Equinox Marathon - Fairbanks, Alaska

Saturday, September 16, 2017

55th Annual Equinox Marathon
28th Annual Equinox Marathon Relay

Results are Posted!

All of the results for the 2017 Equinox Marathon and Relay are now posted on the Results page. Huge thanks to John Estle for his tireless work in getting them organized and posted, along with some of the other documents that break down the races in various ways.

Race Day Information

The day is almost here!!! Here’s how the day will go:

6:30am – UAF Student Recreation Center (SRC) Opens
6:45am-7:30am – Race Day Bib Pick-Up/Registration in the SRC (No relay teams)
7:15am – Race Briefing w/ Steve Brainbridge (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

Parking will be available at the UAF Patty Center and across the street. Try to car pool if all possible.

There will be showers available for free in the SRC or the Patty Center buildings.

Results will be posted at: www.sportalaska.com

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 cross the finish line!!!

Stacy Fisk
Race Director

Award Banquet Information

Here is your Award Banquet Information:

As the Equinox Marathon and Relay finish line closes, the doors for the Equinox Awards Banquet open in the adjacent UAF Student Rec Center at 6:00PM.

This is a chance for all Equinox participants to gather and tell tales about the accomplishments of the day (most true, some not) and to celebrate the Equinox community spirit. There will be food and drink, awards, a presentation from the Founder of Running Club North Paul Vanture, and Matias Sarri will be there signing his book

For Equinox participants, your ticket, covering you and one guest, is on your bib. You can buy additional tickets at the door for $15.00. (Relay Team’s only need (1) ticket for all 3 members).

Pizza, Salad, and Dessert
Beer Service – *Proof of 21 or older required*
Seating is limited

If you have any questions, please contact Stacy.

Stacy Fisk
Race Director

Pick Up Your Bib at a New Location!

Calling all participants of the 55th Annual Equinox Marathon!

Pick-up you bib and race goodies either Thursday, Sept. 14 and Friday, Sept. 15 from 5-8pm at ***NEW LOCATION*** Upper Deck Level of Patty Ice Arena on the UAF Campus, in between the SRC and the Patty Center.

Not registered yet? It’s not too late! You can register at bib pick-up times, no problem! We’ll be there to help you. Online registration will close at 5pm on Sept 12.

Equinox T-Shirts

Due to registration being up this year, we are slim on t-shirts. If you are signing up and it says sold out, we are ordering more! If you do not receive one at bib pick-up, we will give you a voucher to redeem a shirt when they arrive. If you have any questions, you can contact Stacy via email: equinox@runningclubnorth.org.

Bib Pickup Volunteers Needed!

Geese, Ducks, and Cranes practice flying in formation over fields of long grass. The Night Sky is Dark. Yellow leaves flutter to the ground and streets. What does this mean?

That the Equinox Marathon is 9/16/17! And that means that volunteers are needed on Thursday and Friday, September 14 and 15, from 4:45 to 8:00 PM for bib pickup.

If you can help, please contact Susan at eventplanning2004@hotmail.com or (907) 590-5086.


New Interactive Course Map Online

We have a new map available online documenting the 100 or so permanent mile markers and directional signs along the Equinox course. Each sign has a couple accompanying pictures that provide views of the various terrain you will encounter during the run. They also let you read the signs at your leisure to see who sponsored them without worrying about the roots and rocks at your feet. So whether you use it as a virtual course tour or to reminisce on past glories, take a look at the map here or from the Race Info, Course menu.

Early Registration Closes Soon!

If you’re planning to sign up for the 2017 Equinox Marathon or Relay, do it soon! Early registration closes at 5 PM on Wednesday, August 16. Save $10 for the marathon and $25 for a relay team by signing up before early registration closes!

See the Entering page (also available from the main menu above) for all the details!


Official Host Hotel

The official host hotel of the 2017 Equinox Marathon and Relay is again the Best Western Plus Chena River Lodge on Airport Way, just across from Fred Meyer West. They have 10 rooms blocked for September 15 to 18.

Call (907) 328-3500 to make a reservation – and tell them you are here for the Equinox Marathon to get the special rate.