Relay Shuttles

The Equinox Marathon provides shuttles for relay runners to and from their start locations. The logistics are a bit complicated, so please read and understand the following details.

Legs 2 and 3

Buses are provided by Big State Wilefire LLC, and leave campus starting at 8:15AM. There will be three buses running.

  • 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.
  • Two buses will run a loop between UAF, Ann’s Greenhouse, and Henderson/Ester Dome Road until 3pm.
  • There will be no buses going to the top of Ester Dome this year. 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 ROAD. 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.

Leg 3

Vans are provided by Airlink Shuttle and Tours. They will have two to three vans 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.
  • 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 ROAD. 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.