The 32nd running of the Vermont 100-Mile Endurance Run was canceled on Wednesday, April 15, in response to the global pandemic caused by the coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19.
One of ultrarunning’s original 100-milers, the Vermont has been a staple on the sport for more than three decades and is the largest and oldest 100-miler in New England. It was scheduled to take place July 18-19 in West Windsor, Vt.
The cancellation was made in an announcement on the Vermont 100 Endurance Race Facebook page at 8 p.m. EDT.
“It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the 2020 Vermont 100 Endurance Race is officially cancelled due to #COVID19,” Race Director Amy Rusiecki said in the statement. “This was an emotional decision, but one we made with the health and safety of all runners, riders, volunteers, vendors, and community members at the forefront of the decision.”
Entrants in the 2020 race and those on the 2021 Wait List will be rolled over to the 2021 entrant’s list and Wait List, respectively, unless runners request to be removed from those lists.
Rusiecki noted that the announcement was made in mid-April, rather than closer to the July race weekend, to allow people to adjust plans accordingly, such as cancelling flights or lodging reservations.
“We’ve appreciated your patience, understanding, and support through these uncertain times, and above all — we look forward to seeing you at Silver Hill for the 2021 Vermont 100 (July 16-18th, 2021). Until then, Stay safe and be well!!!,” Rusiecki added.
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