Race to the Top of Vermont

The Race to the Top of Vermont 2023
Sunday, August 27, Stowe VT

Join the Everybody Wins! team, and keep children reading with their   mentors, no matter what.

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!

In 2023, after the worst flood in Montpelier history destroyed the Everybody Wins! office, the Race to the Top (which we jokingly call the Race to Dry Land!) is helping us rebuild.

A red brick industrial building surrounded by brown flood waters.
Everybody Wins! office on the morning of July 11, 2023.
A stripped office space.
Pulling up the carpet, removing destroyed equipment & furniture in the office July 13.










This year, whether or not they can take part in the Race to the Top of Vermont on Mt. Mansfield, helpers are setting up fundraising pages to support rebuilding after the flood. Even if you can’t be on the mountain on August 27th, you can help to raise money to re-open the office that supports children and reading all over the state of Vermont!

Marci is baking and selling challah each week with her children, and donating the proceeds to Everybody Wins! In the past, mentees and mentors have asked extended family members to pledge for each book they read in August.

What challenge will you take on, to keep children and mentors reading, even when the creek rises?

We will help you with materials and a personal donation page for you to share with your network.

Come pandemic, smoke from forest fires, or high water, children will read with their Everybody Wins! mentors this fall—and the Race will help them start off strong.

To join the Everybody Wins! team for the 2023 Race, and help us rebuild after the flood:

  1. If you are connected with an Everybody Wins! site, talk with your site coordinator. They can tell you who else is taking part in your community.
  2. Register for the Race to the Top here if you want to climb the mountain.  Choose Non-Member: RUN/BIKE/HIKE (unless you are a CTA member or you want to join). Register as an individual (not a team or a group) and use our special code 23ebwvt30 for a discounted registration fee of $30. It’s important to use the code since that tells CTA and us who is on the Everybody Wins! team.
  3. Fill out the CTA volunteer form here if you want to volunteer at the Race. Be sure to write that you’re volunteering for Everybody Wins! in the notes section so they know you’re with us. Then email Beth here to let us know you’ll be there, too.
  4. Whether Racing, volunteering, or something else, create a fundraising page on the Everybody Wins! Race site, 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 beth@everybodywinsvermont.org with any questions. We can’t wait to see you, whether it’s on the mountain on August 27th or at our next Everybody Wins! reading session!