Race to the Top of Vermont

Race Around Vermont

(virtual event begins Sunday August 15th)

Race to the Top of Vermont

(race date Sunday August 29th; Everybody Wins! start at 8:30 am)

Join our team, and keep children reading with their mentors, no matter what.

Fundraising from the August Races helps Everybody Wins! recruit and train mentors for the fall, work with schools to find children who are eager to take part, match children with mentors they will love to read with, and set up reading sessions. In 2021, reading may be in person, remote, or a combination. We don’t know exactly how they will read, but we know that children and mentors will read together around Vermont this fall, and the August Races start them off strong!

For either Race, participants register with Everybody Wins! and collect pledges or donations from family, friends, colleagues, or neighbors. We will help you with materials and a personal donation page for your folks to use.

Race to the Top of Vermont

Every August, friends of reading climb Mt. Mansfield in the annual Race to the Top of Vermont to raise funds to keep children and mentors reading together. It’s 4.3 miles up the Toll Road and a great feeling of success to reach the top of Vermont!

The Race to the Top of Vermont has raised as much as $50,000 in past years. This is almost 20% of our budget and makes a huge difference in the number of mentors we can recruit, and our ability to support children and their mentors.

In 2021, The Race to the Top starts in waves every 15 minutes to keep participants separated. The Everybody Wins! team will start in the 8:30 wave.

To join the Race to the Top of Vermont:

  1. Register for the Race to the Top here.  Register as an individual (not a team or a group) and use our special code 21everybodyWins30 for a discounted registration fee of $30.
  2. Register with Everybody Wins here. We’ll send you a t-shirt and other information.
  3. Create a Just Giving page for your Race, and start spreading the word! (We’ll send you directions, examples, and a link when you sign up. And we’re always here to help.)
Race Around Vermont

This August, we’ve added a virtual Race Around Vermont for supporters who can’t be in Stowe on August 29th.

The 307 miles of the Race Around Vermont takes teams from Burlington to Barton to Claremont NH to Rutland, in a circle around our amazing reading community.

Help us cover the 307 miles that connect the 21 Everybody Wins! programs—biking, hiking, walking, horse riding, any way you can—over the 2 weeks leading up to the Race to the Top, starting on August 15th.

If you prefer a reading challenge, can you read 307 pages in two weeks? Give it a try!

Ask friends, family, colleagues, and neighbors to support you with a pledge per mile/page.

Participants can update their mileage (or their readage) manually on Just Giving, or use the Strava sports app to upload daily runs or hikes (unfortunately Strava doesn’t yet cover reading as an activity).

There will be special challenges each week, and prizes!

To sign up for the Race Around Vermont:

  1. Register with Everybody Wins! here. We’ll send you a t-shirt and information.
  2. Create a Just Giving page for your Race, and start spreading the word! (We’ll send you directions, examples, and a link when you sign up. And we’re always here to help.)

Call Everybody Wins! Vermont at 802-229-2665 or email race@everybodywinsvermont.org with any questions. We can’t wait to see you out there!