Location. Approximately 100 miles south of Anchorage (Milepost 17) on the Seward Highway is Primrose Road, the exit for Primrose Campground. Primrose Campground is the location of the starting line for the Lost Lake Breath of Life Run. Bear Creek Fire Department (Milepost 5.5) is the location of the finish line and race headquarters on race day. For pictures of various parts of the trail, please refer to the Trail Gallery.
Course. Starting at the Primrose Campground and ending at the Bear Creek Fire Department, the course uses a U.S. Forest Service Trail through Lost Lake in Chugach National Forest. The well-marked trail is approximately 15.75 miles cross-country with a peak elevation of 2,100 feet. The trail is in good condition overall but does have some hazardous areas.
Race Start. The race itself begins at 10:00 A.M. (8:00 A.M. for walkers) and beginning at 6:30 A.M. buses will begin transporting participants from Bear Creek Fire Department (Mile 5.5 Seward Highway) to the starting line of the race at the Primrose Campground parking lot (Mile 17 Seward Highway). There is no parking allowed at the Primrose Campground parking lot, however, there are several lots within short walking distance of Bear Creek Fire Department to use. The last bus leaves at 9:00 A.M. so please allow yourself ample time to make this deadline. Spectators and family who want to watch the race begin at 10:00 A.M. can also use the bus transportation. There will be a bus to take people back to Bear Creek Fire Department after the race starts.
After the Finish of the Run there will be NO transportation back to the start.
Hazards. Rapid weather changes including precipitation of all types, wind, and changes in temperature along the trail. Animals (bears, moose, stinging insects, and other vermin). Water sources, other than aid station, to be used at your own risk. Trail does contain some areas overgrown by vegetation.
Medical Aid. There will be NO medical aid stations along the run, however, weather permitting there will be a water station, with emergency supplies at the halfway mark.
Respecting the Trail. The Lost Lake area is a spectacularly beautiful, yet easily accessible alpine area within Chugach National Forest. Our goal is to continue to offer this race without impacting the trail. You can help by adhering to the following basic principles while on the trail:
August 24, 2013
Start: Primrose Campground
Finish: Bear Creek