Race Across Alaska Winter Challenge

Tue December 21 - Sun March 20, 2022
#RAAWC
Events

125 mile Anchorage, AK to Seward, AK

$85 Registration ends February 28, 2022 at 11:59pm AKST

225 miles Anchorage, AK to Homer, AK

$85 Registration ends February 28, 2022 at 11:59pm AKST

350 miles Anchorage, AK to Fairbanks, AK

$85 Registration ends February 28, 2022 at 11:59pm AKST

500 miles Alaska Long Trail, Seward to Fairbanks, AK

$85 Registration ends February 28, 2022 at 11:59pm AKST

850 miles Anchorage, AK to Deadhorse, AK

$85 Registration ends February 28, 2022 at 11:59pm AKST

2000 miles Ketchikan, AK to Deadhorse, AK

$85 Registration ends February 28, 2022 at 11:59pm AKST

2000 miles 5person RELAY Ketchikan, AK to Deadhorse, AK

$425 Registration ends February 28, 2022 at 11:59pm AKST
Description

**It's not too late to sign up for the 2022 Race Across Alaska! **

Racers are welcome to backlog workouts from December 21st to the race they register. Registration will close on February 28th for 2022's Winter Challenge. 

If you sign up January 15th, this is your miles/day needed to finish your distance goal:

125 miles = Anchorage to Seward (2.0 miles/day)
225 miles = Anchorage to Homer (3.5 miles/day)
350 miles = Anchorage to Fairbanks (5.4 miles/day)
500 miles = Alaska Long Trail, Seward to Fairbanks (7.7 miles/day)
850 miles = Anchorage to Deadhorse (13.1 miles/day)
2000 miles = Ketchikan to Deadhorse (30.8 miles/day)
2000 miles 5-person Relay = Ketchikan to Deadhorse (6.2 miles/day per teammate but anyone on the team can do more/less, you get to make your rule rules!)

 

The RAAWC is a multi-sport, multi-distance winter challenge with the goal to log as many miles as you can over 3 months starting the first day of winter, December 21st and ending March 20th.

You can Walk, Run, Fat Tire Bike, Indoor Bike, XC Ski or Swim across Alaska with your choice of 6 different routes of varying distances depending on your goals!

  • 125 miles = Anchorage to Seward (1.4 miles/day)
  • 225 miles = Anchorage to Homer (2.5 miles/day)
  • 350 miles = Anchorage to Fairbanks (3.9 miles/day)
  • 500 miles = Alaska Long Trail, Seward to Fairbanks (5.4 miles/day)
  • 850 miles = Anchorage to Deadhorse (9.5 miles/day)
  • 2000 miles = Ketchikan to Deadhorse (22.3 miles/day)
  • 2000 miles 5-person Relay = Ketchikan to Deadhorse (4.3 miles/day per teammate but anyone on the team can do more/less, you get to make your rule rules!)

You will have the ability to log your miles, track your progress, collect virtual badges, and see how you rank up to others on the leader board daily.  Invite your friends for a discount and to challenge you to stay motivated all Winter long! 

RAAWC is a fundraiser for the Alaska Trails, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the vision of Alaska connected by sustainable trails and the development of The Alaska Long Trail.  For every racer that participates, $10 will be donated to Alaska Trails PLUS racers can donate additional funds to support the development of The Alaska Long Trail.  Last year we were able to raise nearly $20,000 through your participation and donations!

The official race cannon will be fired at the Zoom Kickoff Party on December 21st at 4:30pm AKS (8:30pm EST).  Join our facebook group to hear about pop-up Zoom and/or Zwift FREE workouts along with facebook live videos! 

 

So, the question is; Who’s ready to play?

 

Do It for the Swag!

This year's Race Across Alaska shirt is a tri-blend long sleeve hooded shirt with a pom-pom hat! The shirt is 46% polyster, 27% cotton, 27% rayon. This is a SUPER soft shirt. Men's sizing fits true to size. Women's shirt sleeves are slightly shorter so sizing up a good option. See our sizing chart on the FAQ page!

**Please note that shirt style and color may change, based on availability. Supply chain shortage is an issue races are experiencing as well.

BACKSIDE OF SHIRT

All starters will receive a long sleeve shirt and hat. For those who persevere til the very end, we will have a bottle opener medal for you to enjoy your celebratory drink with! 

 

This year we will have a packet pickup in Anchorage, Alaska on December 31st, 12-3pm at the Trek Store of Anchorage! For every person that picks up their packet, we will donate an additional $5 to the Alaska Trails! We will have a 2nd shirt order packet pickup on January 31st, stay tuned for details! 

We realize not all racers care for the swag but we're unable to remove it from the challenge price as its a package deal. Racers can chose to opt out of swag when registering by picking "No thank! Donate it!" when choosing your shirt size. If you opt out of swag, this will opt you out of the shirt and hat but we'll donate an additional $25 to the Alaska Trails for you! All those that opt out of shirts, we will circle back to in March to confirm you would like a medal. If you opt out of medals, we will donate an additional $10 to the Alaska Trails. 

All other racers will receive their swag in the mail! Shipping is included in our race price, EXCEPT outside of the USA receive a $25 shipping charge.

Register by December 1st to be included in the first wave of shipping out by New Years Eve.

Register by January 2nd to be included in the second wave of shipping out by January 31st.  

Register after January 2nd: Limited sizing will be available on Feb 1st for shipment. NO guarantee on shirt sizing. You WILL receive your finisher's award if you finish.

Racers will also get virtual race badges as you reach destinations along your race course! 

Lastly, all racers will receive weekly newsletters. The newsletter will have an highlights for the week about our race newsletter along with an activity focus like "Fat Tire Biking", include a workout, good places to go, and any events coming up. 

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Safety Considerations

This is intended to be participatory, fun and keep the community active and engaged

Athletes must obey the rules of the road

Use common sense when deciding when and where to participate 

Wear reflective gear if competing at dusk or dawn

Don’t bike in high traffic areas

 

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