January 21, 2016
Extreme Races Range from 8-hour Obstacle Courses to Winter Adventures and Mud Races
For some people, it's not enough to run a 10K and call it a day. Vermont is the perfect place for folks who want a real athletic challenge. Try running laps for eight hours in mud, ice and snow. Or race uphill in skis or snowshoes. Vermont has the ultimate fitness tests with these extreme races. Learn more at www.VermontVacation.com.
Shale Hill Polar Bear 8 Hour Obstacle Challenge
Feb. 6, Benson
Only the tough and hardy will beat the odds in this never-ending loop of physical and mental challenges.
Spartan Agoge 48
Feb. 12-14, Pittsfield
Overcome mental and physical obstacles to develop your body, mind and spirit.
Winter Wild Uphill Race
Feb. 20, Okemo
An uphill series with a twist: the finish is at the bottom, so you get to come back down.
Vermont Ninja Ultimate Ninja Athlete Qualifier
Feb. 27, Essex
The only nationwide competition that allows Ninja Athletes the chance to compete at Ninja gyms nationwide to reach a final championship.
The Frigid Infliction
March 5, Bolton Valley
This 10-hour winter adventure race for teams of two or three involves several winter disciplines and navigation skills.
Peak 2016 Snowshoe Race
March 18-19, Pittsfield
Try a 100-mile trek, snowshoe marathon, half marathon, or 10K option. The course is a rugged 6.5 mile loop in the Green Mountains, with 1200' of vertical.
Green Mountain Adventure Challenge
May 25-Sept. 5, Deerfield Valley
An epic, real life action-adventure game that is part unsolved mystery and part outdoor adventure.
May 12-14, Pittsfield
Running options from 15 miles to 200 miles in the foothills of the Green Mountains.
Spartan Agoge 60
June 17, Pittsfield
A race based on the Spartan system of training, designed to produce the strongest and most mentally tough citizens on earth.
New England Tough Mudder
June 18-19, Mount Snow
One of North America's favorite destination races is built on and around Mount Snow. Intense elevation changes and scenic trails.
Dirty Girl Mud Run
July 9, Killington
Run, walk, climb, crawl...and get incredibly dirty. This event is not timed or competitive.
Shale Hill Tri-Obstaclon Obstacle Relay Challenge
July 16, Benson
A unique multi-sport event. Ride on fire roads to Lake Champlain, swim or wade your way between markers, ride back to Shale Hill and then run the obstacle course.
August 1, Bolton Valley
A 12-hour adventure race for teams of two or three. The race includes mountain biking, hiking, swimming, paddling, and navigation.
24 Hours of Shale Hill Hell
August 6-7, Benson
This obstacle course will take you to your limits, and beyond.
Peak Mountain Bike Race
Sept. 12, Pittsfield
Sign up for the one lap, two laps, or 6-hour race option.
Beast, Sprint and Ultra Beast Weekend
Sept. 19-20, Killington
Expect steep slopes, off-trail descents, burpees, massive climbs and chilly swims.
Contact: Laura Peterson, Vermont Dept. of Tourism & Marketing; www.vermontvacation.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: Vermont Tourism; Facebook: Vermont Tourism; 802.522.7323
Source: Department of Tourism and Marketing
Last Updated at: January 21, 2016 08:06:56