Trail Info & Start

45 Mile Course

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Race Course: The race course will begin and end at the Chena Landing boat launch. It starts on a well traveled snowmachine route, which is flat and meanders along Tanana River downstream. This year, we will turn uphill and loop through the Rosie Creek forest and back down to the river. We have lots mileage and direction signs so you can easily follow the trail. There may some overflow up by the Parks Highway which will be marked.

The frozen Tanana River turns into a winter time super highway and is utilized by many different user groups. We will be grooming all trails before the race. Racers will be sharing the trail mainly with recreational snowmachiners and the occasional dog team, but there should be plenty of room to accommodate all. The TRC will place signs on all trails to let others know of the event.

Race Start/Finish: Mass start will be at the Chena Landing boat launch at 8:00 AM. Also known as the Tanana Wayside boat launch in Fairbanks, AK. To get here follow Chena Pump Road west for about 2 miles from the Mitchell Expressway overpass. The boat launch is located on the left just before you start climbing the hill. If you can share a ride would be great. This boat launch is a public use area and needs to remain open for all users. Please park so that you’re not blocking any existing trails, roads, etc….

Checkpoints: There will be 4 official checkpoints along the race course, but you’ll visit one twice to make 5 checkpoints in total. The checkpoints will have snacks and hot/cold liquids. Racers will be required to check in at each checkpoint so that we can keep track of where racers are on the course. This information will be used to make sure everyone is on track for finishing within the 11 hour time limit, and every gets home safely.

NAMETOTAL DISTANCE (MILES)DISTANCE TO NEXT POINT (MILES)DISTANCE TO NEXT POINT (KM)CUTOFF TIME
Start06.510.5
Checkpoint #16.57.812.610:00 AM
Checkpoint #214.3812.912:00 PM
Checkpoint #322.3812.92:00 PM
Checkpoint #430.37.612.24:00 PM
Checkpoint #5 (Same as Checkpoint #1)37.96.510.55:30 PM
Finish44.4--7:00 PM

25 Mile Course

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Link to 25 mile course here

Race Course: Our 25 mile course is similar to our 45 mile course, just with less time in the forest.

Race Start/Finish: Mass start will be at the Chena Landing boat launch at 10:00 AM. Also known as the Tanana Wayside boat launch in Fairbanks, AK. To get here follow Chena Pump Road west for about 2 miles from the Mitchell Expressway overpass. The boat launch is located on the left just before you start climbing the hill. If you can share a ride would be great. This boat launch is a public use area and needs to remain open for all users. Please park so that you’re not blocking any existing trails, roads, etc….

Checkpoints: There will be 3 official checkpoints along the race course, but you’ll visit the first one twice for 4 checkpoints total. The checkpoints will have snacks and hot/cold liquids. Racers will be required to check in at each checkpoint so that we can keep track of where racers are on the course. This information will be used to make sure everyone is on track for finishing within the 9 hour time limit, and every gets home safely.

NAMETOTAL DISTANCE (MILES)DISTANCE TO NEXT POINT (MILES)DISTANCE TO NEXT POINT (KM)CUTOFF TIME
Start06.510.5
Checkpoint #16.55.58.912:00 PM
Checkpoint #28.52.03.2
Checkpoint #311.57.512.04:00 PM
Checkpoint #4 (Same as Checkpoint #1)196.510.55:30 PM
Finish25.5----7:00 PM