WINDSOR, VT – Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center recently donated time and services at the Vermont 100 Endurance Race, one of America’s original 100 mile runs. The event is part of the Grand Slam Series of Ultra-running and benefits Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports. Doctors, registered nurses and physician assistants from Mt. Ascutney staffed a medical tent and first aid stations and treated racers with minor injuries throughout the 30-hour race.
The annual Vermont 100 Endurance Race enlists 300 runners who attempt to finish the 100 mile race through scenic Vermont before the 30-hour cutoff point. Men, women and horseback riders participated in the event. The race starts and finishes at Silver Hill Meadow. The course climbs and descends 14,000 to 15,000 feet across a series of dirt roads, trails and a few miles of pavement.
CEO of Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center Kevin Donovan explained that the organization has an ongoing partnership with Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports and events that support their fundraising efforts. Hospital staff recently donated time and resources at the Long Trail Century Ride in June.
“At Mt. Ascutney, we have a long-term commitment to improve the health and wellness of our community,” stated Donovan. “Our team has enjoyed providing medical services at events that not only raise money for a great organization but also promote an active lifestyle. We look forward to a lasting and meaningful partnership with Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports.”