Aug 03, 2024 at 5:00 AM

Hatcher Pass Races

Shirley Towne Dr

Willow AK, 99688


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Entry Fee $90
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $145
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 26.2M
  • 50M
  • Marathon Relay
  • 50 Mile Relay

Series: Hatcher Pass 50, Marathon, and Relay

Type: Mountain

Participant Limit: 150

Starting Elevation: 20

High Point: 4900

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

First Year of the Event: 2011

Men's Record: Sam Tilly (2014) 2:51:24

Women's Record: Emma Petit (2022) 3:46


The Hatcher Pass Races have become a staple in the Alaska running community, not just for the incredible location but also for the intense elevation gain/loss of roughly 3900 ft. The first 25 miles of the Marathon course are uphill, some gradual, some steep, some switchbacks. This is a mountain pass after all. The last 1+ mile is a downhill burner to the finish. The 50 Mile course begins with a steep climb before descending the rest of the way down to the midway turnaround point (the Marathon start). 50 Milers then follow the Marathon course back up to the finish. All courses will travel along Hatcher Pass road between Hatcher Pass Lodge and Willow. The Marathon route is slightly longer than 26.2 so it won’t qualify you for Boston but it will mark Alaska off your 50 States challenge. Likewise, the 50 Mile course is going to push you a few extra miles.

The Relay event is a 3-person relay with each team member running either one 8-9 mile leg for the Marathon or two legs for the 50 Mile. Relay teams MUST consist of three (3) runners. Only teams with the required number of runners will be eligible for top finish awards.



Past Event Dates

Held on Aug 05, 2023

Held on Aug 06, 2022

Held on Jul 10, 2021

Held on Jul 11, 2020

Held on Jul 06, 2019

Held on Jul 07, 2018

Held on Jul 08, 2017

Held on Jul 09, 2016

Held on Jul 04, 2015

Held on Jul 12, 2014

Held on Jul 06, 2013

Held on Jul 07, 2012

Event Results

View 2018 Results