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!

 Then What?

   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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2017 results are up!

Results for the 2017 Angel Creek 50 miler are posted on the results page.  More detailed results with in/out times at checkpoints will be posted shortly.  Thanks to all the volunteers, runners, and sponsors that made this years race a success!

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Registration opens January 1st for the 2017 race!

Registration for the third annual Angel Creek 50 Miler will open January 1st, 2017!  This year registration will again be completed through Ultrasignup.  No changes will be made to the entry fee this year.  Remember to register early as prices will go up.  This year's...

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2016 Results are posted!

The results for the 2016 Angel Creek 50 Miler are posted on the results page.  Please let us know of any errors or typos.  A more comprehensive results page with checkpoint spilt times including those that scratched will be posted later in the week.  Thanks to...

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Register for the race before the price goes up!

Registration for the 2016 Angel Creek 50 Miler will go up to $100 after May 15th.  If you've been planning to signup, but procrastinating like so many of us, now is the time to signup!   Registering through Ultrasignup is quick and easy.  Check out our registration...

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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.

Melissa L.

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.

Ned Rozell

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!!

Tammy W.

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.

Jay Cable

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…

Katie S.

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.

Nathan P.

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