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Equinox Marathon

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The best race in Interior Alaska.


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27.0

Miles

43.5

KM

91%

Runnable

2,359' 719 m

High

465' 142 m

Low

3,596' 1,096 m

Up

3,592' 1,095 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

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Overview

This course begins and ends on the University of Alaska, Fairbanks campus. It brings you up and over Ester Dome...and up and over again.

Need to Know

Feed stations are roughly every 2 or 3 miles.

Description

You only need to look at the elevation map once before you say "I'm in" or "never". Basically, the race is 8 miles of flat, 5 miles of straight up, 5 miles of up and down, and another 8 miles of rolling back down Ester Dome.

It is a very well marked course and the whole Fairbanks community comes out to support the event. Click here for a video of the 2017 event!

History & Background

First held in 1963, this is one of the oldest marathons in the US

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Chris Kroehler

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#25

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#1,418

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From the starting line. Starting with a 200 ft climb
Sep 2, 2017 near College, AK
The "tunnel"
Sep 2, 2017 near Ester, AK
The famous "chute"
Sep 2, 2017 near Ester, AK

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