A team of a dozen runners set a course record Saturday in the third annual Alaska Relay, a 188-mile relay race from Mirror Lake to Seward.
The Hot Mess Express, captained by Kristyn Turney, finished in 22 hours, 13 minutes. Other team members were Kassandra Burke, Robert Cassidy, Mallory Karp, Ethan Kazmierczak, Whitney Kazmierczak, Kaleb Korta, Jesse Miller, Michel Ramirez, Brenden Turney, Davin Turney and Taylor Turney. They broke the overall record of 23:19, set in 2017.
The race began Friday morning at Mirror Lake and ended Saturday afternoon near the Alaska Sealife Center. Twenty-eight teams with a combined 330 runners competed in the relay, which took runners on the Glenn Highway, the Chester Creek and Coastal trails in Anchorage and the Seward Highway.
The race was organized by North by Northwest Relays, which on Sept. 14 is staging the Mat-Su Relay from Hatcher Pass to Palmer.