Race Across Alaska Winter Challenge

Wed December 21 - Mon March 20, 2023
Email #2

81days left of Winter!

Oh wow, you are killing it with workouts! Reminder to post your results minimum 1x/wk! POST RESULTS HERE, under Submit Virtual Results!

Huge shout out to Sara Lopez in the 125mile race with 77miles, Kevin Enloe with 98miles in the 225mile race, Sarah Matthews with 153miles in the 350mile race, John Notestine with 271miles in the 850mile race and Tim Lawrence for racking up killer 650miles in week 1 in the 2000mile race! As the race director.... I'm here to strongly encourage everyone that is beyond 20% completion right now to consider moving up to the next distance as a way to continue challenging yourself more this Winter! Yes, it feels awesome to be on the top of the leaderboard, but if you're able to complete the RAAWC in 4wks, is it really a challenge?!?! You can change events on your own, simply go to your RunSignUp profile account under "Manage Registration" then hit event transfer. Deadline to switch events will be  February 28th at 11:59pm. Please note that if you do switch events your mileage will NOT transfer over to the new event. However, all you have to do is input your current mileage under one date and then proceed as normal (we are not going to make you input mileage again for every single day). 

Our early registrants shirts & head scarfs were mailed today! This is anyone that signed up before December 5th.

Anyone that signed up December 6th - January 5th, your shirt & head scarf order goes in on January 5th. Please check your shirt sizes under "Manage Registration" within your Profile to see what size you have requested. If you need to change your size, please reply back to this email with your name and new shirt size. This order will be shipped to you by Feb 1st!

Medals will get ordered Feb 28th - shipped to you on March 21st, IF YOU COMPLETE YOUR DISTANCE RACE!!!
You have till January 31st to change your distance
If you change your distance your logs do not transfer so your first entry will be your total miles from your last distance log.

Top Teams updated - BIGGEST TEAM will win extra swag!! Participants have till 2/28/2021 to join a team! Loving seeing teams continuing to grow! 
Alaska Hiking - 36
We Stop for Snacks - 31
Chugach Run Team - 22
Opt Outside - 15
Cabin Fever - 13
Solstice Sliders - 12
Golden Girls - 11
The Alcans - 12
Team Helzer - 10
Team Sundberg - 10
No Place like Home(r) - 10

Don't forget to join us on Social Media!

This weeks contest:
Post a picture of you working out in your craziest socks. The person will the most likes by January 3rd, 11:59pm will win a pair of Turnagain Training cycling socks, shipped to you!

Instagram - RaceAcrossAlaska #RAAWC
Facebook - private group - Virtual Race Across Alaska Winter Challenge
Post your sweaty selfies and be sure to tag us!
Help us motivate everyone to stay active this Winter!

***LAST CALL BONUS SWAG *** Racers have till December 31st or until swag runs out! Print off your race bib and bring it in to Trek to win swag! Individual racers need to go in order to get the swag, no team swag pickups, sorry. The purpose of this sponsorship is to get racers some cool swag but also give everyone an opportunity to check out the awesome Trek Store of Anchorage! There are mugs and top tube bike covers still, 1 item per racer!

Happy New Year!
Heather Helzer
Race Director

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