Date and details to be updated when 2020 GNT race plan is confirmed. Visit the COVID-19 Race Updates page for more information
Bib Pick Ups
Skinny Raven Sports
800 H Street (downtown’
Trek Store of Anchorage
530 East Benson Blvd
Bartlett High School
Mandatory bike drop off at Bartlett High School, 1101 Golden Bear Drive
All participants are required to drop off their bikes at T1 at Bartlett High School on Saturday before the event between 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Only participants (and one friend or family member’ are allowed in the transition. A non-racer delivering a bike will not be allowed to set up the racer’s transition area; rather, a T1 volunteer will place the bike in transition for the racer. The racer may come into T1 on race morning during the designated times (7:00 – 8:30 a.m.’ to set up her transition area. Bikes will be secured in the transition area overnight. There will be access to the transition area the morning of the race from 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. only. Bikes will not be allowed to enter or exit T1 during this time.
(Note: On race day, bikes will be transported from T2 back to Bartlett High School and placed in the racer’s assigned transition spot’
Gear Drop will be available near the entrance to T1 at bike drop off on Saturday (1:00 – 5:00 p.m.’ and on race morning (7:00 – 8:30 a.m.’. There will be open FedEx trucks at T1 to collect your T2 and Finish transition bags. You will be provided a T2 and Finish transition bag at bib pick intended for gear needed for your run and the finish area at Pena Park respectively. Your transition bag will be waiting for you when you arrive at T2 on race day, and available in a gear tent at the finish area at Pena Park. Please secure and mark your gear bags with your bib number and last name. It is a good idea to put your name on everything in your gear bag too.
Race Day at Bartlett High School, 1101 Golden Bear Drive
|7:00 a.m.||T1/bike corral open to racers (no bikes may be dropped off or removed’|
|7:30 – 8:45 a.m.||Pool open to all racers for swim warm up|
|8:30 a.m.||T1/bike corral closes|
|8:45 – 8:55 a.m.||Pool open to bib numbers 1-50|
|8:45 a.m.||National Anthem|
|8:50 a.m.||Introduction of Honorary Race Starter|
|8:55 a.m.||All seeded racers in position|
|9:00 a.m.||Race start|
Swim (Wave’ Starts*
|Bib # Start||Bib # End||On Pool Deck|
* On deck times may be updated closer to event day. Any changes will be minimal and communicated well in advance of race day.
** Racers on deck later than 3:00 p.m. run the risk of being excluded from participating.
Note: Racers need to be in the pool building and ready to enter the pool deck by the time associated with their bib number. It is your responsibility to be there when your swim time starts. Being on deck at your assigned time helps ensure a smooth schedule for the entire day. This is a long day for volunteers and racers, so it is critical that we are efficient during the first leg of the race. Please start at your allotted time. It is advised to allow an hour prior to your on deck time to pick up your swim card, go to the restroom, have a snack, warm up in the center pool if desired, and be ready for your on-deck time.
All bikes and gear will be returned via FedEx trucks from T2 back to T1. Volunteers will return bikes and any other gear left at T2 to each racer’s assigned slot in T1.
Timing is provided by Skinny Raven Events & Timing. All racers will receive a timing chip at bib pick-up along with an ankle strap. The ankle strap with the timing chip attached should be placed on the racers left ankle and worn through the duration of the event. Timing chips and straps do not need to be returned after the finish.
Unofficial results will be available in the result’s tent at the finish area. Computer kiosks will be available to look up your finish time. Watch your email inbox Sunday night after the race for a personalized link to your results. Unofficial results will be posted to the GNT web site on Monday evening after the event by 8:00 p.m. Any errors or protests to results must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by TBD at 8:00 p.m.
Live racer updates are available, allowing friends and family to track your race. You just need the last name or bib number to locate a racer. You can choose to post your race progress via Facebook or Twitter or enter up to three cell numbers to receive text updates as the racer crosses the timing points on the course. Details on signing up for racer updates will be posted in the week prior to the event.
Main Event Area at Bartlett High School
Bartlett High School parking area is where all the pre-race fun and T1 cheering takes place. You can cheer on racers in T1 and as they head out on the bike course, hear race updates, enjoy the food trucks, grab a cup of Kaladi coffee, visit the vendors, make a poster, and enjoy the energy as racers get ready to start their GNT race. Be sure to visit one of the many vendors offering products and services including hair braiding, clothing, kids’ entertainment, games, a photo booth, and more. Hungry on race day? Check out one of the many food trucks offering everything from sweet to savory. Cheering someone on? Stop by the poster booth and make a poster to encourage a fellow racer, mom, sister, or friend.
Bartlett is also the on-and-off point for the shuttles to Pena Park. Shuttles will begin running at 9:00 a.m. and end approximately 1 hour after the last racers cross the finish line.
Once the last racers are out of the pool and onto the bike course after 3:00 p.m. the activity at Bartlett will wind down. Then everyone is invited to join the festivities at Pena Park to cheer in the remaining finishers. The T1 bike corral at Bartlett will remain open and staffed until the final finishers are back to pick up their bikes and gear.
Pena Park Finish Zone
Pena Park will be the main place to celebrate the finish of the event with lots of activities to enjoy the after-race glow! There will be room for spectators to watch the finish with bleachers and expanded viewing along the finish chute. New this year, spectators will be able to walk down Starview Drive to cheer racers on the last half mile of the course. After you cross the finish line stick around, celebrate, and cheer on your fellow racers! Grab some water, enjoy the finisher food, pick up your well-earned official finisher’s shirt, dance to the music, and enjoy the finish zone activities. Several of Anchorage’s finest food trucks will also be onsite at Pena Park. You can even try your skill at Corn Hole, Jenga, or Connect Four in the field. Before you get on the shuttle make sure you grab photos with your besties and your fans.
Cheer the Last Racers In!
The main event area and Pena Park will be full of racers and spectators most of the day and the energy is infectious, but as the day goes on, and the last racers are spread out on the course things quiet down at the finish. We encourage you to volunteer after your race if you can; however, if you are not planning on volunteering, consider sticking around and cheering in those final racers. Bring your cow bells, your big smiles, and those encouraging words. Share that supportive woman-power this race is known for and keep cheering until the last racer crosses the finish line!
Begich Middle School, 7440 Creekside Center Drive
We encourage you to come to the Awards Banquet on a date TBD at Begich Middle School (7440 Creekside Center Drive, near DeBarr and Muldoon’. This is a potluck, so please bring a dish to share. Please wear this year’s shirt or wear the oldest GNT finishers’ t-shirt you own. Bring your beverage in the new collapsible water bottle you will receive at the finish line. (In order to decrease excess trash, drinks will not be provided at the banquet.’
Racers and volunteers are invited. Door prizes for racers and volunteers will be drawn throughout the ceremony. You must be present to win. We will be raffling off many great prizes from local businesses – including a road bike from the Trek Bicycle Store.
Awards are given for the following categories:
- Top 10 overall
- Top five in each age group (five-year increments through the oldest participant’
*Top 10 overall are removed from age group awards
- Top five mother-daughter teams (combined time of mother and one daughter’
- Top team of each division (combined top five times of a team’
- Most Improved as compared to last year (you must have checked the box during online registration indicating that you wanted to be considered for this award’
- Tri-generation award (combined time of grandmother, mother, and granddaughter’
- Spirit of GNT