Alaska weather and travel is often unpredictable.  One day it could be pouring rain and howling wind while another is sunny and hot.  Planes and boats can get delayed and cancelled.  We’d like to think this just adds to the mystery of the north.  Be prepared with these recommendations and your experience will be a breeze.  You can also visit for helpful tips on traveling to Skagway.



  • We recommend dressing in layers.  Weather can change quickly and unpredictably

  • Windbreaker jacket and pants for pre and post race.  The race starts on the ocean which can be chilly.

  • Running shoes that can handle pavement AND dirt road. 

  • Quick dry fabric top and bottom



  • Sunglasses/Running ball cap

  • Sunblock

  • Bear bell *Optional*

  • Electrolyte supplements/food items.

Aid stations are maintained by our sponsors and don’t guarantee any certain number of energy gels, electrolyte water, or food items


  • Race course map to review

  • Passport for pre and post race adventures into the Yukon

  • Pertinent medical information such as insurance in case of emergency

  • Sense of Adventure