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Race Date: June 17, 2023
Race Start: 8:30 AM
Race Start: ConocoPhillips Soccer Stadium at Kincaid Park
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
COURSE DESCRIPTION: New in 2022!
The Mayor's Half-Marathon starts in Kincaid Park at the ConocoPhillips Soccer Stadium and follows the same route as the full marathon until the two groups separate at Eastchester Park. The first mile meanders downhill through a cottonwood forest to the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail. The next eight miles follow along Cook Inlet with breathtaking views of the Alaska Range. If you are lucky, you may see beluga whales bobbing in the water.
At mile nine, the course heads east—towards the Chugach Mountains — and the Coastal Trail meets the Chester Creek Trail. As you pass Westchester Lagoon, watch for birds, such as trumpeter swans, mallards, and arctic terns.
Soon after mile 11, the route loops through Eastchester Park. Following E. 20th Ave., runners return to the Chester Creek trail—now traveling west back towards Westchester Lagoon. Here, runners hit the home stretch. Heading north on N St. through Anchorage's oldest neighborhood, the race finishes at Delaney Park Strip in downtown.
See static course map, including elevation gain, in PDF at bottom of page.
ROUTED ARROWS: Courses will be marked with the following route arrow colors.
Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.