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<b><i><span style="font-size:x-large;"><span style="color:#0000FF;"><span style="color:#0000FF;">Race To The Top Of Vermont</span></span></span></i></b><br><br><b><i><span style="color:#0000FF;">The Event</span></i></b> – Sunday August 31, 2008<br>
Run or mountain bike the famous Mt Mansfield Toll Road and earn the bragging rights of racing to the top of Vermont. Proceeds from this event will be used to help conserve the remaining 90 miles of the 300-mile Catamount ski and snowshoe Trail. The Catamount Trail Association is the non-profit organization responsible for maintaining and protecting the Catamount Trail.<br><br><b><i><span style="color:#0000FF;">The Race Course</span></i></b><br>
The course is 4.5 miles long and climbs 2,550 vertical feet to the summit of the unpaved Mt Mansfield Toll Rd in Stowe, VT. The race course starts on pavement for .3 miles before changing to dirt for the remaining 4.2 miles. Racers will experience a steady incline throughout the course with a 10 degree maximum pitch. Participants will be rewarded with one of the most spectacular views in the east overlooking three states and Quebec. This will be a great warm-up race for the Vermont 50.<br><br><b><i><span style="color:#0000FF;">Awards and Post Race Party</span></i></b><br>
The first 300 entries will receive a tech shirt and a Catamount Trail Guidebook. An awards party will take place following the event at the Matterhorn Restaurant with food and a raffle for all participants. Prizes will be awarded to the top three individuals in each age group for both genders and both races. Prizes will also be awarded to the top three competitors overall in each race and one prize given to the fastest team overall regardless of discipline.<br><br>
Participant’s clothing will be transported to the race finish prior to the start. Racers will be responsible for a ride down the mountain following the race or follow the Toll Road on foot or on their mt bike. <b>All cyclists must wear helmets and have two working brakes on their fat tire mountain bike. Tire size must be 26" or 29" and be not be less than 2.0 width.</b> There will be a $10.00 charge for personal support vehicles. Vehicles must go directly to the finish area prior to the race start. No vehicles will be allowed on the course after the race start.<br><br><b><i><span style="color:#0000FF;">Entry Fee:</span></i></b>$30.00 if received by 8/25/08, Late and race day registration $40.00<br><br><b><i><span style="color:#0000FF;">Start Time:</span></i></b> 10:00am mass start bikers / 10:10 mass start runners<br><br><b><i>A<span style="color:#0000FF;">wards and Post Race Party</span></i></b><br>
The first 300 entries will receive a tech shirt and a Catamount Trail Guidebook. An awards party will take place following the event at the Matterhorn Restaurant at 12:00pm with food and a raffle for all participants. Free cover charge with live entertainment Saturday evening at the Matterhorn for all participants. Sunday evening, enjoy the long Labor Day Weekend by attending the United States Air Force Liberty Pops Band and fireworks in the meadow at the Trapp Family Lodge. This is an event not to be missed and is open free to the public.<br><br><b><i><span style="color:#0000FF;">Lodging</span></i></b><br>
The Trapp Family Lodge is the official lodging sponsor. Call 800-826-7000 or email: <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a> or go to: <a href="http://www.trappfamily.com" target="_blank">www.trappfamily.com</a><br>
For other lodging options, go to: <a href="http://www.gostowe.com" target="_blank">www.gostowe.com</a><br><br><b><i><a href="http://www.coolrunning.com/activecomstuff/howtocodeanactiveOLRbutton.pdf" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:x-large;">On-Line Registration</span></a></i></b><br><b><i>For more information and download mail-in entry:</i></b> <a href="http://www.catamounttrail.org" target="_blank">www.catamounttrail.org</a> or 802-864-5794
 
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