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 Hotels/ Motels are near the pre-race meeting:

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

Lodging in the Race Area

For lodging near the start of the race, you have two options (as long as rooms last). It is highly recommended to reserve rooms as far in advance as possible.

  • Grandview Inn & Suites 900 East Parks Hwy, Wasilla, AK 99654 (907) 352-1700 
  • Alaskan View Motel 2650 East Parks Hwy, Wasilla, AK 99654 (907) 376-6787

  • 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!

           333 W 4th Ave Anchorage AK  99501