Oakridge Triple Summit Challenge
OAKRIDGE TRIPLE SUMMIT CHALLENGE: A TRUE DESTINATION RACE!! SPONSORED BY ALTRA
Try a new challenge this year! Do something unique and embark on an experience you can't get anywhere else!
The Oakridge Triple Summit Challenge is the only three day stage trail running race in the state of Oregon!
Join us in scenic Oakridge, Oregon for the 7th annual running of the Oakridge Triple Summit Challenge Stage race. This is an epic trail stage race located in the Pacific Northwest; Oakridge has nearly 500 miles of densely forested trails. Truly a trail running paradise! Come compete on one, two or all three amazing mountainous trails equaling to just over 40 miles of racing!
You will be able to camp out at the Westfir venue on Thursday and Green Waters on Friday and Saturday. You will be able to use the showers at the High School on Friday and Saturday as well!
Three Day Stage Race
This option is for all three days. You will be eligible for the overall prize awards given to the top three male and female finishers for the entire stage race, as well as king/queen of the mountain awards, sprinter awards, overall Masters awards, and overall dog awards.
20k Alpine Westfir
This is Friday's event, and it starts at the red covered bridge in the city of Westfir. This race will have two aid stations. The summit for the Queen and King of the Mountain award is at mile 5.7. The final 1.5 miles of the race will be the sprint segment. The elevation gain for this race is over 2,900 feet. The terrain is 11.4 miles of single track and one mile of gravel.
30K Dead Mountain
This race is will be on the second day of the stage race, and also the longest stage. The race will begin at Greenwaters Park. This race has three aid stations that you hit a total of six times. The King/Queen of The Mountain summit will be at mile 9. The sprint segment will be from the top of the mountain to the bottom at around mile 9.5 to mile 14.5.
You will have gorgeous views of the Willamette National Forest and will run on Devils Backbone. The terrain for this race is about 14 miles of single track trail, 3 miles of wide trail, and 1 mile of gravel.
15K Larison Rock
This race is the last day of the stage race, and also the shortest in distance, at 15K. This race will begin at Greenwaters Park. This race has one aid station that you will hit twice at mile 4.5, and mile 5.5. The summit for the King and Queen of the Mountain is at mile 5. The terrain for this course is 8 miles of single track trail, and one mile of gravel.
STAGE WINNERS: Male/female winner of each stage will receive a pair of Altras! You are only eligible for one pair, so that way we ensure six different runners will receive a pair of Altras during the stage race. .
OVERALL STAGE RACE WINNER:The overall winners will receive a customized trophy. They will also be invited back to next years race for free. The overall winners will also be featured on next years' bibs so that way everyone knows they are the defending champions!
MASTERS WINNERS:The overall female/male masters winners will receive a trophy.
All stage race finishers will receive a finishers award.
The top 3 male/female for each race will receive a customized medal.
We will do all of the overall awards on Sunday, as well as some fun awards, so stay for the fun!
If you register for the stage race you will receive three unique bibs. Each bib will showcase the previous male/female winner from that stage running the race from the event.
After the 1st stage, the current overall male/female leader will receive a yellow bib. The current king/queen of the mountain will receive a poka dot bib, the current sprint leader will receive a green bib, the current masters leader will receive a white bib, and the current dog leader will receive a blue bib. The previous dog champion the year before will be showcased on this bib. This is similar to the Tour De France!
Food and Beverages
Each day all runners will be awarded a free lunch from ETA Catering! They serve amazing gourmet food, and you can eat as much as you like! We will also have adult beverages provided after each run courtesy of Ninkasi Brewing! Party on!
Dog Friendly Race!
Limted to 5 dogs per race only, and MUST be on leash or very well behaved. There will be a doggy treat for all dog finishers, a doggy winner each day, as well as a doggy overall prize for the entire weekend. All aid stations will have a dog water bowl, and dog biscuits...but just because they are dog biscuits doesn't mean humans can't have one. a few years ago a runner did just that!:)
Packet Pickup will be July 13th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Willamette Mountain Mercantile in Oakridge.
If you cannot make it to the bike shop then you can receive your bib numbers at each race site before the race start.
No race would ever be successful without volunteers. Volunteers are the most important part of the race and because of that, we will reward you with a free gourmet lunch each day, and a $50 credit to any Elevated Trail Racing event. If you volunteer for all three days you will receive a 100% full credit to any Elevated Trail Race!
FREE CAMPING: For all stage race runners you can camp at Green Waters Park Friday night and Saturday night. This is also the race venue for Saturday and Sundays race. If you want to camp Thursday night you can camp at Friday's race venue in Westfir. You can car camp or pitch a tent. NO FIRES! There will also be free showers at the Oakridge High School, less then a half mile away!
There are a handful of places you can stay at in Oakridge and Westfir that will provide you with a nice sleep, great experience and will not break the bank. Here are a few options and please visit back later for possible discounts.
47365 1st Street, Westfir, OR 97492
Oakridge Lodge & Guest House
48175 East 1st Street, Oakridge, OR 97463
Best Western Oakridge
47433 Highway 58, Oakridge, OR 97463
I am a fellow trail runner myself, and do many races each year. I know how dissapointing it is to not be able to compete in a race because of a life event or injury, and then just losing out on the money you spent. It makes you not want to register for a race until the last minute. Fear not when it comes to the OTSC! If you cancel with over a month out before the race you will receive a full credit for next years race, no questions asked! If you cancel with over two weeks out you will receive a half credit, no questions asked. If you cancel with less then two weeks from the start of the race you must provide a big life event that causes you not to run to receive a credit.
Local time: 4:59 AM
I know that life happens, so even if you are not able to make it last minute, as long as it is a valid excuse, and not you just didn't train as much as you should have, I will always give you some kind of credit, so if you find yourself in this situation just shoot me an email! I put this race on to provide a service that hopefully leaves everyone satisfied, so feel good about signing up for this race early! I got your back!