Each Runner has their own style and attitude. We have created to course to provide something for everyone Find the perfect leg designed just for you.
This running experience is for the adventurous athlete on the team seeking variety. A little trail running starts you off (consider bringing a second pair of shoes in case of mud) and you'll be thankful for such an easy and scenic first leg. While the first leg is short and easy, the next two are complete opposites. Your second leg starts on top of a hill and descends the valley into the quaint town of Warren. You'll feel like you are in a Norman Rockwell painting as your jaunt through this sleepy village includes a run through a covered bridge. Ok, so your first leg was easy and in the woods, your second had a lot of downhill and some Vermont charm, your third must be, gulp, uphill. The third leg is a bugger as it is just a steady climb.
Total Distance: 15.8 Miles
This running experience is for the ZEN master of the group, and one of your two strongest runners. A calm and focused determination guides this team member as they get lost in contemplation along all three of their runs. The first leg drops from the Trapp Family Lodge down a protected dirt road complete with views and cows. Once on the pavement the serenity continues along the riverside until you reach Rte 100 and finish off your first run. Staying in that ZEN spirit will not be hard as your second leg through the Granville Gulf Reservation is perhaps the most scenic of the entire course. Your calm determination will help you carry the distance as you close out your second leg. The third leg requires a continuation of the positive vibe and meditative breathing as the entrance to Killington Ski Area is wrought with hills and not just those little ones either!
Total Distance: 18.7 Miles
This running experience is for the extravert who likes to keep their mind busy so the body forgets what it is doing. All three of your legs have some component of bustling towns or villages to look at. The first leg provides the shops and tourist landmarks of Stowe and Waterbury, where there will be much to see and many people to wave to (we know how you extraverts are). Your second leg comes after a long contemplative run by your teammate and brings you back into civilization through the towns of Granville and Hancock. Although stores and people don't line the route (remember this is still Vermont - We don't have that many stores) you won't feel alone as you pop in and out of these towns enroute to your finish. The third leg on your journey starts from the Ramshead Lodge of Killington Ski Area, which is always busy with summer events. The third leg is a serious downhill. You'll be glad that your mind is busy so you can't focus on your throbbing quads.
Total Distance: 15 Miles
This running experience is for the steady and trustworthy teammate seeking consistency. Not only do all three of these legs cover terrain that is similar in nature (minus the hill of your first leg) they are all of middle distance. The first leg is a challenge as it ascends a tough hill and finishes with a downhill stretch. The second leg is uncharacteristically flat for Vermont and your consistent steady strides will make the time fly by as you enjoy the scenery. The third leg is also mainly flat and brings you into the Town of Plymouth with that unswerving pace fully in tact.
Total Distance: 15.9 Miles
This running experience is for your long distance runner seeking a "Postcard" tour of Vermont terrain. Yes, Vermont is very hilly and unpredictable, but the three legs for this runner aren't either. The first leg is a very flat and enjoyable run of middle distance through beautiful Vermont farm land. This is a "Postcard" run that leaves you smiling and fulfilled, without having to work too hard. The second leg is the longest of the event, but mainly flat, with seemingly endless views. Be sure to stop towards the end of this leg at the river for a cooling dip, you will need it after the distance. The third leg is sure to satisfy with an intermediate distance and a lakeside finish. You'll have seen it all and will be ready for the finish line!
Total Distance: 17.5 Miles
This running experience is for your team hero. This person will sacrifice early on for their team, but also gets to bring home the glory on the final leg. The first leg for the hero is a beautiful run with incredible views off to the right. This leg is one big hill from start to finish and the length is not short. Those of you willing to lay yourself down for your team will thrive on the challenge of this hill. The second leg won't bog you down with hills, and is in fact virtually flat. Teams will really be clumping together at this stage and pushing yourself harder and faster will be crucial to keeping up with other competitors. The third leg is of middle distance and is the final push for the entire team. You will be carrying the hopes of your team through the winding entrance to Okemo Mountain's Jackson Gore resort. You are the hero, we know you won't let them down.
Total Distance: 15.9 Miles