You didn't say what part of Vermont you are located, but here is something I just saw posted on Facebook.
Race #1, Western NH Trail Run Series (Special Note: This race is located at the base of the old Mount Ascutney Ski Area in Vermont)
Saturday June 8, 2013 10K Description: A hilly lollipop loop course on some beautiful and challenging trails. The first half is primarily ascending on mixed single and double track. The second half is primarily descending on single track. Follows the 5K course for the first and last miles of the race. TheDetails: Race begins with a 3/4 mile meander through field and forest along a trail that has boardwalks through the muddy spots (Home Again). The next few miles of the race is primarily climbing, first along double track (from the Nordic Center lot, up Home Again, left into Deer Run, left into Gracies Loop DT), and then along a beautiful wooded trail dotted with large boulders. (Gracies Loop ST). Begin a brief but fast descent (Gracies Loop, then down steep Home Again DT) and then turn into a traverse along a hillside and enjoy the falls if it has rained recently (Falls Trail). Continue ascending (read: hiking) up a short but very steep double track (Coronary, left onto Bicentennial, left into Quarry) and onto single track again (right into Pass the Buck). Congrats! Your climbing is more or less done here, about the halfway point in the race. Begin a long fun descent with some challenging footwork (Cloud Climber, right onto Nimbus) and then emerge into the fields (Upper Mile Long Field) before rejoining the 5K course along fun single track (right into Cort's Jester, left into New Blue) coming out into the mile long field for the third time. A quick double track jaunt back to the old parking lot then return with the 3/4 mile meander that the race started with (Home Again).
5K Description: NOT part of the WNHTRS, runners, walkers, families and youth welcome! Walkers and families will start immediately after the runners Start / Finish Location: Sport Trails Mountainside at Ascutney Resort, West Windsor, VT Start Time: 10K at 9:00 am, 5k @ 9:15 Distance: 10k trail run (WNHTRS), 5k fun run and family walk COURSE MAP Age Groups: M & F 11&Under, 12-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+ Awards: Prizes for top 3 overall. Plus first place in each age group. Race Contact: Deb Shearer 802-384-2129 firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.club.penguincycles.com/5&Dime.h tml
Race Day: 8:00 - 8:45 am Cost $20.00 for adults; $15 for Teens 15-19; FREE for kids 14 & Under Pre Registration: Accepted thru June 6, 2013 Cost $15.00 for adults; $10 for Teens 15-19; FREE for kids 14 & Under
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