Marathon

Race start is 7:30 am. All participants must finish the race by 3:00 pm.
Start will be at the ConocoPhillips Soccer Stadium at Kincaid Park and finish at the Delaney Park Strip in downtown Anchorage. 

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 

The Mayor's Marathon takes racers on a scenic journey throughout Anchorage. The race begins in Kincaid Park at the ConocoPhillips Soccer Stadium. The first mile meanders downhill through a cottonwood forest to the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. The next eight miles follow along Cook Inlet with breathtaking views of the Alaska Range. If you are lucky, you may see beluga whales bobbing in the water.

At mile nine, the course heads east—towards the Chugach Mountains—and the Coastal Trail meets the Chester Creek Trail. As you pass Westchester Lagoon, watch for birds, such as trumpeter swans, mallards, and arctic terns.

At mile 13, the race crosses Northern Lights Blvd. to Goose Lake, following forested trails to the University of Alaska Anchorage. Winding through the university and the Alaska Native Hospital complex, the race travels over Tudor Rd. and enters Far North Bicentennial Park.

Far North Bicentennial Park is over 4000 acres and is home to moose, bears, salmon streams, and other wildlife. After three miles, the race loops back through University Lake Park and returns to the Chester Creek Trail.

The last four miles follow Chester Creek back to the Westchester Lagoon. Here, runners hit the home stretch. Heading north on N St. through Anchorage's oldest neighborhood, the race finishes at Delaney Park Strip in downtown.

The race is primarily on pedestrian pathways and forested trails. The final half-mile runs through an urban Anchorage neighborhood.

This race is certified by USA Track, and it is recognized as a Boston Marathon as a qualifying event.

Interactive Map (course, aid, parking, view points, shuttle stops, relay exchanges)


See static course map, including elevation gain, in PDF at bottom of page. 

AID STATIONS:
  • Mile 3 - Water/GU Lemon Berry Drink, Medical and Port-a-potties 
  • Mile 5 - Water/GU Lemon Berry Drink and Port-a-potties
  • Mile 6.3 - Water/GU Lemon Berry Drink, Medical and Port-a-potties
  • Mile 8 - Water/GU Lemon Berry Drink, GU Strawberry Banana & Salted Caramel Gels, Medical and Port-a-potties
  • Mile 9.9 - Water/GU Lemon Berry Drink, Medical and Port-a-potties
  • Mile 10.9 - Water/GU Lemon Berry Drink, Medical and Port-a-potties
  • Mile 13 - Water/GU Lemon Berry Drink, GU Tri Berry Gels, Medical and Port-a-potties
  • Mile 14.5 - Water/GU Lemon Berry Drink, Medical and Port-a-potties
  • Mile 17.2 - Water/GU Lemon Berry Drink, GU Salted Chocolate GF Stroopwafels, Medical and Port-a-potties
  • Mile 18.2 - Water/GU Lemon Berry Drink and Port-a-potties
  • Mile 20 - Water/GU Lemon Berry Drink, Medical and Port-a-potties
  • Mile 22.5 - Water/Gu Lemon Berry Drink, Medical and Port-a-potties
  • Miles 24.4 - Water/GU Lemon Berry Drink, Medical and Port-a-potties
  • Mile 25 - Water/GU Lemon Berry Drink, Medical and Port-a-potties

ROUTED ARROWS: Courses will be marked with the following route arrow colors.

  • Marathon - Yellow arrows
  • Half-Marathon - Green arrows
  • 5-miler - Red arrows

BIB COLORS:

  • Marathon - Yellow 
  • Half-Marathon - Green 
  • 5-miler - Red 

 

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