Mineshaft Grinder

Sat August 13, 2022 Hope, AK 99605 US Directions
Events

Gold Grinder - Bike Ride

10:00AM AKDT - 3:00PM AKDT

Silver Grinder - 1/2 Marathon

9:30AM AKDT - 3:00PM AKDT

Quartz Grinder - 8.5 Mile Run

10:30AM AKDT - 3:00PM AKDT
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://kmtacorridor.org/mineshaft-grinder/.

Description

Kenai Mountain Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area (KMTA NHA) celebrates the mining history in Hope, Alaska by encouraging racers up Palmer Creek Road in the Mineshaft Grinder. This event is a fundraiser for the Hope School and the community programs of the KMTA NHA

Participants choose between biking or running in the Gold, Silver, or Quartz Grinders.

  • The Gold Grinder is an uphill-only bike race for riders to grind up 1900’ over 11 miles to the end of Palmer Creek Road. 
  • The Silver Grinder is a 1/2 Marathon to the Nearhouse Mine Trail on Palmer Creek Road and back to Hope School.
  • The Quartz Grinder is an 8.5-mile round-trip run to the top of the switchbacks on Palmer Creek Road and back to the Hope School.

Early Bird Registration until July 31st. Price increases to $60, $70 and $60 August 1, 2022. Register early for savings!

This is a non-refundable race. Bib transfers are allowed.

This race is under permit with Chugach National Forest Service.

Place
19635 Hope Hwy
Hope, AK US 99605
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