Phone calls: We know you have friends and family who want to track your progress during the race. We anticipate being able to post information online about racers' progress.

During the race, our phones are used to contact checkpoints and facilitate racer safety. If a true emergency arises, and someone must contact a racer or race personnel, then this number may be used: (907-232-2553) In the history of the race, only five or six such situations have arisen. Events such as death in the family or imminent birth of a child come to mind.

Arranging post-race transportation is NOT an emergency.


For accommodations in Anchorage, car rentals, maps, and other scheduled events during your stay, visit the Anchorage Convention and Visitors Bureau web site:

These are a couple hotels near the pre-race meeting:

  • Springhill Suites by Marriott 3401 A Street, phone: 907-562-3247

Lodging in the Race Area

You might try searching AirBnBs in Big Lake or here are two hotels about 15-20 miles away from race start.

  • Grandview Inn & Suites 900 East Parks Hwy, Wasilla, AK 99654 (907) 352-1700 
  • Best Western 1300 W Lake Lucille Dr, Wasilla, AK 99654 (907) 373-1776

Local and Regional Weather (Search for Big Lake AK and Willow AK)


These local outdoor gear shops support our race. Your patronage is appreciated!

  • Backcountry Bike & Ski
    132 W Arctic Ave, Palmer, AK 

  • Aktive Soles
  • 984 Meridian Place, Wasilla AK 
  • (907)376-0722
  • Paramount Cycling
    1320 Huffman Park Drive, Anchorage, AK
    (907) 336-2453

  • Chain Reaction Cycling
    1148 Huffman Rd, Anchorage, AK 
    (907) 336-0383

  • Speedway Cycles
    1231 W Northern Lights Blvd. Unit 4
    Anchorage, Alaska 
    (907) 222-1967 phone

  • Free Spirit Alaska Active Wear - Alaska Jerseys

  • REI
    500 Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage, AK

  • Alaska Mountaineering and Hiking (AMH)
    2633 Spenard Road, Anchorage, AK
    (907) 272-1811

  • Barney's Sport Chalet
    906 W. Northern Lights Blvd. Anchorage AK
    (907) 561-5242