Orzel Productions, Crow Pass 2013
Max Romey Productions, Crow Pass 2014
In 1984, the Crow Pass Crossing began as a “28”-mile adventure from above Girdwood to the Eagle River Nature Center.
Since then, the event has “shrunk” to its accurate length of about 22.5 miles. It has also grown in stature as an iconic Alaskan footrace replete with stunning mountain and glacier views (if you dare look up from the highly technical trail), sloping snowfields, chest-high brush, a crossing of the frigid and fast-moving Eagle River, wildlife including bears, bees and moose, and countless rocks and roots that make staying upright a constant challenge.
Hikers typically require two or more days to traverse the trail. The fastest Crow Pass racers now take less than three hours, though anyone finishing in under six hours gains immense satisfaction and respect as a Crow Pass Crossing finisher.
Thanks also to Amber McDonough (logo designer), Jay Mullen (website designer), Timing by Lazy Mountain Foothills Running Club, and all the other volunteers that make this event possible.