Triple the Peaks – Triple the Fun: 2023 Oakridge Triple Summit Challenge

Come out to gorgeous Oakridge, the Capital of Mountain Biking, to run the scenic trails of the 2023 Oakridge Triple Summit Challenge, which will feature 40 epic miles of racing over the weekend of August 4th thru August 6th.

This year will be the 7th annual year of this 3-day stage trail running race. You have the option of conquering 1, 2, or all 3 of the forested trail runs for this event.

Friday August 4th will be the 20k Alpine Westfir. There will be 2 aid stations available on the course. The elevation gain is over 2,900 feet, and the terrain will feature 11.4 miles of single track and 1 mile of gravel.

Alpine Westfir, Day 1

The 2nd day of the stage race is Saturday the 5th, and this will be the 30k Dead Mountain at Greenwaters Park. This is the longest race of the weekend, and there are 3 aid stations that you’ll have the option of refueling at for a total of 6 opportunities. This run features running Devils Backbone and views of the Willamette National Forest. There’s about 14 miles of single-track trail, 3 miles of wide trail, and a mile of gravel.

The last day of the stage race will be Sunday the 6th, and this will be the day of the shortest distance, the 15k Larison Rock Ascent. This race will also begin at Greenwaters Park, and there is 1 aid station that runners will see twice. The course for this race is 8 miles of single-track trail and 1 mile of gravel.

Larison Rock Ascent, Day 3

This event is dog friendly, though it’s limited to 5 dogs per race and all dogs must remain on their leashes and behave. There is a doggy treat for all dog finishers, a doggy winner each day, and a doggy overall prize for the weekend. They will also get doggy bowls and biscuits at the aid stations, because they deserve it for their hard work too!!

Runners are eligible for the overall prize awards for the entire stage race as well as the king/queen of the mountain, the sprinter awards, and the overall Masters and dog awards. The top male/female for each stage will receive a pair of Altras!

Each day, all the runners will be awarded a free lunch from ETA Catering. There will also be adult beverages, courtesy of Ninkasi Brewing. Non-alcoholic options will also be available.

Feel free to camp out the night before the event takes place at the Westfir venue. There’s also the option of camping at Greenwaters on Friday and Saturday. You can use the showers at Oakridge High School (a ½ mile away) Friday and Saturday to get yourself spiffed up and smelling good again.

Interested in checking out the race before running it? Consider volunteering! All volunteers will get a free gourmet lunch each day and a $50 credit toward any Elevated Trail Racing event. If you volunteer for all 3 days of the event, you’ll get a 100% credit to any elevated Trail race!!

2023 Oakridge Triple Summit Challenge $70-170


  • When: August 4th– August 6th, 2023
  • Where: Oakridge
  • Packet Pick Up: August 3rd from 7:00PM to 9:00PM at the Westfir Race Venue, August 4th from 5:00AM to 6:45AM at the Westfir trail parking lot, and August 5th and 6th from 5:00AM to 6:45AM at Greenwaters Park.
About Author

I'm the owner of Healthy Girl Fitness and I'm a personal trainer, certified AFAA group exercise instructor, and an RRCA certified running coach in SW Portland. I am also the mother of two young boys and am on the board at my youngest son's school. I led a relatively inactive life throughout my 20's until I discovered the world of fitness and running. I ran my first marathon in 2006 and haven't looked back since.

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