5K Trail Run at Bolton Valley Ski Area Aug 31 to Benefit Vermont Adaptive Sports

The Nordic Trails at Bolton Valley Ski Area will be filled with trail runners on Saturday, Aug. 31, as the 1st Annual Bolton Valley 5K to Benefit Vermont Adaptive kicks off the Labor Day Weekend festivities at the ski area. Held last year as Run Strong Vermont, a fundraiser to benefit those rebuilding from Tropical Storm Irene destruction in the Waterbury area, the event will now benefit the state’s largest volunteer-based nonprofit that provides sports and recreation to people of all disabilities, with many program locations in the state including Bolton Valley. Monies raised will be used toward skiing and snowboarding programs with Vermont Adaptive.

The 5K trail run takes place on Bolton’s Nordic Trails and is a scenic run that proceeds primarily through wooded trails with moderate up and down grades. Trails will range from groomed to muddy and semi-rocky terrain. The overall winner (male and female) will receive awards. All top finishers will receive awards in each age category: Teens (13-18), Young Adults (19-35), Mid-Lifer (36-49) and Seniors (50+).

The cost is $25/person regardless of age category and racers will receive an event tee shirt. All proceeds will be donated to Vermont Adaptive. The race begins at 10 a.m. rain or shine. Race day check in is required before 9 a.m. Runners should preregister through Active.com (online registration closes August 30). Race day registration is from 8-9 a.m. at the Bolton Valley Sports Center. Register by August 19th to guarantee yourself a Bolton Valley 5K race t-shirt. A raffle and the Awards Ceremony will occur immediately post race.

Bolton also will play host to the Labor of Love Rail Jam on Friday, Aug. 30 and is the stage for Vermont’s Largest Ski and Snowboard Sale Aug. 29-Sept. 2 and Sept. 6-8. For more details on Labor Day at Bolton visit www.boltonvalley.com.

For more information about the Bolton Valley 5K to Benefit Vermont Adaptive, contact Kim at pr@vermontadaptive.org or visit www.active.com.

Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports is the largest year-round disabled sports non-profit organization in Vermont offering the most diverse programs on a daily basis, statewide, with specialized equipment. The organization promotes independence and further equality through access and instruction to sports and recreational opportunities including alpine skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports; kayaking, canoeing, sailing, rock climbing, horseback riding, and more. More than 400 volunteers serve clients from all over the world in three locations in Vermont during the winter- Pico Mountain at Killington; Sugarbush Resort in Warren; and Bolton Valley Resort in Bolton. During warmer months, participants enjoy waterways, hiking trails, bike paths and more throughout the state. For more information, visit www.vermontadaptive.org.

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