Race Info

The Resurrection Pass 50 and 100 mile trail races are low key, mostly self-supported runs between Hope and Cooper Landing, Alaska. These are "fat ass" style races, so there is no entry fee, though donations are certainly appreciated to help support the future of these races.

Race-specific Information

Directions to the Cooper Landing Trailhead

This trailhead is the 50 miler start, and the 42 mile checkpoint for the 100 miler.

From Anchorage, take the New Seward Highway to Sterling Highway. Proceed on the Sterling Highway to Cooper Landing. After passing through Cooper Landing, cross the bridge over the Kenai River, and the Resurrection Pass Trailhead will be on the right, just beyond a large gravel parking area. It takes about 2 hours to drive from Anchorage.

Directions to the Hope Trailhead

This trailhead is the 100 miler start and finish, and the 50 miler finish.

From Anchorage, take the New Seward Highway to the Hope turnoff. Follow the Hope Highway to mile 16.2, then turn left onto Resurrection Creek Road. Follow signs for the Resurrection Pass trailhead, about 4 miles. It takes about 90 minutes to drive from Anchorage.

Where to Stay

If you want to stay closer to the race start/finish, there are several options for camping. There are also various lodges and cabins in the area.

Campgrounds near the Cooper Landing Trailhead: Campgrounds near the Hope Trailhead:

Water Sources

There are many creek crossings on the course, so finding water isn't a problem. We do recommend that you filter or add tablets to the water before drinking. The aid stations will also have water available.


Temperatures in late July/early August in the Kenai Mountains can vary between 30s and 70s. It can be warm and sunny or cold, windy, and rainy. Prepare appropriately. Remember there's 20+ miles between checkpoints.


Bears and moose have the right of way. Many racers carry bear spray. Making noise, especially when it's dark and visibility is limited, is generally a good idea.