Are you looking for a challenge outside the normal 140.6? Vermont's Toughest is a 136 mile triathlon from Lake Willoughby to Burke Mountain Resort in the beautiful Northeast Kingdom of Vermont!
A challenging grass-roots, self-supported race with 14,000 Ft of elevation gain between the bike and run!
Start with a 2.4 mile swim in Lake Willoughby, a glacially carved lake that is known for being chilly, crystal clear, and surrounded by mountains. Said to resemble a Norwegian Fjord, a swim in Lake Willoughby is one of those that you don’t want to miss.
Then bike 112 challenging miles through the Green Mountain State, iconic Vermont towns, wooden covered bridges, green pastures with cows munching away in the distance, it will fool you into thinking this is a nice Summer ride, but with 7,733 feet of elevation gain, you will soon be begging for mercy!
Finally, start your 22 mile, 2 loop trail run with a hike up the 3.3 mile Burke Mountain Toll Road, boasting a 12% average grade, maxing out at a jaw dropping 20% grade and 2,075 climbing feet. Reach the summit and continue on to Kingdom Trails and trail run your way to 11 miles and the start of your 2nd loop. Just when you thought the torture was letting up, you will start all over again and hike up the Toll Road and on to the trails for your 2nd loop. Finally, you will cross that finish line at Burke Mountain Resort with your family and friends cheering you on and celebrating your amazing feat!
3 ways to race:
• Individual Athlete: One Athlete completes the entire 136 miles
• Team of 2 Athletes: Each Athlete completes half of each discipline
• Relay of 3 Athletes: Each Athlete completes one discipline
So race on your own or find a couple buddies.
Either way, register early to ensure a spot!
This race will not only challenge your physical stamina, but also your mental fortitude.
ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH?
Additional Information & Event Schedule:
• Saturday, July 13, 2019
• Refer to Vermont's Toughest websitefor the most up-to-date information about race day.