Equinox Marathon - Fairbanks, Alaska

Saturday, September 21, 2019

57th Annual Equinox Marathon
30th Annual Equinox Marathon Relay

Last Word

Tomorrow is the big day!  Many have trained hard, some have not, some are just taking a stroll. Whatever you plan to do, have fun with it and enjoy the day!

Get a good’s night rest, and we will see you in the morning!

Stacy Fisk
Race Director
equinox@runningclubnorth.org

Relay Bib Pick-up

Relay Participants,

A reminder that you will need to pick up you bib TONIGHT!  There is no registration or bib pick-up for Relay Participants on Saturday morning.  Only for marathoners.

Thanks!
Stacy Fisk (RD)

Equinox Race-Day Schedule

Runners, joggers, hikers, walkers:

Here is your RACE-DAY schedule: 

6:30am –  UAF Student Recreation Center (SRC) Opens
6:45am-7:30am – Race Day Bib Pick-Up/Registration in the SRC (no registration for relay teams)
7:15am – Race Briefing w/ Rachael Kvapil (SRC)
8:00am – Cannon goes off for the start
6:00pm – Doors open for awards banquet (SRC)
6:30pm – Awards presentation begins
8:00pm-8:30pm – Awards ceremony ends

Please thank all our volunteers/sponsors on race day.  They have put in a lot of work to help make this race possible! 

If you have any questions, please contact Stacy via email prior to Saturday morning. 

Have fun out there, and I hope to see all of you on the course or at the finish line!!!!
 
Stacy Fisk
Race Director
equinox@runningclubnorth.org

Equinox Weather

Runners, Joggers, Hikers, and Walkers:

There’s a reason why some call this one of the toughest marathons in the world...PLEASE READ –>

Saturday looks like there will be chilly rain. We want everyone to be safe, so we are advising people to have rain gear. Bring hats, headbands and gloves – be prepared.

There is a chance of snow on top of Ester Dome in the morning, but the possibility of snow at the top increases during the day Saturday as a cold front moves through the valley.

We will have a warm-up shack at the top of Ester Dome if anyone needs it for an emergency. There is no bag or clothing drop, however.  You may leave a bag with your relay team member.

If you have questions, please ask our race officials.

WE CAN DO THIS!

Stacy Fisk (Race Director)

Last Minute Race Information

Runner, Joggers, Hikers, and Walkers,

A few things to keep in mind about the race on Saturday:

  • Remember parking will be LIMITED due to the Nenana Lot being closed.  Try to car pool if all possible and plan accordingly.
  • There will be a bag drop at the start/finish only located at the Team RWB tent.
  • There will be showers available for free in the SRC or the Patty Center buildings.
  • Massages will be available by Advanced Physical Therapy.
  • A medical tent will be at the start/finish if need assistance.  They will located along the trail, and there will be a warming shack at the top of Ester Dome should you need this.
  • Keep in mind there is NO bag drop or shuttling of gear at the Relay Exchange Zones.  You are responsible for your own gear.
  • Results will be posted at:  www.sportalaska.com

Stacy Fisk
Race Director
equinox@runningclubnorth.org

Equinox Parking

UAF will be closing the Nenana Parking Lot, the large parking lot across the street from the Patty Center/SRC, due to Starvation Gulch that evening.

Parking at the start will be minimal. Weekend parking is free on the UAF campus, and the Taku Lot on Farmer’s Loop will be available. Other options are to park at West Valley/Hutch, carpool and get dropped off.

Whatever you do, get there early – Parking will be tight! Remember, the SRC will be open and warm for early risers.

Let me know if you have any questions!

Stacy Fisk
equinox@runningclubnorth.org
907-888-3193

Relay Leg #3

Runners, Joggers, Hikers, Walkers:

Here is the Van Service for Relay Runner Leg # 3.

Vans are provided by “Airlink Shuttle and Tours.”

2-3 vans are available

Leg #3 will board a bus from campus and be brought to the second stop at the intersection of Ester Dome Road and Henderson Road.

Leg # 3 runners will board a 15 passenger van from this intersection to the Top of Ester Dome to the relay exchange zone.  Please bring clothes to keep warm while waiting.  Keep in mind you are responsible for transportation of your clothing.

Vans will only be doing the Henderson/Top of Dome Loop until 3pm.

Leg #2 runners (once finished) can take a van back to the intersection and then take a bus back to UAF campus.

All Leg #2 and Leg #3 runners are encouraged to use the buses and vans.  NO CARS (except for residents) WILL BE ALLOWED PAST HENDERSON RD.  From the upper end of Henderson Road it is more than 1.5 miles to relay exchange 2 – at least a 25-30 minute walk.  PLAN AHEAD!

Spectators and race crews may board a shuttle bus/van, BUT ONLY AFTER all relay runners needing a ride from that pickup point have been seated on the bus/van.

If you have questions, please contact Stacy via email.  See you at bib pick-up!

Stacy Fisk
Race Director
equinox@runningclubnorth.org

Relay Shuttles

Runners, Joggers, Hikers, Walkers:

Here is the Shuttle Bus and Van Service Schedule (Please note Relay Runner Leg #3): 

Relay Runner/Leg #2

Busses are provided by “Premier Alaska Tours” leaving campus at 8:15AM.  

2 buses are available

Leg #2 runners have boarding priority on the 8:15am bus

Leg # 2 runners will be dropped off at Anne’s Greenhouse and walk ¼  mile to exchange zone at Goldstream Sports.

Leg #3 Runners will be dropped at the intersection of Ester Dome Road and Henderson Road.  Bring clothes to keep warm while waiting.

2 Buses will run a loop from UAF, Ann’s Greenhouse and Henderson until 3pm.

There will be no buses going to the top of Ester Dome.  Leg #3 runners will need to transfer onto a van at the intersection of Ester Dome Road and Henderson Road.  **Leg #1 runners can take the bus back to campus.  

All Leg #2 and Leg #3 runners are encouraged to use the buses and vans.  NO CARS (except for residents) WILL BE ALLOWED PAST HENDERSON RD.  From the upper end of Henderson Road it is more than 1.5 miles to relay exchange 2 – at least a 25-30 minute walk.  PLAN AHEAD!

Spectators and race crews may board a shuttle bus/van, BUT ONLY AFTER all relay runners needing a ride from that pickup point have been seated on the bus/van.

Relay Runners Leg # 3 detailed information will be in a separate email.

If you have questions, please contact Stacy via email.  See you at bib pick-up!

Stacy Fisk
Race Director
equinox@runningclubnorth.org

Bib Pickup

Runners, Joggers, Hikers, Walkers:

Online registration closes today at 11:59PM.  Please confirm your relay team members if possible.  There will be online registration at bib pick-up.

You will have 3 opportunities to pick-up your bib:

Thursday, September 19th 5:00pm-8:00PM at UAF Upper Level of the Ice Arena 
 
Friday, September 20th 5:00PM-8:00PM at UAF Upper Level of the Ice Arena 
 
Saturday, September 21th 7:00AM at the UAF Student Recreation Center 

If you have any questions, please contact Stacy!  Happy Running and Hiking!

Stacy Fisk
Race Director
equinox@runningclubnorth.org

Relay Participants

Relay Participants,

On Line Registration will close at 11:59:59PM on Tuesday, September 17th. Please sign-up and confirm your team members by then.

This will make the bib pick-up process a lot smoother. You will still have a chance to sign-up a team at bib pick-up (assuming there are spots remaining). Keep in mind the cost of registration goes up.

Bib pick-up start on Thursday, September 19th, on the Upper Level of the Ice Areana at UAF 5pm-8pm.

Happy Trails!

Stacy Fisk
907-888-3193

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