We'll be off and running on        Sunday, October 9th for the 35th annual      Ripton Ridge Run!

Registration is open, we're getting set for our 35th annual event and we hope you are, too. This event is a 10.4K loop run, a 5K run or a 5K Fun Walk through Ripton, VT on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9th during peak foliage season. If you'd rather, you can participate virtually wherever you choose.   We're planning to use the school building this year, but we'll all stay flexible until the last few days so we know what the COVID situation is like. For now, we plan to use the school for registration, eating and post-race awards and raffle.  We'll serve a bag lunch to everyone so you can leave if you want.  We'll keep this website updated with the latest information as the time gets closer so please check back.

There are TWO PRE-REGISTRATION OPTIONS:  Register on-line until Oct. 7 or use this downloadable, mail-in form.  Prices go up after Oct. 6th so don't delay.  You can also register at the school on the day of the race.

COURSE: In-person Courses start and finish at the Ripton Elementary School on the Ripton-Lincoln Road.   They traverse roads in Ripton and the Green Mt. National Forest and include water stops. The 10.4K course will be counter-clockwise. The Virtual Course is wherever you want!  No check in!


LOCATION/TIME: Check in is at the Ripton Elementary School between 11:00-12:00.  Races begin at 12:30. 

LUNCH: Available outside after the race. 


REGISTRATION FEES: Fee includes lunch, raffle, awards and, for the first 175 paid entrants, a long-sleeved t-shirt.  You may opt not to get a t-shirt - subtract $5.00.  Buy a Ridge Run pint glass (or several.)  Add $5.00 for each.  They’ll be at the pre-registration table for you.  We can't mail them.


Online till 10/6 or postmarked by 10/6

Online after 10/6,  postmarked after 

10/6 or RaceDay




Senior (65+)



Children (15 & under)



QUESTIONS?  Email: riptonridgerun@gmail.com or call the Ripton School  (802/388-2208) 

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 andmany 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! 


The Friends of the Ripton School invites runners and walkers of all levels to participate in the 34th annual Ripton Ridge Run!! This is a 10.4K loop run, a 5K run or a 5K Fun Walk through Ripton, VT on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10th during peak foliage season or participate virtually wherever you choose.  IMPORTANT COVID INFORMATION: Due to current COVID policies for local schools, the school will be closed to the public.  That means everything will take place outside so come dressed for the weather!  Also, bring a face mask and plan to use it at registration, at the starting line and whenever social distance can't be maintained except while actually running or eating.  Because of COVID and since the event will be completely outside, lunch will be a delicious to-go style meal.  We won't be serving hot beverages so bring your own if you wish as well as a refillable water bottle.  Please stay flexible as COVID conditions are ever changing.  We'll keep you up to date right here.  Please check in regularly for the latest information. And if you'd prefer to participate from afar, sign up for the virtual event and run/walk a course of your own choosing.  All proceeds benefit the Ripton Elementary School.  



The 34th Annual Ripton Ridge Run - 2021 

We had a wonderful day for the 2021 Ridge Run. Over 175 people - participants, friends and volunteers - were on hand to enjoy the mild weather, the race and the festivities. Facemasks were plentiful as were smiles.  Find the results here and on the Race Results page under "results 2021."  A few photos from the day are below and there is a link to a photo album on our Photos page.  We'll post more pix as we get them.  Thanks for taking part in our community's event to support our school and our students!


We had a really successful Virtual Race in 2020.  Thanks to all participants and sponsors!   Check the photos page above for an album of pix people sent in.

2019 - 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. Find results here.