From RCN President Karen Taber:

I’m happy to announce that the August 5th Santa Claus Half Marathon is back on. Thanks to Ron Oliver of Team RWB for stepping up to direct this race. I realize that some of you who planned on running all Usibelli Running Series races made unchangeable alternate plans based on the initial cancellation notice. If this happened to you, please send an email to Bobbi Jo, the Usibelli Running Series liaison at and the board will consider the situation. Below is
race information from the 2017 Race Director. Happy running!

Karen Taber
RCN President


The Santa Claus Half marathon is a go for 2017. You can register at

Official Race Start is 9:00 am on 5 Aug, 2017 at the Chena Lakes Boat ramp. An 8:00 am start will be available for anyone that anticipates finishing over 2.5 hrs. There will be an Awards Ceremony at 1130 for the following Age Groups: M/F Students, M/F 18-39, M/F Masters.

Online Registration closes on 3 Aug. After that, you can register at the Start Line on race day between 7-8:30 am.

Bib Pickup will be on Wed 2 Aug from 5-7pm at Steese Immediate Care, Thurs 3 Aug from 5-8pm at HooDoo Brewery and on race day will close 30 minutes before the start.

There has been a lot of last minute work to make this happen, and there are still pieces to be put in place, but the race is on. It will be scaled back from previous years however it’s still a Usibelli Running Series points race. As always, the race can use volunteers…Bib Pickup, Start/Finish, course marking etc. If you have
the time, I’m sure I can find a spot for you to help.

The race website, will be updated with course info shortly. Please contact me at if you have any questions.

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone on the 5th.

Ron Oliver
TeamRWB Fairbanks – Athletic Director