Saturday, Aug 9, 2014

The Nifty Fifty

Basin Road

Juneau , AK 10km , 25km , 50km

This Event Took Place Sat. Aug 9, 2014

New Format

The Nifty Fifty is now three separate races instead of a relay. All three races start and end at the end of Basin Road furthest from town. The 50k starts at 8:30 a.m. and the 25k and 10k start at 9:00 a.m. Each race is run mostly on stunningly beautiful trails with a significant amount of climbing. The 10k is on Basin Road and Perseverance Trail. The 25k is on Basin Road, Perseverance Trail, the Flume, Glacier Avenue, and Salmon Creek Trail. The 50k includes Perseverance Trail, Red Mill Trail, the Glory Hole overlook, Granite Creek Trail, Mt. Roberts Trail, and Salmon Creek Trail.

50k Course Description

From the far end of Basin Road, go up the Perseverance Trail, to the Red Mill Trail, up to the Glory Hole overlook, back down to Red Mill Trail, and then to the end of Perseverance Trail. Then come back on Perseverance to the intersection with Granite Creek Trail. Go out and back on Granite Creek Trail, then continue down Perseverance back to the start on Basin Road. Then go out Basin Road to the Mt. Roberts Trail. Climb Mt. Roberts to Father Brown's Cross and return to the start on Basin Road. Then head back out Basin Road to the Flume, through the highlands, and out Glacier Avenue to the Salmon Creek trail. Then go out and back on Salmon Creek Trail and return the way you came to the end of Basin Road for the final time.

The 50k course will pass through the start/finish area twice, so you can leave drop bags there and refuel with water, Gatorade, and snacks. There will be water only on the Perseverance Trail and Salmon Creek Trail, to top off your water bottles.

25k Course

From the end on Basin Road, go up Perseverance Trail to the end, turn around, and return to the start on Basin Road. Then go out Basin Road, over the Flume, through the Highlands, out Glacier Avenue, out and back on Salmon Creek Trail, and return the same way to the end of Basin Road.

The 25k course will pass through the start/finish area once, so you can leave drop bags there and refuel with water, Gatorade, and snacks. There will be water only on the Perseverance Trail and Salmon Creek Trail, to top off your water bottles.
Course map and profile: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/561174426

10k Course

From the end of Basin Road, go up Perseverance Trail, turn around at the second intersection with Red Mill Trail, and return to Basin Road the way you came.

Local time: 11:35 PM
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Keith Levy
Race Director

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