The first weekend of March is a busy one in Anchorage. Fur Rondy, the Iditarod ceremonial start, and the Tour of Anchorage are all happening in one weekend.
The Tour of Anchorage is an annual tradition dating back to 1988 and is held every year on the first Sunday of March. Skiers from around the state, the Lower 48 and other countries will participate in 50K, 40K, and 25K races Sunday.
The 50K and 40K races start near Service High School, cross over Tudor Road to Alaska Pacific University (APU) and follow the coastal trail to the finish line at Kincaid Park. The 25K freestyle and classic races starts at APU and end at Kincaid.
The Tour of Anchorage has only been cancelled once — in 2003 — but has been modified the last three years due to a lack of snow. Thanks to the abundance of snow this year in Anchorage, all courses will follow normal routes.
The community is encouraged to come out to the Kincaid Chalet on Sunday to cheer on racers as they cross the finish line.
Late registration for the Tour of Anchorage is available on Friday and Saturday. For more information visit NSAA’s website.