Alaskan Pride: Scaling Mount Marathon

What started as a bet between two friends has become one of the biggest and oldest mountain races in the United States: Mount Marathon.

Words by Avery Williamson

Sprint half a mile on the road–you have to get a good spot before it bottlenecks. 

The crowd lines the street as the women’s race takes off.
Photo courtesy of Mount Marathon Race.
True North Magazine

True North is a publication of the University of Alaska Anchorage Department of Journalism and Public Communications. It has been published since 1995.