Angel Creek 50 Miler & 50K
Interior Alaska’s Ultra Trail Run
50 miles of Boreal Forest and Tundra trails
through the Chena River Recreation Area
to the Chena Hot Springs Resort
The Seventh Annual Angel Creek 50 Miler & 50K
Saturday, July 10th, 2021
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 Uniquely Alaskan Race
This 50-mile point-to-point race traverses boreal forest trails and tundra ridge lines near Fairbanks, Alaska. It starts at Twin Bears Camp and finishes at Chena Hot Springs Resort. The course is roughly a 50/50 mix of hard packed trail with good footing and technical sections, mostly along ridgelines, that will challenge even the more experienced trail runners. The course features 12,600 feet of elevation gain and 12,000 feet of elevation loss.
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We're excited to announce that this year's Angel Creek 50 Miler will offer a 50k distance as well. We hope that the 50k trail run will add an exciting new option for runners. Both races will be Saturday, July 13th, 2019. Registration opens through Ultrasignup...
Results for the 2018 Angel Creek 50 Miler are posted on our website. A big thanks to all our sponsors and volunteers that made this year's race a success. Great running weather and good trail conditions contributed to a record number of finishers with 40 runners...
Alaska State Parks will be making improvements to the Upper Chena Dome Trailhead July 5th through the 28th, 2018. While the trailhead will be closed to the public during this time, we are working with State Parks and their contractor to make sure the race is not...
The 2018 Angel Creek 50 Miler will be on Saturday, July 14th. Registration will again be through Ultrasignup and will open January 1st. Registration will again be capped at 75 runners. Check out the Information page on this website for more details on the course...
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.
The course has some great hooks: coverage of almost all of the Chena River State Recreation Area, where we have boated, hiked, skied, camped and ran so many times. Traverse of some of the high country and a few rugged miles of the Chena Dome Trail, which doesn’t see many footprints.
A crazily technical course featuring areas of no trail, pointy rocks, killer uphills and swampy lowlands along with a few bridge-less creek crossings.
WOW–just WOW!! Huge shout out to all those that finished such an amazing challenge, and especially to all of the volunteers helping runners through!!
…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!!
It was a super fun event, and I think I will try doing it again next year, though hopefully I will be able to run a lot more of it…
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.
Just wanted to say thanks for the amazing race this weekend! Everything was AWESOME! The aid stations were packed of really enthusiastic, supportive people (and delicious snacks) and that was so great!
…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…
Thanks for putting on such a great race. We really enjoyed it and it was the perfect race for what we were looking for.
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.