Registration will open in May 2023, or not.
2023 Kenai 250 Dates: June 23-25, 2023 9:00 AM
- ~265-miles, lots of singletrack, ~30,000ft elev. gain.
- 100% self-supported
- Starts and ends in Hope, AK (85 miles south of Anchorage)
- SPOT tracker registration is encouraged for your safety and because it’s cool and family and friends know how you’re doing.
Cost = FREE
The Kenai 250 is a challenging route, for experienced backcountry endurance riders, with over 200 miles of singletrack that traverses some of the most beautiful landscape the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska has to offer. The ride includes the historic Resurrection Pass , Russian Lakes Trail, Lost Lake Trail, Johnson Pass and so much more!
This will be a 100% self-supported event. Riders will be required to carry all gear necessary to complete the loop. The route goes past several small populated areas where re-supply is possible. No outside help, pre-arrangements, reservations, calls to restaurants to pre-order food or wait for rider, etc. Exception: Ghost riders for safety in high bear density trails like Russian Lakes are not only allowed but encouraged, especially during “night” hours. Cellphones allowed for safety and photos only, not to play a role in race tactics.Link to the tracker with live ride updates: http://trackleaders.com/kenai22. The link for riders to register your own satellite tracker (SPOT or compatible) is below the waiver of the registration page.
Use this link to download the updated GPX (GPS) files and cue cards for the 2022 REVERSE route (THIS WILL BE UPDATED EVENTUALLY FOR THE 2023 ROUTE)
NOTE: Navigating to the right files, uploading stuff to your GPS and figuring out what part of the cue-cards is wrong is all part of the adventure, so don't blame me!
The 2022 route (THIS WILL BE UPDATED EVENTUALLY FOR THE 2023 ROUTE):
Hope > Resurrection Pass > Devil's Creek Trail > Johnson Pass (N to S) > Crown Point Mine Rd. Loop > Primrose Camp. > Iditarod Trails > Seward Sealife Center > Lost Lake > Primrose Camp. > Old Sterling Hwy. > Snug Harbor Rd. > Russian Lakes Trail (E to W. Please be BEAR aware and SAFE and use ghost riders, especially at night) > Resurrection Trail > Hope. Easy-peasy.