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50 Miles
9500 ft of gain
August 11, 2024

A rugged point to point 50 miler that covers some of the finest single track, ridgelines and backcountry trails Central VT has to offer. This course has been int he works for years, and we are thrilled to share some of our favorite routes!
Bolton Valley, Little River State Park, Mount Mansfield State Forest, Stowe 
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We are very excited to be carrying the torch for the Moosalamoo Ultra, starting in 2022. Founded in 2012 by John Izzo, this race has become a classic Vermont trail run. A rugged course on beautiful trails, deep in the heart of the Moosalamoo National Recreation Area. Hosted on the scenic grounds of the Blueberry Hill Inn and Outdoor Center, this is a gem not to be missed. While we are very excited to support this event moving forward, we also pledge to continue the family atmosphere and personal touch that John has become famous for. You can bet we will do our best to get John on site for race day, if he is willing because we know he makes this event special!

Race distances of 14 or 36 miles

Starting and ending at the picturesque Blueberry Hill Inn, just a short drive from Middlebury, Vermont, the Moosalamoo Ultra and Heavy Half has become a favorite among VT trail runners.  Long challenging climbs, black bear sightings, stinging nettles are (for better or worse) hallmarks of this race. Each race is loaded with tough, yet beautiful mountain single track taking you to the top of Mount Moosalamoo with a spectacular view of Lake Dunmore.  With most trails in the Green Mountain National Forest the 14 miler has about 2400 feet of elevation gain and the 36 miler has more than 5000 feet of gain. Family friendly and dog friendly, this race brings together a great community and great mountain trails!


14 miler course map


36 miler course map


Course Preview Notes!

There are several sections of the course that are on private property and are not open to the public except on race day. Please only use the sections of trail that are open to the public if you preview the course. Feel free to email us for details if you aren't sure. 


Race Start Location:

1245 Goshen Ripton Rd

Goshen, VT 05733

2024 Entry Fees 

36 Miler $95
($115 after 4/30
, $125 day of)

Heavy Half Marathon: $80
(95 after 4/30, 110 day of)


Dog Policy: Dogs are welcome! We ask that dogs are on leashes at the start and along the first few miles of road.  After that, please keep them under control and always clean up after them.

Refund policy: We will be happy to refund your entry fee, less a $25 service fee if you notify us by May 31. After May 31, no refunds will be issued. 

All runners will receive a great event shirt, a finishers award, post race meal. Access to free primitive camping in the fields outside the Outdoor Center is included with your entry fee.

Prizes will be awarded to the 1st-3rd place overall male and female winners for both race distances.

Finishers award; TBD.


July 25
5:00 PM - Online race registration closes.

July 26
Bib pick up 3- 5pm, outside the Blueberry Hill Inn Outdoor Center. 

July 27


6:30-7:45 AM - Packet pickup/check-in available at Outdoor Center for full marathon racers
Pre race informational briefing will occur immediately before the start for all runners.

8:00 AM - All races Start!

IMPORTANT: All race participants must check in Saturday morning so we know you are starting the race and can account for you, even if you picked up your packet Friday night.


14 Miler: Aid stations are available at miles 8 and 11.

36 Miler: Aid stations are available at miles 8, 11, 15.3, 19.7, 24, 27 and 31. 
Drop bag service to the Dam Road Aid Station is available. (Miles 19.7, and 27) Just drop your bag at the OC when you pick up your bib. 

Aid stations will be well stocked with typical ultra fuel options. Untapped Maplaid, and maple packets will be available at all aid stations. Additional snacks will include items such as, chips, cookies, soda, bananas, watermelon, candy, etc. Water will be available at all aid stations.
Please note: Moosalamoo Ultra is a cup-free event and all participants must carry their own reusable cup, bottle, pack, etc. to access fluids at aid stations. Aid stations will also be stocked with basic first aid supplies like band-aids, tape, etc. 


Spectators are welcome anywhere on course. However, runner support is only allowed at designated aid stations and parking is very limited. For most of the course, hiking is the only option. For access via vehicle we recommend the crossing at the Moosalamoo Campground Access Road. Please only park where you are not impacting the flow of traffic on Goshen-Ripton Rd or the Access Rd.


Aid is only allowed at aid stations.

If you must drop, please notify a race official at the start/finish area ASAP so we don't go looking for you!

This event follows Ironwood Adventure Works Rules for Competition and Policies and Procedures.


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Directions to Moosalamoo & Blueberry Hill Inn

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