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Race to the Outhouse 2022/2023 #2

April 8th, 2023

 Will be held at GPRA

Registration is at 9am. Race Starts at 10am (2 Min between start waves)

Registration is free!

Classic and freestyle divisions available.

Distance 8.5 KM  – about 282 meters total climb (lots).

Race Course:
Up Denali, Marmot, Arkose, Mitten, Waterfall, Double Mint, Upper Matanuska, Upper Susitna, Lower Susitna, Lower Matanuska to Back Door Gap, Upper Matanuska to Double Mint, then down to the Sprint loop (on the end of the Denali loop) to the Stadium the does Eska to the finish.

Remember, the Mat-Su Borough charges $5-in-an-envelope for parking at GPRA, if you don’t have a Borough Park pass. (State Park passes do not work at GPRA)

RTTO#1 Race Results


The Race to the Outhouse is held twice a year, in November and in April. In the fall it may be the North American opener of the ski race season. In the spring the race closes out the local racing season (but not the skiing season!)

Archangel Road at Hatcher Pass is the traditional venue. The approximately 7-km Archangel course climbs 1000 feet from the start at 2160′ elevation to the State Parks outhouse before the Fern Mine gate. The first half is gentle, the second half is steep.  Classic and Skate options are available.

Alternate venues include: the nearby trail system at Independence Mine, slightly but quite significantly higher, with the start at 3100′ elevation and a 3.4 km course; and GPRA where several different race course options have been used. The alternate venues may be used if there is insufficient autumn snow cover at Archangel Road or if snow machine traffic continues on the upper half of Archangel Road into the Spring.