Equinox Marathon - Fairbanks, Alaska

Saturday, September 16, 2023

60th Annual Equinox Marathon

3rd Equinox Half Marathon

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

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

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

Volunteers Needed

Runners, Joggers, Hikers, and Walkers:

We are less than a week away from the Equinox Marathon. I hope all of you are ready for another great year! I will be sending periodic emails throughout the week with all the information you need to know.

First we are still in need of some volunteers. If you know somone that is not participating and would still like to be a part of a great event, they can click the signup link to sign-up for a volunteer spot.

This event could not happen without them! We thank them all!

If you have any questions, please contat Stacy!

Stacy Fisk
Race Director

Can’t Run on Race Day? How About Volunteering?

Equinox Marathon is always looking for volunteers with fun and energetic personalities to help make our event a success!


  • Can count as community service for work or school/college
  • Fun experience, making new friends!


We have a variety of days, times, and duties available. Please see our Volunteer Sign Up page for more information

Alaska Sports Hall of Fame Voting

Friday, November 30th is the last day to vote on-line for the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. There are three categories for voting:

  • People: Vote for up to five candidates
  • Moments: Vote for up to three
  • Events: Vote for up to three

Voting is an experience looking at the many great candidates from all around the state and going from present time back many years. There are many worthy choices, many from Fairbanks and the interior. To vote, go to the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame site.

And consider voting for Stan Justice, the decades-long holder of the men’s Equionox Marathon record!

Equinox Photos

As usual, there were some great photographers out on the Equinox course on Saturday. Here is a list of those who have shared their collection photos publicly and let us know about them. If you have any questions or want any of the photos, please contact the photographer directly.

  • Mark Lindberg: I just posted a sample of the 600 or so photos I took of the Equinox Marathon to my InstaGram (@mslindbergsportspics) and smug mug site. Please feel free to share these links with the participants if you like. I will be editing and posting more photos over the next couple of weeks.
  • Todd Paris: Former UAF photographer, posted his photos on his smug mug site.

We’ll update this post as we hear of more. Please email us at running@runningclubnorth.org with your links.

Important: Course Change!

There is a slight change of course for tomorrow. It was shuffled last night and will be very well marked, so don’t fret!

It is basically the old Equinox course…

The change is around mile 21.5. It will basically now go: Henderson Rd -> Gold Hill -> Cloudberry -> then back to the power line.