100M / 100K / Marathon / Half / 10K
February 10 – 11 / 2023
Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport (RUT)
The course climbs somewhat steeply at first past the trailside oasis, Muddy’s Hut, and through the switchbacks of Noodles Trail before leveling out up the Rabbit Hole. The trail then snakes through some narrow, and technical at times, terrain with the premier of Yonder Trail before opening up onto a forest road midway up La Gran Aventura. The thousand-foot three-mile climb ends through a dense, dark spruce forest aptly called the Labyrinth leading to incredible panoramic Green Mountain views at Shrek’s Stone Hut at the top of the trails. The course corkscrews down Wrong Way Trail singletrack with a couple of fun descents down some brief, snowy chutes before traversing the backside of the mountain on Bubba Trail through beautiful mixed hardwood forests. Fuster’s Ravine crossing will mark the home stretch with the course opening up onto double track Riverside Run and back to the start/finish. The loop totals approximately 6.5 miles with about 1500 feet of elevation change.
Visit www.gmtrails.org to view a map of the trails you will be racing.
Event’s frequently asked questions and important information.
February 10, 2023
February 11, 2023
The last lap for all races must be started by 1:00 pm. This is for the safety of racers, staff, and volunteers.
Vermont weather in February can be unpredictable. Expect deep snow conditions and cold temperature AND/OR snow-slush and sunshine/rain. Please watch the weather leading up to the race and plan accordingly.
We will have a tent set up and a cracking fire at base camp (start/finish line). You can leave bags with food, clothes, and other necessities there. Friends, family, and crew are welcome to stay at base camp to cheer you on (as long as they help us keep the fire going!)
The event is taking place at Riverside Farm. There will be Event Parking signs and a designated parking area. Please park in designated areas ONLY! We can not guarantee the safety of your car unless it is in our designated parking area!
ALL Racers earn a Finishers Tshirt & Finishers Medal!
The top male and female in each distance will receive an additional award!