Participant Event Logistics

Weather Changes: Update as of Thursday, June 15

Please Read – Lots to Unpack…

As some of you may know, the weather forecast for Saturday doesn’t look great, with steady rain, possibly a 1/2 an inch of rain, and temperatures in the high 50s.

Your safety and those of everyone attending on Saturday is our first priority. We have had rain this whole week in the Killington region as well, and as a result, the decision has been made to:

     – only offer the 20-mile and 2.5 mile road routes, plus mountain biking, paddling, and hiking.

     – The 87-mile, 60-mile and gravel routes have been condensed into the 20-mile.

We know this is disappointing for many, but we hope those of you who chose those routes will still join in and ride the 20-mile (maybe twice?).

The 20-Mile Route – New Start Time 10:30 a.m.
–  Start time: 10:30 a.m. at Skyeship Base Lodge
–  Large aid and support station with food and beverages at the Plymouth Community Center on Route 100 (same location as previous years).
–  FIVE support vehicles looping around the 20-mile route if you need support while on the road.
–  Any leftover food from the other aid stations that we don’t use in Plymouth will be donated to a local food shelf.

–  All other morning activities will continue as planned.

The Festival
We have adjusted Saturday’s timeline a bit, so please take a look at the schedule below. Remember: Killington Resort is a Cashless Resort. They have upgraded their systems resort wide to be able to accept Apple, Samsung and Google Pay, as well as continuing to accept all major credit cards, but as of opening day of last winter, they no longer deal in cash so please plan accordingly.


Saturday, June 17 Start Times & Festival Schedule

Please Note: All activities are designed for you to participate at your own leisure. The times below are suggested windows of time for you to start your activity so that you will be finished in time to enjoy the festival in the afternoon.

*****NEW TIME – 8 a.m. – Noon    
Late registration packet pick-up at Skyeship Base Lodge/Area. View Silent Auction display inside the Skyeship Base Lodge.

10 a.m. 
Hiking start in 2 locations
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10 a.m. 

Mountain Bike start
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******NEW TIME – 10:30 a.m. 
20 mile start at Skyeship
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11 a.m. 

Mountain Bike start
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11 a.m. 

Paddling starts
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11 – 11:15 a.m. 
Fun Ride start at Skyeship
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FESTIVAL – Base Lodge Party!
–  Your registration includes entrance to the festival plus (1) food and (1) beverage ticket. They are on your event bib so bring your bib with you to the festival!

Purchase Festival Only Tickets for a suggested minimum of $10 online or at the door on Saturday. This is for entry-only to the festival and does not include food or drink. Pre-purchase Here.

Doors open for After-Party, Food Trucks, Awards, PhotoBooth, US Forest Service Smokey Bear appearance, Ice Cream, Kids Activities, and Live Entertainment. DJ Dave opens the festivities with tunes and commentary.

Food Trucks – All participants will have options at each of the trucks, which is included in your registration fee.

1 p.m.    
Live Music begins inside the Skyeship Base Lodge–

Jamie’s Junk Show with the Deep Banana Blackout horns with Kenny Mehler. You know them from the famed Pickle Barrel happy hour and now they’re back for the Charity Challenge again this year.

The Junk Show has a groovy acoustic style incorporating Rock, Pop, Reggae and Country. They’re not your typical cover band. They perform energetic, acoustic interpretations of your favorite songs.

3 p.m. 
Awards and Thank Yous

4:30 p.m. 
Silent Auction closes

5 p.m. 
Event concludes

Please Sign Your Waiver Online Prior To Arrival on Friday or Saturday

If you haven’t done so, please take two minutes to sign your waiver online. There are no paper waivers this year, and signing before you arrive helps to keep the check-in process moving. Thank you!

Click and sign here.

Check In Friday Night at Skyeship Base Lodge, Route 4, Killington

– Easy check-in Friday, June 16 from 3-8 p.m. at the Skyeship Base Lodge, Route 4, Killington.
– Entrance to parking on Friday is off of East Mountain Road only.
– Stop in to grab your welcome information, bib or bike plate #, fundraising incentives that you’ve earned, and view and bid on the silent auction.
Adaptive Athletes may access the base lodge via the elevator located on the ground floor off the East Mountain Road parking lot or may call 802-345-9730 upon arrival, and we’ll bring your goodies out to your car.

Silent Auction is Live; Concludes at the Event

TONS of silent auction items are waiting for your bid! Trips to Jay Peak, Bonaire, Foxwoods Casino and more. Skis, Bike Gear plus other equipment and car racks. Paintings, Gifts, Clothing, Vermont Teddy Bear, Cheese, the list goes on.

Click through to bid away.
Items will be on display at the event and open for bidding, too.

Your Fundraising Incentives
Thank you, thank you for all you have done to help reach our $300,000 goal. You all really pulled out the stops this year! We hope you will still join us on Saturday for some fun, but if you can’t make it, we will mail (or arrange pick-up if you’re local) your earned incentives to you in the coming weeks. Again, thank you for all of your support these past 13 years!

Questions? Please hit reply to this email or email Kim directly at