The Northeast Delta Dental Race To The Top Of Vermont has been voted by Vermont Sports Magazine reader poll as the event with the Best Prizes in whole state of Vermont. Everyone has a chance to win, and everyone will have the option of increasing their odds of winning by purchasing additional raffle tickets on race day. A big Thank You goes out to all our sponsors who donated the many great prizes for this event.
Age Category Awards:
The top 3 male and female racers in each age group will be presented with Handmade Stoneware Mugs and a pair of Darn Tough Socks. The top 3 overall men and women in each discipline will also receive cash awards of $200[1st], $100[2nd], and $50[3rd].
The age categories are… Under 15, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
$500 For Setting A New Course Record:
Any racer who sets a new overall course record for their gender regardless of discipline will receive a bonus cash award of $300 for a total cash award of $500. Mountain biker, Gered Dunne set the overall course record for men in 2014 with a time of 30:53.6. Also, in 2014, Olympic nordic skier, Liz Stephen set the women’s overall course record with a time of 37:15.9. The overall course record doesn’t care if you run or bike. All that matters is who’s the fastest… Period!
The James Fredericks Award:
The James Fredericks Award is given in honor of former CTA Director and Race To The Top Of Vermont Founder, Jim Fredericks. This award is named in grateful recognition of Jim’s dogged pursuit of excellence, his stamina, his competitive spirit, and his belief in the value of lifelong fitness. With these qualities, Jim guided the Catamount Trail Association to an era of increased capability for maintaining and sustaining nordic and backcountry skiing here in Vermont. It is awarded each year to the fastest male and female finishers of the race.
Each year we have competitors, both male and female, in the mountain bike and running divisions that are 14 years old and even younger. These young competitors are the future of our sport and many of them are already performing at an amazingly high level. We feel that only awarding the top 3 finishers in this category does not adequately honor the effort that these young persons put forth, and instead, we will be honoring all of the 14 and under participants in the running and cycling categories at the Northeast Delta Dental Race To The Top Of Vermont!
Clydesdale and Athena Awards:
Handmade Stoneware Mugs will be presented to the top performing male and female finishers in each discipline (run/mtb). To qualify for the Clydesdale and Athena classes, men must weigh 200+ lbs and women must weight 150+lbs. There is no mandatory weigh in for Clydesdale and Athena competitors during check-in.
Ready To Win! Everybody receives a raffle ticket good for a chance to win a ton of great prizes worth $$$$. Remember you will have the option to purchase more raffle tickets to increase your odds of winning during check-in and after the race.
Here’s what we gave away at the 2016 Race To The Top Of Vermont!
(~40) prizes worth $4,000 from The North Face Store @ KL Sport
(10) gift certificates for Hoko One One running shoes
(5) $50 gift certificates from the Outdoor Gear Exchange
(5) $50 gift certificates from the Skirack
(10) pair of stunt sunglasses from Julbo USA
$250 in prizes from Mana Threads
(2) running shoe gift certificates from Fleet Feet Sports of Essex Junction
(4) performance socks fromFleet Feet Sports of Essex Junction
All participants receive a $10 gift certificate from Fleet Feet Sports
(10) Realsticks Sampler Packets from Vermont Smoke and Cure
(2) Lodging Certificates at the Commodores Inn: 2 nights lodging with breakfast daily for 2
(2) Lodging Certificates: 1 nights lodging for 2 people with breakfast at Stowe Motel & Snowdrift
(1) Lodging Certificate: Overnight lodging for 2 at Brass Lantern Inn
(1) Lodging Certificate: Two Night lodging for 2 at the Brass Lantern Inn
(2) Lodging Certificates: Overnight lodging at The Top Notch Resort and Spa for 2
(2) Lodging Certificates: Overnight stays at Green Mountain Inn
(2) $50.00 gift certificates from Michaels On The Hill
(2) $50.00 gift certificates from Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge
(2) $50.00 gift certificates from Idletyme Brewing
The 2017 Race Is Made Possible By Northeast Delta Dental.