Races

  • Great Alaska Half Century

    The 50-mile course starts at Sheep Mountain Lodge and heads east toward Glennallen.

  • Great Alaska Century

    The 100-mile course starts at Sheep Mountain Lodge and heads east toward Glennallen.

  • Great Alaska Double Century

    The 200-mile course starts at Sheep Mountain Lodge and finishes in Valdez.

  • Fireweed 400

    The 400-mile course starts at Sheep Mountain Lodge and goes to Valdez where it turns around and heads back to Sheep Mountain.

  • Great Alaska 2DAY300K

    The 300 Km (200-mile) course starts Sheep Mountain Lodge, heads east to Glennallen, then turns south and continues to Tonsina Lodge.

The Fireweed

The Race Across Alaska
Updated as of 19 Jul 2130  2016 Results DOC    2016 Results PDF 
The 2016 Fireweed Movie
Not to be outdone by Andy Romang's photos.  The digital downloads are FREE.  If you press the arrow on TOP of the photo you can download All the photos.  If you press the arrow on the BOTTOM of the photo, you download only that photo.

Final Information Updates

SAFETY first, FUN second, and RACING third.

1. Registration is CLOSED. For questions or late registration, contact Veronica at beaganv@ak.net or come to Thursday registration.
2. Note: Watch for 1000 feet of pavement-break construction 6.5 miles from the finish in Valdez.
3. Note: Hypothermia after descending from Thompson Pass has occurred. Be aware, especially 400 riders heading back to Sheep Mountain Lodge, and warm up and/or change to dry clothes.
4. Note: Tonsina has had a few cancellations. Call if you want a room.
5. Warning: Every vehicle that pulls off the road needs to be so far off that opening a door does not force bikers into the traffic lane. PULL OFF ALL THE WAY!
6. Warning: Do not ride more than 2 abreast (especially the 2DAY300K riders).
7. Warning: NEVER cross the center line to bike back to a support vehicle. Walk back if needed.
8. Aerial drones will be in use during the race. They are not just big mosquitoes.
9. Lost and Found will be in the lobby of the Beartooth Theatre in Anchorage during the Awards Ceremony.
10. The Awards Ceremony is Monday, in Anchorage, at the Beartooth Theatre, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. Admission is FREE. You pay for any food or beverages you order.

600 entrants will on the course this weekend. Thank you for your support of youth athletes in Alaska!

 

Fireweed 2016 Final Start Times

time

EVENT

WAVE

BIB NBRS

AS OF 30 June numbers of registered

FRIDAY, JULY 8

 

 

 

 

9:00:00 AM

300KM–2 DAY***

 

300 bibs

47

12:00:00 PM

400 SOLO

1

400-402

1

12:15:00 PM

400 2 PERSON RELAY

2

412-414

Relay Rules

2 teams

12:15:00 PM

400 4 PERSON RELAY

2

415-419

Relay Rules

2 Teams

SATURDAY, JULY 9

 

 

 

 

6:00:00 AM

200 EARLY START*

3

 

?

6:30:00 AM

200 EARLY START*

4

 

?

7:00:00 AM

200 RIDE

5

200-249

23

7:15:00 AM

200 TIME TRIAL

6

250-280

13

7:30:00 AM

200 2 PERSON RELAY

7

701-727

Relay rules

22 teams

7:45:00 AM

200 4 PERSON RELAY

8

801-818

Relay Rules

12 Teams

8:00:00 AM

200 4 PERSON RELAY

9

901-936

Relay Rules

33 Teams

8:15:00 AM

200 4 PERSON RELAY

10

950-970

Relay Rules

17 Teams

9:00:00 AM

100 RIDE/Tandem

11

101-107, 109-165

29

9:15:00 AM

100 TIME TRIAL

12

166-190

14

9:30:00 AM

50 RIDE/Tandem

13

501-585

52

9:45:00 AM

50 TIME TRIAL

14

601-649

12

* Early start: please check-in with timer.
**The waves and numbering will be published at a later date depending on registration
***Riders may start 9 am until 11:30 AM

 
Fireweed 2016 Race Rules HERE     2016 Waiver HERE     and Safety Video 4:32 HERE
2015 Photos by Andy Romang, including the Awards Ceremony 
The 2015 Fireweed Movie: YouTube | Vimeo 
Course 500K jpeg map and profile HEREor the 1.2MB topo version HERE
Fireweed - The Race Across Alaska, is now on Facebook.
2016 Movie Trailer HERE

 


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