Cirque Series – Alyeska

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2021-07-31

Jul 31, 2021 at 10:00 AM

Cirque Series – Alyeska

1000 Arlberg Ave

Girdwood AK, 99587

USA

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Entry Fee $59
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $79
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: yes

Distance(s):

  • 5.9M

Series: US Skyrunner Series

Type: Skyrunning

Participant Limit: 300

High Point: 3890

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 100%

First Year of the Event: 2017

Description:

The 5.9 mile course begins at sea level at the Sitzmark Bar & Grill. The course takes runners immediately connecting with Tanaka Cat Road. Once at “TV Corner” runners will continue up through the lower bowl of Alyeska Resort to the Silvertip single track mountain bike trail. Once at the top of Silvertip runners will face a very steep climb up Center Ridge. The steep pitch and exposure will challenge the hardiest of mountain runners as the scramble continues up to Teacup Bowl and across to the Headwall at 3,800 feet. Once at the top, runners will be treated to amazing views of the Chugach Mountains, Turnagain Arm and many hanging glaciers and far off peaks (and will get inspired for ski season in AK.) The Headwall ridge run will feature up and down bursts with a gradual downgrade to 3,300 feet to the MAX’s weather station. Once at the weather station the runners will start the descent through loose rock and mountain heather before they dive into the heavily wooded Max’s Mountain trail. The trail descends through hemlock and spruce trees, iconic Pacific Northwest vibes, with moss covered fallen trees and loamy soil. The Max’s down-climb is very steep and runners will utilize surrounding trees. In certain parts ropes have been installed for balance and agility. The rope section is a no passing zone. The mossy trail will exit back at Alyeska’s Tanaka Cat Road and runners will continue the descend back to sea level and to the Finish line at the Sitzmark Bar & Grill.

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Event Dates

Held on Jul 31, 2021

Held on Jul 25, 2020

Held on Jul 27, 2019

Held on Aug 05, 2018

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