Thursday, May 6, 2021 @ 6:30 PM
This Event Took Place Thu. May 6, 2021

2021 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!

COVID-19 update

Thank you for your interest in participating in the 2021 TATR! This year we will go back to the in-person format and start participants in waves. We ask all participants to wear masks and keep 6 ft between themselves and other participants in the start and finish. Participants are allowed to remove their masks for the duration of the race. If traveling in a group of two or more, racers must maintain 10 feet of physical distancing. When unable to maintain 10 feet of distancing, racers should resume wearing a buff or other face covering. Please read our COVID mitigation plan at


Online registration open on April 6th at 9 am and will be open until May 1st or until race is full. Registration fee is $42 + a small website registration fee and all proceeds go toward the UAA Ski Team. Donations are welcome and appreciated. Race director will close registration when we reach 200 participants...this race fills quickly so please plan accordingly! RACE IS LIMITED TO 200 RUNNERS - as per Chugach State Park permit.


South Anchorage -Turnagain Arm Trail: Start this year is at Potter Trail Head (8 mi) and McHugh Trail Head (4 mile) to Rainbow Trail Head.

Bib Pickup

Bib pickup for the 8 mile race will be at Potter TH and for the 4 mile at McHugh between 5:35 and 6:20 pm. Please be sure to wear a mask up until the start and follow directions of our organizers in the start and the finish areas.

Course Information

South Anchorage -Turnagain Arm Trail This year we will run the Southbound route from Potter to Rainbow. We alternate the course every year between the Northern and the Southern route. The Southern route: The 8 mile course starts at the Potter Trail Head and ends at the Rainbow Trail Head; it runs through the McHugh TH parking lot. 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 lower parking lot), also ending at the Rainbow Trail Head.


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). Start for the 4 mile race is at Mchugh Creek trail Head and start for the 8 mile race is at the Potter Trail Head. Additional parking may be found between Anchorage and the Potter Trail Head, but please consider carpooling with people in your own social bubble. All vehicles have to have a valid day or season parking pass to Chugach State Park.

Local time: 10:35 PM


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