ANCHORAGE – Registration for the 29th annual Crow Pass Crossing is full, race director Michael Friess announced this week. Southcentral Alaska's premier backcountry distance race begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 21.
The mandatory pre-race meeting is on Friday, July 20, 5 p.m., at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex on the UAA campus. Friess added that last-minute spots (dependent on cancellations) may become available, and that these spots may only be claimed by attending Friday's pre-reace meeting.
The race starts with a 6 a.m. meeting at the Crow Pass Trail Head parking lot, the end of Crow Mine Road, six miles out of Girdwood.
The race is approximately 24 miles along the Crow Pass Trail from its start near Girdwood to the Eagle River Nature Center at the end of Eagle River Road. The total gradient is 5,959 feet, with a peak elevation gain of 3,888 feet. The race is limited to 140 entrants.
There is a $65 application fee. A portion of each application fee will be donated to the not-for-profit Eagle River Nature Center. The rest of the money will go towards event costs and the UAA Milers Booster Club.
For more information, please call race director Michael Friess at 786-1325.