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2021 Results

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The 2021 annual Tanana River Challenge, held March 20th, saw a total of 77 racers cross the finish line. Race conditions were cold for the 8 AM 45 mile start with temperatures at -17ºF, but with the sun shining temperatures quickly warmed to a positive 20ºF. Without much snow in the last few weeks trails were relatively good, but a few soft spot could be found! Many racers were met with a strong headwind on the last six miles to the finish line.

45 Mile Course

PlaceTimeFirstLastM/FCategory
14:06:28TysonFlahartyMBike
24:48:00AndrewWellerMBike
34:48:04FletcherYanceyMBike
44:48:10TommyVanvlietMBike
54:53:56RalfHolland-LetzMBike
65:36:23TravisNaibertMBike
75:44:12MelissaSchwarzFBike
85:47:06PatrikSartzMBike
95:56:18AlisabethThurston-HicksFBike
106:03:54ShalaneFrostFSki
116:14:17MattGloverMBike
126:34:30JasonDoxeyMBike
136:50:25JulianDannMBike
147:01:05RileyBickfordMSki
158:10:27KenMacphersonMBike
168:13:45ClintonBrownMSki
178:57:22BrooksLawlerFSki
189:06:50AmyMacphersonFBike
199:29:09AlexandriaManleyFBike
209:36:05MarkBillingsleyMSki
2110:25:57MattBloodMRun
2210:30:37AnnaRixFSki
DNFEricaBlakeFSki
DNFT‡rsiloGironaMSki
DNSBruceMillerMSki
DNSDuncanGreenMBike
DNSAustinJohnsonMBike

25 Mile Course

PlaceTimeFirstLastM/FCategory
12:50:56MaxDonaldsonMSki
22:55:30NathanHeeringaMBike
32:58:00ChristiSchmitzFBike
32:58:00ChristinaTurmanFBike
53:07:00DevinMcdowellMBike
63:13:25BryanMyersMBike
73:13:27KristaHeeringaFBike
73:13:27BenjaminTurmanMBike
93:13:41StephenOdegardMBike
103:15:15NickBlissMBike
113:21:21GarrettArmstrongMBike
123:23:36EricAutenMSki
133:25:17JakeTurmanMBike
143:36:15KimSonderlandFBike
153:37:40ThomasSt. ClairMSki
163:42:30DeanEngelhauptMBike
173:42:31CurtisJensenMBike
183:42:59KristaSchaeferFBike
183:42:59AnnaSchemperFBike
203:47:12DarrinMcLeodMBike
213:55:01TimTroppmannMBike
223:56:10DorianGrangerMBike
233:56:25KatieKrehlikFBike
244:02:27Tre-CDumaisFBike
254:04:47SusieRivardFRun
264:16:31AlyssaEnriquezFBike
274:18:18ChristianCoeMSki
284:28:33DmitryBrazhnikovMSki
294:31:20SarahClementFBike
304:35:57JayBaxterMSki
314:43:21MatthewDeraedtMBike
324:46:35JeffFisherMRun
334:48:12JimGowerMSki
344:49:41JenniferLoveFRun
354:52:44JeremyDouseMSki
364:59:39AndrewBrooksMBike
375:12:29StacyMilesFRun
385:21:30MichaelAngaiakMSki
395:35:15CodyHuizingaMRun
405:41:18KelsiJohnsonFRun
415:50:03RaenaRowlandFSki
425:55:27DanaLindauerFRun
435:58:11GailNortonFSki
446:00:53LisaStubyFSki
456:00:55JenniferWenrickFSki
466:06:01MarvinTurnerMRun
476:19:06MelindaRanvilleFSki
486:19:49ArthurHusseyMRun
496:25:08RandyPitneyMBike
506:28:58JaneLanfordFRun
516:29:46AndySternsMSki
527:36:45MaxineDibertFSki
537:48:47EricaCarrollFSki
537:48:47JuieEsdaleFSki
557:56:45DanielBrowerMBike
DNFMoreenFriedFBike
DNFRossWildermannMBike
DNSJenniferHumphreyFSki
DNSJacobCaseMRun
DNSTimSnavelyMRun
DNSHannahDeraedtFBike

2020 Results

The 8th annual Tanana River Challenge, held March 7th 2020, saw a total of 61 racers cross the finish line.  Following the coldest winter in a number of years racers were treated to ideal conditions on race day with temps reaching 13 above (although the trails were a bit soft due to recent snowfall).  Due to logging activity in the area, the 45 mile course featured an out-and-back on the Tanana River that removed a section of the course locally known as the overland trail.

45 Mile Course (~46 miles)

 name M/Fcategorytime (H:MM:S)
1AndrewWellerMFatbike6:01:36
2BrianAtkinsonMX-C Ski6:37:03
3BenjaminZiegmanMSkijor6:41:08
4Tom MoranMFatbike6:45:27
5TommyVanvlietMFatbike7:05:50
6Bruce MillerMX-C Ski7:37:50
7RyanBatemanMFatbike7:42:52
8KimSonderlandFFatbike7:46:00
9NickJansenMX-C Ski7:49:22
10BryantWrightMX-C Ski8:12:03
11BrieVan DamFX-C Ski8:42:41
12StefanMilkowskiMX-C Ski8:42:42
13AnnaRixFX-C Ski8:42:43
14AudreyFreemanFFatbike8:50:18
15EphyBatemanFFatbime9:03:27
16TracieCurryFX-C Ski9:14:54
17Forest WagnerMX-C Ski9:24:15
18NickBlissMFatbike9:29:35
19MorganHoughMX-C Ski9:48:37
20JeremyDouseMX-C Ski10:03:23
21EricTroyerMX-C Ski10:34:20
CorrineLeistikowFFatbikeDNF
DanielBrowersMFatbikeDNF

25 mile Course (~26 miles)

 name M/Fcategorytime (H:MM:S)
1BeckyChildsMSkijor2:41:22
2RoseHewittFSkijor2:44:45
3NinaRuckhasFSkijor3:03:51
4MaraBacsujlakyFSkijor3:15:31
5NinaRuchausFSkijor3:15:45
6SamuelKnappMX-C Ski3:19:39
7PeterDelamereMFatbike3:25:02
8BryanMyersMFatbike3:56:32
9AlisabethThurston-HicksFFatbike3:56:35
10DevinJohnsonMFatbike4:00:45
11EdBuelerMX-C Ski4:24:09
12CollinsBondsMFatbike4:27:00
13MattStollerMX-C Ski4:49:49
14GarrettArmstrongMFatbike4:56:40
15ChrisZwolinskiMFatbike4:57:34
16KristenFlowersFSkijor4:59:23
17KellyLewisFFatbike4:59:43
18JayBaxterMX-C Ski4:59:47
19ChristopherMilesMFoot5:00:17
20KarlaSecorFX-C Ski5:07:10
22RichHumMFatbike5:25:25
23ChrisHumFFatbike5:25:28
24JimGowerMX-C Ski5:33:51
25LisaBeattieFX-C Ski5:36:16
26HeidiHellingFCacicross5:46:01
27JacobBullerMFoot5:47:22
28JonathanChriestMX-C Ski5:54:22
29KyleCraneMFatbike6:21:33
30KentJohnsonMX-C Ski6:25:20
31ValerieSchleichFX-C Ski6:25:21
32StephanieWightFFatbike6:28:40
33JacobCaseMFoot6:29:12
34JaneLanfordFFoot6:32:54
35MelindaRanvilleFX-C Ski6:50:53
36RandyPitneyMFatbike7:02:33
37MaryFaganFCacicross7:23:37
38NicolaBakerFX-C Ski7:24:15
39BarrettFlynnMX-C Ski7:27:06
40CathiBatchelderFFoot7:53:20
MarkRossFFatbikeDNF

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 passed Emily Entrikin in the 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

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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

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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.