One of our primary goals at Far North is to provide inspiration to runners. But over the past year, we’ve found instead that we’re the ones who have been inspired.
The runners get the glory, and rightfully so, but at the Vermont 100 there were many more volunteers and crew members than there were racers. From family members who got up before dawn to volunteers who stayed up late at the finish line, they all played a part in getting runners safely (and hopefully happily) through the race. Here are a few photos of runners and those who supported them along the way.
Almost 1,100 runners braved strong, gusty winds to make the 7.6-mile trek up the Mount Washington Auto Road on Saturday. Eric Blake took first, crossing the finish line in just under an hour. On the women’s side, winner Laura Haefeli finished in 1:18:05.