Ripton Ridge Run 2020 - A Virtual Event!

Due to concerns about COVID-19 and the uncertainty around social distancing requirements next fall, the 2020 race will be a Virtual Event.  This means that participants run or walk the usual distance (5K or 10.4K) on a course of their choosing wherever they want to do it.  They time themselves and send us their times and perhaps a photo.  In exchange for a registration fee (we're trying to raise money for the Ripton Elementary School, after all), participants will get a t-shirt and inclusion in our raffle drawing.  We still need to work out some of the details, but that's the basic idea.  Check back here in the next month or so.  We hope you'll participate and support our school!
2019 - A gorgeous day and a great event!

October 13, 2019

186 runners, walkers, their families and local volunteers gathered at the Ripton Elementary School for the 32nd annual Ripton Ridge Run.

Check the photos tab above for some 2019 photos.  Check back again for more and for highlights of the day.  You can find the results here.

DATE/LOCATION/TIME:  Always the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend. Check-in is at the Ripton Elementary School between 11:00-12:00.  The races begin at 12:30. 

REGISTRATION FEES: Fee includes a great lunch, raffle, awards and, for the first 175 entrants, a long-sleeved t-shirt. Racers may opt not to get a t-shirt -- subtract $5.00 from appropriate fee.  

REGISTRATION OPTIONS:   If you are on our email list, you'll get an electronic reminder with links for registration on Sept. 1.  (If you don't get it, look for it in your Spam folder!) If you are on our mailing list, you'll get a hard copy in the mail. There will be a downloadable, mail-in form on the registration page of this website as well as here.  Starting Sept. 1, register on-line here.  On-line registration closes several days before the race or after 125 registrations; mail-in and race day registration will continue.  Race Day registration opens at 11:00 at the Ripton Elementary School.   Prices increase Oct. 8th.

COURSE and MAP: The 5K run and fun walk are out and back courses. The 10.4K course is a loop which will be run clockwise in 2019.

QUESTIONS?  Use the Contact Us page on this website. Once school is in session (after Aug. 28) you can call the school (802/388-2208). Sorry, but we can't take registrations over the phone or on the "contact us" page.

THE RIPTON RIDGE RUN is an annual fundraiser to benefit the Ripton Elementary School, put on by Friends of Ripton School, Inc. The race includes a 5K run, a 10.4K run, and a non-competitive 5K Fun Walk. There is also a short, non-competitive event for young children. The Ridge Run takes place on the Sunday of Columbus Day weekend. All courses start and finish at the Ripton Elementary School at 753 Lincoln Road in Ripton, VT. The race courses traverse roads in Ripton and the Green Mountain National Forest and include water stops.

Funds raised from the Ridge Run enable Ripton’s students to have enrichment programs, materials and activities not possible within the regular school budget. The efforts of 50+ volunteers and many generous sponsors are central in making this annual celebration of Ripton and its school such a success.  Please join in - run, walk and/or volunteer!  We can use your help as a volunteer in many different ways, not just on the day of the race.  There's bound to be a role that fits you!