July 4, Friday - Mount Marathon Race - SewardTO TOP
Description: Mount Marathon Race is the oldest mountain race in the U.S. and will celebrate its 87th running in 2014. It goes UP AND DOWN a steep 3,000-foot mountain and is about 3 miles long. The junior division goes halfway.
Registration: Entry applications for priority runners and lottery entrants are accepted from January 1 through March 31 at www.mmr.seward.com
Entry fees: $65 adults/$25 junior
Race times: Juniors - 9:30 a.m.; Women - 11:15 a.m.; Men - 3 pm.
August 2, Saturday - Matanuska Peak Challenge - PalmerTO TOP
Description: 14 miles with 9,100' vertical gain and the same amount of elevation loss. OUT-AND-BACK course. Route ascends Lazy Mountain, descends backside of Lazy and then climbs Matanuska Peak before returning in reverse.
Meet 8 am at Lazy Mountain Parking Lot
Race Time: 9 a.m.
Entry Fee: $30; sign-up only available on race morning
Contact: Braun Kopsack 746-5133 or Lance Kopsack 745-5966
No aid stations. Mandatory gear includes windbreaker top and bottom, long underwear top and bottom, hat, gloves and water bottle.
August 16, Saturday - Alyeska Classic Mountain Run - GirdwoodTO TOP
Description: UPHILL ONLY 2 -mile mountain sprint with 2,000-foot elevation gain. New course goes up the entire North Face Trail.
July 19, Saturday - Alpine Adventure Run - SitkaTO TOP
Description: POINT-TO-POINT 7-mile mountain run trail run starting in lush forest, ascending 2,000 feet to Gavin Hill ridge, opening up to alpine vistas, traversing rock slides and descending through stunted growth forests.
Every Tuesday Sept 9 - Nov 4, Bonnie Sosa Tuesday Night Race SeriesTO TOP
Description: Short trail races for kids and adults every Tuesday from Sept. 9-Nov. 4.
For more information, contact Anchorage Parks & Recreation at 343-4217 or visit www.muni.org/parks
Northern Trails Running Series (Fairbanks area)TO TOP
For more information, visit www.runningclubnorth.org
May 24 - Annihilator (Nenana)
June 3 - Masochism on Moose Mountain
June 15 - Wickersham Dome Trail Run
July 13 - Ester Dome Ass Kicker
July 26 - Chena Hot Springs Run & Soak
Aug 9 - Granite Tors Trail Run
Aug 28 - Musk Ox Run
Alaska Mountain Runners - P.O. Box 11-1713, Anchorage, AK 99511 - Phone: (907) 345-1857 - E-mail AMR