The seventh year of this event will be held on July 10, 2021. This event is formerly known as the Angel Creek 50 but for 2021 is being renamed for the race's founder, the late Drew Harrington. These races are friendly, low-key and challenging 50-mile and 50K point-to-point races, near Fairbanks, Alaska and reflect Drew's enduring spirit. The 50 mile will start at Twin Bears Camp (Mile 30 Chena Hot Springs Rd) and finish at Chena Hot Springs Resort (Mile 56.5 Chena Hot Springs Rd). The 50K will start at the Angel Rocks Trailhead parking lot, meet up with the 50 mile course 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 course is only road accessible at the start line, finish line, and the Angel Rocks Trailhead at the 50-mile race mile 42. Drop bags will only be available for the 50-mile race at checkpoints located at miles 30, 42, and at the finish line. Drop bags for the 50K can be left at the start line that is also the 37K/23 mile checkpoint. A shuttle service will be available to transport runners from Chena Hot Springs Resort to the starts. Don’t forget your suit for a soak in the hot springs after the race! See our website for more information: angelcreek50.org.
Local time: 8:58 AM
50 Mile Elevation
12,600 ft. gain/12,000 ft. loss
Twin Bears Camp (50M race start): 700 ft.
Chena Hot Springs Resort (race finish): 1,300 ft.
July 10th, 2021 Fairbanks, Alaska
Sunrise: 3:37 am
Sunset: 12:15 am
Length of day: 20 hours, 34 minutes
Average min temp: 54°F
Average max temp: 70°F
Race Day Schedule
Saturday July 10th, 2021
4:40 am - Mandatory pre-race briefing for 50 mile racers at Twin Bears Camp
5:00 am - 50 mile race starts at Twin Bears Camp
8:30 am - Mandatory pre-race briefing for 50K racers at Angel Rocks Trailhead
9:00 am - 50K race starts at Angel Rocks Trailhead
5:30 pm - Post-race BBQ begins at Chena Hot Springs Resort
6:30 pm - Cut-off time: all racers departing the Angel Rocks Trailhead by 6:30 pm will be allowed to finish the race