BEFORE SIGNING UP PLEASE BE SURE TO READ OUR ATHLETE GUIDE AS WELL AS THE ENTIRE WEBSITE, ESPECIALLY THE RULES, MANDATORY GEAR, WILDLIFE SAFETY TIPS, AND SUPPORT CREW SECTIONS. ALL ATHLETES MUST BE AWARE OF THE RACE REQUIREMENTS PRIOR TO SIGNING UP. THANK YOU.
GENERAL ENTRY (300 SPOTS AVAILABLE)
*REGISTRATION UPDATE* At this point we have a handful of spots available to the general public for anyone that would like to signup and join us last minute.
There are no refunds, transfers or deferrals of any kind for any reason. HOWEVER, our registration provider does offer an option for each registrant to purchase registration insurance through their 3rd party provider, Allianz. This add-on costs an extra $30-35 during registration but offers each participant the option of getting a full refund, for a number of reasons. The insurance is only available to athletes with US addresses unfortunately. A number of restrictions apply. CLICK HERE to review every reason covered their insurance policy. Claims are filed through the third-party provider (Allianz) and have no affiliation with Alaskaman. No transfers or deferrals of any kind are permitted. Weather and forest fires would be the main reasons a cancelation could possibly occur. VERY IMPORTANT - BE AWARE - Although rare and not something we are obviously planning on, we urge EVERYONE to get the additional insurance to cover their registration AND trip insurance (most online booking companies offer this) incase an act of nature leads to cancelation of the event. Better 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 race Alaskaman below. Once we review your application, if you are accepted, we will email you a link to register for 50% off normal registration rates ($250). 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 & PRICING SCHEDULE
ALASKAMAN SLOT ALLOCATION (OF 320)
REGISTRATION FEE SCHEDULE
GENERAL ENTRIES - $550 (300 Spots)
PROFESSIONAL ENTRIES - $275 (10 Spots) - Must have a valid Pro/Elite License issued by your country's governing body.
DIRECTOR'S CHOICE ENTRIES - $0-$550 (10 Spots) - Price of the director's choice entries depends on who it's going to and for what purpose. If these are not filled prior to sellout they will be available to sponsors and those who apply for them and are accepted.
INCLUDED w/REGISTRATION FOR ATHLETES
None of these items will be mailed or given out before or after the 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 time of packet pickup (checkin). If an athlete has more than one person on their support team the remaining members may also be present but if they are not able they may sign a waiver and send it with the athlete to turn in on their behalf.
Athlete Event Entry & The Event
Athlete & Support Packet Pickup Deliverables
Checkout these items on the Packet Pickup Page.
Phone Communication & Tracking - All athletes must have their cell phone on them and charged at all times. All athletes must download the Race Joy app and have it enabled/on at the start of the bike so we can track them along the way. 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 cell and charging cord (mandatory on last 7 miles).
FINISHER'S SHIRTS (ATHLETES ONLY)
Finisher's Shirts (Orange and White) - 2018 marks Alaskaman's inclusion in the XTri World Tour. All 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 22 at the base of the mountain and Alyeska Resort.
Hopeful athletes have to make it to that mile by 8:45pm AND be in the top 65% to be able to attempt the last 4-miles on Alyeska, the "High Course" (North Face Climb & Descent). All other athletes that do not meet BOTH of those qualifying standards will be diverted to the "low course" which awards finishers with a white shirt.
Those on the orange course will have to meet a 10:00pm cutoff at the top of the North Face Climb to be permitted to descend to the finish line and make it across by 11:00pm. We would prefer no additional cutoffs for anyone but being on the mountain after sunset becomes increasingly dangerous so we have to make sure everyone that's high route competing for the orange shirt is off the mountain by Sunset. Low course athletes are finishing the last 4 miles of their run along a rolling road that's traveled regularly by guests of the resort and isn't nearly as hard or secluded (although still challenging). This is why we do not have a cutoff for the low route.
IF YOU QUALIFY AND CHOOSE TO TAKE ON THE HIGH ROUTE FOR THE ORANGE SHIRT know that if you do not make the mile 24 checkpoint at the top of the mountain you will not be allowed to continue, you will be forced to take the tram down and your race will, sadly, be over. You will NOT be permitted to join the low route and attempt a run at the white shirt. So if you're going to go for the orange shirt, be confident and run strong and fast. Get it done!
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.