Saturday, Sep 26, 2020 @ 11:00 AM
Registration Opens Wed. Aug 26, 2020 @ 9:00 AM AKT

Event Postponed

This event has been postponed from May 07, 2020 to Sep 26, 2020

COVID-19 update

Thank you for your interest in participating in the 2020 TATR! In light of the recent developments, we decided to postpone the race to September 26th. Hopefully by then this virus will run its course and we will be able to rejoice and recreate in groups larger than two people. Stay healthy everyone!

2020 Turnagain Arm Trail Run

This race supports the UAA Ski Team. All race workers are Ski Team members or volunteers and all proceeds directly benefit our team. Thank you for your support!


South Anchorage -Turnagain Arm Trail: Potter Trail Head to Rainbow Trailhead (8 mi) and McHugh Trail Head to Rainbow Trail Head (4 mi) The 8-mile run starts at the Potter Trailhead and ends at the Rainbow Valley Trailhead. The 4-mile race starts at Mchugh Creek Trail Head and ends at the Rainbow Valley Trail Head.

Bib Pickup

Bib pickup is on race day at the start for the distance you signed up for. That is McHugh for the 4 miler (every year), Potter TH in odd years, and Rainbow TH in even years for the 8 mile run. Please come to the start 30 minutes early to pick up your bib as we start exactly at 6:30 pm.

About this Event

Date: May 7th, 2020. Start time: 6:30 pm. Run the first trail run of the year in Anchorage on the beautiful Turnagain Arm Trail Run! Choose between 4 miles or 8 miles point to point courses. Both trails are hilly and challenging. Run alongside beautiful Turnagain Arm and enjoy the spring flowers on the sunny trail. RACE LIMITED TO 200 PEOPLE

Course Information

South Anchorage -Turnagain Arm Trail This year we will run the Northbound route from Rainbow to Potter. We alternate the course every year between the Northern and the Southern route. The Northern route: The 8 mile course starts at the Rainbow Valley Trail Head and ends at the Potter Trail Head. The course climbs steeply for the first mile, it’s not too steep to run, and then it is a rolling but hilly course that ends with a downhill to the finish at Potter. The 4 mile course is the same as the last 4 miles of the 8 mile course (starting at McHugh), also ending at the Potter Trail Head. It is more rolling in the Northbound route, with a slight descent to Potter.


Online registration $42 OPENS APRIL 7th at 9am! Registration will remain open until May 4 - or until race is full. The price increase is due to the new State Parks special use permit fee. Race director will close registration when we reach 200 participants...this race fills quickly so please plan accordingly! There are NO refunds and NO day of race Registration!!! RACE LIMITED TO 200 RUNNERS - as per CHUGACH STATE PARK PERMIT!!!! We will have a waitlist and if anyone drops out, we will reach out to the waitlisted participants. If you do get into the race, please make sure to show up 15 minutes before the race starts to sign a waiver and pay the registration fee.


Parking is very limited especially in Rainbow, there is additional parking south of the Rainbow parking lot (0.2 mile down the road on the left side of the Hyw). Consider carpooling/car shuttling to the start at Rainbow. Start for the 4 mile race is at Mchugh Creek trail Head and start for the 8 mile race is at the Rainbow Valley Trail Head. Additional parking may be found between Anchorage and the Potter Trail Head, but please consider carpooling and/or be prepared to help out fellow racers return to their cars on race day.

Local time: 10:09 AM
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