Crow Pass Crossing website is up and running
– By Matias Saari; Alaska Sports Blog Contributor
Alaska’s iconic backcountry footrace is now managed by Healthy Futures, the signature program of the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame. Proceeds from the event now go toward supporting Healthy Futures work in empowering Alaska’s youth to build the habit of daily physical activity. Visit the new Crow Pass Crossing website at www.crowpasscrossing.com
When: The 34th Annual Crow Pass Crossing is Saturday July 28, 9 a.m.
Where: Crow Pass Trailhead to Eagle River Nature Center, 22.5 miles
In 1984, the Crow Pass Crossing began as a “28”-mile adventure from above Girdwood to the Eagle River Nature Center. Since then, the event has “shrunk” to its accurate length of about 22.5 miles. It has also grown in stature as an iconic Alaskan footrace replete with stunning mountain and glacier views (if you dare look up from the highly technical trail), sloping snowfields, chest-high brush, a crossing of the frigid and fast-moving Eagle River, wildlife including bears, bees and moose, and countless rocks and roots that make staying upright a constant challenge. Hikers typically require two or more days to traverse the trail. The fastest Crow Pass racers now take less than three hours, though anyone finishing in under six hours gains immense satisfaction and respect as a Crow Pass Crossing finisher.
Contact Race Director Matias Saari at firstname.lastname@example.org or 907-529-4178