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Equinox 2013 Photo Link

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Official Equinox 2013 finish line photos are now available on the web via Flickr. The link to the photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7663271@N08/sets/72157635825469423/.  Photos may be downloaded provided free of charge by Colby Wright. Simply open a photo, right-click on the photo, and choose a size. You can visit Colby's photography website at colbywrightphotography.com today!

Equinox Online Registration Is Now Live

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Online registration for the 2013 Equinox Marathon, Ultramarathon and Relay is open as of Sunday night, April 7.  Entry fees are $60 for the Marathon and Relay and $80 for the Ultramarathon.  RCN members get a $5 discount from the base price.

These fees are in effect through August 21.  From now to August 21 the only means of registration is online.  Fees increase as of August 22, and hard copy registration opens then at a higher price.

Take advantage of the lowest entry fees and enter online soon for the September 21 event!

Equinox Marathon Inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame

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Virtually everyone in Fairbanks knows how integral the Equinox Marathon is to the community there.
Now the Equinox has received statewide recognition after being inducted into the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame on Feb. 26 at the Anchorage Museum.

The Equinox, which celebrated its 50th running in 2012, was the lone 2013 event inducted at the well-attended ceremony.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 March 2013 19:03 Read more...

Equinox Advisory Committee Raises Entry Fees for 2013 Equinox Marathon

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At its January 29 meeting, the Equinox Advisory Committee (EAC) approved implementation of an across-the-board $20 increase in entry fees.  The fee increase was arrived at after a thorough review of the finances of the Equinox  events.

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 February 2013 00:51 Read more...

50th Annual Equinox Marathon Gear for Sale - Get It While It Lasts

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We have a quantity of 20 x 50th Annual Hoodie Sweatshirts and 8 x 50th Annual Blue Nike Runner Hats, 6 x Pink Women's Sleeveless Race Shirts (with marathon profile and 2012 on them) available for sale. Call Susan for colors and sizes (on sweatshists) - 590-5086 OR This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Such a deal!

Start and Finish Status Update

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I inspected the start finish area tonight.  Here's a report.  The ski hill is in great shape.  The surface is very solid - not a sand dune.  There's good traction. UAF Facilities Services has mowed just below the gate and above the gate, and the path has been cleared above the gate out to the field below the greenhouse.  If it stays dry it will be clear sailing.  The gate is about 10' wide, so a lot more people should be able to get up the hill without too much accordion effect, compared to the zig-zag of past years.

A grader was working on the field, smoothing out the path between the NW corner of the field and the finish.  It was a work in progress, but it looks like it will be very smooth and level.  I'll check again in the morning.

If the rain holds off . . . it will be a fine start and finish area.

And the polyp has been excised.

The Skinny on Outhouses

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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.

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