By: STAR STAFF. —Our definition of a "technical trail race" is a course that for its majority includes rocks, roots and other obstacles and an average 100 feet of vertical gain per mile and an average 100 feet of descent per mile.—If you are unsure whether your qualifier is valid, email race director Matias Saari.—The race director reserves the right to reject an applicant even if they have met one of these standards.—Entrants must be 18 years old on race day (16- and 17-year-olds with strong credentials may petition the race director; no one age 15 or younger will be considered). Times for Mass start Running - hill race. Guy Thibedeau, myself, Geoff Roes, Dan Lesh, Brian Hitchcock, John Bursell, Glenn Frick - the Juneau representatives at Crow Pass. Not all results are posted. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to secure all of the permits required to hold the event.Healthy Futures believes our comprehensive mitigation plan would have kept racers, volunteers and officials safe and we feel that these types of events — small races in the backcountry with spread-out runners and few volunteers — can safely be held during this pandemic.We look forward to the 36th Crow Pass Crossing in July 2021 and thank all Crow Pass runners, volunteers, sponsors and other supporters for their understanding and continued support.-Matias Saari & Harlow Robinson, co-directors. Alaska Star In 1984, the Crow Pass Crossing began as a “28”-mile adventure from above Girdwood to the Eagle River Nature Center. The Benefits of Becoming an ATRA Member. The Crow Pass Crossing is a 23 mile unsupported wilderness race from Girdwood to Eagle River (Alaska) over Crow Pass, fording Eagle River, through the mountains, past glaciers, down moraines, over bee nests, through bears and moose all for a Snickers bar at the end. This message will be sent to the organizers of the event. The same steady increase in dramatic views occurs on Crow Pass Trail. Posted: Wed, 07/30/2014 - 1:23pm. Spangler won the overall crown in 3 hours, 1 minute, 44 seconds, to account for the fifth-fastest time in the history of the race. Not all results are posted. Anyone removed can sign up for the waitlist; however, to be admitted they must have achieved an acceptable qualifier if and when invited off the waitlist. Click the green "Register" button above!—Lottery registration will CLOSE on DATE TO BE DETERMINED 2021.—Lottery winners will be announced on DATE TO BE DETERMINED 2021. I did not win. Provided they have an approved qualifier, the following will bypass the lottery and automatically receive entry to the 2021 Crow Pass Crossing. After my rough day at Western States last month I wasn't really expecting much of anything from this race. Book a place for upcoming events, read reviews and ratings of past events. (Matt Hage/ Crow Pass Trail Profile with landmarks and mileages (National Geographic Trails Illustrated map)7, and Banner Photo) Adam Baxter and Joshua Meals pass the zoom-lens enhanced Raven Glacier (Matt Hage/ Crow Pass map, 1st half (National Geographic Trails Illustrated topographic map)9) Crow Pass map, 2nd half (National Geographic Trails Illustrated topographic map). Since then, the event has “shrunk” to its accurate length of about 22.5 miles. Advertise on 650 KENI, Get Results; Calendar. A REGISTRATION LOTTERY will be instituted for the 36th Crow Pass Crossing in 2021. The current course records are Geoff Roes' 2:54:44 (from 2010) and Nancy Pease's 3:26:20 (from 1990).— All 2020 age-group winners earn free entry for 2021. Anchorage Official website. Allan Spangler, Colony High School graduate and 2014 men’s Crow Pass champion, was the runner-up in the 2015 race. Hyperlapse of miles 2-10 from the top of the pass to the river crossing of the classic 22.5 mile race Music: Wagon Wheel-OCMS, Welcome to the Jungle-Guns N' Roses. Crow Pass Crossing race report 4,700 ft of decent, 3,500 ft of elevation gain, 140 participants, 24 miles, 1/2 dozen snow fields, 6 hours, 1 river crossing, 1 checkpoint, and no aid stations, this is the Crow Pass Crossing race. All others will be placed on a waitlist, which will remain open for anyone to join.—Those who sign up for the lottery without a valid qualifier (be specific when listing your qualifier on the application) will be contacted and removed if necessary before the lottery is conducted. Crow Pass ended up going as well for me as I possibly could have expected. For more information, email race director Matias Saari at or call 907-529-4178. Learn more about the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame at— $5 of every race entry is donated to the Eagle River Nature Center ( 1) Completed the Crow Pass Crossing under 6 hours in 2010 or 2011, or 2) Completed a standard marathon under 4:00 since January 1, 2011 or 3) Completed a half marathon under 1:45 since January 1, 2011 or 4) Completed the Lost Lake Race in 2011 under 2:30 If you do not meet the above requirements, but you still believe you qualify, you must write a Saturday was a day for race rookies -- Christy Marvin won her first Crow Pass Crossing and two of the top three men's racers were also first-timers. Page is maintained by staff at the Eagle River Nature Center and is meant for information purposes only. Complete directory of marathons, results, athlete and race news, results, history, training schedules, chat, email, marathoning humor - everything for the marathon runner and marathon fan. Why? Crow Pass Trail, Eagle River, AK. Anyone who exceeds the cutoff time will be asked to give up their bib number and return to the trailhead. 2013 was Crow Pass Crossing, a roughly 23-mile trail race with 4000 feet of elevation gain in the Chugach mountains behind Anchorage.It’s a tough trail – rocky and full of tree roots and crossing many streams and one quarter-mile wide glacial river. Crow Pass Crossing. Crow Pass Crossing race results; Crow Pass Crossing race results. — For 2019 and 2018 results and splits, visit— For full archived results and race statistics from 1984-2019, visit— For results on Ultrasignup between 2000-19, click the results box on the upper right of this page. Crow Pass Crossing Girdwood/Eagle River , AK • 24 Miler. It has also grown in stature as an iconic Alaskan footrace replete with stunning mountain and glacier … MORE 1) Windjacket2) Long-sleeved shirt3) Long leg layer4) Winter hat (no ballcaps) or Buff5) Gloves6) Water container7) Race bib* Gear must be accessible. The Crow Pass Trail travels along a small section of this historic trail. Starting in Girdwood, take a scenic drive up the 7-mile length of Crow Pass Road to reach the trailhead. Share: Crow Pass Crossing. Along the way, the mountains seem to rise higher and higher, and near the upper end you can look almost straight up to the snout of Milk Glacier on your right. We could not do this race without volunteers! — Any man or women who breaks the course record will win $500 (if more than one person breaks the record, only the winner earns $500). 2019 Grand Prix Results MORE. - the complete marathon resource and community. Traveling the Crow Pass Trail can take anywhere from hours to days. Crow Pass turned out to be a definitive succes for me. 5.7K likes. Racers must be self-sufficient.— Racers ARE ALLOWED to receive aid (food, drink or medical) from spectators or others along the course.— Aid supplies may not be stashed for retrieval on race day. Crow Pass Crossing. All rights reserved. The final 3 miles are managed by the Eagle River Nature Center.— For a detailed course description, visit He outdistanced race rookie Silas Talbot (3:06:50) by five minutes, while third-place finisher Matt Shryrok also broke the 3:10 barrier in 3:09:26. However, there is a main trail that runners are expected to follow.— See the photos above for a course profile with mileages as well as topographic maps of the 1st and 2nd halves of the course.— The first 4 miles take place in the Chugach National Forest while the rest of the course is in Chugach State Park. On July 27, 2013 Alaskans celebrated the 30th anniversary of the fabled Crow Pass Crossing. I did not even come very close to winning but I was in position to have a chance to win for almost 20 miles so that was enough to keep me very excited and having lots of fun. (Up and over rocky Crow Pass, past Raven Glacier, a 1/4-mile ford of Eagle River and potential encounters with large fuzzy animals.) The Historic Iditarod Trail, which runs from Seward to Nome, was formerly used as a transportation and mail route for early Alaskan settlers. If a runner continues along the trail, he or she may be barred from future Crow Pass races.— 6 hours is the finish line cutoff. 300 W. 31st Ave. Jessica Vetch clocked a time of 3:49:59 and former University of Alaska Anchorage All-American skier Jaime Bronga was third in 3:52:04. Since then, the event has “shrunk” to its accurate length of about 22.5 miles. A roadhouse for the weary travelers once existed just below Anyone who finishes beyond 6 hours will be omitted from the official results.—There is also a checkpoint at the Eagle River Ford Site. — Date To Be Determined, 2021, 9 a.m. - Lottery Registration Opens — Date to Be Determined, 2021, 11:59 p.m. - Lottery Registration Closes — Date To Be Determined - Lottery Winners and Waitlisters Announced — Friday, July Date to be Determined, 2021, 5-6:30 p.m. - MANDATORY Bib Pickup (Chain Reaction Cycles, 1148 Huffman Rd., Anchorage) — Friday, July Date to be Determined, 2021, 6:30-6:45 - Redistribution of unclaimed bibs to waitlist members — Friday, July Date to be Determined, 2021, 6:45-7:30 p.m. - Safety and Information Meeting (MANDATORY FOR RACE ROOKIES, optional but recommended for race veterans) — Saturday, July Date to be Determined, 2021, 7:30-8:45 a.m. - Mandatory gear check and pre-race check-in — Saturday, July Date to be Determined, 2021, 9 a.m. - RACE START (Crow Pass Trailhead) — Saturday, July Date to be Determined, 2021, 3 p.m. - Awards Ceremony (Eagle River Nature Center) — Late August 2021 (TBD) - T-shirt pickup party (Healthy Futures office, 11901 Industry Way Unit 9, Anchorage). * Mandatory gear WILL be checked by an official on race morning. Advertise on KASH Country 107.5, Get Results Calendar. Roes' record of 2:54:44 from 2010 still stands. Which is to say, one of the toughest anywhere: 24 miles from the Crow Pass trail head in Girdwood to the Eagle River Nature Center! —There is no charge to enter the lottery and your credit card will only be charged if you win the lottery. Back July 18, 2020 July 20, 2019 July 18, 2020 # 36. And because we wanted a more equitable system that didn't only reward those who were able to sign up immediately when registration opened. The details:—Registration will OPEN at this web page on DATE TO BE DETERMINED 2021. 3) OR Completed a comparable technical trail event outside of Alaska since 2018 (at a pace of 15 minutes per mile or faster) by emailing proof of your participation to the race director for potential approval. 1) Christy Marvin 3:26:44.4; 2) Jessica Vetsch 3:49:59.7; 3) Jaime Bronga 3:52:04.3; 4) Jane Boer 4:01:10.1; 5) Christie Haupert 4:01:51.0; 6) Lia Slemons 4:07:28.1; 7) Greer Gehler 4:10:22.3; 8) Guerin Platte 4:11:42.5; 9) Ginny Kinnebrew 4:22:29.3; 10) Chrissy May 4:24:18.0; 11) Shawn McTaggart 4:26:22.7; 12) Maya Radonich 4:26:50.4; 13) Melanie Stiassny 4:30:53.2; 14) Amber McDonough 4:33:03.6; 15) Laura McDonough 4:37:18.5; 16) Mariah Graham 4:37:29.0; 17) Hannah Brown 4:43:02.9; 18) Tammy Weaver 4:45:54.9; 19) Kristina Eaton 4:46:50.9; 20) Jennifer Baker 4:48:45.6; 21) Emily Evans 4:54:11.8; 22) Michelle Dickson 5:00:53.9; 23) Ellyn Brown 5:01:33.6; 24) Nina Schwinghammer 5:14:51.8; 25) Shannon Casey 5:15:31.8; 26) Susan Casey 5:15:32.1 27; Margaret Williams 5:16:56.7; 28) Michelle Fabry 5:18:03.4; 29) Clare Cook 5:21:09.8; 30) Beth Paynter 5:21:47.5; 31) Amara Liggett 5:22:46.0; 32) Juli Adelman 5:35:56.7; 33) Kristin Wood 5:35:57.0; 34) Kristen Hansen 5:45:46.9; 35) Michelle Suber 5:50:01.4; 36) AmydeSchweinitz 6:20:10.6. Scott Patterson, the Crow Pass champ in … Following part of the Historic Iditarod Trail, this trail offers diverse scenic sights including glaciers, alpine … In 1984, the Crow Pass Crossing began as a “28”-mile adventure from above Girdwood to the Eagle River Nature Center. 907-257-4274 (editorial) or 907-257-4268 (sales), Copyright © Binkley Co. All rights reserved. The age groups are 29 & under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60-69.— Awards will be given for the top 5 overall and top 3 in each age group.— The awards ceremony will start at 3 p.m. on race day at the Eagle River Nature Center. Part of the Historic Iditarod Trail. There is also no charge to join the waitlist and you will only be charged if you are invited and accept.—See below for lottery auto-entry stipulations and entry requirements. – 2019 Race Results HERE – 2019 Race Splits HERE – 2018 Race Results HERE – 2018 Women’s Splits HERE, 2018 Men’s Splits HERE – Race Archive statistics 1984-2019 HERE – Full Results from 1984 – 2019 can be found at Alaska Mountain Runners – Ultrasignup results for Crow Pass … Because interest in the event has increased dramatically in recent years — registration filled in just 8 minutes in 2019. Familiarity with the trail is vital and training on the course before race day is highly recommended.— THE COURSE IS UNMARKED. Crow Pass Crossing. If the race is not full, walk-up entry will also be accepted at bib pickup.— Age group winners (29 & Under, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60-69) will receive free entry the following year provided they sign up before capacity is reached.— Entrants who decide not to race should notify the race director as early as possible so that a waitlister can gain entry.— No refunds are given (Healthy Futures is a nonprofit and the event is a fundraiser), To be admitted as a 2021 Crow Pass entrant, you must have achieved at least one of the following:1) Completed a technical trail race (not a road race) in Alaska of 14 miles or longer since 2018 at a pace of 15 minutes per mile or faster. The race follows approximately 24 miles along the Crow Pass Trail, from just north of Girdwood to the Eagle River Nature Center, with a total gradient of 5,959 feet and a peak elevation gain of 3,888 feet.