Ripton Ridge Run 2021 - October 10th! 
                Run in Ripton or virtually wherever you want.


We're getting ready and we hope you are too!

2021 Registration is open!! There are TWO REGISTRATION OPTIONS: You can download a mail-in form and get it to us by Oct. 7 or you can register  on-line anytime from now through Oct. 8.  

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 virtually wherever you choose.  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 to use whenever social distance can't be maintained except while running or eating.  Because of COVID and since the event will be completely outside, lunch will look a little different than in years past but will still be delicious.  There's also a virtual event option for people who prefer. 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. All proceeds benefit the Ripton Elementary School.  


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 clockwise. Virtual Course is wherever you want!  No check in!


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

LUNCH: Available outside after the race. The school will not be open so be prepared for the weather.


ON-LINE REGISTRATION option: Sept.6-Oct. 8 or first 125 registrants, (Paper registration and Race Day registration will remain open.)  

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 10/5 or postmarked by 10/5

Online after 10/5,  postmarked after 

10/5 or RaceDay




Senior (65+)



Children (15 & under)



TWO REGISTRATION OPTIONS: You can download a mail-in form and get it to us by Oct. 7 or register on-line anytime from Sept.6- Oct. 8.  Race day registration available.

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 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! 

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.  Check back again for more and for highlights of the day.  You can find the results here.