The 51st running of the Equinox Marathon is shaping up to be another competitive affair — and if the forecast is to be believed there may be snow on the ground for the first time since 1996.
Personalities and Features
Strong fields expected for 2013 races
Equinox featured in Aurora Magazine
The Equinox Marathon is featured in the spring 2013 issue of UAF's Aurora magazine.
The article "Equinox Marathon: 50 Years Running" includes a timeline of the race's key events, numerous photos and a feature by Ned Rozell about completing the course in 2009 with his 3-year-old daughter.
The on-line version includes an article by LJ Evans about Matias Saari's obsession with the race as well as a five-page excerpt (titled "An Unlikely Duel: Missionary Man Meets Justice") from his forthcoming book about the Equinox's history.
Here is the link:
Skiing (Sort of) the Equinox Trail
By Matias Saari
Ever wonder what it would be like to ski the entire Equinox trail? Creating a 42-kilometer ski trail that linked campus to Ester Dome was part of the motive for the University of Alaska Fairbanks ski team when they founded the Equinox Marathon in 1963.
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.