Congratulations to all the participants in the 2016 event!
 

An Endurance North Event

Sponsors 2016





We welcome sponsors.
If you would like to sponsor the race, please email the race directors
cr2r_director@endurancenorth.org  -Thanks!









Welcome to the Chena River to Ridge website.

We invite you to venture north to Fairbanks to participate in one of the newest winter endurance races in interior Alaska. The Chena River to Ridge race will take racers around maintained snow-machine trails in the Chena River Recreation Area about 30 miles east of Fairbanks. Its a challenging race course with big ascents, fast downhills, blind turns, and outstanding views of the local hills and the Alaska Range as the trail climbs high above the valley floor. Racers can either travel by ski, bike, or on foot. There is a 45-mile course and a 25 mile course. After the race, you can relax your muscles in the thermal waters at Chena Hot Springs Resort, about 30 minutes away.



Date: Saturday Feb. 27, 2016
Time: 9 AM for the 45 mile race, 10 AM for the 25 mile race (12 hr cutoff - racers must finish by 9 PM)
Location: Twin Bears Camp, milepost 30 Chena Hot Springs Road, about 40 minutes east of Fairbanks, Alaska.

Online Registration Costs (1/1/2016  -  2/26/2016):
$60 - 45 mile race
$50 - 25 mile race

Race day registration is available at the race start and increases by $20.

The Chena River to Ridge is open to 60 participants.  Additional entries will be placed on a wait list in the order they are received.

Latest News:

February 28, 2016:
Preliminary 2016 results (crude, yes, but timely)


CR2R 25 Mile Race Times
Race Date: 2/27/16
Overall Place Bib Racer Division Finish Time Comments
1 18 Knott Christopher Bike 2:46:10 1st overall, biker, course record* (*started with 45-mile racers)
2 11 Gard Bruce Bike 3:14:29  
3 78 Fjare Dana Foot 3:42:07 1st runner, course record
4 75 Delamere Peter Ski 3:46:05 1st skier
5 99 Weeg Cathy Bike 3:52:18 1st female biker, female record
6 79 Glaspell Brian Foot 3:57:10 1st male runner, male record
7 86 McLoughlin Simon Foot 4:01:34  
8 92 Richards Meredyth Foot 4:06:00  
9 94 Rose Tamara Bike 4:07:15  
10 81 Howell Nicholas Foot 4:27:52  
11 90 Petersen John Ski 4:34:04  
12 93 Rolph Becca Foot 4:45:13  
13 100 Winford Mark Ski 4:47:42  
14 88 O'brien Mike Ski 4:49:25  
15 72 Coffman Sam Foot 4:51:56  
16 91 Petersen Lynne Ski 4:53:34 1st female skier
17 80 Helling Heidi Foot 4:53:57  
18 83 Lanford Jane Foot 5:04:36  
19 73 Cook Chelsey Ski 5:11:43  
20 76 Ershova Elizaveta Ski 5:16:25  
21 97 Sterns Andy Ski 5:18:04  
22 89 Oldmixon Mark Ski 5:29:45  
23 82 Kiely Don Foot 5:44:32  
24 96 Shirar Scott Ski 5:44:32  
25 74 Delamere Jen Ski 5:49:40  
26 77 Ethun Michelle Ski 5:49:40  
27 69 Allman Elizabeth Ski 6:04:14  
28 87 Obrien Kristin Ski 6:04:14  
29 70 Bell Scott Ski 8:28:54  
31 71 Chase Ayla Ski   Scratch, Aid Station #1
30 68 Alder Theodore Foot   DNS
32 84 Loftus Oliver Foot   DNS
33 85 Madsen Sarah Foot   DNS
34 95 Schwab Julie Bike   DNS
35 98 Tirrell Danielle Ski   DNS


CR2R 45 Mile Race Times
Race Date: 2/27/16
 



Checkpoint  
Overall Place Bib Racer Division Time in Time out Finish Time Comments
1 4 Breitenberger Eric Bike 2:44:30 2:47:24 5:54:06 First overall, biker
1 12 Harbison Fred Bike 2:44:50 2:47:24 5:54:06  
3 1 Barton Ben Bike 2:48:40 2:55:35 5:59:46  
4 15 Hrinko William Bike 2:44:51 2:47:42 6:00:04  
5 5 Buck Mike Bike 2:49:50 2:51:48 6:02:00  
6 16 Johnson Rick Bike 2:50:24 2:54:45 6:02:47  
7 14 Holland-Letz Ralf Bike 2:50:40 2:55:51 6:11:47  
8 26 Thurston-Hicks Alisabeth Bike 2:53:28 2:58:30 6:17:19 1st female biker
9 9 Feierabend Dashiell Ski 3:02:50 3:07:04 6:29:27 1st skier
10 10 Frost Shalane Ski 3:10:27 3:12:29 6:38:14 1st female skier, female record
11 25 Sutton Forrest Bike 2:49:17 2:55:03 6:39:07  
12 17 Kaufman Max Ski 3:02:47 3:08:34 6:50:24  
13 24 Schoen Erik Ski 3:03:30 3:08:40 6:52:09  
14 23 Sartz Patrik Ski 3:12:05 3:16:30 7:03:24  
15 22 Moran Tom Bike 3:32:34 3:35:00 7:05:55  
16 13 Taylor Steve Ski 3:25:12 3:32:15 7:43:34  
17 8 Dunville Amy Bike 3:33:27 3:53:00 8:03:45  
18 20 Lyke Liz Bike 3:33:20 3:53:00 8:03:45  
19 19 Koczaja Ron Ski 4:11:40 4:19:38 8:42:00  
20 6 Buck Teri Foot 4:39:42 4:44:00 10:12:23 1st runner
21 3 Betts Erica Bike 3:05:24     Scratch at Aid station #2
22 7 Decker Joseph Bike 4:10:47     Scratch at Aid station #2
23 21 Maxwell David Ski 4:47:20     DNF, delaminated ski
24 27 Troyer Eric Ski 5:58:00     Scratch at Aid station #2
25 2 Baumgartner Gary Bike DNF     Mechanical; rear hub
26   Henry Chism Bike DNS      



February 23, 2016:
One important change this year (and this year only) is that our event insurance is carried through Fairbanks Cycle Club (FCC). This means that every racer will need to have a one-day FCC membership before you receive your bib. Chena River to Ridge will cover the cost, you simply need to fill out and sign the form. You can find the form here http://www.fairbankscycleclub.org/Downloads/one-day-member-form.pdf, or there will be some on hand the morning of the event. If you already have an annual membership, then you are good to go.

The one stipulation that comes with this insurance is that all bikers must wear a helmet to participate. If you have a spare, you might want to bring it in case your buddy forgets. Skiers and runners are exempt, but funny hats are always welcome.

February 15, 2016:

February 15, 2016:
The location of the start-finish has been moved 1.5 miles closer to Fairbanks off of Chena Hot Springs road to Twin Bears Camp (CHSR mile 30)!! The new location provides a warm, albeit spartan, building out of the elements to gather before the race and regroup afterward. The race will begin and end directly out of the facility. The course will remain essentially the same, with only a different access point to the Quest trail. Whereas the "25-mile" course distance will remain unchanged, the new start location will add about 3 miles to the "45-mile" distance. We will revise the course map and mileages after we create a new track log this weekend. Parking will be tight, so plan on carpooling if possible.

The roster is almost full! Only 9 slots left with little under 2 weeks to go.



February 5, 2016: Roster to date. We expect this to expand quickly as the event approaches.



January 29, 2016: Water Wagon has returned in a big way as the title sponsor for Chena River to Ridge!



January 15, 2016:
Chena River to Ridge welcomes back the following sponsors.

Becker Sewing and Designs

Raven Cross Country