2020 Virtual HooDoo Half Marathon

Virtual HooDoo Half Marathon - Fairbanks, Alaska

In-person isn’t possible this year, but we can still have some fun!

Train. Race. And enjoy a Beer after – from wherever you are in the world! This year, the 5th annual HooDoo Half Marathon is going completely virtual! We’re bummed that we can’t have a super fun event again, but hopefully, you’re going to want to crush 13.1 miles in October before settling into winter. Sign up and the rules are easy! See below for all the information…

DATE: Between October 5-11, 2020, run, walk or jog 13.1 miles (21.1km)

TIMING: On October 4th, 2020 you will receive an email with your unique link to record your time. Log in to Chronotrack/Athlinks after your run to publish your time. There is no time limit, so just get out there!

COST:
For $45, you get:
• A Brooks Podium tech tee, 2020 edition with our masked moose mascot, printed locally at Jolly Roger, Inc. (when registered by Sept. 27, 11:59 pm)
• 2 HooDoo Brewing Co. beer tokens
• A digital bib to print and wear for your social media posts and because you are awesome
• Sponsor coupons and other swag
• Local route suggestions
• Social media shares and recognition, plus results in the local newspaper in late October

SPECIAL PRICE FOR FRONTLINE HEALTHCARE WORKERS AND FIRST RESPONDERS:
You’re our heroes. Anyone that is working on the frontline keeping people safe and healthy is eligible for a discount code. Please contact Stacy Fisk, Race Director via email (equinox @ runningclubnorth.org) or at 907-888-3193 to get it. Thank you!

I DON’T LIVE AROUND FAIRBANKS, CAN I STILL JOIN?
Yes, totally! You can join from anywhere in the world!

WHAT ARE THE SIZES TO THE T-SHIRTS?
The race shirts are Men’s sizing and a relaxed fit. The size chart can be found below. Please use it to assure a proper fit.

IS THERE A HASHTAG?
You bet! We want to see your runs and how you are training. Post using #HooDooHalf2020 so we can share and cheer you on!

I SIGNED UP FOR THE LIVE RACE ALREADY, BUT DON’T WANT TO DO VIRTUAL, CAN I GET A REFUND?
Of course, we know this is a weird year and a different event so we will roll back our no-refund policy. Participants that registered during the 12-Days promo in December through Labor Day, Sept 7th, are eligible for a full refund. To initiate, please email Race Director, Stacy Fisk (equinox@runningclubnorth.org) directly NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7TH. All refunds will be processed and mailed after September 8th.

HOW DO I DOWNLOAD MY BIB?
Closer to the start date of October 5, we will send a link out to registered halfers with a link to a customizable bib.

HOW DO I GET MY TEE-SHIRT AND STUFF?
Start by signing up by Sept. 27, 11:59 pm to get an official race t-shirt.

Beginning Thursday, Oct 1 you may pick up your shirt, tokens, etc at either Frosty Feet Running Company or HooDoo Brewing Co. here in Fairbanks, during business hours. Both of these locations offer curbside pick up!

HooDoo Brewing Co., 1951 Fox Ave, 99701, 907-459-BEER
Tuesday – Friday, 3-8pm / Saturday + Sunday 11-8pm / Closed Mondays

Frosty Feet Running Company, 380 Old Chena Pump Rd., Suite H (Between LuLu’s Bread & Bagels and Lemongrass Thai)
Tuesday – Friday, 2-7p / Saturday 10am-5pm / Closed Sunday & Monday

HOW DO I GET MY STUFF IF I AM NOT LOCAL?
Shipping will only be for those halfers outside of Fairbanks, Eielson, North Pole, etc. We will ship swag to the address you provide during registration, so make sure that it is accurate, please. International shipping is available.

CAN I RACE WITH MY DOG OR WITH A STROLLER?
Go for it! 🙂

CAN I DO THE RUN OVER MULTIPLE DAYS, TRACKING MY TIME?
While we encourage everyone to do the distance in one day, we aren’t going to give rules around how individuals want to approach their run. From our perspective, you’re out there doing it, and that’s great, however you want to get it done!

WHERE SHOULD I DO MY 13.1? DO YOU HAVE ANY COURSE SUGGESTIONS?
Yep! We’ll keep posting suggested routes here and on our Facebook page.

FAIRBANKS AREA ROUTES

• 2019 HOODOO HALF ROUTE •
For those of you in Fairbanks, and would like to run last year’s route (starting at TRAX Outdoor Center and ending with a beer at HooDoo Brewing Company), here’s the route for you! This is fast route around Farmers Loop with sweeping views. Mostly asphalt. Click here for details.

• 2014 HOODOO HALF ROUTE •
Here’s another great route option if you will be in Fairbanks. A mix of dirt and pavement and little hilly. Start at the turnout next to Ann’s Greenhouse/across from Goldstream Sports, and end at HooDoo Brewing Company. Click here for details.

• Out and Back on the Skarland Trail •

If trails are what you are after, a good course for you would an out and back to mile ~6.5 along the historic Equinox Marathon trail. The Equinox trail has year-round signage and mile markers. Just mind other few road crossings and possibly slippery conditions. Start and end at the UAF Patty Center.

Description: www.equinoxmarathon.org/race-info/course/detailed-course-description/

Map: www.equinoxmarathon.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/2017-ComprehensiveMap.pdf

• Frosty Feet 13.1 Training Run •

Here is a half-marathon route that is basically Running Club North’s Two-Way Torture Test route, but starts and begins at Frosty Feet Running Company, instead of The Pump House.

Runners can choose your direction but either way, you will encounter a challenging climb up to Chena Ridge. Either choose a steep climb at the beginning of the route or reverse it and have a long flat 4 miles before you climb and a long descent on your way home.

Along the way, you will run through gorgeously scenic areas of the countryside just outside the city, as the nearby Alaska Mountain Range, the Tanana River.

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