****RESCHEDULED DATE FOR 2022 CROW PASS CROSSING:
9 a.m. on SUNDAY, AUGUST 7.
New roster plan:
- Those who were still on the roster on July 23 received a survey and have until 5 p.m. AK time on Thursday, August 4 to determine their racing status.
- Those who were once on the roster but were removed for various reasons (without receiving a refund) received a survey and have until 5 p.m. AK time on Thursday, August 4 to decide whether to rejoin the roster.
- Registration for anyone else (up to a capacity of 150) will re-open at 9 a.m. on Friday, July 29 and remain open until 5 p.m. on August 4 at this site: https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=93315
Those who register MUST have a valid qualifier or they will be removed. There will be NO WAITLIST.
THE 2022 RACE WAS POSTPONED on JULY 23 DUE TO UNSAFE RIVER CONDITIONS.
MESSAGE ABOUT THE REASON FOR POSTPONEMENT AND PLAN TO RESCHEDULE:
July 25, 2022
Dear 2022 Crow Pass Crossing entrants,
Healthy Futures is in the process of rescheduling the Crow Pass Crossing after last Saturday’s postponement. We still need to obtain permissions and expect to announce the new date in the next day or two.
All those who remained on the roster as of July 23 will be emailed a survey indicating how they would like to proceed. The options will include: 1) remaining on the roster; 2) deferring to 2023 at no charge; 3) getting a full refund; or 4) withdrawing your spot and donating your entry fee to the Healthy Futures program.
Those who dropped from the roster before July 23 will have an option to rejoin at no charge. There also will be an opportunity for previously unregistered runners to sign up.
Most racers were surprised to learn Saturday morning that it was postponed, especially since we sent an email late Friday night saying the race was still on. In the intervening time, we learned of the high river level. Hoping the situation would improve, we then waited as long as possible and postponed the event at 7:14 a.m. We were concerned that many of you would have been stranded at the Girdwood Trailhead had we waited any longer.
Some of you are aware that the river crossing eventually dropped to a safe level and racers who chose to run through on Saturday did so without incident.
At midnight Friday, the water level at the ford route between the two white crossing poles was waist deep on a 6-foot tall person; by 7 a.m., it had not yet dropped appreciably.
Predicting changes in water levels is no easy task; given the backdrop of record-breaking rainfall and high river warnings earlier in the week, we stand by the decision, made solely with racers’ safety in mind, to postpone.
Thank you for your understanding and flexibility and expect an announcement on the reschedule date very soon.
Matias Saari & Harlow Robinson, co-race directors
2022 CROW PASS CROSSING SCHEDULED FOR JULY 23!
After a canceled race in 2020 and a pandemic mitigated event in 2021, the 2022 race will return to largely “normal” operations.
See the “Race Info” page for all the details!
-Matias Saari & Harlow Robinson, co-directors