Results

The 7th annual Tanana River Challenge saw 69 racers cross the finish line matching the 2015 record for most finishers. Racers and volunteers were treated to near ideal conditions with temps in the 30’s race this past Saturday, March 9, 2019.

Mike Ruckhaus pasted Emily Entrikin in that last 200 yards to take the overall win for the 25 mile course. Skijorers dominated the 25 mile course taking the top three spots overall and six of the top ten spots. Robert Ordonez won the 45 mile course on a Fatback with skiers Shalane Frost, Owen Hanley, and Steve Taylor taking the next three places.

45 Mile Course

 name M/Fcategorytime (h:mm)
1RobertOrdonezMFatbike4:56
2ShalaneFrostFX-C Ski5:08
3OwenHanleyMX-C Ski5:18
3SteveTaylorMX-C Ski5:18
5TomMoranMFatbike5:26
6NinaRuckhausFSkijor5:34
7JonathanBidermanMFatbike6:14
8JeramieUbbenMFatbike6:21
9ToddRediniusMFatbike6:27
10SethAdamsMX-C Ski6:46
11ChrisBairdMX-C Ski6:51
12KristenBartecachi RozellFX-C Ski6:51
13FeltcherYanceyMX-C Ski6:52
14MelissaHeadFFatbike7:05
15CorrineLeistikowFFatbike7:26
16AndrewBrooksMFatbikeDNF
17NikkiPotterFFatbikeDNS
18DaktoaReimann-KershnerMFatbikeDNS
19AdamKoegleMFatbikeDNS

25 Mile (~26 Miles) Course

 name M/Fcategorytime
1MikeRuckhausMSkijor2:29
2EmilieEntrikinFSkijor2:29
3SaraTabbertFSkijor2:48
4DevinMcdowellMFatbike2:54
5RossHewittMSkijor2:57
6EricAutenMX-C Ski2:59
7JacquesPhilipMSkijor2:59
8FlorinPhilipMSkijor2:59
9PeterDelamereMFatbike3:05
10LindseyDreeseFSkijor3:06
11AlisabethThurston-HicksFFatbike3:07
12PhilipWightMFatbike3:20
13KristinObrienFFatbike3:21
14MarkRossMFatbike3:26
15EdBuelerMX-C Ski3:27
16JacobCaseMX-C Ski3:29
17JeffBenowitzMSkijor3:31
18LaurenFrischFSkijor3:32
19SarahLewisFSkijor3:33
20EricTroyerMFatbike3:33
21StaceyFiskFFatbike3:39
22DeanEngelhauptMFatbike3:46
23TaitChandlerMX-C Ski3:59
24KellyLewisFX-C Ski4:04
25KimSonderlandFFatbike4:09
26ArielEllisonFFatbike4:09
27JacobParkerMFatbike4:09
28SamFriedmanMX-C Ski4:22
29AlexanderHirschMFatbike4:29
30EricaBlakeFX-C Ski4:35
31GailNortonFX-C Ski4:50
32MkRombergFX-C Ski4:53
33PamLakerFX-C Ski4:57
34ElizabethAllmanFX-C Ski4:59
35JuieEsdaleFX-C Ski5:06
36LynnePetersenFX-C Ski5:06
37DylanBurtonMFatbike5:10
38PamBurtonFFatbike5:10
39KarlaSecorFX-C Ski5:11
40AndySternsMX-C Ski5:11
41JaniceOnoratoFFatbike5:18
42JenniferHumphreyFX-C Ski5:27
43SamBrattenMFoot5:44
44JaneLanfordFFoot5:49
45JustineSchmidtFFoot5:57
46PeggySullivanFFatbike6:08
47BairdStiefelMFatbike6:08
48CatherineLivingstonFX-C Ski6:24
49JoshuaMarshallMFoot6:31
50TamaraHallFFoot6:35
51CathiBatchelderFFoot6:35
52TylerRemkusMFoot6:52
53PetraRichardsFFoot6:58
54RandyPitneyMX-C Ski7:48
55MoreenFriedFFatbikeDNF
56BrynnByamFFootDNS
57ChristopherMilesMFootDNS

2017 Results

Summary: Tanana River via the Rosie Creek Forest with start & finish @ Chena Wayside in Fairbanks, courses were approximately 25 and 45 miles. -10 F at the 45 mile start, with blue skies and a slight breeze. Around 15 F at the finish in the afternoon. Trail was well groomed but soft. 39 out of 44 participants started and finished.

2015 Results

Summary: Tanana River via the Rosie Creek Forest with start & finish @ Chena Wayside in Fairbanks, due to cold the courses were modified to 32 and 25 miles. -15 F at the start, some sun and breezy. Around -4 F at the finish in the afternoon. New snow from the previous night made for slow going on the well-groomed trail. 69 out of 69 participants started and finished.

2014 Results

Summary: Nenana to Fairbanks, course was around 45 miles again (72 km). 5 F at the start, sunny with a strong head wind for much of the way. Around 28 F at the finish in the afternoon, with a light breeze. 55 out of 56 participants started and finished.

2013 Results

Summary: Nenana to Fairbanks, course was 45 miles (72 km). 10 F at the start, sunny with a light breeze. Over 30 F at the finish in the afternoon, sun still shining strong. 61 out of 61 participants started and finished.