Montpelier, VT – On August 1, 2020, the Point to Point, powered by VSECU, will attract hundreds of cyclers and runners to the Capital City. This will be the first year in Montpelier for this fundraising event, which has been held in Southern Vermont since 2002 in support of the Vermont Foodbank. The start and finish lines for Point to Point rides and runs, as well as the party featuring live music, family fun, food trucks, and beer from Harpoon Brewery, will be in front of the Vermont State House.
“As Vermonters, helping our neighbors is a way of life, and our way of life takes effort. Joining forces with hundreds of people in one place on one day for that one cause of helping our neighbors is overwhelming in the best way, and that’s what happens at the Point to Point,” said John Sayles of the Vermont Foodbank. “This year we’re forging a new path in Montpelier, and we invite longtime fans and new supporters to join us as we pedal and run around Vermont’s Capital City to energize the spirit of this brave little state and its indomitable people.”
The Point to Point was created in 2002 to raise funds and awareness for the Vermont Foodbank’s mission to end the growing problem of hunger in Vermont. One in four Vermonters are not sure where their next meal is coming from and, according to the Vermont Foodbank, the majority of those people are Vermont’s most vulnerable residents: children and seniors. Over the years, this event has become the Foodbank’s largest fundraiser, bringing in well over $100,000 annually to support their efforts.
VSECU recognizes that the move from Southern Vermont to Montpelier represents a large shift to past participants. “The Point to Point is moving to Montpelier because this location will be an asset for the event; the goal is to raise money for the Vermont Foodbank,” said Simeon Chapin, community impact officer for VSECU. “By having this event on the State House lawn, more riders and runners will be able to access the location, more families will attend the party, and all of these changes will raise more money for the Vermont Foodbank.”
Registration for the 2020 Point to Point opens in February.
- On the athletic fundraising side, there are 100-, 50-, and 25-mile road rides plus a gravel grinder for cyclists, and a half marathon for runners.
- The Point to Point happens because of volunteers. Anyone who wants to be part of the fun, cheering, and spirit should pencil in the date!
- The entire community is welcome to attend for the party, food trucks, Harpoon beer (21+), and live music.
Information and up-to-the-minute updates can be found at thepointtopoint.org. Follow the Point to Point’s social media accounts at:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PointToPointVT/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pointtopointvt/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/pointtopointvt
Participants, volunteers, supporters, and the community can use the hashtags #VTp2p and #ThisIsVSECU to highlight their love for the Point to Point.