A triathlon format adventure race to raise money for needy families in the White River Valley of Vermont.
Please note some changes to 2013 race as of 9/22/13: Due to lack of rain/water in the White River for the paddle portion of the race the paddle portion of the race will now be on the lake behind the Bowl Mill in Granville. Therefore, the on-site registration, as well as the bike and run segments also need to be changed.
ON-SITE Registration: Saturday, Sept. 28 7:30 – 8:30 am at the Bowl Mill in Granville, VT
THE RACE WILL START AT 10:00 am.
Race will start at the Bowl Mill with a 3 mile trail run on dirt roads and in the woods. The race will then return to the Bowl Mill for the paddling portion of the race on the lake. Then at 12 noon there will be a mass start bike race on dirt roads (on the original course of the 2011 race) that ends at Green Mountain Bikes in Rochester with a party and local wood-fired brick oven pizza. Participate in one segment of the race, two-segments or all three!
This race was originally started in 2011 as a relief effort to help families in the White River Valley of Vermont affected by Tropical Storm Irene. Now this race has grown an morphed into an event to help any family in need in the White River Valley regardless of the circumstance by which that need arose. The 2013 race is sponsored by The Alchemist Brewery and all proceeds will go to The Vermont Foodbank.
The Vermont Foodbank is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization, serving communities in all 14 counties of Vermont through a network of more than 270 food shelves, soup kitchens, shelters, senior centers and after-school programs. In FY2012, the Vermont Foodbank distributed more than 8 million pounds of food to as many as 86,000 Vermonters. The Vermont Foodbank, a member of Feeding America, is nationally recognized as one of the most effective and efficient nonprofits and food banks in the nation. To learn more about hunger in your community and to take action against hunger and poverty in Vermont, visit them on the web at www.vtfoodbank.org.
The 2013 race will start at 10am at Green Mountain Bicycles in Rochester, VT and end in Rochester at the gazebo in the town common. The event will include a 5-mile run on trails, dirt road and asphalt, 6-mile paddle (canoe, kayak, SUP) on the White River, 12-mile mountain bike on some pavement, some Class 4 dirt/jeep roads in the woods. There are some steep uphill climbs on the bike course, as well as some loose gravel and boulders. Helmets required for all cyclists and life vests required for paddlers.
There will be a post-race party and award ceremony featuring locally brewed beer and local brick oven pizza baked on-site. Join the party whether participating in the race, watching, volunteering or just hanging out in town. Live local bands, food and beverages, Prizes for athletes, and fun and frivolity! Please help us to donate as much money as possible from this event to those in need by making a donation towards food and beverages.
Online race registration at Active.com.
Enter on your own for a single leg of the race or as a 2, 3 or 4 person relay team for $35/person.
Ironman/woman race option available at $55/person.
If you are not participating in the race you can still be involved— Donate, Volunteer or Sponsor an athlete!