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July 30, 2023
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About The Bearfest Marathon
The Bearfest Marathon in Wrangell, Alaska is an exciting half marathon event that takes place every summer on July 30th. The race course runs along the scenic Stikine River and winds through lush green forests of spruce and hemlock trees. Along the route there are breathtaking views of Mt. St. Elias, one of Alaska’s most spectacular peaks. Runners will have plenty of time to take in all the natural beauty during this picturesque run as they make their way towards the finish line at Wrangell’s waterfront park.
Weather-wise, runners can expect mild temperatures with occasional rain showers throughout July in Wrangell which should provide some relief from the heat while running this challenging course. As far as crowds go, there will be a few enthusiastic spectators cheering you on along the way but for those looking for more people to join them on their journey, local clubs and organizations usually hold group training sessions leading up to race day so it’s easy to find running partners if desired!
This year marks the 19th annual Bearfest Marathon and each year seems to bring something special – from past years we’ve seen everything from live music performances at aid stations to surprise gifts for participants crossing the finish line first! With its stunning scenery and amazing atmosphere, it’s no wonder so many people come back year after year for this incredible event! What better way is there than to experience some Alaskan adventure?
If you’re looking for a unique running experience that doesn’t require hours upon hours or travel then look no further than Bearfest Half Marathon in Wrangell Alaska! With its beautiful views combined with great weather conditions makes it just perfect distance runner like myself who wants a challenge without having go too far away home base or breaks my bank account doing so either