The 2020 Race to Alaska has been canceled due to COVID-19. Click here to learn more.
Ready to sign up?
Whoa whoa whoa, hold your horses, partner. We open applications for R2AK 2021 on September 11, sometime in the evening, after our Blazer party.
This may be your last chance to reconsider. At the bottom of this page we are asking for a $50 non-refundable application fee. That’s right, you have to apply. We don’t let every wingnut with water wings into this thing, and the $50 only buys you into the vetting process.
Hey, even astronauts have to try out.
If you are approved you’ll be invited to fill out a lot more information, but consider it one of the many hurdles in this race, like finding a boat and getting in shape.
Two weeks. That’s how long we need to do the vetting process after you apply.
After your team is approved for the race you need to register. Registration is when you must pay your entry fee. Only after you register will you get a bio on the website.
The Slacker Tax.
In the past some of you jokers got accepted in January and then didn’t register til April. Fine, but if you’re going to leave us hanging until the last minute we’ve now got a Slacker Tax- up to $200. (see below for details)
- $950 to race plus $75 for each additional person plus $100 for the tracker rental
- Registering between January 16 and April 15: $1050 to race plus it’s still $75 for each additional person and $100 for the tracker rental
- Registering after April 15: $1150 to race and yes, you still need to pay $75 for each additional person and you definitely need a tracker, so $100 more for the tracker rental
- Registering by January 15: $225 to race plus $75 for each additional person plus $50 for the tracker rental
- Registering between January 16 and April 15: $275 to race plus $75 for each additional person and yes, you still need to add $50 for the tracker rental
- Registering after April 15: $325 to race plus $75 for each additional person and, you got it by now, we need to track you, don’t forget the additional $50 for the tracker rental
$200 tracker deposit (refundable, unless you take it swimming). We’ll collect that the day before the race.
At least one PLB or EPIRB for your vessel and it must be actually registered. We know, they start at like 300 bucks here in the USofA, but they take the “search” out of Search and Rescue, and the Canadian Coast Guard wants them. So do we. We also have some sweet racer deals at Fisheries once you register, so don’t go buy it today (unless today is June 7th, then you should definitely buy one.)
Refund rules are here.
There is also a very long registration form, which will probably cost you a couple cups of coffee and 40 minutes to fill out. You’ll even have to resubmit boat photos and boat descriptions during the registration process.
If you’re still convinced then sally forth.
The 2020 R2AK has been canceled due to COVID-19. Click here for our updates regarding COVID-19 and the cancellation.