2016

In by Alex Bourne

Two major changes were added to the 34th annual running. The elite starting corral was available to just over 30 runners this year, along with Beaver Sports coming on board as the Prize Money sponsor. The Top Male and Female finisher were given $500 each. Katie Krehlik would make it #3 with a time of 38:23, winning by just over …

2015

In by Alex Bourne

The finish line area was move to in front of the Dance Hall inside Pioneer Park, allowing spectators to easily watch the last 200 meters of the race. There were also changes to the race course, taking the runners straight down Birch Lane. The Beer Garden was moved inside the Salmon Bake area, along with many post-race festivities. Kyle Hanson …

2014

In by Alex Bourne

This year chip-time has come to Fairbanks and the MSR. A beer garden was added to the finish line area, which kept spectators around until 1:00am. Katie Krehlik would take her 2nd win in a time of 38:17 (almost a minute faster than last year), she would outrun another college runner (Molly Callahan) who ran 38:17. Chris Eversman (former UAF …

2013

In by Alex Bourne

Fairbanks Resource Agency would take over as race producer and make some drastic changes to the start and finish areas, along with new technical shirts for race participants. Katie Krehlik (a senior at UAA) would easily take the win over Bekah Kirtley (from Cordova, AK) in a time of 39:14. Dylan Anthony (a sophomore at UAA) would also win easily …

2012

In by Alex Bourne

Jessica Yeaton won over Melissa Lewis (40:01 and 40:48) respectively. Times for the women were getting slower, while the men were back on track. Steven Chu would win over Mike English (32:32 and 32:48) respectively.

2011

In by Alex Bourne

Theresia Schurr (UAF Runner from Germany) would take the win (39:25) over local favorite Davya Flaharty (39:36). Last year’s runner-up (Jason Walker) would get his chance in the winners circle with a time of 33:47, beating Chris Eversman by 13 seconds (34:00).

2010

In by Alex Bourne

Maggie Callahan would come back to win this year, with a time of 38:41, followed by Laura Brosius in 38:49. On the men’s side, Bryant Wright would get the win over Jason Walker in a time of 32:55 and 33:33 respectively.

2009

In by Alex Bourne

A familiar face was in the winner’s circle. Crystal Pitney won with a time of 37:41 (only 2 second slower than her 2005 time). Runner- up was Crystal’s former WVHS teammate Maggie Callahan, in a time of 38:02. Tony Tomisch was the men’s winner in 32:40, followed by Justin Houck in 33:09

2006

In by Alex Bourne

Mike Kramer became the first runner to win the MSR three times with a time of 32:48. This time his closest competitor was up and coming runner Matias Saari, who posted a time of 33:06. Crystal Pitney repeated her victory as well, with a time of 39:28, two minutes faster than second place finisher Laura Johnson.

2005

In by Alex Bourne

Now 14 and a freshman at West Valley High School, Crystal Pitney shaved almost three minutes off of her time in 2004 to take first place with a time of 37:39. Mike Kramer posted his second MSR victory with a time of 33:04 over Kevin Brinegar, who came in second with a time of 33:37.