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

Statewide Weather web site

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

  • REI
    1200 W. Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage, AK

  • Free Spirit Alaska Active Wear - Alaska Jerseys

  • Speedway Cycles
    1231 W Northern Lights Blvd. Unit 4
    Anchorage, Alaska 99503
    (907) 222-1967 phone
    (907) 222-2830 fax

  • Chain Reaction Cycling
    12201 Industry, Anchorage, AK 99515
    (907) 336-0383

  • Paramount Cycling
    1320 Huffman Park Drive, Anchorage, AK
    (907) 336-2453

  • Arctic Cycles
    Winter Bike Rentals
    sleeping bag and bivy sack rentals
    Phone: 907-351-8545

  • Backcountry Bike & Ski
    132 W Arctic Ave
    Palmer, AK 99645
    Phone: 907-746-5018

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

  • Active Soles Performance Footwear
    642 S Alaska St, Suite 100. Palmer AK 99645 (907) 746-0600

  • Barney's Sport Chalet
    906 W. Northern Lights Blvd. Anchorage AK 99503
    (907) 561-5242