Race Week Schedule
The race week schedule is subject to change. Times and locations listed below could change slightly as we finalize details for the 2024 GNT. .
Visit the Bib Assignments and Packet Pick-Up page to learn more.
- Tuesday, May 14 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Trek Bicycle Store
- Wednesday, May 15 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Skinny Raven Sports (Downtown)
- Saturday, May 18 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Bartlett High School
(During the mandatory bike drop-off and race expo)
Mandatory Bike Drop Off at Bartlett High School | Saturday, May 18, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
All participants are required to drop off their bikes at T1 at Bartlett High School on the Saturday before the event between 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Learn more about mandatory bike drop off here.
Gear Drop at Bartlett High School | Saturday, May 18, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 19, 7:00 – 8:30 a.m.
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.). You will be provided a T2 and finish transition bag at packet pick-up intended for gear needed for your run and the finish area at Pena Park. Learn more about gear drop here.
Race Day at Bartlett High School | Sunday, May 19
Schedule is subject to change.
|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
|T1/bike corral closes
|8:45 – 8:55 a.m.
|Pool open to bib numbers 1-64
|Introduction of honorary race starters
|All seeded racers in position
Swim Wave Starts
It is important that you are on time and ready for your specific start time. Racers are asked to do your best to arrive within your assigned time frames (not too early, not too late). Racers must start their swim in bib order in their assigned start waves. Racers need to be in the pool building and ready to enter the pool deck by the on-deck 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 and it is critical that we all work together to make each wave efficient. Please start at your assigned time – do not try to race earlier or later than your assigned number and start wave.
This is the 2023 schedule for reference only. The 2024 swim start wave details and times will be posted here in April.
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. Unofficial results will be available in the results tent at the finish area. Unofficial results will be posted to the GNT web site by 8:00 p.m on the Monday evening after the event. Learn more about results and live race updates on the results page.
Bartlett High School Event Area (T1, Swim, Bike Return)
The 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, and enjoy the energy as racers get ready to start their GNT race. Be sure to visit one of the many vendors on Saturday during bike drop-off and the race expo. Hungry on race day? Check out one of the food trucks at Bartlett (morning only) and Pena Park (all day) offering everything from sweet to savory. Cheering someone on? Stop by the poster booth and make a poster to encourage, motivate, and inspire a fellow racer, mom, sister, or friend.
Bartlett is also the on-and-off point for the shuttles to the finish area and celebration at 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 2:30 p.m.) the activity at Bartlett will wind down. Spectators and racers are invited to join the festivities at Pena Park to cheer on 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 is the place to celebrate the finish of the event with lots of activities to enjoy the after-race glow! There is plenty of space for spectators to watch the finish with expanded viewing along the finish chute. Spectators are permitted to walk down Starview Drive to cheer racers on the last half mile of the course (no spectators are permitted past the Chugach Electric power plant).
Stick around after you cross the finish line to 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, stop by the cheer garden, 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 Bartlett High School event area and Pena Park finish zone 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; 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!
GNT Race Celebration & Awards Ceremony at Begich Middle School | Monday Sunday, May 20, 6:00 p.m.
Please join the GNT Board, Race Committee, and fellow racers for the post-race celebration and awards ceremony. Both racers and volunteers are invited.
You will not want to miss out on the fun! There will be great raffle prizes and many cool giveaways. You must be present to win, so put on your 2024 GNT finisher shirt and come celebrate!
This event is always a racer favorite and includes a potluck dinner, awards, and giveaways – please bring a dish to share.
Note: In order to decrease excess trash, drinks are not provided at the banquet, please bring your own non-alcoholic beverage.
Stay tuned for an announcement on who will be the emcee and host for this year’s celebration and awards ceremony.
When: Monday, May 20, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Begich Middle School, 7440 Creekside Center Drive, Anchorage, AK map/directions
- Race awards
- Spirit of GNT awards
- Other special recognition
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)
- Tri-generation award (combined time of grandmother, mother, and granddaughter)
- Spirit of GNT