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Anchorage Mayor's Midnight Sun Run

Anchorage Mayor’s Midnight Sun Run

Anchorage, Alaska, USA | Saturday, June 22, 2019

Race Rundown

MarathonSaturday, June 22, 20197:30am
Marathon Relay | 4 pplSaturday, June 22, 20197:30am
Half MarathonSaturday, June 22, 20199:00am
Half Marathon Relay | 2-3 pplSaturday, June 22, 20199:00am
5KSaturday, June 22, 20199:15am
KidsThursday, June 20, 20197:00pm

 

The event also takes place during the summer solstice where there is light for 22 hours of the day - meaning you can expect entertainment and celebration galore!

 

Race Perks
Boston QualifierFree Kids RaceMilitary Discount
Stroller-Friendly

Why We Love It

Anchorage, known for its cold temperatures, glacier scenery and outdoor adventure, is a city proud of its reindeer sausage hot dogs, Alaskan king crabs, espresso shacks, and, of course, views of the Aurora Borealis (aka the Northern Lights). As nature and wildlife are prominent in Alaskan culture, there are regular sightings of black bears, grizzlies, moose, wolves, beluga whales and Bald Eagles. At times, it may seem like an episode on the Discovery Channel.

Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do

The Tony Knowles Coastal Trail

A popular 11-mile (18 km) paved biking and running path along Alaska's scenic coastline.

Prince William Sound

3,800-miles (6,115km) of protected coastline, islands, and 150+ glaciers. Activities: canoe/kayak, cruise.

Chugach State Park

A diverse and rugged terrain on the ocean shoreline with abundant lakes, glaciers, ice fields, and trails. It also include Flattop Mountain, the most climbed mountain in Alaska, and the most accessible from Anchorage, it offers panoramic views. Activities: bike, camp, canoe/kayak, climb, hike, drive, off-road, white water raft.

Anchorage Market and Festival

A vibrant 7-acre outdoor market open on summer weekends for food, jewelry, crafts, souvenirs, and local performing artists.

Average Temperature

High - 63°F (17°C) Low - 48°F (9°C)

Transportation

Airport

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)
6 mi (10 km) from downtown

Train

None

Accommodations

Clarion Suites Downtown0.3 mi (0.5 km) from shuttle/finish
Hilton Anchorage0.3 mi (0.5 km) from shuttle
Historic Anchorage Hotel0.3 mi (0.5 km) from shuttle
Hotel Captain Cook0.2 mi (0.3 km) from shuttle
Marriott Anchorage Dowtown0.1 mi (0.2 km) from shuttle
Millennium Anchorage3.4 mi (5.5 km) from shuttle/finish
Sheraton Anchorage Hotel and SpaShuttle location
Westmark AnchorageAcross the street from shuttle