Race Week Schedule

Packet Pick-Ups

Visit the Bib Assignments and Packet Pick-Up page to learn more.

  • Tuesday, May 10             4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
    Trek Bicycle Store
  • Wednesday, May 11       4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
    Skinny Raven Sports (Downtown)
  • Saturday, May 14           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, 1101 Golden Bear Drive

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

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, 1101 Golden Bear Drive

Schedule is subject to change.

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 1-64
8:45 a.m.  National Anthem
8:50 a.m. Introduction of honorary race starter Beth Bragg
8:55 a.m. All seeded racers in position
9:00 a.m.  Race start

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 in 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 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.

Please do not try to race earlier or later than your assigned number and start wave.
** Racers on deck later than 12:30 p.m. run the risk of being excluded from participating.

There are six blocks (#1-6) and within each block there are 2 to 3 start waves to help minimize the amount of time on deck.

  • Block 1: Seeded racers
  • Block 2: Lane bids
  • Blocks 3, 4, 5, and 6: General racers. Bib assignments for each of these blocks are assigned based on estimated swim times from fastest to slowest within that block. Each block is split into three start times to minimize the time waiting on deck.
    • For Example: Block 4 is bibs 461-770, with #461 being the fastest estimated swim time and #770 being in the group of slowest estimated swim times for that block. What does this mean? Ideally, the need to pass should be minimized within each block and start wave.

Note: Some higher number bibs have start times before lower number bibs. This is correct!

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Bike Return

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.

Results

Timing is provided by Skinny Raven Events & Timing. Unofficial results will be available in the result’s tent at the finish area. Unofficial results will be posted to the GNT web site on Monday evening after the event by 8:00 p.m. Learn more about results and live race updates on the results page.

Bartlett High School Event Area (T1, Swim, Bike Return)

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 update, 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 bibs drop-off and race expo. Hungry on race day? Check out one of the food trucks at Bartlett and Pena Park 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 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 will be room for spectators to watch the finish with expanded viewing along the finish chute. 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 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; 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!

GNT Race Celebration & Awards Ceremony

Please join the GNT Board, Race Committee, and fellow racers for the post-race celebration! In line with our covid management and adjusting for a safe in-person experience, we are not going to have any food at this year’s award’s ceremony, but all of the other fun and cool aspects of the event will be a part of it. You will not want to miss out on the fun! There will be great raffle prizes and the coveted  bike giveaway (details below). You must be present to win, so put on your 2022 GNT finisher’s shirt and come celebrate!

  • When: Monday, May 16, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Where: Begich Middle School, 7440 Creekside Center Drive, Anchorage, AK  map/directions
  • Program:
    • Debut of the Official 2022 GNT Race Video presented by ConocoPhillipsAlaska  (see past videos)
    • Race awards (see categories below)
    • Other special recognition
    • Awesome giveaways
    • Raffle prizes for racers and volunteers
      • Thank you to our raffle prize donors: AMH (Alaska Mountaineering and Hiking), Skinny Raven Sports, Trek Bicycle Store, Kaladi Brothers Coffee, Girdwood Nordic Ski Club, Multisport Training of Alaska, Sports and Spinal Injury Clinic, ELITE (Elite Sports Performance), The Alaska Club, AK Starfish, Chain Reaction Cycles, Reign Cycle Studio, Skhoop, ShuzyQ, Ravens Ring…
        …and more being added all the time.

 

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