The Crow Pass Crossing is rescheduled to take place on Sunday, Aug 7th and open race spots will be made available to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration opens at 9a.m., Friday, July 29th on the Crow Pass Crossing website.
The iconic mountain race from Girdwood to the Eagle River Nature Center was originally scheduled for July 23rd. With record-breaking rainfall in the week leading up to the race causing high and fluctuating river levels at the racer crossing site, race directors Matias Saari and Harlow Robinson elected to postpone the event with racers’ safety in mind.
Robinson says they will continue to monitor the river flow levels but given projected improved weather patterns they anticipate manageable conditions.
Currently registered runners can opt to remain on the 2022 race roster. New participants who register on Friday must have a valid qualifier.
A special trophy will be presented to any runner who completes the “Burly Double”, finishing the Mat Peak Challenge on Saturday and the Crow Pass Crossing (within the required six hours) on Sunday.
This year’s race field include 2021 champions Scott Patterson and Christy Marvin.
Registration fees support Healthy Futures, a statewide program working to help youth around Alaska build the habit of daily physical activity. Healthy Futures is a program of the 501(c)3 non-profit Alaska Sports Hall of Fame.
Featured photo of Scott Patterson during the 2021 race. Patterson won his 7th Crow Pass Crossing title in 2021 and set a new course record of 2 hours, 50 minutes and five seconds. Photo by Brikru Photography