Monday, Sep 21, 2020 @ 6:00 AM
This Event Took Place Mon. Sep 21, 2020

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!

Our team needs this community's support now more than ever, facing elimination by UAA Athletics. Please consider to donate to our team! THANK YOU!

COVID-19 update

Thank you for your interest in participating in the 2020 TATR!

Due to the COVID restrictions, this race will be held as a virtual race. The time frame in which participants can submit their results will start on September 21, 2020 at 12:00 am and end on September 27, 2020 at 11:59 pm. Times are self-reported, but we would like to receive a picture or a link to the actual results.
Participants can access the recording page in their Registration History (for members), and/or via email (for everyone else). Only registered runners will be able to record results. We will send out an email to all registrants to record their times! Thanks for your participation!

Event Postponed

This event has been postponed from May 07, 2020 to the week of September 21 to September 27, 2020

TATR - virtual race

We decided to waive the entry fee for this year's run and provide this race as a community service. We do, however, accept donations that will all go towards the UAA Ski Team's fundraising campaign to keep the Ski Team (Alpine and Nordic) at UAA . Thank you for your generosity and participation!


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

Bib Pickup

No bib pick-up at the TATR 2020. This is a self-timed, virtual race.

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 8mile course runs down and through the middle parking lot at McHugh, just follow the trail hugging the steep hill on your right. The 4 mile course is the same as the last 4 miles of the 8 mile course (starting at McHugh at the end of the upper parking lot), also ending at the Potter Trail Head. The 4 mile race starts at the trailhead in the McHugh upper parking lot.


Online registration is FREE - DONATIONS ARE WELCOME AND APPRECIATED. Donations goes directly to fund the operations of the Ski Team beyond the 20-21 season. Registration opens on August 26th at 9 am! Registration will remain open until September 26th - or until race is full. Race director will close registration when we reach 200 participants...this race fills quickly so please plan accordingly! Even with the virtual race option the RACE IS LIMITED TO 200 RUNNERS - as per Chugach State Park permit.


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: 9:41 AM


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