Nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains, the Peak Ultra is hosted in the rustic New England town of Pittsfield, Vt. We are confident there is a fit challenge for every level of runner interested in exploring our trails. You’ll come to find the true magic of ‘people inspiring people’ through our unique race experience designed to help you not only discover the beauty of the Vermont mountains but yourself as well.
*The 500 Miler is now a biennial event which will be held every other year. Use 2019 to rebuild and 2020 to race the 500 miler. Minimum of 5 racers required to hold this race. Participant Application required for the 500-mile race.
COURSE CUT OFFS for 50 & 30 & 100
*You must leave mile 14 “Big Pine Tree Aid station” at the top of Upper Michigan Rd by 11am
*You must leave Chittenden Medical and Aid Station at 26 miles by 2:30pm
*You must leave mile 37 “Big Pine Tree Aid station” at the top of Upper Michigan Rd by 5:15 pm
*You must leave mile 40 Riverside Farm by 6pm (Headlamp Mandatory)
*30 & 100 must finish before last 50 competitor (observe last 50 cutoff)
Updated info on aid stations for the Bloodroot Ultra 30 & 50:
The 50-mile course will have about 6 aid stations.
The distance between aid stations may be as much as 10 miles.
All have water, some have electrolytes and food.
If these distance change the racers will be briefed before each race & during check in the details will be available.
Drop bags can be shuttled to the aid station at mile 7 which is also mile 29.
After Race BBQ will begin at 6 pm. we will serve Burgers and dogs, we will also have an open grill available for you to cook what you bring.
Mandatory Safety Procedure:
All Racers must check out at finish line or with official race staff when they leave or finish the race.
All Racers Must return all race chips to Start Finish.
NO DOGS . NO Exceptions
Don’t Liter / Don’t Cut the course
Drop Bags will be available.
Please don’t miss your start time
Aid Stations will be staffed with Medical , water and food / snacks .
We will be sweeping the course.
We value our volunteers that make these event possible. Please thank them and be respectful. If you are a victim of the time hack it’s for your own safety.
Course closes at 9pm.
* Camping is available at the Top of Tweed River Drive and on top of the Mountain.
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Here is the profile of the 2015 50 miles race, please note that courses change every year.
This is a runner submitted map & elevation profile of the 2015 50 mile course which includes the 30 & 10 mile courses, the 2018 is subject to change and this should be considered approximate.
2017 Race Report:
See you next year!!
Mother Nature did her best to slow you down, but you could not be stopped! We hope you used up those free Trail Toes samples to ward off the dreaded trench foot yesterday – WHO has nasty feet pics?? We want to see them – start posting away!!!! [editors note – maybe Pete does, but I don’t!!]
We were absolutely flattered to have the Comanche Company join us in force yesterday. Josh please let 1SG. Gentles know he & his guys are welcome back anytime. It was great getting a chance to meet them all. Thank you for your service to our country.
How awesome were the volunteers? Pretty special if you ask us! – Thank you for your support.
To all the racers, families and friends thanks for sharing your experience with us. You all are a massive inspiration and this whole event is nothing without you, thanks for making it super extra moose crappy special!! 🙂
Special thanks to The Run Experience (Nate & Kirk), Noren Films (Maria, Sterling & Margaret) for helping us provide a much richer community experience for everyone. We enjoyed hanging out in the brown barn, that was new this year! We are already focused on next year’s event and the AAR sessions are yielding some wonderful stuff….stay tuned for more… (if you have ideas let us know!)
Much love to Radio Mike & the Medic team (Kyle, Cody & Tyler) for keeping us connected & healthy this year. Brian, Sara, Henry, Robin, Melissa & Nick you all made this look far easier and more organized than we can recall, we can’t thank you enough!! We hope you get some well-deserved sleep. Matt Baatz thanks for your work on the Green Mountain Trails!
Last but never least, hats off to the “glue crew”: Chris, Marion & Peter B. You define ‘beyond limits’ in your passion for this race and your efforts …congrats on putting on the best Peak Ultra I have ever been a part of – I’m humbled already by the memories we made this weekend.
Thanks for coming out in the woods to play with us!
RD Pete C.