The marathon event is 26.2 miles in length beginning at Bartlett High School and traveling through the eastern foothills and across Anchorage to the Delaney Park Strip finish line. Scenic city bike trails, gravel, rocky, and paved roadways make up this gently rolling to extended downhill course. The race is sanctioned by USA Track and Field and is recognized by the Boston Marathon as a qualifying event. The race start is at 8:00 a.m. All participants must finish the race by 4:30 p.m.
This four member team event will cover the same course as the individual marathon (with much less effort). The first team crossing the finish line with the marathon sash wins. Team runners can only run in one leg of the event. Relay exchanges are at the aid stations located at Mile 7.1, Mile 15, and Mile 21. There are six divisions to choose from: Corporate, School Age (junior & senior), Military Service, Open Men, Open Women & Open Mixed.
Note: relay participants are responsible for their own transportation to the exchange points.
Relay Exchange Zone Driving Directions
Exchange Zone One
(from Bartlett High School start)
Turn left on Muldoon Road from the Bartlett High School parking lot. Cross over the Glenn Highway and immediately turn left on the on-ramp, merging onto the Glenn Highway north bound. Drive approximately two miles and take the Arctic Valley Road exit. Follow Arctic Valley Road for approximately two miles, turn right on Oilwell Road/Tank trails. The exchange zone is at the mile 7.1 aid station.
Exchange Zone Two
(from exchange zone one)
Return to Arctic Valley Road and follow signs to return to Glenn Highway. Take Glenn Highway south bound and exit at Muldoon Road south. Muldoon will curve west and become Tudor Road. Turn left on Campbell Airstrip Road. Drive up Campbell Airstrip Road approximately three miles. The exchange zone will be at the mile 15 aid station located in the North parking lot of Bicentennial Park. Make sure to arrange early drop offs at this station; once the marathon reaches the mile 15 aid station, traffic on Campbell Airstrip Road will be limited.
Exchange Zone Three
(from exchange zone two)
Return to Tudor Road and take a left. Follow Tudor for approximately two miles and turn right at the Elmore Road stoplight. Elmore intersects with Providence Drive at a three-way stop; turn left. Follow Providence Drive and take a right at the UAA Drive stoplight. Follow UAA Drive for approximately .5 miles and turn right into the Goose Lake Park parking lot. The exchange zone is located near the Goose Lake pedestrian bridge.
Finish Line at Delaney Park Strip
(from exchange zone three)
Take a right on UAA Drive; turn left at the Northern Lights Boulevard stoplight. Follow Northern Lights for approximately three miles. At Minnesota Drive, turn right and drive for approximately two miles. Finish line will be at the West end of Delaney Park Strip between 9th and 10th Avenues.