May 6 – 15, 2021
Riverside Farm 57 Tweed River Drive Pittsfield, VT 05762
Are you ready for the Bloodroot Ultra? Not your typical ultra…
Thursday, May 6
7:00 AM | 500 Mile Ultra
Wednesday, May 12
7:00 AM | 200 Mile Ultra
*Individual and relay
Friday, May 14
7:00 AM | 100 Mile Ultra
Saturday, May 15
7:00 AM | 50 Miler
8:00 AM | 50K
9:00 AM | 10 Miler
2019 Ultra Photos and Results:
Full 2019 Bloodroot Ultra Photos
Nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains, the Peak Ultra is hosted in the rustic New England town of Pittsfield, Vt. We are confident there is a fit challenge for every level of runner interested in exploring our trails. You’ll come to find the true magic of ‘people inspiring people’ through our unique race experience designed to help you not only discover the beauty of the Vermont mountains but yourself as well.
*The 500 Miler is now a biennial event which will be held every other year. Use 2019 to rebuild and 2021 to race the 500 miler. Minimum of 5 racers required to hold this race. Participant Application required for the 500-mile race.
COURSE CUTOFFS for 50 & 30 & 100
You must leave mile 9 “North Pond” by 1 PM
You must leave mile 22 “Hayes Brook” by 5 PM
You must cross the finish line at Riverside Farm by 6:30 PM
You must leave mile 19 “North Pond” by 1 PM
You must leave mile 36 “Hayes Brook” by 5 PM
50 & 100 Milers:
You must begin your final Riverside Farm 10 mile loop by 6:30 PM (Headlamp Mandatory)
COURSE CLOSES at 9 PM SHARP!
Participant safety is our highest concern therefore, Peak Races reserves the right to modify Course and Course Cut-Offs at any time, for any reason, including weather, environmental, or other unforeseen variables.
Updated info on aid stations for the Bloodroot Ultra 30 & 50:
The 50-mile course will have about 6 aid stations.
All have water, some have electrolytes and food.
If this distance changes the racers will be briefed before each race & during check-in, the details will be available.
Drop bags can be shuttled to the aid station at mile 7 which is also mile 29.
This is a Self Supported race, we do have aid stations at various intervals, the longest distance is 17 miles between aid stations, the rest are much closer together. Please come prepared with the proper gear, nutrition, and hydration pack to ensure you have a fun race.
After Race BBQ will begin at 6 pm. we will serve Burgers and dogs, we will also have an open grill available for you to cook what you bring.
Mandatory Safety Procedure:
All Racers must check out at the finish line or with official race staff when they leave or finish the race.
All Racers Must return all race chips to Start Finish.
NO DOGS. NO Exceptions
Don’t Liter / Don’t Cut the course
Drop Bags will be available.
Please don’t miss your start time
Aid Stations will be staffed with Medical, water, and food/snacks .
We will be sweeping the course.
We value our volunteers that make these events possible. Please thank them and be respectful. If you are a victim of the time hack it’s for your own safety.
The course closes at 9 pm.
* Camping is available at the Top of Tweed River Drive and on top of the Mountain.
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Here is the profile of the 2015 50 miles race, please note that courses change every year.
Read reflections on running the 500 by racer Michelle Roy.
Read reflections on running the 500 by Kale Poland.
Read reflections on running the 500 by Nick Bautista.
This is a runner submitted map & elevation profile of the 2015 50 mile course which includes the 30 & 10-mile courses, 2021 is subject to change and this should be considered approximate.
2017 Race Report:
See you next year!!
Mother Nature did her best to slow you down, but you could not be stopped! We hope you used up those free Trail Toes samples to ward off the dreaded trench foot yesterday – WHO has nasty feet pics?? We want to see them – start posting away!!!! [editors note – maybe Pete does, but I don’t!!]
We were absolutely flattered to have the Comanche Company join us in force yesterday. Josh please let 1SG. Gentles know he & his guys are welcome back anytime. It was great getting a chance to meet them all. Thank you for your service to our country.
How awesome were the volunteers? Pretty special if you ask us! – Thank you for your support.
To all the racers, families and friends thanks for sharing your experience with us. You all are a massive inspiration and this whole event is nothing without you, thanks for making it super extra moose crappy special!! 🙂
Special thanks to The Run Experience (Nate & Kirk), Noren Films (Maria, Sterling & Margaret) for helping us provide a much richer community experience for everyone. We enjoyed hanging out in the brown barn, that was new this year! We are already focused on next year’s event and the AAR sessions are yielding some wonderful stuff….stay tuned for more… (if you have ideas let us know!)
Much love to Radio Mike & the Medic team (Kyle, Cody & Tyler) for keeping us connected & healthy this year. Brian, Sara, Henry, Robin, Melissa & Nick you all made this look far easier and more organized than we can recall, we can’t thank you enough!! We hope you get some well-deserved sleep. Matt Baatz thanks for your work on the Green Mountain Trails!
Last but never least, hats off to the “glue crew”: Chris, Marion & Peter B. You define ‘beyond limits’ in your passion for this race and your efforts …congrats on putting on the best Peak Ultra I have ever been a part of – I’m humbled already by the memories we made this weekend.
Thanks for coming out in the woods to play with us!
RD Pete C.