Race to the Top of Vermont 2016 - RTTTOV

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Great American Dream Realty

The 9th annual Race to the Top of Vermont will take place on Sunday, August 28th at 9 am. The event is open to runners, hikers and cyclists to climb Mt. Mansfield's 4.3 mile Toll Road Ski Trail with an approximate elevation gain of 2,500 feet.

The event is hosted by the Catamount Trail Association and proceeds will benefit the Catamount Trail and Vermont Land Trust.  The Catamount Trail is a wonderful trail that spans 300 miles up the length of Vermont. I would like to hike it all some day.

Approximately 800 participants will partake in this event. The fastest runners will ascend the mountain in about 35 minutes. Finishers who make it to the top will not only have a great sense of accomplishment, but will also be rewarded with spectacular panoramic views from the summit.

After the race, there will be a barbeque beginning at 11:30 at the Midway Lodge at Stowe Mountain Resort. There will be music and tickets are $15.

When I first heard about this event, I was impressed that people run up this trail as it is very steep in parts with a 13% average grade. I would think - Wow, how do people do that? My dog, Sadie, and I have walked this trail many times, however I still can't imagine running it. Good luck to all of the participants. 

Click here for registration info.


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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Lisa - I've been to the top of Mt. Mansfield many times, but I always had a nice ride up on the lift (well, not always nice - one day, the wind chill was -56). It's a great view.

Aug 27, 2016 07:03 AM #1
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
30 Years of Real Estate Experience!

The coldest wind chill I have felt is -40 (several times). Thanks for stopping by, Dick.

Aug 28, 2016 01:55 AM #2
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Lisa --- that would be quite the accomplishment to run, hike or cycle up Mt Mansfield ---- Vermont and New England must have lots of healthy people.

Aug 28, 2016 02:47 AM #3
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Lisa, I would not want to run up Mt.Mansfield... a nice walk will do for me :)

Aug 28, 2016 06:14 AM #4
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Lisa.  I can't imagine running or cycling up this trail either.  Bu, I would definitely enjoy a leisurely hike to the top.

Aug 28, 2016 09:17 PM #5
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

I bet the event was well attended Lisa Friedman 

Aug 29, 2016 12:51 PM #6
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good Morning Lisa -  I hope you enjoyed the trip.  I certainly has a rewarding finish.  Great to have the camera.

Aug 29, 2016 09:27 PM #7
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