Chena River to Ridge Multi-sport Endurance Race, Fairbanks, Alaska

Chena River to Ridge

march 5, 2022

55 Mile and 26 Mile Multi-sport Endurance Race


We invite you to venture north to Fairbanks to participate in this unique multi-sport endurance race in interior Alaska. The Chena River to Ridge race will take racers around maintained snow-machine trails in the Chena River Recreation Area about 30 miles east of Fairbanks. Its a challenging race course with big ascents, fast downhills, blind turns, and outstanding views of the local hills and the Alaska Range as the trail climbs high above the valley floor. Racers can either travel by ski, bike, or on foot. There is a 55-mile course and a 26-mile course. After the race, you can relax your muscles in the thermal waters at Chena Hot Springs Resort, about 30 minutes away.

Chena River to Ridge Race Trail

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Revised 2018 race course

Due to heavy snowfall and deep drifts, we were unable to break out the 50-mile (Stiles Creek) loop. As such, the race course has been condensed to the 25-mile Colorado Creek/Compeau loop, around which the 50-mile racers will circulate twice.Twin Bears CR2R 25-mile...

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A couple more volunteers needed!

We could use an additional volunteer for the start/finish, and one more medic. No experience required for the first, Training in emergency first aid/wilderness first responder for the second. Please accept our bribe of an event shirt, low-quality hot dogs, and all the...

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Call for event volunteers!

The 2018 Chena River to Ridge needs volunteers to help with staffing the Start/Finish, an aid station, and parking directors. Aid station volunteers will need their own snow machines to access a remote location on the course. We are also in need of two EMT- or...

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3 months ago

Chena River to Ridge

We are still looking for a new Race Director(s). Please reach out if you’re interested. This race is a lot of work, but it is rewarding!

We all love the CR2R Race!!!! So, let’s keep this awesome race going!!

After 4 awesome years of providing the best swag and race day smiles, Race Directors Ryan and Nikki are ready to pass on the torch!

This is a good time for someone(s) who love this awesome race to give back and take the reins for a bit. Ryan and Nikki are happy to assist in the transition.

Please let us know if you’re interested! The race must go on!!!
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5 months ago

Chena River to Ridge

Stiles Creek Checkpoint pics…Iconic outhouse free of charge. Thanks, Ralf, for all the pics and such a well-organized checkpoint. ... See MoreSee Less

Stiles Creek Checkpoint pics…Iconic outhouse free of charge. Thanks, Ralf, for all the pics and such a well-organized checkpoint.

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I broke a pair of those same skis... Hmmm

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