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Klondike Trail of '98 International Road Relay

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  • Downtown Skagway

    7th and Broadway, Skagway, AK (map)

    59.456482 -135.313171

  • Runners! I'm looking to put a team together (as few as 4 people total, as many as 10) for the Klondike Road Relay. I've never done it but have heard AWESOME things. (You run overnight and through Canada!) Segments are of varying length: 5.6 miles to 16 miles, some uphill and some downhill. Not looking to set any course records, just to have fun, so all abilities are welcome! (Full disclosure: I am eyeing the 16 mile leg.)

    A brief description of the race along with a link to last year's race packet is below. Please give both a read and post in the comments if you're potentially or definitely game to join in the fun. Entry fee for an entire team is $700, which is quite manageable if I can assemble a enough people.

    The race will commence on Friday evening in Skagway, Alaska. It follows the trail of the Gold Rush Stampeders over the famous White Pass, through British Columbia, and into the Yukon, finishing on Saturday along the banks of the Yukon River in Whitehorse. https://www.klondikeroadrelay.com
    https://www.klondikeroadrelay.com/race2/raceinformationguide.pdf

    "The relay is run on paved highway throughout the night and into the next day over challenging terrain and breathtaking scenery. The weather often varies from beautiful starlit night with displays of northern lights, to cloudy, foggy, rainy, and sometimes snowy conditions. More often than not, the race ends on a sunny, crisp fall day in the Yukon’s capital. The 176.5km relay is broken into 10 legs, varying in distance from 9km to 25.6km. It starts at sea level, climbs to an elevation of 1004 meters in the first 2 legs and descends to approximately 610 meters towards the finish line.

    Team of 4-10 participants run in various categories with each team being permitted one support vehicle."

       

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  • sara

    I'm on another team this year but if anyone is looking for a team a group of ladies I work with are looking for a runner or two (and they will take guys or girls)

    July 28

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm going to RSVP yes because I'm extremely interested but I've never done anything like this before and not sure if I'll have the money.

    July 17

  • A former member
    A former member

    Woo Hoo!

    June 5

  • Kenton C.

    This is one of those races that makes me think...why cant we just do this on our own? Start in Homer, and relay it up to Prudhoe with a motorhome? Then its just the cost of gas and with 10 people its still a lot of fun...

    1 · April 3, 2014

    • Jessica T.

      I'm totally on for that!!

      April 14, 2014

    • Nicole L

      Anymore on this idea? Let's try and make it happen???

      June 5

  • Jenny M.

    I would be amenable to doing this, but I'd only be good for one of the shorter legs at this point in my running career--I'd totally be good for lots of driving, though! I can't commit 100% because I'm always subject to the military (I'm an Air Force nurse) having its way with me, but as of right now I can't see any reason why I wouldn't be able to do it.

    May 12, 2014

  • Krista R.

    I have a confirmed friend and her husband to do the race, plus me - that makes 3. How many more confirmations can we get? I really NEED to make this happen this year!!!

    April 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I wanted to do this last year...but my "interested" friends bailed. I might be able to borrow a friends (LARGE) motorhome....which I hear is the way to go. :)

    April 2, 2014

    • Meredyth

      If we have a critical mass of people, I am all about this option! I would like to do some cost analysis of the gas mileage of the motorhome vs. using individual cars + camping... 800+ miles is a LOT of driving.

      April 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I agree!

      April 3, 2014

  • Ethan

    I've done this run twice (with teams of 10) and loved it both times. It's really cool. Anybody have a spare motorhome handy? Makes it a lot more fun....

    April 1, 2014

    • Meredyth

      Can you post a little about how the transportation situation to Skagway and how much time you allotted for the roundtrip endeavor? You might need to do a brain-dump for us on everything you know about the race itself and all related logistics...

      April 3, 2014

    • Meredyth

      (This might actually involve a pre-registration planning meeting in a couple of weeks...that I might appoint you to lead. When are you free?)

      April 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Woo Hoo!

    April 2, 2014

  • Meredyth

    Entries open May 1. I would like to have a team registered no later than June 1, sooner if possible. (Ethan, do you happen to know how quickly this fills up? Gus, does this timing help your schedule at all? PS - Big time "boo!" about your potential move.) I also think we need to get Zach and Richard to return to Alaska and run this with us...

    April 1, 2014

    • Meredyth

      BREAKING: Zach is on board!!

      1 · April 1, 2014

  • Sarah J.

    I, too, would like to go but with gas/transportation and the $100+ entry fee... I'd like to have a full team (or more than 5) and organize driving together. Sound good?

    1 · April 1, 2014

    • Meredyth

      Ab-so-lute-ly. It will be an epic roadtrip to match an epic race! There will be camping.

      April 1, 2014

  • Nicole L

    Hmm I'm a maybe right now...the cost is pretty high, but perhaps we can fundraise for it!

    April 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to go. But I am not sure if I am here still in September. What is the deadline to make a decision?

    April 1, 2014

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