The 2015 Race To The Top Is Done!
Thank you to everyone that came out to support the Catamount Trail Association and challenged themselves on Vermont’s highest peak! And special thanks to all of our amazing volunteers and sponsors. Without them this event could not and would not happen.
Next year’s event will be held on Sunday, August 28th, 2016, and registration will open on the first of the year. Stay tuned as we have some interesting changes in the works!
The Hardest Race Anyone Can Do!
This event isn’t only for those individuals that are driven to train 7 days a week or are blessed with outstanding genetics. This is an event for Everyone. Now… that doesn’t mean the Race To The Top is easy. It’s not. It means this course is going to challenge you. But, with enough determination you will succeed. You will make it to the Top of Vermont, and we hope you will be inspired by your success and the successes of all of those around you.
About The Race
Every August the North Face Race To The Top Of Vermont draws as many as 800 hikers, mountain bikers, and runners from across the U.S. and Canada to climb Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak located in Stowe, Vermont. The course climbs up the historic Toll Road, is 4.3 miles in length, and climbs 2564 ft. For some it’s all about trying to achieve a fast time up this tough 4.3 mile course. For others… they come to challenge themselves, and to enjoy the spectacular views.
But, no matter why you came, for everyone the North Face Race To The Top Of Vermont is about supporting the Catamount Trail Association and all of the good work they do. This event is their largest fundraiser of the year and while you test your limits know that 100% of the money raised at this event goes to support backcountry skiing here in Vermont!
If you’re not a runner or mountain biker, hiking is the perfect way to experience this beautiful course, enjoy the company of friends, and be inspired by their effort and yours. Regardless of how you participate, we promise that the Race to the Top of Vermont will be one of the most challenging and fulfilling days you experience all season long.
This year the Catamount Trail Association (CTA) is excited to partner again with The North Face Store @ KL Sport as the Title Sponsor of the Race To The Top Of Vermont taking place on August 23, 2015. The North Face Store @ KL Sport has long been the place to go when looking for high quality equipment and amazing service. The guys over at KL Sport always bring their A-game and we are very fortunate to have their support.
And let’s not forget about the kids! 2015 will mark the fourth running of the Youth Care Run For Fun! This short race is for children 4-14 years of age and serves as an introduction to the life long sport of running. Every child wins and everyone will receive a custom made medal and a souvenir bib for participating in this fun and exciting event. The Youth Run For Fun will take place at the Midway Lodge at Stowe Mountain Resort, starting at 12:00 noon before the awards ceremony.
At the end of the day you can relax, enjoy some music, grab some BBQ and experience the “Best Awards and Raffle in all of Vermont!“
So, there’s only one question left… Are You Tough Enough?