A trifecta of three running races in two days!
Really, three races-in-one? Heck, yeah! You can DO it, trail monster! Moran State Park has some of the most beautiful trail running on the left coast: 80-year-old single-track trails, giant cedars and doug firs, peeling madronas, moss and lichen and ferns, clear lakes and dizzying ocean views. And mid-October is chanterelle season out here.
This race weekend will give you the chance to enjoy Orcas trails in three gears: go-fast, go-up, and go-long. It's an ultra in three stages, and you'll go home walking funny, or we haven't done our job! Whether you compete for the triple crown (recommended!) or run just one or two races, we invite you to come join the party and enjoy this special place.
Of course, the Triple Ripple is not just about racing! It's about relaxing with friends and recharging your mind! It's Orcas Island, after all. There will be delicious, locally grown food served at the post race dinner. Diverse, wonderful restaurants are also available should you choose to dine out. Sparkling Cascade Lake beckons you to soak your legs between races or pick up a paddle and go canoeing (boats provided!). Or, learn some new ways to relate your mind to your body with a Chi Running workshop. There's plenty of mellow stuff to do on Orcas between races-- visit the world-famous Bullock permaculture farm, take a tour of the great craftsmen-style Moran Mansion at Rosario Resort, hunt for mushrooms, or go for a sauna/soak at Doe Bay Resort and Retreat...
Triple Ripple Discount
To encourage your madness, we offer a $10 discount for entering all three races.
Local time: 5:10 AM