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This is a series pass that will get you into 5 VIRTUAL races over the summer months (April-August). Once you register you will be sent an email with further details. There will be a private facebook group for you to join that will have each months route posted, it will also be a place where individuals can post their times and pictures. If you do not have facebook you can email us your time and picture to email@example.com and we will post them for you. The route for each month will also be emailed to each participant. We will not require you to put your time up however we strongly encourage it so others can cheer you on!
Although we will suggest a certain trail each month, you can complete the course AFTER that designated month. So you have until August to sign up and get all five races in! Whoohoo.
Trippy Trails 5k: Suggested Trail - Crevasse Moraine:
(This trail will be marked in April, if you choose to complete it after April it may not be marked, you will however still receive an email with the route)
¡No Siesta! ¡Let's Fiesta! 10k: Suggested Trail - Matanuska Lake
(This trail will be marked in May, if you choose to complete it after May it might not be marked, you will however still receive an email with the route)
Sassy Solstice 5k: Pick Your Own Trail
Red, White & Blueberry 5k: Suggested Trail - Blueberry Knoll @ GPRA *up and down BBK
(This trail will be marked in July, if you choose to complete it after July it may not be marked, you will however still receive an email with the route and it is simple to follow :)
Grindin' to Gov 8 Mile: Suggested Trail - Summit Lake to GPRA parking lot OR up to April Bowl and back down to Summit Lake Parking Lot:
(This is the suggested route for August)
** April Bowl to Government Peak Race Route goes from summit lake to GPRA parking lot approx 2000 ft gain and 8 miles. This race includes uphill, riderunning and downhill. There are rocks, scree, and steep sections as well as wildlife. RUN AT YOUR OWN RISK AND BE FAMILIAR WITH BACKCOUNTRY NAVIGATION.
If you choose to do April Bowl/ Hatch Peak, this is more straightforward, you will reach by starting at the Summit Lake parking lot.
Each participant will receive a sweet medal at each race that is part of a 5 piece puzzle (complete all races and complete the puzzle). Racers will also receive one Brooks Tech T-shirt.
We will do a giveaway pickup at the end of each month at AKtive Soles for the medals and tentatively plan to hand shirts out in August!
*Participants will only receive ONE shirt for the entire race series.
Crevasse Moraine: $5.00 parking fee or have Mat Su Borough Pass
Matanuska Lake: $5.00 parking fee or have State Parks Pass
June - choose your own trail
July - Government Peak Recreation Area: $5.00 parking fee or have Mat Su Borough Pass
August- Summit Lake to Government Peak Rec Area: $5.00 fee or have Mat Su Borough Pass or State Park Pass depending on where you choose to park. (Hatcher Pass is State Parks and Gov Peak is the Borough)
All of these races are on trails, please be aware that running itself and running on trails come with a risk. There may be wildlife, winding paths, steep sections, rocks and more. Each race will be ran at your own risk, the trails will not be marked and their will be no assistance on the trails as these are virtual races. It is strongly recommended for those 17 & younger to run with a trusted adult!
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