A mountain of work
Summiting Vermont’s highest peak is one thing. Doing it up against the clock and others is something else entirely. The Fifth Annual Race to the Top of Vermont is a 4.3-mile jaunt up Mt. Mansfield in which participants can choose to run or bike up the Toll Road, climbing 2,550 vertical feet. The course record for runners is an impressive 34:48.6; for bikers 31:51.6. It’s taken that long for some skiers to tackle one of the Front Four heading down in the winter. The race takes place Aug. 25. There is a $60 entry fee if you enter by July 31, and a $70 fee from Aug. 1-20.
Catamount Trail Association, 802-864-5794, www.catamounttrail.org