|This is what folks are saying
in about the volunteers and the Fins!
About our participation in the Vermont 50 MT Bike or Ultra Run:
From: Sharon Quackenbush
I didn't get many pics this year, too busy and too foggy....but here's what
I got! Yet another successful 50 mile aid station! Thanks once again for
coming out so early in the morning to support VASS! Below are the E's I've
gotten from a couple of the race coordinators who wanted to share how much
they and the runners and riders appreciate us being out there for them!
Bartletts...we missed you! Cindy, great to finally meet you!
Fins WAY up!
I just wanted to thank all of you for your help this past weekend. I have
received many emails that compliment our volunteers along the way. You
the spirit of our event. People who truly care and give of themselves.
I want all of you to know, Vermont 50 2006 was the most successful year of
existence and you were a big part of that.
I just could not believe the New England weather we had this Sunday.
Wind, Sun, then Down Pore, and FINALLY a BRIGHT SUNNY AFTERNOON.
You are the soul of the VT 50 and I hope you all had a good experience.
Please feel free to email me of any issues recommendations you may have, or
anything you may want to share so we can continue to improve the last Sunday
September for our participants.
Race Director - Vermont 50 2006
Sorry it took me a few days to write you. I'm still recuperating from the
I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciated all your efforts at the aid
station (and any other help you gave for the race).
The Vermont 50 couldn't happen without generous people like you checking
them in, handing cups of drinks as they rode by, filling water bottles,
making sandwiches, etc. The racers know it and I know it. We all thank you
for it. Please pass this on to any friends or family members who helped
out, because everyone pitched in to make the racers as comfortable as they
could be in such a tough race.
I hope you also know how much the entry fees that the racers brought in
contributes to Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports' mission - "Sports for Every
Body". The funds we raised last weekend will enable lots of people with
disabilities to share the joy of sports and recreation that the able-bodied
often take for granted. So the results of the hours you contributed this
weekend will last a long time.
If you didn't get lots of "thank yous" from the racers, here are some of the
nice things they said about you afterwards:
"Really no way to THANK your volunteers enough. They were all wonderful."
"My two favorite aspects of the race are the 1) great volunteers and 2) the
"Super race! I really liked the hot chicken noodle soup at one aid station;
really hit the spot after the rainstorm..."
"I found it very well organized. Very friendly and helpful volunteers."
Finally, for those who like to plan early, next year's race will be
September 30, 2007.
Thank you all,
Aid Station Coordinator
VT 50 - 2006