Check out Mount Mansfield Vermont and the thrilling race to Stowe's highest peak
Home to the highest peak in Vermont, Stowe is proud to present one of the most challenging and euphoric athletic events in the nation. North Face Race to the Top of Vermont, on August 23rd, is designed to test your endurance, stamina and will to persevere in varied terrain.
The race is a total of 4.3 miles, and it brings over 800 people per year to explore the beauty of this mountain expedition. Mount Mansfield features a vibrant atmosphere that's abundant with green forests and grassland at low altitudes. Trekking closer to the summit, one will come upon Alpine tundra, which includes rare streaks of land that date back to the ice ages. The contrast of stark, rocky peaks with bright green meadows make traveling atop Mount Mansfield a truly unique and visceral experience that will last in your memories for generations.
The race is also open to not only trail runners, but bikers and hikers as well. Everyone is encouraged to go at their own pace, and a grand prize package worth 500 dollars will be issued to one lucky winner. If you're looking for activities for all ages, the Youth Care Run for Fun, held at Stowe Mountain Resort, is a great way to introduce kids to the love of running! Black Diamond BBQ will also be providing delicious food such as pulled pork sandwiches and Mediterranean pasta, served to all racers during a post-race meal.
To accommodate visitors, lodging for North Face Race to the Top is being provided by the Green Mountain Inn, located conveniently nearby so that racers will get to the starting gates comfortably and on time. Visit our website to check out the variety of amenities designed to help you make the most of your entire trip.