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RACE DATE: June 22, 2024
RACE START: 9:00 AM - There will be NO early start times. All racers must start within 15 minutes of the posted start time (9:00 - 9:15)
RACE START LOCATION: Delaney Park Strip in downtown Anchorage. On N Street & 10th Street
RACE FINISH: Delaney Park Strip in downtown Anchorage. West end of Park Strip between 9th & 10th Streets
COURSE CLOSE: 3:00 PM - All participants must finish the race by 3:00 PM
The Mayor's Five-Miler starts at the west end of the historic Delaney Park Strip, the first aircraft runway in the early 1920s. Racers are staged on 10th Ave., between M St. and N St. and the course heads south along N St. through Anchorage's oldest neighborhood before reaching Westchester Lagoon.
Once at Westchester Lagoon, the route heads east towards the Chugach Mountains while meandering along the forested Chester Creek Trail, allowing runners to catch a glimpse of the sparkling water and possibly fresh salmon heading upstream to spawn.
Two and a half miles in, the route passes through Eastchester Park and loops through Woodside Park— heading back the way you came along the Chester Creek trail. At this point, all runners are on their return to Westchester Lagoon. Finally, the course veers north back along N St., where you started through downtown to the finish line on the Delaney Park Strip.
ROUTE ARROWS: Courses will be marked with the following route arrow colors.