It is our objective to conduct the Equinox events at the highest possible level of quality. To do that takes money. We have to purchase and rent a lot of stuff to make this race happen.
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The Skinny on Outhouses
The big field has caused us to augment our normal service level, and that includes dealing with . . . well, you know. We'll have more outhouses this year! Good news for all runners.
Expanded Bus Service This Year
Due to the huge increase in the Equinox field, we have added bus service to the traditional Ester Dome summit shuttle. Here's the scoop.
Think Twice About Your Support Crew and Strategy
If you have a support crew helping you out on Saturday, think long and hard about THEIR strategy. Keep in mind that our marathon field has increased by almost 50% from last year, and our relay field has increased by more than 10% from last year.
The Relay Field Is Full!!!!!
The relay field is full. We are accepting no more teams in the relay.
However, there are still individuals who have been listed as members of relay teams who have not yet entered. Those runners MUST enter and pay their registration fee before they can pick up their bibs, shirts, goodie bags, etc. Regardless of when their team was entered, they will pay the going rate. If they register by 5PM Wednesday it’s $50 for online registration and $60 for hard copy registration. If they enter at bib pickup it’s $70. If they enter on race day it’s $100.
The moral to the story is clear. Act now!
Bib Pickup at the Pump House Thursday and Friday
Equinox Marathon, Ultramarathon and Relay bib pickup will take place at the Pump House Restaurant on Chena Pump Road on Thursday, September 13 and Friday, September 14, from 5PM to 8PM.
Attention Life Members and Past Champions
If you are a life member or a past champion who is planning to participate in this year’s Equinox Marathon, do yourself a favor, and do us one too – register online before 5PM on Wednesday when online registration shuts down. There is no cost to you, and your life, and ours, will be a whole lot easier if you take care of this before bib pickup on Thursday and Friday. Thanks for your assistance.
Start and Finish - Plan A and Plan B
Start and Finish -
As most of you know, there has been a huge amount of construction work this summer in the start and finish area, and it is still pretty much of a mess. However we do have a plan - both Plan A and Plan B.
Relay Exchange Zone #2 To Be Relocated
Due to the large increase in participation in the marathon and the relay , it has become necessary to relocate the second relay exchange zone.
Nutrition Information from Jane LeBlond
If you are wondering what is the best nutritional strategy to follow prior to, during and after the Equinox Marathon, you're in luck.
Pikes Waterfront Lodge is Official Host Hotel for Equinox Events
Pikes Waterfront Lodge is now the official Equinox Marathon Host Hotel for 2012. If you are coming from out of town to run the 2012 Equinox Marathon OR if you are local and just want a good night's sleep and a breakast before the Equinox, contact Pike's Waterfront Lodge.
Equinox Marathon To Offer Prize Money in 2012
For the first time in it's history, the Equinox Marathon will offer prize money to the first five finishers in both the men's and women's marathons. Prize money will not be awarded for the ultramarathon or the relay.
Where Are the New Course Maps?
A number of people have asked about new course maps. They are coming, but . . .
Course Changes Finally Nailed Down
The long-discussed changes to the Equinox Marathon (and Ultramarathon and Relay) course are finally in place. Below is a summary of the changes.
Equinox Kids Marathon 2012
Held in conjunction with the Equinox Marathon, the Equinox Kid's Marathon allows you (a kid in grade K through 6) to run a marathon, 1 mile at a time. The goal is for you to improve your fitness and have fun at the same time.
Kesler Woodward Commemorative Print
As mentioned earlier on this website, one of the ways we are commemorating the 50th running of the Equinox Marathon is with a print by Fairbanks artist Kesler Woodward.
Matias Saari Reviews the New Course Segments
With the Equinox Marathon course experiencing its most significant changes in decades, participants are surely wondering what this means for the speed of the course.
Is it slower, faster or virtually unchanged? Read on to find out.
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