Saturday, July 20, 2019 9:00 AM (GMT-8) - Final results. Race Director Matias Saari, 907-529-4178,, We could not do this race without volunteers! Snowy Crow Pass crossing elicits thoughts of early pioneers. Following part of the Historic Iditarod Trail, this trail offers diverse scenic sights including glaciers, alpine lakes, waterfalls. By: Frank E. Baker. Why? That will not change under Healthy Futures’ directorship. On the morning of June 2, the Crow Pass trail was a world of snow as Pete Panarese and I trudged and slogged our way uphill from the Girdwood side. – Any man or women who breaks the course record will win $500 (if more than one person breaks the record, only the winner earns $500). Once across, racers try to regain feeling in their numb legs as sections of the course become less technical and mostly flat. In 1984, the Crow Pass Crossing began as a “28”-mile adventure from above Girdwood to the Eagle River Nature Center. This was not ten feet wide. Posted: Wed, 06/13/2012 - 7:18pm. – Healthy Futures took over Crow Pass Crossing directorship from the University of Alaska Anchorage running program in 2018.– Healthy Futures is dedicated to empowering Alaska’s youth to build the daily habit of physical activity; it is the signature program of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame.– Race proceeds will help fund Healthy Futures’ programs.– Learn more about Healthy Futures at Sponsors - Crow Pass Crossing, the Alaskan Backcountry Marathon. That will not change under Healthy Futures’ directorship. While bears can be encountered anywhere along the trail, the second half in the Eagle River Valley is more forested and thus more prominent bear country (bees are also more prevalent). 1) Windjacket2) Long-sleeved shirt3) Long leg layer4) Winter hat (no ballcaps)5) Gloves6) Water container7) Race bib* Gear must be accessible* Gear must be appropriate for the conditions * Bear spray is recommended but not required* Gear will be checked before the race start; a participant missing any mandatory gear is subject to disqualification. 32750 Eagle River Rd, Eagle River, AK 99577. However, there is a main trail that racers are expected to follow. Learn more about the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame at– $5 of every race entry is donated to the Eagle River Nature Center ( Since then, the event has “shrunk” to its accurate length of about 22.5 miles. The full trail gains about 3,200 feet and approximately 2,200 feet of this comes in the initial climb. We are not seeking to disqualify or penalize anyone, but we also want a fair race where runners more or less follow a similar trail. Registration opens at 9 a.m. AK time on Tuesday, May 1 and will remain open until 145 spots have been filled (race capacity is 150). On the way, runners pass gold-mining ruins from the Monarch Mine, which operated from 1906-1948. Book a place for upcoming events, read reviews and ratings of past events. In 1984, the Crow Pass Crossing began as a “28”-mile adventure from above Girdwood to the Eagle River Nature Center. Crow Pass Crossing June 2015: A nice leisurely training run with my buddy Jeremy a few weeks ago. Crow Pass - Topic; About; Home Trending History Get YouTube Premium Best of YouTube Music Sports Gaming Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 19:18. Use this form to send an email to the organizer. It has also grown in stature as an iconic Alaskan footrace replete with stunning mountain and glacier views (if you dare look up from the highly technical trail), sloping snowfields, chest-high brush, a crossing of the … We believe that those who scout the trail and train on it deserve the reward of learning routes that may save them a few seconds as well as keep them from losing the trail. Provided they have an approved qualifier, the following will bypass the lottery and automatically receive entry to the 2021 Crow Pass Crossing. pin. Start list for the Crow Pass Crossing Male - 29 & Under to be held in Anchorage, AK United States. Along the way, the mountains seem to rise higher and higher, and near the upper end you can look almost straight up to the snout of Milk Glacier on your right. One mile later is Echo Bend (Mile 19.7), where a maze of trails managed by the Eagle River Nature Center begins. You begin hiking through a thick abundance of willow. Here are some pictures of my adventure. Results for Crow Pass Crossing No gender in Anchorage, AK United States. (If the Lost Lake Run is your qualifier, you must have finished in under 2:55; for the Matanuska Peak Challenge, under 5:45).2) OR Completed the entire Crow Pass trail in less than 6 hours elapsed time (racing or training) since 2018.3) OR Completed a comparable technical trail event outside of Alaska since 2018 (at a pace of 15 minutes per mile or faster) by emailing proof of your participation to the race director for potential approval. Retour 18 juillet 2020 Annulé 20 juillet 2019 18 juillet 2020 Annulé # 36. Posted on August 16, 2011 by racheljrphelps. Familiarity with the trail is vital and training on the course before race day is highly … – There are no official aid stations. To be admitted as a 2021 Crow Pass entrant, you must have achieved at least one of the following: 1) Completed a technical trail race (not a road race) in Alaska of 14 miles or longer since 2018 at a pace of 15 minutes per mile or faster. Crow Pass Crossing now managed by Healthy Futures Proceeds from the Crow Pass Crossing footrace now go to supporting Healthy Futures in empowering Alaska’s youth to build the habit of daily physical activity. After descending the final snowfield (or the adjacent rocky path), racers pick up the main trail down Raven Creek Valley. Race entry is $75 (this includes the registration fee). 2013 was Crow Pass Crossing, a roughly 23-mile trail race with about 6000 feet gradient in the Chugach mountains behind Anchorage.It’s a tough trail – rocky and full of tree roots and crossing many streams and one quarter-mile wide glacial river. Cliquez pour aller sur le site officiel Les informations sur le site sont disponibles en : Anglais Les informations figurant sur cette page nous ont été fournies par les organisateurs ou proviennent du site web officiel de l'événement. We borrowed someone's car and couldn't get the trunk open so had to revert to packing all the gear in with us... it was quite a squeeze but we managed for the drive down to Girdwood. Typically, a somewhat flat path has been created by previous travelers, but losing the path or one’s footing risks a sketchy slide down the snowfield. Sport: Running - hill: Location: Palmer, AK, United States: Start type: Mass start: Racers: 144: Timing mode: Bib sync: Timed on: iPhone: Timed with: Webscorer PRO 4.0: Updated: Saturday, July 20, 2019 3:08 PM (GMT-8) Contact organizer . The last few miles, despite a “rock garden” that can trip you up, are among the easiest terrain-wise, although the 20 miles in your legs make it feel less so. FULL FILM: Bringing back the series to share our adventure in Alaska and the Crow Pass Trail Race! This isn’t just our requirement: our permits with the US Forest Service and Chugach State Park stipulate that runners stay on trail. Immediately upon leaving the Crow Creek Trailhead, the route climbs steadily for 3.5 miles to the actual Crow Pass. – 60 minutes is cutoff for the Crow Pass Checkpoint, which is 3.5 miles and about 2,200 feet of vertical gain from the start. The Crow Pass Crossing has for 35 years followed an unmarked trail, which is part of its charm and challenge. Surprisingly no bear encounters, no river crossing disasters and we didn't even get lost once! Crow Pass Trail. Click to reach the official site Information about the event is available in : English The information about this race is based on information provided by the organizers or found on the official website of the event. Anyone removed can sign up for the waitlist; however, to be admitted they must have achieved an acceptable qualifier if and when invited off the waitlist.– There is no charge to enter the lottery and your credit card will only be charged if you win the lottery. Why? Visit the Crow Pass Crossing website at When: The 34th... Read more » This is the race I have been training for and thinking about all summer. Entry fees still apply and AUTO-ENTRANTS MUST STILL REGISTER BETWEEN Dates to be Determined, 2021.– Top 5 male and female finishers from 2018 and 2019– 2019 age group winners (free entry)– Past champions– Veterans of 15+ Crow Pass races– Select 2019 volunteers (sweepers, checkpoint workers and others as determined by race director)– 2019 Sponsors (one for each)– Anyone who has completed 5+ hours of trail work between May 1, 2020-May 25, 2021 (submit explanation and/or proof)– Race Director discretion (performance-based or for extenuating circumstances), – Race entry is $75 (this includes the registration fee).– Lottery registration opens at 9 a.m. on Date to be Determined, 2021 and closes at 11:59 p.m. on Date to be Determined, 2021 (see details above).– 145 spots will be filled in the lottery (race capacity is 150).– A waitlist for lottery losers and others will open on Date to be Determined and waitlisters will be offered entry as spots become available.– 5 or more spots may be filled by the race director for sponsors, volunteers, elite racers or others.– Bibs that are unclaimed at bib pickup on Date to be Determined may be redistributed to members of the waitlist in the order that they were wait listed. Started out a little cold and socked in, but turned into a nice day! Early during the descent are 3-5 short but steep-sloping snowfields that must be navigated. Use this form to send an email to the organizer. The first major landmark is a bridge over Raven Gorge (Mile 5.9) followed by another over Turbid Creek at Mile 7.3. Then the trail widens and when you first hit the boardwalk, you’re about a mile from the finish. More than a year ago. The first river crossing after the pass was about ten feet wide. We believe that those who scout the trail and train on it deserve the reward of learning routes that may save them a few seconds as well as keep them from losing the trail. There begins a 7-mile descent to the Eagle River. Some racers link arms or put their arms over each other’s shoulders for extra stability; volunteers and a First Aid crew are NOT there to escort racers across. Crow Pass Crossing. Race info. Starting in Girdwood, take a scenic drive up the 7-mile length of Crow Pass Road to reach the trailhead. A REGISTRATION LOTTERY will be instituted for the 36th Crow Pass Crossing in 2021. It was a brilliant sunny day with no wind and temperatures in the 40s. Two race volunteers awaited you with yellow bracelets for your proof you crossed in the right spot. Crow Pass Trail on May 18, 2019 (Photo by L. Parker) Eagle River waters are high right now and Laura Kruger with the Eagle River Nature Center says Crow Pass Trail hikers who want to … However, some participants have taken liberties with their route choices, so we feel the need to lay some basic ground rules. Use this form to send an email to the organizer. — The course starts at the Crow Pass Trailhead near Girdwood and follows extremely technical singletrack trail — plus a lengthy and frigid crossing of the Eagle River halfway. – Our definition of a “technical trail race” is a course that for its majority includes rocks, roots and other obstacles and an average 100 feet of vertical gain per mile and an average 100 feet of descent per mile.– If you are unsure whether your qualifier is valid, email race director Matias Saari.– The race director reserves the right to reject an applicant even if they have met one of these standards.– Entrants must be 18 years old on race day (16- and 17-year-olds with strong credentials may petition the race director; no one age 15 or younger will be considered).
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