This event has been postponed from Sep 25, 2020. The new date will be October 23rd to the 25th.
Due to the fires, poor air quality and the closure of the Willamette National Forest we regrettably have to postpone the race. Everyone who cannot make it will get a full credit into next years race as long as you cancel ahead of time. Those of you who canceled earlier that can now do the new date can register again with their credit.
Registration is now open. You all can compete in this unique three day event! 2020 has hit us all hard but we will shine some light on your year by hosting an amazing weekend event that you will be sure to never forget!
COVID-19 Update: RACE IS ON!
September 21st, 2020:
THE RACE WILL HAPPEN! After covid and fires I am confident that will be able to host the race on October 23rd-25th. The air quality is getting much better, and the Willamette National Forest will be open to run on again by September 30th. This is truly a unique race and a great experience! Come out and add a little fun and adventure to your 2020 year.
August 15th, 2020 Update:
Race is ON! We received approval through Public Health, Oakridge and the city of Westfir. If things change and were to get canceled due to covid-19 everyone will get a 100% money credit to next years race, so you can feel safe registering. Here are some guidelines that we will be providing to ensure everyone's safety during the event. I want everyone to feel comfortable and secure that you will be able to participate in a quality fun race and be safe doing it!
All runners will be required to wear a mask at anytime they can not keep a six foot distance
All runners will be required to carry a mask or buff with them during the race
All runners will check in each day before the race to get their temperature checked. You must have a temp of 100.3 or less to participate.
Runners will not be allowed to touch any food, drink or nutrition without a volunteer handing it to them first.
All volunteers will be required to wear a mask and gloves at all times
Each aid station will have hand sanitizer provided
Runners must put their mask on at each aid station they stop at
There might be a possibility of wave starts depending on the numbers of the race.
Oakridge Triple Summit Challenge
OAKRIDGE TRIPLE SUMMIT CHALLENGE: 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; 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!
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. Dead Mountain, the hardest and longest stage will be last, which will be a 30k in distance. We will also be adding more fun awards. The race has doubled in size each year, so anticipate the race to sell out this year! Register early for this awesome event!
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.
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 one aid station that you will hit twice. 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 race, 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.
Each day we will be raffling off Territory Run Co. swag, free race entries, AMP Human Performance lotion, 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 fresh new pair of Oofos from our Oofos sponsor, 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' bibs 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 coffee mug 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 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, a doggy winner each day, as well 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. We currently are at the max for dog participation but if you still want to run with your dog once you sign up just state that you would like to run with your dog and I will put you on the wait list.
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.
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 your choice of a stylish hat or shirt 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!
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
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
Casey's Riverside RV Park
46443 Westfir Road, Westfir, OR 97492
Want to be at the race when you wake up and on a budget? Sleep in your tent for free at the first race site in Westfir. Please, NO FIRES, and cleanup after yourself. Thank you!
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: 9:15 PM
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!