THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
COVID 19 Update
This is a big disappointment, but we have made the decision to cancel the Nifty Fifty this year because of the COVID-19 situation. While Juneau has done fairly well, numbers are rising across the state.
But do not despair. We have gotten permission to put on a virtual trail race on the Treadwell Ditch trail, starting and ending at Sandy Beach. Details will be posted in the next few weeks on the JTRR website: https://juneauserr.wixsite.com/serr.
Race Information - Note new start times and changes to the 50K course
Pre-registration is available through August 6, the Wednesday before the race. Cost is $35 for the 50K, $30 for the 25K, and $20 for the 10K. Race day registration is available starting at 7:00 a.m., but the prices will increase to $40, $35, and $25. New Race Start Times: NEW START TIMES: The 50K race starts at 7:30 a.m., the 25K and 10k start at 9:30 a.m. All three races start and finish at the end of Basin Road.
Each race is run mostly on stunningly beautiful trails with a significant amount of climbing (more than 5,000 feet elevation gain for the 50K). The 25K course is on Basin Road, Perseverance Trail, Red Mill Trail, the Glory Hole overlook, Granite Creek Trail, and Mt. Roberts Trail. The 50K is the same as last year, but the order of the sections is changed. You will run the Flume and Salmon Creek Trail first, then the 25K course. The 10K is out and back on Basin Road, Perseverance Trail, Red Mill Trail, and the Glory Hole overlook.
Because we have volunteers out on the trails in sometimes marginal weather, we cannot accommodate an early start and must impose a time limit of 7.5 hours for the 50K. If you cannot finish the 50K in 7.5 hours, please sign up for the 25K. It is still a beautiful and challenging course.
This is a Juneau Trail and Road Runners Club event. JTRR is an affiliate member of the Road Runners Club of America.
NOTE CHANGES FROM LAST YEAR: 50K runners will head out Basin Road to the Flume, through the highlands, and out Glacier Avenue to the Salmon Creek trail. [NOTE: if AEL&P is still working on the Flume, runners will be routed through town as we did last year.] Then go out and back on Salmon Creek Trail and return the way you came to the end of Basin Road. From hear you will run the 25K course Go here for the course profile: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/570147921
Start by running toward town on Basin road, then turn right to head up Perseverance Trail. Turn right on the Red Mill Trail, up to the Glory Hole overlook, back down to Red Mill Trail. Go right on Red Mill, then right on Perseverance 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, turn around, and return to Basin Road. The finish is at the end of Basin Road, where you started. Go here for the course profile: https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/2782051440
From the start run towards town on Basin Road, turn right up Perseverance Trail, turn right on Red Mill Trail, turn right on the Glory Hole spur, go to the end, then turn around around and return to Basin Road the way you came.
Aid Stations and Drop Bags
There will be water, Gaterade, and snacks at the start/finish area. 50K runners will pass through here at about mile 14 and mile 25. 25K runners come through here at about mile 11. In addition, there will be water only, to top off water bottles, in a few locations on the course. 50K and 25K runners should carry enough fluids and snacks to get them between aid stations. In the interest of minimizing waste, there will be no cups at the water stations on the course and few cups at the start/finish area. All runners may leave drop bags at the start/finish area.
Local time: 4:40 AM