05149

Whether it is the first team to finish or the last, all will receive enthusiastic support along the course and at the finish line. What a beautiful course!

Sign Up for a Great Outing and Fantastic Experience
The 100 on 100 Relay is one of the top single-day team relay races in the country.
This event is generating serous excitement again this year, and will be competitive, challenging, and enjoyable. Be sure your team is a part of the 7th running.

Weather is usually ideal with summers comfortable in the forests and mountains of the Green Mountain State. This event builds—and defines—camaraderie in running. It will be a memorable experience—a challenge and a really good time in a beautiful location.
Join the celebration at the finish line, and refresh, refill, relax. Retell the memorable stories of your new traditions at the 100 on 100 Relay, August 13, 2011. www.100on100.org

 

 

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