Crow Pass Crossing

The 30th annual Crow Pass Crossing, sponsored by the University of Alaska Anchorage SAA/Milers Booster Club. Southcentral Alaska’s premier backcountry distance race begins at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 26.

The last chance to sign up will be at the mandatory pre-race meeting at 5 p.m. Friday, July 25, at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex on the UAA campus. The race is limited to 150 entrants.

The race starts with a 6 a.m. meeting at the Crow Pass Trail Head parking lot, the end of Crow Mine Road, six miles out of Girdwood.

The race is approximately 24 miles along the Crow Pass Trail from its start near Girdwood to the Eagle River Nature Center at the end of Eagle River Road. The total gradient is 5,959 feet, with a peak elevation gain of 3,888 feet.

There is a $65 registration fee, with a portion being donated to the not-for-profit Eagle River Nature Center. The rest of the money will go towards event costs and the Seawolf Athletic Assocation/Milers Booster Club.

For more information, please call race director Michael Friess at 786-1325.