The Cirque Series is redefining what mountain running is all about. Starting from the base of a world-famous ski resort, you’ll rally up windswept ridges and glacial cirques to towering peaks, power down a quad-burning descent, and break the tape into a festival of live music, food, drink, and vendor tents. The elevation is serious but the mileage is manageable, and the race is as hardcore as you want it to be--beat the pros down to earn legend status and cash prizes, or enjoy the views and let the challenge be its own reward.
The Alyeska Cirque Series race begins at sea level with a very steep climb to 3,300 feet followed by a gradual ridge run topping out at 3,800 feet. Starting at the Sitzmark Bar & Grill, a carefully picked, challenging course, a rowdy loop of mountain running!
The Cirque Series is stoked to be in Alaska. Runners will be treated to views of Turnagain Arm during the run, descending back to the finish in the vendor village area for high-fives, music, food, beverages, and family and friends rooting on all competitors!