Old Government Peak Climb marks will be preserved

Eric Strabel and Christy Marvin will still get credit for their record runs Saturday in the Government Peak Climb at Hatcher Pass, but they didn't erase the old records.

The course for the three-mile uphill race, which gains 3,500 feet of elevation, was altered this year. The start was moved to the new Government Peak Recreation Area, and times were consistently faster on the new course, leading the Alaska Mountain Runners board of director to create a new set of records for the event. Records set on the old course from 2007-13 will remain, and a new set of records will be established for the new course.

The mountain running season continues Sunday with the Robert Spurr Memorial hill climb at Bird Ridge, a three-mile race with a gain of 3,400 feet.


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