Mineshaft Grinder

Sat August 13, 2022 Hope, AK 99605 US Directions

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/.


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.

19635 Hope Hwy
Hope, AK US 99605
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