Race to the Outhouse 2021/2022 #2
April 9th, 2022
Will be held at GPRA
Registration is from 9:00AM to 9:30AM on race day. The race starts at 10:00.
Registration is free!
Classic and freestyle divisions available.
Scroll down for GPRA course information.
Archangel Road’s non-motorized corridor is deeply snow buried by the Valentines avalanche. Hatcher Pass road is still closed above Gold Mint parking lot (as of April 4).
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 regular 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 the 7.5km homologated course and the 5km homologated course for both 5km and 10km race options have been used. 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.
The current plan is to hold the 2022 Springtime Race to the Outhouse #2 at GPRA on a challenging 8.4 km course with 277 meters of total climb.
Shorter options: 5 K over the Mat-Su and Eska loops that would start 2 min after the full distance skiers and a 1 K, (Sprint course/Butte shortcut) 2 min after the 5 K.