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Welcome to the White Mountains 100 website!
Are you ready for an adventure in the remote beauty of interior Alaska? Come north to Fairbanks, Alaska for the 6th annual White Mountains 100-mile ultra race. The race course cuts through the heart of the jagged limestone peaks that define the White Mountains National Recreation Area. This rugged wilderness will challenge racers with a variety of terrain and trail conditions, satisfying even the most experienced winter athlete. Steep climbs, bowel-clenching descents, sharp turns, areas of active overflow, glare ice, tree stumps, roots, and bare tussocks are all part of the White Mountains trail network. Sub-zero temperatures, strong winds, along with blowing and drifting snow may add to the excitement. Traverse this diverse landscape on skis, bike, or just your feet.
DATE: March 29 - 30, 2015
TIME: 8:00 AM Sunday to 8:00 AM Tuesday (48 hrs)
LOCATION: White Mountains National Recreation Area, Wickersham Dome Trailhead, Milepost 28 Elliott Highway (approx. 38 miles north of Fairbanks, Alaska) -- Map available here.
Mandatory Pre-Race Meeting
Date: Saturday March 28, 2015
Time: pre-race meeting check in starts at . Everyone needs to be checked in and seated by
Location: Schaible Auditorium -- Map available here.
Race Day Check-in
All racers must physically sign-in at the Wickersham Dome trailhead (milepost 28 Elliott Hwy) race headquarters between 6:45 and 7:45 am. Any racer who fails to sign-in at this time will forfeit their entry to any waitlisted racers present at the start line. A division (bike, run, ski) must be confirmed when each racer signs-in. Any racer that has not signed in by 7:45 am must wait until after the race start to sign-in, if their spot has not already been forfeited to a waitlisted racer.
Registration Dates and Cost:
Lottery registration period: September 1 through October 15, 2014
Lottery: 6:30 pm Wednesday October 16, 2014 at the Ivory Jacks
The White Mountains 100 is open to 65 participants. A lottery will determine the roster and wait list for the race. Registration will remain open after the lottery and additional entries will be placed on the wait list in the order they are received.
After Race Party:Who: Racers, volunteers, families, and enthusiastic fans -- all are welcome.
What: White Mountains 100 post-race party.
Where: Ken Kunkel Community Center, Goldstream Road (near Goldstream Store and Ivory Jack's). Map available here.
When: Wednesday April 1st, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Why: Because there are stories to share, "awards" to be given (expect some laughter), and lots of food to be eaten.
Dinner will be provided, and we'll supply some non-alcoholic beverages; bring your own beer or other drinks, if desired. The tentative menu includes homemade vegetarian minestrone soup, a build-your-own-sandwich bar, fresh fruit, and (you guessed it) leftover chips and cookies from the aid stations.
Please bring your camera and/or photos on a USB drive if you are willing to share your photos.
A note on waitlists:
There are actually four different wait-lists: one for each subdivision (ski, bike and run) and a fourth general "after lottery" list for those who registered after the lottery was completed. Here is how the wait-list system works. If someone drops from the roster, say a skier, then he or she will be replaced by the top person from the appropriate subdivision (skier) wait-list. This process will continue until that subdivision's wait-list has been exhausted. If this occurs, then someone will be chosen from one of the other two subdivision wait-lists (in this case, bike or run). If more than one subdivision wait-list remains then replacement selection will alternate. But, you over detailed people ask, what list do you choose from first? For the sake of fairness, let's say that in even years we'll select from the biker list first, or from the skier list if the biker list was depleted first. In odd years, we'll select from the runner list first, or the skier list if the runner list was depleted first. Only in the unlikely event that all registrants from all three “pre-lottery” subdivision wait-lists have been run through will people will be added to the roster from the fourth “after lottery” wait-list.