The Nifty Fifty is a 50k race in Juneau, Alaska, that may be run solo or as a two or three person relay. It is broken into three legs. Each leg is out and back and starts and finishes at the end of Basin Road, near the Perseverance Trail. The course is beautiful and challenging, with some significant climbing. It has about 5 miles on pavement with the rest on trails, a wooden flume, and a dirt road. Leg one is 9.75 miles and goes out and back on Basin Road, up Perseverance Trail, up Red Mill Trail, to the Glory Hole overlook, back to Red Mill Trail, to the end of Perseverance Trail, and return to Basin Road via Perseverance. Leg two is 11.5 miles and goes out Basin Road, to the end of the Flume, through the Highlands to Glacier Highway, up Salmon Creek Trail, and back the same way. Leg three repeats leg one.
There will be water, Gatorade, and snacks at the start and finish of each leg. In addition, there will be an unmanned aid station with water and Gatorade that you will pass twice on each leg. If running two or three legs, you should carry water and any food you need between aid stations. There will be no shirts or swag, but you can count on a challenging run in a beautiful setting.
IMPORTANT INFO FOR RELAY REGISTRATION
To register for the relay you must register each runner one at a time. When you register the first runner, give the team a name. Then register the second and third runners, selecting the team name from the drop down box.
Local time: 3:43 AM