Gakona Trifesta: July 13, 2024

Join us for our 4th Annual Gakona TRIfesta! This sprint-length triathlon-esque race begins with biking from the heart of Gakona, with a bridge crossing and view of the confluence of the Gakona and Copper Rivers, as well as the Wrangell Mountains. On to the Gulkana River rafting portion of the race, you paddle downriver to the take-out at the highway crossing, then run back to the historic Gakona Lodge passing all three rivers that are part of our beautiful Copper River watershed. Proceeds from registration fees go back to support the Copper River Watershed Project that works to keep the watershed happy and healthy. With sweeping views of Wrangell St. Elias National Park, scenic river crossings, plus the festive and enthusiastic participants this is a race you don’t want to miss!

Saturday, July 13th 11 AM – Gakona Lodge, Gakona Alaska

Where: Gakona Lodge
When: The race will take place July 13, with check-in at 10:00 AM at the Gakona Lodge, race starts at 11 AM.
Distances for each mode of Transport: Bike – 3 miles, Paddle – 4.5 miles, Run – 3.5 miles.
Registration: Register in person the morning of the event, the night before at the Gakona Lodge bib pick-up, or online. Registration is $30 for adults and $15 for minors and all proceeds go to support CRWP. Register here.
Minors are invited to participate with parental permission, Participants must sign a waiver and assume all risks for themselves. Helmets and lifejackets are highly encouraged. Racers must provide their own bikes, vessels, and safety gear. Some additional life jackets will be made available for borrowing.
Prizes: Prizes are awarded to the top male and female finishers (adult & youth) and for the best-dressed racer!
Race Gear:  You can pre-purchase your official race gear through our Bonfire store. A variety of colors, sizes, and styles are available! Gear will be shipped directly to you. Order before June 24th to have it before race day.
Email or call (907) 424-3334 with questions.

Race Map