Vermont 100 Mile Course Map

Due to concerns over runners trespassing on the private property that the VT100 course runs on, I have removed my course map from this page. I am happy to share my map info with anyone who would like to research the route in advance but it should not be used to pre-run any sections of the course. My GPS information is from 2010 and the course has changed slightly since then but it will still give you a general idea of the course layout and crew access points. Feel free to message me directly if you would like the info. And don’t worry about navigating the course – it will be well marked on race day and it’s super easy to follow. And you’ll spend the majority of your time in the woods without any recognizable landmarks so having a map of the area would be very little help.

Please refer to the VT100 website for current route and crew directions and private property restrictions.

Terrain: 74% dirt/jeep road, 24% trail, 2% paved roads

Most of the route is on hard packed, maintained dirt roads that regular cars can drive on. The remainder is wide ATV trail. Some of the trail sections through the woods are not well defined with a lot of leaves and debrish on the ground but markers through the trees are easy to follow. There are a couple sections across rough mowed grass fields which are easy to follow but are tricky to run on.

Total Ascent: Approximately 14,000ft

High point: 1,945ft, Low point: 492ft

Hills …lots and lots of hills.

  • Josh

    April 13th, 2012

    hi.
    I have been searching around the internet looking for any info I can find about the vermont 100. are you running it this summer, or did you already? I was looking at your training log, but could not tell where you were running. Feel free to email me if you want.
    happy running,
    Josh

  • Pete

    April 13th, 2012

    Hi Josh, I ran the VT100 twice in 2008 and 2010. I have two friends running this year and will be out there pacing and crewing. Feel free to email me directly at pete@k9runner.com if you have any questions about the race. I’d be happy to offer any advice or info.
    Pete

  • Grace

    June 6th, 2012

    Heading up there for my first 100 – thank you so much for posting the course map. I thought I could find it on the website for VT100 but surprisingly only descriptions! Thank you again. Grace

  • jose

    July 4th, 2012

    hi, do you mind sharing the GPX file for the Vermont 100? that would be great. Vermont 100 website has not done a good job of helping poor runners like me. I would like to integrate your file GPX file into Google earth, and try to have a better view of the elevation profile, total accumulation descent and ascent along the way. thanks a lot.

  • admin

    July 5th, 2012

    Hi Jose, I just added a link to download the GPX file. Although there really isn’t much use in studying the course details. They don’t have any major climbs to prepare for like we have in our mountain 100’s and you won’t have any visible landmarks or peaks to set your sights on. For hills, there’s a slightly longer climb up to Pretty House, nice long downhill to Stage Rd, a long climb up out of Camp 10 Bear and then back down from Margaritaville. But for the most part you’ll have no idea where you are during the race. You’ll go up and you’ll go down, into the woods and out of the woods …and repeat until you see the finish line.

  • Lisa

    July 17th, 2012

    Thank you for posting the course for the Vermont 100! My brother in law is running this year for the first time and we are going up to cheer him on. The part that we are having difficulty with is that because we have two young kids, we cannot follow him throughout the race. Do you know if there is anywhere online where I could get addresses for the handler stations? We are staying at Orem and would like to drive from there to the stations.

    Thanks again for any information you have.

  • Pete

    July 17th, 2012

    Aid station directions are on the race website here:
    http://www.vermont100.com/100_mile_handler_directions.html

  • "Sherpa" John Lacroix

    October 21st, 2012

    Friends,

    I’ve run the Vermont 100 in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and now in 2013.

    The race map is NOT included on the VT100 website for good reason. Much of the course is run on private lands and permission to travel on these lands is ONLY given for race weekend.

    In previous years.. runners who have found access to a map like the one above, have run on these private lands as part of their training runs. Unfortunately, this practice jeopardizes the event as land owners have threatened to revoke permission to the race because of this issue.

    So.. the VT100 deliberately keeps a map off the of the site to discourage this action and out of respect to land owners. While the above map is useful, and we thank you Pete, I would respectfully suggest that runners use it as reference ONLY and not run on private lands off of race weekend.

    Thanks!
    Sherpa John

  • Pete

    October 24th, 2012

    Hi John, I’m not sure how anyone could navigate the off road sections of the course without markings even with this map. This is really only useful as a reference to get a general idea of the course, terrain, and aid station locations on an actual map. If the race has problems with local runners training on private property, they should notify their entrants and post a warning on their website. Withholding information won’t prevent runners from trying to find it on their own. And I would hope that runners would have the common sense not to trespass on posted private property to stay on the public roads on their training runs.

  • Sean

    January 1st, 2013

    Is the course the same each year or does it vary?

  • Pete

    January 2nd, 2013

    Hi Sean, they re-routed the course through Woodstock last year because a bridge was out on the original route. And I think the course does get modified every so often. They need to get the approval from dozens of private property owners every year and as property owners change, they sometimes need to re-route or revise the course.

  • Zeke Zucker

    June 26th, 2014

    Hi Folks, I’m the trails coordinator for the VT 100.

    John L. is absolutely correct with regard to the sensitivity with the 58 private landowners across whose property the course runs.
    Pete is also correct that it would be rather difficult to navigate the course before the markers are placed, but there are always folks who might give it a try.
    By not publicizing the map, that hazard is basically precluded, but here it is in full view.
    This year, in particular, there is one most disgruntled landowner who is in position to shut down the event completely if we screw up at all. That’s why we’ve set up road blocks (locals only) at key locations, and they must be obeyed, or we are dead meat. The Handler Directions have been revised to keep all event-related traffic off of certain taboo roads. All previous versions of the directions have purposely been removed from the website, and the revised ones will be distributed at registration beginning on Friday the 18th.
    We all love this event, and wish that it will continue. It is incumbent upon all of us to be vigilant and keep anyone from making mistakes that could result in event termination.
    Of course we wish all participants the best of luck, and will do our best to ensure that all runners and riders have a wonderfully positive experience in the Heart of Vermont. Zeke

  • Pete

    August 1st, 2014

    Hi Zeke, Sorry for the late response – I don’t update this site very often. But I removed the GPX file download and added a disclaimer to make sure that runners don’t use this information to try to scout or train on the course. I still haven’t seen these instructions published on the VT100 site. And I ran the race twice and never received any email with instructions to stay off the course outside of the race day. Many runners like myself will spend a lot of time researching course information – especially for a 100 miler. I was able to find GPS maps and detailed race reports before I ran the race for the first time in 2008. And now it’s even easier to share GPS information through Strava, Garmin, Suunto, and other social media sites. If runners can’t get this information from the VT100 site, they will find it eventually. So I thought it would be best to keep this page online with the instructions and this public conversation for future runners to find.

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