Race to the Top of Vermont Adds Adaptive Category in 2022

We are thrilled to help organize and manage the new adaptive category at the Race to the Top of Vermont put on by our friends at the Catamount Trail Association on Sunday, August 28, 2022, which also happens to be Diversity in Sport Day! Please save the date, and plan to participate as an individual, a team, or a volunteer.

Not familiar with the annual event? The Race to the Top draws hundreds of hikers, bikers, and runners from across the U.S. and Canada to climb or bike Mt. Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak. The course follows the historic Mansfield Toll Road, which is 4.3 miles long and ascends 2564 vertical feet. For some, it’s all about trying to achieve a fast time on this challenging course. For others… it’s about the camaraderie and the spectacular views while supporting non-profit organizations close to their hearts such as Green Mountain Adaptive Sports and the Catamount Trail Association.

ADAPTIVE CATEGORY ADDED IN 2022 TO SUPPORT GMAS

For the first time ever, the event this year offers an adaptive category. Hikers, runners, bikers, and yes even wheelchair users can now participate in this challenging ascent alongside hundreds of other adrenaline seekers. 

Green Mountain Adaptive Sports is happy to help and offer support to anyone interested in participating in the event, whether you need help rallying a support team to get up the hill, need to borrow adaptive equipment, or simply want to help as a volunteer and spread the word about adaptive sports.

SAVE THE DATE

For now, all we ask is that you save the date! This event will help raise funds for athletes’ scholarships supported by our program. Race organizers have offered a special discount code ($30 per participant) which can be used by anyone willing to represent Green Mountain Adaptive Sports, and raise a minimum of $150 for GMAS. We will soon have more information about this new peer-to-peer fundraising opportunity and hope that you will be keen to support GMAS by participating as an individual, or with a group of friends in this amazing event.

Jack being supported by his adaptive team

We Need You

Consider participating in one, or more of the following ways:
(ALL DETAILS ABOUT JOINING A TEAM AND FUNDRAISING FOR GMAS WILL SOON FOLLOW. PLEASE SAVE THE DATE FOR NOW AND CONSIDER IN WHICH CAPACITY YOU’D LIKE TO BE INVOLVED. All GMAS participants will receive a free t-shirt, and be eligible to win prizes based on their level of fundraising.)

  • Join a GMAS team and support an athlete. We will need a few strong men and women to help push, and pull a few athletes up the race course. Hard work with a huge collective reward.
  • Join as a volunteer. You can help at the GMAS tent, offer water and snacks to the racers at the finish, etc. There is no need to be a world-class athlete to be a part of this great event! You can make a difference, and have some fun too!
  • Create your own team, or join another existing GMAS team and walk, run, or bike with a group of friends and help raise funds for GMAS. This is all about being social and clocking some big steps on your fitness tracker.
  • Embrace the challenge. Run, bike, or walk as a regular participant AND take the opportunity to raise funds for GMAS.

adaptive athlete being pulled by two walkers

Make Your Summer Goals Impactful

With many ways to make this a memorable day, you can also make it impactful by helping to raise critical funds for GMAS and the Catamount Trail Association. We hope that you will join us!

Interested in participating, or in receiving more information about joining the adaptive race, or the GMAS team in one form or another? Contact Pascale@greenmtnadaptive.org to receive the code. We will also soon follow up with more information on how to set up your peer-to-peer page, and other tricks to help you plan for this.

If you are an adaptive athlete and want to race, the sooner we know you are interested, the greater the chance that we can help secure helpers, adaptive equipment, or anything else that will make this possible for you. Reach out!

Thanks for the support, we hope to see you in Stowe on Sunday, August 28, 2022. 

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