Anchorage Finish Line Festival, Presented by Hilcorp Alaska, LLC

Friday, August 10th, 2018
5:00 PM
ChangePoint Church, 6689 ChangePoint Drive Anchorage, AK 99518

Join us to help celebrate the completion of the 2018’s 70 day journey in Alaska. We have a weekend of festivities planned, all kicking off with our Anchorage Finish Line Festival, Presented by Hilcorp Alaska, LLC. This year’s event will take place at ChangePoint Church. Join us to cheer the 2018 team across the finish line, enjoy a Mexican food buffet, and help celebrate these student riders and their incredible accomplishments.



If you are staying in Anchorage, please note that we have several room blocks in ‘midtown’ Anchorage, near ChangePoint Church. The rates are available from 8/08/18 to 8/12/18 but you do not need to stay for that entire duration to get the discounted price.  The riders arrive on Friday afternoon August 10th.  Please note that the deadline to make reservations is one month prior (July 8).

Additional details about breakfast availability, etc. can be found by following the ‘hotel details’ link at each site.

Hotel # beds per room Rate/night
Embassy Suites (Hilton) 2 Queens in separate bedroom + sofa bed in living room $279
TownePlace Suites (Marriott) 2 Queens OR 1 King + sofa bed $199
Home 2 Suites (Hilton) 1 Queen + sofa bed $199


Additional Events Include:

Thursday, August 9th, Time 7:00pm: Parent Meet & Greet @ 907 Alehouse & Grill

Friday, August 10th at 10:30am: Parent Meeting @ Bear Tooth Theatrepub

Saturday, August 11th: Lunch at Moose’s Tooth

Monday, August 13th: Movie Screening at Bear Tooth Theatrepub

For any questions or more information, please email



Here are some suggestions for things to see and do while in Anchorage and nearby.

In Anchorage:

  1. Go to the Alaska Zoo to see rescued Alaska wild animals (and a few random animals from other places)
  2. Rent a bike from the Downtown Bike Shop and bike the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail
  3. Go to the Anchorage Museum (great museum with lots of cool stuff including a children’s museum, an art section and tons of native history and artifacts) (one of my favorite places)
  4. Hike up Flattop Mountain
  5. On Saturday go to the downtown Saturday market for people-watching and souvenir-purchasing
  6. Go to one of the many local breweries for a tasting – some also have good food

South of Anchorage:

  1. Drive to Alyeska ski resort and stop along the way at points of interest.  In Alyeska, take the tram to the top of the mountain or take a hike on the Winner Creek Trail, through the northernmost rainforest in North America to a hand tram that crosses Winner Creek (bring bug dope)
  2. Drive through the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
  3. Pan for gold at Crow Creek Mine
  4. Eat Alaska Cajun food at the Double Musky in Girdwood

North of Anchorage:

  1. Take the short hike to Thunderbird Falls
  2. Drive to Independence Mine and walk around an old abandoned mine

Further afield:

  1. Drive to Whittier and take a 3-hr wildlife-viewing cruise
  2. Drive (or take the train) to Seward, take a fishing charter or wildlife-viewing cruise, and go to the Sealife Center (our state aquarium)
  3. Drive to Homer, take a fishing charter or wildlife-viewing cruise, check out the many art studios and souvenir shops, and buy a drink at the Salty Dog Saloon
  4. Drive (or take the train) to Denali Park.  Go river rafting.  Take the bus all the way into Denali Park and get off along the way to take short hikes or just look around.  (Another bus will be by to pick you back up.)
  5. Take a flight-seeing trip or one of the many other tours available on-line