Sunday March 5, 2023
The Tour of Anchorage is one of the few point-to-point cross-country ski marathons in North America and may be the only one that crosses through an urban environment! There are 3 ski distance of 25, 40 and 50 kilometers available in both Freestyle and Classic techniques. We also welcome Fatbike racers and will host a 50 and 25 kilometer race on the same course. In each race, participants range from competitive elite athletes to recreational skiers just challenging themselves to get to the finish line.
The 40k and 50k start on the Anchorage Hillside and traverse the city along ski and multi-use trails. Tunnels, bridges and greenbelts make it possible to ski from one side of town to the other without crossing a single road. The 25k races start in midtown (Alaska Pacific University) and tie into the 50 and 40k courses. All races finish at the ski stadium of Kincaid Park on the western edge of the city overlooking Cook Inlet.
The Tour of Anchorage offers bag drop and shuttle services to racers as part of registration. Gear can be tagged and dropped at designated locations at race starts, and picked up in the Kincaid bunker following the race. Shuttles will run through the afternoon of the race, and will bring racers from the Kincaid finish area to the starts at Alaska Pacific University and Service High school.
There are numerous aid stations spread through the course that offer quick snacks and hydration to racers. These aid stations also function as safety check locations for athletes, and provide course viewing opportunities to spectators.