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

Chena River to Ridge

March 2, 2024

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

Latest News

Trail grooming update

Yesterday (Thursday) evening, three snow machines broke out and groomed the Colorado Creek/Compeau loop after this week’s snowstorm. The effort was capped off by pulling a 5′ drag over all 25 miles of the race course. Daytime temperatures reaching the upper teens, and falling to single digits at night should help the trail set before Saturday’s race start

 

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 course map

Fairbanks Cycle Club one-day membership required for all racers

This is an Endurance North event sponsored by the Fairbanks Cycle Club. As part of our insurance requirements, every participant must become a one-day member of the club. Please complete the membership form and bring it with you to the event check-in the morning of the race. CR2R WILL COVER ALL MEMBERSHIP COSTS. Simply hand in the completed form (linked below). We will have some forms on hand the morning of the event, but why be that person?

FCC one-day-member-form

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1 week ago

Chena River to Ridge

🎉 PACKET PICKUP ANNOUNCEMENT! It’s almost race day! Wednesday, Feb 28th from 5pm-8pm at HooDoo Brewing (@hoodoobrew)! Come high five your race directors, meet local endurance enthusiasts, and pickup your race bib before you hit the trails on Saturday, March 2nd!

📸 @junebug2008 #CR2R #chenarivertoridge #hoodoobrew #ski #bike #run #community #endurancenorth #fairbanks #alaska #interior
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🎉 PACKET PICKUP ANNOUNCEMENT! It’s almost race day! Wednesday, Feb 28th from 5pm-8pm at HooDoo Brewing (@hoodoobrew)! Come high five your race directors, meet local endurance enthusiasts,  and pickup your race bib before you hit the trails on Saturday, March 2nd!

📸 @junebug2008 #CR2R #chenarivertoridge #hoodoobrew #ski #bike #run #community #endurancenorth #fairbanks #alaska #interior

2 weeks ago

Chena River to Ridge

Fuel is a critical component to endurance events. That’s why @chenarivertoridge is thrilled to announce a new partnership with @spring_energy for this year’s race! Each participant will receive Spring Energy product at bib pickup and top finishers will receive Gift Cards to purchase even more @spring_energy, post race! Keep training, keep eating. Race day is getting closer every day!

#CR2R #rivertoridge #interior #alaska #fairbanks #endurance #ski #bike #run #springenergy #putsomespringinyourstep #fuel
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Fuel is a critical component to endurance events. That’s why @chenarivertoridge is thrilled to announce a new partnership with @spring_energy for this year’s race! Each participant will receive Spring Energy product at bib pickup and top finishers will receive Gift Cards to purchase even more @spring_energy, post race! Keep training, keep eating. Race day is getting closer every day!

#CR2R #rivertoridge #interior #alaska #fairbanks #endurance #ski #bike #run #springenergy #putsomespringinyourstep #fuel

“Your trails are both girthy and hard!”

Our trail crews were out in full force on the CR2R course this weekend! We are happy to report that trail conditions are shaping up to be rather splendid thanks to the efforts of our amazing groomers! We can’t wait to welcome you to the start line on 3/2/2024! #CR2R
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“Your trails are both girthy and hard!”

Our trail crews were out in full force on the CR2R course this weekend! We are happy to report that trail conditions are shaping up to be rather splendid thanks to the efforts of our amazing groomers! We can’t wait to welcome you to the start line on 3/2/2024! #CR2R

3 weeks ago

Chena River to Ridge

T-minus three weeks to race day… are you ready?! Your race directors are busy behind the scenes prepping for what’s sure to be another amazing year on this brutiful course! As of today, February 9th, 2024, the entire course has groomed!

A mini report from the Friday trail crew:

“The winter trail and the trails to the cabins are bullet proof and the stretches that don’t see as much traffic should harden after our grooming efforts.”

We hope you’re as excited as we are to get to the start line on March 2nd! Stay tuned for weekly updates and trail reports.

Visit ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=111443 to register!

📸 @junebug2008 #chenarivertoridge #ski #bike #run #endurance #fairbanks #alaska #interior #chenariverrecreationarea #stayfrosty #CR2R #CR2RAK
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T-minus three weeks to race day… are you ready?! Your race directors are busy behind the scenes prepping for what’s sure to be another amazing year on this brutiful course! As of today, February 9th, 2024, the entire course has groomed! 

A mini report from the Friday trail crew:

 “The winter trail and the trails to the cabins are bullet proof and the stretches that don’t see as much traffic should harden after our grooming efforts.” 

We hope you’re as excited as we are to get to the start line on March 2nd! Stay tuned for weekly updates and trail reports. 

Visit https://ultrasignup.com/register.aspx?did=111443 to register!

📸 @junebug2008 #chenarivertoridge #ski #bike #run #endurance #fairbanks #alaska #interior #chenariverrecreationarea #stayfrosty #CR2R #CR2RAK

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