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, 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 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.
Sign Up Jan 1, 2021
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...
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!
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...
What Racers are Saying...
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.