Trail run on the beautiful Turnagain Arm Trail

Annual 8 and 4 mile trail-running races on one of the most scenic trails in Southcentral Alaska.

The TATR in a Nutshell

Date: May 6th, 2021
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Turnagain Arm Trail
8 mile run from Potter to Rainbow TH
4 mile run from McHugh (lower parking lot) to Rainbow TH



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TATR Registration

Registration opens on April 6th at 9 am. Please visit https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=83197 to register.

Registration fee is $42; all proceeds go to the UAA Ski Team. This is a fundraiser and therefore we cannot refund entry fees. If this race will be cancelled due to Covid-19, TATR will provide participants with a deferral to 2022.

Field size is limited to 200 participants as per Chugach State Park permit.

The Details

Race Day

Bib pick-up will be at the start. Please do not show up more than 45 mins before the start.

You will be assigned a wave prior to the race. We will publish your wave on this website and on Facebook. Each wave will consist of 10 people based and start 2 mins apart.

Please read the COVID mitigation plan below. This plan is based on current conditions. We will update it if needs to be.

Course Description

South Anchorage -Turnagain Arm Trail This year we will run the Southbound route from Potter to Rainbow. We alternate the course every year between the Northern and the Southern route. The Southern route: The 8 mile course starts at the Potter Trail Head and ends at the Rainbow Trail Head. The 4 mile course is the same as the last 4 miles of the 8 mile course (starting at McHugh at the end of the lower parking lot), also ending at the Rainbow Trail Head.

Course profile of the run

The entire length of the trail is comprised of single-track and double-wide soft surface trail. Most of the trail is moderately rocky and rooty, and the entire trail traverses moderately hilly terrain, including some longer and steeper hills. The south-facing topography of the trail means that it is usually remarkably dry if the weather’s been nice, even in the springtime, and the views of Turnagain Arm are especially good before the trees leaf out for the summer.

Click HERE to see the course records and past winners of the TATR.

Awards and participation gifts generously donated by Chugach Chocolates.

Timing services generously provided by Strabel Racing Services

All proceeds go to fund the UAA Ski Team. Click here to learn more about what we do and why we do it. And please consider donating to our team!

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