LOTTERY REGISTRATION OPENING NOV 1!
We have a total of 270 slots to the event (250 general entry, 10 professional, 10 race director’s choice). General entry is decided based on random draw from our 2-week lottery occurring from Nov 1-14. We will then select and notify winners by the end of day on Nov 15. Winners will have 72-hours from that point to finalize their registration before it’s rolled down to those not selected on the first round of the lottery. Professional slots are also first come first serve but will be validated after registration is complete and a scan of professional license is sent to the race committee. Event director slots will be available only after general registration is sold out and are meant for those with human interest stories that missed general entry but still would like to participate in the event.
WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND that all those wishing to register MAKE ABSOLUTELY SURE they have a willing and able support crew member to accompany them. This event REQUIRES each member to have a support crew member (at least one but more are allowed) to help them throughout the race including but not limited to helping them setup, get out of the water, get through T2, hydration/nutrition on the bike, and to run at least the 10-mile mountain section of the event. Those without this support will not be permitted to take place in the event and NO REFUNDS, TRANSFERS OR DEFERRALS WILL BE GRANTED. If you would like to know our reasoning on requiring a support member for this event, please visit our SUPPORT TEAM PAGE.
WE ALSO HIGHLY RECOMMEND that all those registering purchase both registration insurance as well as travel insurance on their trip (if available). This recommendation goes for any extreme triathlon you register for as they are just that, extreme, and the environments extreme triathlon are put on are subject to acts of god and nature more-so than the typical areas events are held. We do not foresee this being an issue but we still recommend you protect as much of your entry and trip as possible. PLEASE BE AWARE that as of now, race registration insurance is only available to those with addresses inside the United States because that’s where this events production company resides.
Below you will find more detailed info about the registration process.
There are no refunds, transfer, or deferrals of any kind for ANY reason.
Our registration provider, RunSignUp, does offer an option for each registrant to purchase registration insurance through their 3rd party provide, Allianz. This add-on costs an extra $30-35 and MUST be purchased during the registration process. The insurance is, unfortunately only available for athletes with US addresses and a number of additional restrictions apply. Click HERE to review coverage information. Claims are filed directly through Allianz and have no affiliation with the event or the parent company.
No transfers or deferrals of any kinds are permitted once you are registered for the event. Weather would be the main reason for an event cancellation. VERY IMPORTANT - BE AWARE that, although rare and not something we obviously plan on, we urge EVERYONE to purchase additional insurance to cover their registration AND travel (most booking companies offer this) in case an act of nature leads to cancellation of the event. It's always better to be safe than sorry.
APPLY FOR A PRO/ELITE SLOT (10 AVAILABLE)
If you are a pro/elite licensed triathlete you may submit your application to take part in Alaskaman Extreme Triathlon below. Once we review your application, if you are accepted, we will email you a link to register for 50% off normal registration rates ($275). We will also request, at that time, you send us a copy (front and back) of your professional license issued by your country's triathlon governing body. We have 5 male and 5 female spots available for our pro field. There is no confirmation email, if you click the submit button and the form on this page is replaced with a confirmation message, your form has been submitted and received.
OVERALL SLOT ALLOCATION
General Entry - 250 Limit
General Entry - 250 Quantity (175 general and 75 for Alaskans) is $550 USD per individual with the lottery opening Nov 1, 2018. Lottery will remain open until Nov 14. We will notify winners within 24-hours of the lottery entry closing. Unclaimed slots will be offered to those that weren’t selected during the lottery after the 72-hour mark.
Pro Slots - 5m/5f limit (10 total)
Professional Entry - 10 Quantity (5 Female / 5 Male) is $275 USD per pro individual with proof of pro license required opening on Nov 1, 2018. When these slots are sold out professionals are still permitted to register under general entry or apply for a Race Director’s Slots but are required to pay full price.
RACE DIRECTOR SLOTS - 10 LIMIT
Race Director’s Choice Entry - 10 Quantity is $550 USD per individual opening Nov 1, 2018. Race Director entry requests will only be necessary and reviewed after general entry is sold out. Please keep in mind that these slots are meant to give a chance to those with human interest stories to still get into the event after it has sold out.
AKXTRI ENTRY ALLOCATION
INCLUDED WITH REGISTRATION
No items listed below will be mailed or given out before or after the designated packet pickup times listed on the SCHEDULE OF EVENTS page. You must pick up your own packet and you must be present to claim your packet. There will be no exceptions to this rule. Unclaimed packets will either be discarded or reused next year (if possible). Each athlete's support captain must be present with the athlete at the time of packet pickup (check-in). If an athlete has more than one person on their support team the remaining member may also be present but if they are not able they may sign a waiver and sent if with the athlete and support captain to turn in on their behalf.
Athlete Event Entry
Athlete & Support Packet Pickup Deliverables, see PACKET PICKUP page for details
Phone Communication & Tracking - All athletes must have their cell phone on them and charged at all times. All athletes must download the RaceJoy app and have it enabled/on at the start of the bike so we can track them along the course. If your phone is known to die over the length of time you estimate it will take you to finish the event, we suggest carrying a small external battery and charging cable.
FINISHER'S SHIRTS (ATHLETES ONLY)
Finisher's Shirts (Orange & White) - XTri World Tour events award finishers a finisher's shirt. The color of that shirt (colored or white) depends on meeting strict qualifications on certain late stage checkpoint(s) on the run to be allowed to compete for the colored shirt. The color varies per race. At Alaskaman the finisher's shirts are orange or white and our checkpoint to attempt a run at the orange shirt is at mile 23 at the base of the mountain and Alyeska Resort.
Hopeful athletes have to make it to that mile by 9:00pm AND be in the top 65% to be able to attempt the last 4-miles on Alyeska, the "High Route" (North Face Climb & Descent). All other athletes that do not meet BOTH of those qualifying standards will be diverted to the "Low Route" which awards finishers with a white shirt.
All High Route athletes will be given until 11:00pm to make the finish line at the Day Lodge. We would prefer no additional cutoffs after mile 23 but being on the mountain after sunset becomes increasingly dangerous due to wildlife. Low Route athletes are finishing the last 4 miles of their run along a rolling road that's regularly traveled. The Low Route has a finish line cutoff time of 11:30pm. This gives most athletes on the lower course 90-120min to complete 4 relatively flat miles.
PLEASE NOTE that Alyeska Mountain Patrol will be all over both sides of the mountain all day. They reserve the right to pull anyone from the course at any time. Typically they do so if athletes are caught between checking/cutoff points and are going to slow to make it. Other reasons include but are not limited to medical, weather, wildlife, etc.
To review all courses and all cutoffs for the courses, including even more details on High Route and Low Route run courses, please visit the course webpage.