Arctic Valley Trail Run


Jun 04, 2022 at 10:00 AM

Arctic Valley Trail Run

27000 Arctic Valley Rd

Anchorage AK, 99505


Entry Fee $25
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $30
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 5M
  • 12.6M

Type: Trail


This is the 48th annual (in 2022) Arctic Valley Run. Join us for this challenging up-and-down race on the famed Arctic Valley Road.

The race begins at Moose Run Golf Course! You can run either a 5 mile or 12.6 mile course.
Event will take place rain/snow or shine. Please dress appropriately and take into account changing weather conditions from base to summit. Consider packing extra clothes in the event of changing conditions. We will keep everyone informed of conditions at the top of Arctic Valley with start line announcements.

Clothing items to consider:
Cover your ears and/or head: warm headband or knit hat
Cover your nose and mouth (not just for COVID-19): buff
Hands: gloves
Warmth: sweat wicking top and leg coverage that allows movement
Wind protection: there is potential for strong winds along the route

If conditions are really bad at the top, the race may be reduced to the 5-mile course only or cancelled. Alaskan runners are a pretty hearty bunch, but seriously, we don’t want anyone to get hurt or sick. If cancelled, the decision will be postponed as long as possible. In the event of a cancellation, there will be no make-up race. We will do our best to work out a method of prizes to thank people for signing up.}

If you shed layers on the way up we will do our best to collect them after the race, but no guarantees. Please do not hand clothing or other items to staff at checkpoints; due to COVID-19 procedures we will not accept items directly handed to us. After the race, please email us if you are looking for items left behind.

There are occasional sightings of wildlife; please be aware that it is not uncommon for a wondering bear or moose to make their way onto Arctic Valley Road. It is your choice to carry bear spray with you for the race.

Road Conditions

Arctic Valley Road will not be closed to traffic during this race. All runners are required to be aware of their surroundings. Traffic is typically light on Arctic Valley Road and the road itself is wide but please be mindful of the traffic potential in both directions.

Arctic Valley Road is majority gravel, it was graded not too long ago but rainy weather and high winds can deteriorate the road quickly. Washboard and loose rocks are common. Please choose appropriate footwear for off-road running.


No photos available.


Past Event Dates

Held on Jun 04, 2022

Held on Jul 26, 2009

Held on Jun 07, 2008

Held on Jul 29, 2007

Held on Jul 23, 2006

Held on Aug 03, 2005

Event Results