Have you ever gotten to the end of a race and thought: “I could do that again”? Have you ever thought: “I could do that two more times”? Well here is the race to try out the challenge in some beautiful mountains near Eugene, Oregon.
With the Oakridge Summit Challenge, participants complete over 40 miles of trail race over the course of three days. The adventure begins with the 20K Alpine Westfir on Friday, July 8. Then on Saturday morning, bright and not-too-early at 8am, the longest distance for the 30K Dead Mountain. And finally, Sunday morning eases participants back to the final finish line through the 15K Larison Rock. Runners who are not up for full challenge can sign up for an individual race.
“The Oakridge Triple Summit Challenge is the only three day stage trail running race in the state of Oregon!”
Each even has aid stations throughout to support participants. The courses are primarily single track, with some patches of gravel or wide trail. Various prizes will be available for participants including top three male and female finishers for the entire stage race, king/queen of the mountain awards, sprinter awards, overall Masters awards, and overall dog awards (only five dogs are allowed in each event so sign up early). And between the races, participants can camp out at Green Waters Park and use showers at the local high school.
So… Want to sign up for a race? And another race? And another other race?
Oakridge Triple Summit Challenge (Oakridge, OR)
• When: Friday July 8-Sunday July 10. Each race begins at 8am.
• Where: Alpine Westfir begins at Office Covered Bridge (Westfir, OR 97492). Dead Mountain and Larison Rock Ascent begin at Greenwaters Park (48362 OR-58, Oakridge, OR 97463)
• Register: Online
• Packet Pick-Up: Thursday, July 7 5-7pm at Run Hub NW (515 High Street) or Race Day before 7:45am.
• Cost: 40-Mile Stage Race: $150. Individual race: $65.