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AK Salomon Runs 5K, 10K, 1/2 and Full Marathon

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  • Cordova Alaska

    Four Mile Road, Cordova, AK (map)

    62.695408 -143.897125

  • Hi All,

    Who wants to join me? I am running the Alaska Salmon Marathon on July 15, 2017 in Cordova Alaska. Fewer than 30 people completed the full last year with many other doing the 1/2, 10K, 5K and other kids races. The AK Salmon Run is definitely a boutique race and will be unlike any full or 1/2 marathon you've done before. If you're looking for 5-star accommodations and amenities galore you are in the wrong place but you will be treated like a world class athlete. Cordova is off the beaten path and will offer a hometown feel only found in small communities because there are no roads to drive to the town and you must arrive by plane or ferry. The Salmon Jam is also a music festival/cook off/craft fair held the same weekend in this small fishing village.

    I was going to try to do packages and can coordinate the hotels, train and ferry but decided it would be best for each person to coordinate and purchase their own flights. Hotel rooms will be reserved under my name at the Marriott and I was planning on taking the Train/Ferry option from Anchorage to Cordova because it seemed like fun but you can get a flight very easily as another option at a similar cost.

    - Draft Itinerary -

    Tuesday, July 11, 2017 -
    Flight on Alaska Airline on Leaving Boston at 7:00 am arriving in Anchorage Alaska in the late afternoon.
    Check-in at the Marriott in Anchorage http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ancdt-anchorage-marriott-downtown/?scid=bb1a189a-fec3-4d19-a255-54ba596febe2
    Dinner/explore Anchorage https://www.anchorage.net/plan-your-trip/

    Wednesday, July 12, 2017 -
    Explore Anchorage either on own or with group
    Get a shake out run in along the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail http://anchoragecoastaltrail.com/

    Thursday, July 13, 2017
    Enjoy train ride from Anchorage to Whittier - 2 hour 20 minutes http://www.alaskatrain.com/routes/anchorage-whittier.html
    Ferry from Whittier to Cordova - 2017 Schedule has not been set as of this date -Six hour ferry https://www.ferrytravel.com/
    Check-in Captains Quarters Bed and Breakfast - Owners Mark and Robin Irving no website listed but is listed on the events website. My brother Mark and his wife Robin live in Cordova and run the Captains Quarters Bed and Breakfast which has three full kitchen type rooms and can accommodate 8-10 people (more depending on arrangements with couples) and can hold the rooms for $50 per person per night.

    Friday, July 14, 2017
    Explore Cordova on own or with group http://www.cordovaalaska.com/
    Salmon Jam Music Festival begins http://copperriverwild.org/ak-salmon-runs/

    Saturday, July 15, 2017
    AK Salmon Full and 1/2 Marathon
    Awards night and Salmon Jam music festival

    Sunday, July 16, 2017
    Explore Cordova
    Recovery hike

    Monday, July 17, 2017
    Either Fly to Anchorage or take Ferry and Train (about same cost)
    Marriott in Anchorage

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017
    Flight back to Boston - Possible red eye

    - Cost are estimated - $2,250 7-day trip

    Flight $780 round trip to Anchorage
    Substitute car and ferry for direct flight to Cordova.
    10 person van $100 PP to drive to Whittier or Train Option similar price Van is very expensive to take on ferry
    Ferry $160 Round trip
    Lodging in Anchorage $220 per room per night estimated 3 nights
    Cordova - Captains Quarters $50 PP PN estimated 4 nights
    Race Entry $50?
    Local transportation - $100
    Option visit fresh water glacier day trip $200
    No food or drinks estimated.

    I would love to have company on this trip so please email me at [masked] if you are seriously considering this trip.
    Tim Irving

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  • Rita C.

    Mike and I just booked our flights through DFW using AA frequent flyer. I couldn't use the miles on Alaska Airlines since Alaska hasn't released the seats yet. I decided to go for the bird in the hand............

    November 14

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  • Tim I.
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    I enjoy running and promoting local running events in Waltham and the surrounding communities.

  • Rita C. +1

    Hi, this is a great group to run with - I'm really enjoying it.

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