Ripton Ridge Run 2020
- a Virtually wonderful event!

October 10 or 11 was a whole weekend to walk or run the route of your choice.  120 people participated although many didn't post their times.  The results can be found here and are also on RunSignup.  There are lots of your photos now on the Photos page.  Thanks to 
everyone who participated and everyone who helped us make it all go well, especially our generous sponsors.

Tee Shirts update for Oct. 25:  The t-shirts have arrived!  If you live in this general area, we'll send you an email to arrange for pick up in either Middlebury or Ripton.  If you live elsewhere, we'll put yours in the mail towards the end of the week.

The raffle drawing took place at 6 pm. Sunday.  Here are the lucky winners:

$50 Middlebury Money (3):  Sarah Kiefer, Laura Bousquet, Jorgen Pirrung


$50 gift card to Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op:  Mike LeFebvre


5# honey from Champlain Valley Apiaries:  Paula Rupp


Darn Tough socks from Middlebury Mountaineer/Green Mt. Adventures: Bill Hunsinger (Men’s XL) Marnie Casko (Women’s) Frank Willis (Women’s)


Ornaments from Danforth Pewter:  Chase Robinson


Bracelet from Edgewater Gallery:  Amy McGlashan


Buff from Middlebury Mountaineer/Green Mt. Adventures (3):  Sharon Elbert, Kelsey McGlashan, Terry Ryan


$50 gift card from Green Peppers:  Rick Bunt


Nordic Headband from Skida: Elizabeth Haney (Telegraph), Jay Harrington (True Timber Camo), Mary Harrington (Misty), Liz Bushey (gray/white print)

We’ll be in touch with the winners soon.

Thanks for a great, successful 2020 event!

 2020 Virtual Ridge Run -- Run or walk your usual distance (5K or 10.4K) on a course of your choosing wherever you want to do it on Saturday, October 10 or Sunday, October 11.  Time yourself and send in your time and perhaps a photo.  In exchange for the registration fee (we're trying to raise money for the Ripton Elementary School, after all), you'll get the link for sending your time, an optional t-shirt and inclusion in our race raffle.  

TWO REGISTRATION OPTIONS: Download a mail-in form and get it to us by Oct. 10 or register on-line anytime through Oct. 11.  

REGISTRATION FEES: $20 (one price for everyone) or $30 with a long-sleeved t-shirt.  Shirts will be available for pick-up, delivery or mailing a couple of weeks after the race. 

QUESTIONS?  Email: 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 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! 

Don't know how how far to go?  There are lots of apps you can download to figure out the distance of your favorite route.  Here are a few ideas for 5K walks/runs in Ripton.    

1) From school, go north on Lincoln Road (left out of parking lot), run straight down Lincoln Road until you get to Norton Farm Rd. Turn around and run back. (3.4 mi / 5.4 k round trip)

2) From school, go north on Lincoln Road, turn left on the Dugway, then right on North Branch Road. Run to Barker Rd (on left), turn around and run back. (3.2 mi / 5.1 k round trip)

3) From school, go north on Lincoln Road, turn left on the Dugway, then left on North Branch Road. Keep going until you get to the intersection of North Branch and Dan Dragon Rd. Turn around and run back. (3.6mi / 5.7k round trip)

4) Start at the Winter Parking area off FR 59 in Ripton. Run out FR 59  toward Steam Mill Clearing. Turn left onto the Catamount Trail (also known as Bridges Trail). Run on this trail all the way to FR 54 and turn left to loop back to where you started at the Winter Parking area. 
(3 mi / 4.9k loop)


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.