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Thousands to participate in Mayor's marathon

More than 4,400 runners and walkers will take over bike trails, tank trails and a short stretch of road for Saturday's Mayor's Midnight Sun Marathon.

About 1,000 will compete in the 26.2-mile marathon, which begins at 8 a.m. at Bartlett High and finishes at the west end of the Delaney Park Strip. From Bartlett, runners head to Arctic Valley Road and onto Army tank trails before finding pavement again on Campbell Airstrip Road. From there, it's mostly bike trails the rest of the way.

Also on tap are a 13.1-mile half-marathon, a four-mile race and 1.6-mile youth race. All of those start and finish at the park strip, with the half-marathoners taking off at 9 a.m. The four-mile race starts at 9:15 and the kids will run at 9:30.


Anchorage Daily News