This week’s Race to the top of Vermont Spotlight is on Sal Acosta. Alongside his wife and seven kids, Sal has found that one of the best ways to bring his large family together is by running and biking together. “From early on when the younger one’s were spectators ringing those cow bells loudly as we came by, to more recently when seven of us participated in the Burlington Marathon. Our hope is to have all nine of us participate in an event in the next five years. We also enjoy the Spartan races as a way to work as a team in reaching the finish line.”
Name: Sal Acosta
Hometown: Montpelier, VT
Occupation: Quality Assurance with the Vermont Department of Health Laboratory
Every August the North Face Race To The Top Of Vermont draws as many as 800 hikers, bikers, and runners from across the U.S. and Canada to climb Mt. Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak. The course climbs up the historic Mansfield Toll Road, is 4.3 miles in length, and climbs 2564 ft. For some it’s all about trying to achieve a fast time up this tough 4.3 mile course. For others… they come to test themselves, and to enjoy the spectacular views.
No matter why you came, for everyone the North Face Race To The Top Of Vermont is about supporting the Catamount Trail Association and all of the good work they do. This event is their largest fundraising event of the year. So, while you’re out there challenging yourself, know that 100% of the money raised at this event goes to support the Catamount Trail and backcountry skiing and riding here in Vermont!
Interested, but don’t want to race? Volunteer at the RTTOVT to help us get all of our ducks in a row.