Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Run

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The Vermont 100 Mile Endurance Run (Vermont 100) is a 100-mile (162 km) long ultramarathon held annually in July at Silver Hill Meadow in West Windsor, Vermont. It is one of the five 100-mile races that comprise the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning and one of only two hundred mile races in northern New England.[1][2] It is also the only known ultra race in the USA where entrants run alongside horses over a similar course, in a separate but simultaneous race. (Horses avoid some of the more treacherous single-track and technical trails.)[citation needed] The race has been held every year since 1989.

The race, which was founded by Mike Howe and Laura Farrell, is a fundraising event put on by and in support of Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports (VASS), a non-profit that provides sports and recreational opportunities to people with disabilities.[3]

The Course[edit]

The majority of the course runs on dirt roads with the remainder on hiking trails and a few miles of pavement. There is up to 15,000 feet of elevation gain and loss.

Current course records:[4]

Men Brian Rusiecki 2014 14:47:35
Women Kami Semick 2010 16:42:32

Note: The Vermont 100 used to follow a different course prior to 2004, and keeps separate records for the old and new courses.


  1. ^ Writer, Deirdre FlemingStaff (2021-05-16). "Think you're tough? Consider what it takes to run a 100-mile trail race". Press Herald. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  2. ^ April 13, Greg Hirst on (2021-04-14). "Documentary will follow Casper man's attempt at four 100-mile races this summer - Casper, WY Oil City News". Oil City News. Retrieved 24 May 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ Dutch, Taylor (2019-02-17). "Once Drained by Multiple Sclerosis, She Is Now Headed for the Grand Slam of Ultras". Runner's World. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Vermont 100 Course Records". Retrieved 9 July 2023.

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