Equinox Marathon - Fairbanks, Alaska

Saturday, September 19, 2020

58th Annual Equinox Marathon
31st Annual Equinox Marathon Relay

Mark Your Calendars for the 2020 Equinox!

The Equinox Marathon and Relay will be on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Registration will open early next year, but mark your calendar now!

We’ve begun updating the Web site with the new (tentative) dates, and will flesh things out as plan develop.

Results, Photos, Awards, Etc.

Runners, Joggers, Hikers, and Walkers:

You can check out a complete list of results at SportAlaska.

Photos will be up in a few days courtesy of Todd Paris Photography.  We will post a link when it becomes available.

For those who did not receive their age-group, overall, or relay awards at the banquet can pick them up at Goldstream Sports during their regular store hours starting Wednesday.  If you live out of town, we will mail them out to you.

There is a lost and found box at Goldstream Sports.  You can call Goldstream Sports at 907-455-6520 to see if they have what you are looking for.

If you would like to purchase ($20 Cash Only) or exchange your shirt, they will be at Goldstream Sports starting Wednesday.

Thank you to Fairbanks Cycle Club for cleaning up the course on Sunday afternoon!

Also, THANK YOU to ALL volunteers involved!  We could not have done it without you!

If you have any questions, please email me anytime!

Stacy Fisk
Race Director
equinox@runningclubnorth.org

New Men’s and Women’s Records Set in 2019 Equinox!

We have new men’s and women’s records!

In the men’s marathon, it took 35 years but Aaron Fletcher from Anchorage toppled Stan Justice’s 1984 record by more than three minutes, running a blazing fast 2:38:14.

In the women’s marathon, Christy Marvin beat her own record from 2018 with a time of 3:23:59.

These records are all the more amazing because of the conditions for Saturday’s race: rainy, snowy, windy, and muddy.

You can find all the results, including for the relay, on the SportAlaska site.

Congratulations to them, and to everyone who took on the Equinox!

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.us

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