October 13 - 15, 2017

Oakridge Triple Summit Challenge

Oakridge, OR Triple Ascent, Alpine, Larison Rock, Dead Mountain

This Event Took Place Sun. Oct 15, 2017

Oakridge Triple Summit Challenge 40 Mile Stage Race: A True Destination Race!

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.
Cash Prize for King/Queen of the Mountain for each day!
Join us in scenic Oakridge, Oregon for the 4th annual running of the Oakridge Triple Summit Challenge Stage race. This is an epic trail stage race located in the Pacific Northwest’s Capital of Mountain Biking, Oakridge has nearly 500 miles of densely forested trails. Truly a trail running and mountain biking paradise! Come compete on one, two or all three amazing mountainous trails equaling to just over 40 miles of racing!

Do not miss this opportunity to experience this unique event. King and Queen of the mountain will be awarded as well as the fastest overall time between the three events. Come join in on the excitement, and experience the beauty that Oakridge has to offer.

For those of you who are OTSC returners we have a bunch of exciting news. Each day will now start at 10:00 AM. We will have Dead Mountain, the hardest and longest stage be last, which will be a 30k in distance. We will also be adding more fun awards to the race! Including Team scoring and pricing, and an award for the winning team! The race has over doubled in size each year, so I anticipate to sell out this year! Register early for this awesome event!

Team Scoring

New this year! Three runners can enter as a "Team" at a discounted prize. You will still be eligible for all of the awards and benefits that individuals get, but you also will be eligible to win the Team Trophy! We will use Cross Country scoring for this. All three team members will run each day for a possible of 9 different places. We will take the top 5 places and add those up to decide the overall Team Champion. Each Team can be all men, all women, or co-ed. We will do the scoring by counting the places in your gender only.

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, and overall Masters awards.

Starting Times

Each day will have an early start option for those runners who feel like they might need more time. On Friday and Saturday the early start time will be 9:00 AM. On Sunday the early start time will be 8:00 AM, so on Sunday if you choose this start time you will start two hours before the other runners.

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 that you will hit a total of four times. The summit for the Queen and King of the Mountain award is at mile 5.7. The elevation gain for this race is over 2,600 feet. There will be an early start time at 9:00 AM and official start time at 10:00 AM.

15K Larison Rock

This race is the second 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.

There will be an early start at 9:00 AM and official start at 10:00 AM.

30K Dead Mountain

This race is on the last day of the stage race, and also the longest day. This race will also 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.

There will be an early start option at 8:00 AM. Official start time will be at 10:00 AM.

AWARDS

Each day we will be raffling off Territory Run Co. swag, free race entries, Columbia jackets, Willamette Mountain Mercantile T-shirts and Trucker Hats, Hammer Nutrition products, RunGum, hydration systems, and many more!

King/Queen of The Mountain:

1st male and female to reach the summit of each race will receive a cash bounty!

1st male/female with the fastest overall summit on all three races will receive a customized King/Queen of the Mountain Trophy.

Overall Triple Summit Challenge Winners:

The overall male/female champions will receive a pair of Altra running shoes from our sponsor Altra and a customized Oakridge Triple Summit Challenge Trophy. The overall male/female winner will also receive a free entry for next year’s race so they will have the opportunity to defend their title. The winners will also be pictured on next years bib numbers so that way everyone knows they are the defending champions! The 2nd and 3rd place overall male and female will also receive a customized trophy

Upon completion of the Triple Summit Challenge, the top 60 competitors will receive a customized pint glass they can fill up after their race.

The top 3 male/female for each race will receive a customized medal.
We will have fun awards given on Sunday, included furthest traveled!

Food/Snacks:
After each race there will be yummy Humm Kombucha on tap for the runners, as well as snacks and other drinks. After Saturdays race we will have Cowgirl Cook'n provide lunch at a discounted cost, and after Sunday's race all of the runners will be able to enjoy their hard running by having a complimentary meal provided by Cowgirl Cook'n.

Food and Beverages

New this year! Each day all runners will be awarded a free lunch from our catered food cart of the day. Each lunch will have meat, vegetarian, and vegan options. We will also have adult beverages provided after each run.

Dog Friendly Race!

The masses have spoken and we will keep this a dog friendly race with doggy treats at all aid stations, a doggy treat for all dog finishers, and a doggy winner each day, as will as a doggy overall prize for the entire weekend.

Since the race is gaining in popularity, we are limiting the race to only five dogs per day. If you want to run with your dog, please register right away!

Packet Pickup

Packet Pickup will be Thursday, September 24th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at RunHub Northwest in Eugene, Oregon.

If you cannot make it to RunHub then you can receive your bib numbers at each race site before the race start.

VOLUNTEER

No race would ever be successful without volunteers. You are the most important part of the race, and because of that if you decide to be so kind to serve your time to us, we will reward you with your choice of a stylish Hat or Shirt made from Territory Run Co. If you volunteer for all three days you will receive a free race entry to the next years race. Thank you so much for your support!

Lodging

There are a handful of places you can stay at in Oakridge and the City of Westfir that will provide you a nice sleep, great experience, and will not break the budget. Here are a few options, and please visit back later with possible discounts to lodging.

Westfir Lodge
47365 1st Street, Westfir, OR 97492
541-782-3103
http://westfirlodge.com

Oakridge Lodge & Guest House
48175 East 1st Street, Oakridge, OR 97463
541-782-4000
http://www.oakridge-lodge.com

Best Western Oakridge
47433 Highway 58, Oakridge, OR 97463
541-782-2212
https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotel-details.38097.html?iata=00171880&ssob=BLBWI0004G&cid=BLBWI0004G:google:gmb:38097

There are also many campsites you can take advantage of for camping right next to the race!

Oakridge RV Park
48229 Highway 58, Oakridge, OR 97463
541-782-2611
http://www.oakridgervpark.com

Casey's Riverside RV Park
46443 Westfir Road, Westfir, OR 97492
541-782-1906
http://caseysrvpark.com

Want to be at the race when you wake up and on a budget? Sleep in your tent for free at the first stage race site in Westfir. Please, NO FIRES, and cleanup after yourself. Thank you!

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