Goldstream to HooDoo Half Marathon Race FAQ

Thank you for your interest in the 3rd Annual Goldstream to HooDoo Half-marathon! Below is some more detailed information about the event. Should you have any other questions, please contact Stacy Fisk, Race Director via email (stacy @ goldstreamsports.com) or at 907-455-6520. Also, stay up to date by following our Facebook page.

DATE: Saturday, October 12, 2019

START TIME/PLACE: one wave, 10AM sharp at Goldstream Sports, 711 Sheep Creek Rd.

FINISH: HooDoo Brewing Co., 1951 Fox Ave.

TIME LIMIT: 5-hours

COSTS:
• $40 – 12 Days of Christmas Early Sign-up Special – Dec 12 – 23, 2018**
• $50 – Regular Registration – Dec 24 – July 31**
• $60 – Ok, I’m in! Registration – Aug 1 – Sept 7**
• $70 – Late Registration –  Sept 8 – Oct 9
• $80 – Bib Pick-up Registration – October 10 & 11
• $85 – Race Day Registration – Oct 12 (8-9:30am at Goldstream Sports)
• $30 – for participants who will be under 21 on race day
** Register no later than Sept 7 to guarantee a race shirt and tote with goodies!
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WHAT’S INCLUDED?
• Quality long-sleeve tech race shirt, printed locally by Jolly Roger, Inc.
• An awesome commemorative FINISHER 20oz can-glass
• Reusable tote bag with sponsor swag
• 2 beer tokens after the finish from HooDoo
• Post race snacks and $1 off from one of our three local food vendors
• Top 3 male & female racers get beautiful, commemorative awards from The Great Alaska Wood Bowl Co.
• Real time Chronotrack timing
• The ability to drop one bag at the start that will be tagged and transported to HooDoo for the finish (jacket, change of clothes, etc.)
• Shuttle from parking lot at corner of Olnes St. and Phillips Field Rd. to Goldstream Sports the morning of the race

BIB-PICKUP / REGISTRATION: Bib Pickup will be Thursday, October 10 from 5-8pm at HooDoo Brewing Co. Alternatively, at Goldstream Sports on Friday, October 11 from 12-7pm, or day of the race from 8-9am, if you’re in a pinch. You can also always register the day of the race at Goldstream Sports before 9:30am, but why wait? Register today!

POST-RACE PARTY: We’ll have a large, heated tent for participants to hangout in and enjoy their well deserved beers. In 2018, we had food trucks from Frostbite Foods, Spice It Up! and Alaska Cheesesteak Co. They are pay as you go, but participants will get a $1-off coupon a vendor on your bib. We will have an awards ceremony around 1pm and awesome door prizes throughout. Friends and family are welcome to join participants for all the festivities, so bring your support crew!

REFUNDS: Sorry, no refunds if you don’t run/walk on race day. But you’ll still be donating to a good cause, the United Way of the Tanana Valley.

AWARDS: Starting at 1pm, at HooDoo, we will have awesome door prizes and will start our awards ceremony for the top 3 women’s and men’s finishers.

WALKERS: Walkers are welcome on the course and encouraged! If you go over the 5-hour time limit, not a huge deal as HooDoo will still be open, but the post-race festivities may be wrapping up.

STROLLERS/KIDS: By all means, get the kids involved. Kids 12 and under are FREE to participate with a parent/guardian, but they will not get race swag. Those with strollers, please note that the terrain is a mix of dirt/gravel and asphalt. For participants aged 13-20 see below.

PARTICIPANTS AGE 13 TO 20 YEARS OLD: For runners/walkers that want to race and will be between the ages of 13 and 20 at the time of race day, you can enter for a flat fee of $30. You get all the race support and the official tee-shirt (register by September 7 to guarantee the tee), but you won’t get a race bag with swag and beer tokens (of course!). Please note that you will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at the post-race festivities and inside of HooDoo Brewing Co. To remain on the premises, you will need to have a parent or legal guardian – No exceptions.

DOGS/PETS: We love them, but please leave them at home.

SHUTTLES: Parking at Goldstream Sports is EXTREMELY limited.*
There will be shuttles on race morning, so please take advantage of them. Park in the Flowline Alaska, Inc. parking lot at the corner of Olnes St. and Phillips Field Rd. Shuttles from Premier Alaska Tours will run continuously starting at 8:00am with the last shuttle leaving Flowline at 9:30am SHARP. Your vehicle will be close-by after the race!
* If you do not want to use the shuttles, please plan on getting dropped off at Goldstream Sports prior to start.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:Start from Ann’s Greenhouse Airstrip.  Go past Goldstream Sports parking lot heading towards Ester Dome Road.  Take a left onto Ester Dome Road.  Take a left onto St. Patricks Road.  Follow St. Pats until it dead ends into Henderson Road.  Take a left onto Henderson until you come to Goldhill Road.  Take a left onto Goldhill Road.  Follow Goldhill until the intersection of Sheep Creek Extension.  Take a left onto Sheep Creek Extension (stay on the left hand side). Cross Sheep Creek Road to get onto the bike path.  Take a right onto Sheep Creek Road bike path.  Continue on the bike path toward the traffic circle.  You will stay on the left hand side of the traffic circle and follow this path toward the UAF Patty Center.  Stay on the sidewalk along Tanana Loop on the left hand side until you come to a volunteer to direct you to  take a right onto the path that will lead you toward West Valley High School (this walking path goes past the UAF Community Gardens).  Take a left on Sandvik Street behind WVHS, follow Sandvik to the road on your right that goes between Hutchison Institute of Technology parking lot and West Valley High School parking lot/track.  This road will take you to Geist Road.  You will take the sidewalk along Geist Road on the north side and follow the detour signs crossing over University Ave.  This will lead you to the bike path along the north side of the Johansen Expy.  Take the bike path on your right that runs along Johansen Expy.  Follow the bike path down to Peger, take a left on the bike path until it dead ends at the railroad.  Cross Peger Road and take a right onto Pegar, heading towards Phillips Field Road.  Take a left on Phillips Field Road.  Then take a left onto Olnes St. and left onto Livengood Ave.  Right onto Nome Drive and finally right onto Fox Ave.  Finish at the Hoodoo Brewery parking lot on the right.

COURSE MAP: View the latest course map here. You can also choose to download GPS versions for GPX, KML, TCX, or CRS files for your tracking devices. Or play the animation below.

RESTROOMS: Restrooms will be at the start, finish and at the half-way point.

HYDRATION STOPS: TBD exactly based on final course, but plan on stops every 2-3miles with water and Gatorade Endurance…and BEER at the end!

MEDICAL SUPPORT: We have been working with the city. They are aware of the race and on-call if needed. Volunteers will be on the course to assist.

RACE RESULTS: A race chip will be attached to each person’s bib. Please do not remove the timing chip. Please ensure that your bib is clearly visible on the front of your race apparel. It serves as a backup in the event that your timing chip does not function properly (this is not anticipated, but happens sometimes).

WHERE DOES MY MONEY GO? This year’s race beneficiary will be the United Way of the Tanana Valley. Due to the success of this event for the past two years, we are able to carry on last year’s component of choosing a local non-profit for race proceeds to go to.  We collectively chose our local United Way becasue of the lasting, positive impact they can make on our community.  Click here to learn more about the United Way of the Tanana Valley.

Your registration fees also go toward providing a quality half-marathon race experience. We are paying professionals to provide real-time and accurate timing, which includes set up, bib printing and chip timing. Insurance, city permits, registration services, and participant swag is covered, too. HooDoo and Goldstream are not taking any profits from registration fees. Any money left over will be put into a set-aside account for next year to build upon. We want this to be a high-quality and safe yearly event for Fairbanks that is fun for all.

MANY, MANY THANKS TO OUR 2018 SPONSORS!

We couldn’t do this awesome community event without you.

Jolly Roger Inc.Premier Alaska ToursDate-Line Digital Printing
Paris PhotographicsGreat Alaska Wood Bowl Co.Alaska Dreams
Alaska Cheesesteak Co.Frostbite FoodsSpice It Up!
Flowline Alaska Inc.Gatorade EnduranceLulu’s Bread And Bagels
Sani-CanPropane Alaska LLCArctic Fire & Safety
Lavelle’s BistroAlaska ClubUnited Way of Tanana Valley

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