Fresh from my email box:
29th Annual Alaska Mountain Wilderness Classic
Gerstle River to McKinley Village
Start: 10:00 AM Sunday, June 20th, 2010
Contacts: Michael Martin (mickeymamwc at comcast dot net)
The 29th AMWC, in keeping with tradition, will return for a second year to the route established in 2009. The race will start approximately at the intersection of the Gerstle River and Highway 2 (Alaska Highway), and will finish just south of McKinley Village alongside Highway 3 (Parks Highway).
To maintain the AMWC as a “wilderness race,” roadways are off-limits. To prevent any confusion, loop-holes, etc. – this means a distance of five miles from roads. The only exception to this rule is the necessary crossing of Route 4 (Richardson Highway) at the Donnelly Creek State Recreation Site at mile marker 238 on the Richardson Hwy.
Because of several incidents involving aircraft evacuation of uninjured racers in past years, the requirement of satellite phones of every racer continues.
BEFORE START OF RACE – EVERY RACER WILL SHOW THEY HAVE A WORKING SATELLITE PHONE. AGAIN, EVERY SINGLE RACER (SHARING IS NOT ALLOWED).
These can be rented from several places for as little as $100/week. Each racer must display the phone on race day to race officials. Contact John Norris at satcomak at gci dot net or 907-677-9699.
In case you forgot what it looks like.....
And in other announcements:
"Dream Result" kayaking video (the world record waterfall drop video) Tim Johnson's "New Horizon", double header at Bears Tooth Theatre, Thursday, April 8th, 2010 at 8:00p.m. Tickets will probably sell out quickly.