SEWARD -- Applications are now being accepted for the 85th Annual Mount Marathon Race, set for July 4 in Seward, according to the Seward Chamber of Commerce.
Runners hoping to race in 2012 must submit their completed application by midnight March 31, 2012. Applications can be completed online at seward.com. Application fees are $65 for adults and $25 for junior runners. Veterans and 2011 finishers have priority, with the remaining slots filled through a lottery system. Lottery results will be announced in mid-April.
The second-oldest footrace in the country, the competition consists of a 3,022-foot climb over rocks, roots, cliffs and waterfalls before hitting the turn-around point and racing down to the Fourth Avenue finish line.
For more information, contact the Seward Chamber of Commerce at 907-224-8051; PO Box 749, Seward 99664.