Drew's Angel Creek 50
50 Mile and 50K Trail Races
Boreal forest and tundra runs
through the Chena River Recreation Area
to Chena Hot Springs Resort in Interior Alaska
Drew’s Angel Creek 50
Saturday, August 12th, 2023
50 Mile Start: Twin Bears Camp (Mile 30 Chena Hot Springs Rd)
50K Start: Angel Rocks Trailhead (Mile 49 Chena Hot Springs Rd)
Both races finish at Chena Hot Springs Resort!
Celebrate! Post-race BBQ, Awards, & Soak at Chena Hot Springs
A Unique Alaskan Experience
These 50-mile and 50K point-to-point races traverse boreal forest trails and tundra ridge lines near Fairbanks, Alaska. These races start at Twin Bears Camp or Angel Rocks Trailhead and finish at Chena Hot Springs Resort. The courses are roughly a 50/50 mix of hard packed trail with good footing and technical sections, mostly along ridge lines, that will challenge even the more experienced trail runners. The 50 mile course features 12,600 feet of elevation gain and 12,000 feet of elevation loss. The 50K course features 6,400 feet in elevation gain and 6,200 feet in elevation loss.
Sign Up Feb 1, 2023
Trail Shelter Renamed in Honor of Drew
Alaska State Parks has renamed the trail shelter cabin on the Chena Dome trail in honor of Drew Harrington, “A Friend to All Trail Users”.
Registration is open for 2023
Registration for the 2023 Drew's Angel Creek 50 Miler and 50 Km races is open at Ultrasignup.
New Race Director!
We're pleased to announce that Erica Betts has been selected by Running Club North as the new DAC50 race director for 2023! Erica is an experienced endurance athlete, trail race organizer, and a 2018 DAC50 50 mile finisher. It has been a labor of love for us to have...
General Registration Opens Feb 1st
General registration for the 2023 DAC50 to be held on Saturday August 12th is delayed until Feb 1st.
2023 Race Date!
Save the date! The 2023 DAC50 will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2023. Registration is expected to open in January.
What Racers are Saying...
I wanted to sincerely thank Drew, George, and Karen and all of the race volunteers. Everyone did a fantastic job and I really appreciate their efforts. I am so grateful all of the volunteers were willing to stand out in the cold and rain all day long waiting for the runners and being very encouraging when they came in. It made a huge difference. Thank you so much.
A crazily technical course featuring areas of no trail, pointy rocks, killer uphills and swampy lowlands along with a few bridge-less creek crossings.
…Definitely have a goal in place for July 2017, and plan to be way more prepared for the challenges of the course. Have to come back and finish this lol!! … I think you are all amazing athletes!!
A huge thank you to my family for letting me disappear for this race, and to the folks who put it on – Drew Harrington, Karen Taber, and George Berry. You guys rock, I really enjoyed it.
…It was also the most challenging course I’ve done at that distance, but I loved it and hope it remains the same for next year. The mix of technical and non-technical terrain was perfect…
We’ll be sure to spread the word and try and send as many from the lower 48 your way as we can next year.