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
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.