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Global Adventures

Alaska

8 days, 6 races, countless adventures

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Welcome to Alaska!

This all-inclusive running adventure will show you the beauty of summer in Alaska!

Every day we will take you on a trail run through wilderness, beach fronts, and mountains. These races are designed to challenge you, with the reward of stunning views along the way (Don't worry, we often slow down to take it all in). At the end, you'll earn a medal to celebrate!

The runs are topped off with daily lunches and afternoon activities to explore the best of this wild, rugged, and beautiful land.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

Scenic flight over Denali

Iditarod experience

Glacier cruise

What's included

  • Comfortable accommodations
  • Transportation between activities
  • Daily 7-12K trail races
  • The cost of all included activities in the itinerary
  • Most meals and drinks*

*We plan for 1-2 afternoons/evenings when you'll be able to explore town and get food on your own. Ask our team for recommendations!

Also, SWAG!

Vacation Races always treats you right, but Global Adventures takes it up a notch.

Apart from the awesome medal you'll get at the end of the week, you'll also get some great high quality gear and souvenirs that you'll cherish for years to come.

Your only tasks?

Choose a trip

Booking is easy with just a refundable $500 deposit!

Book your flight

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Get covered

A COVID-19 vaccination is required and we recommend having travel insurance.

  • start your adventure

$4,200/per guest

only a $500 deposit due now!


100% refundable deposit

Registration Policy & FAQs

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Amazing runs in gorgeous settings with a fun group of all different skill levels...and the staff were absolutely incredible!

Mary Wands, 2020 Alaska Global Adventurer

Alaska Itinerary

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Adventure Overview

  • Day 1: Welcome
  • Day 2: Fox Island
  • Day 3: Caines Head
  • Day 4: Mount Marathon
  • Day 5: Hatcher Pass
  • Day 6: Denali 
  • Day 7: Curry Ridge*
  • Day 8: Departure 

Day 1: Welcome to Anchorage

You’ll arrive in Anchorage, Alaska by Saturday afternoon and either take a taxi or airport shuttle to our hotel for the first night.

We’ll check you in and get everyone oriented for what to expect throughout the week, plus it's your first chance to meet your fellow adventurers! Dinner and drinks are included the first night.

  • Welcome dinner & check-in
  • Captain Cook Hotel
  • Anchorage, Alaska

Arrival Details

Check-in: Starts at 5pm

Airport: Anchorage International


Day 2: Fox Island

We’ll head to Seward through the famed Turnagain Arm of Alaska (Captain Cook named this peninsula by commanding his crew to “TURN AGAIN!” every time they went into a cove thinking it was a way out).

Watch for a glimpse of the unique tide, called a tidal bore. This makes it a great surfing spot during the summer. Luckily there are maps and paths now so we'll find a way out straight to the town of Seward which will be our stay for the next three nights. 

  • Kenai Peninsula Glacier, wildlife cruise, lunch on Fox Island
  • Windsong Lodge
  • Seward, Alaska

Race Details

Distance: 7K point-to-point

Elevation Gain: 600 FT

Difficulty: Moderate


Day 3: Caines Head

We will start our adventure at Miller’s Landing by kayaking 4 miles out to Caines Head Recreation Center. We will run through the fort and learn a little about our country’s history on our run. Afterwards, we’ll eat lunch on the beach, before catching a water taxi back to Seward. 

Dinner & free time on your own.

  • Caines Head, ocean kayaking
  • Windsong Lodge
  • Seward, Alaska

Race Details

Distance: 12 KM lollipop

Elevation Gain: 691 FT

Difficulty: Moderate


Day 4: Mount Marathon

We'll wake up in Seward and run from our hotel on part of the incredible and infamous Mount Marathon course. We of course don’t want a trip to the hospital which is located at the base of the course near the finish line. For our run we'll get all the views without the stitches.

Once we come down the beautiful Mount we'll enjoy a nice lunch overlooking the Seward waterfront. We'll end our afternoon in the National Park touring Exit Glacier.

  • Mount Marathon, Exit Glacier tour
  • Windsong Lodge
  • Seward, Alaska

Race Details

Distance: 7 KM loop

Elevation Gain: 2300 FT

Difficulty: Hard (we'll be huffing and puffing along with you!)


Day 5: Hatcher Pass

We will wake up early and head to our run in the famed Hatcher Pass. As we get out of the city and into the countryside you will notice the greenery and the trees grow in both beauty and denseness as we climb in elevation. Once we reach the mine you’ll see why they knew there was gold in these hills. We will start the week off with an epic run. After our run, we’ll take a small tour of the buildings we just ran through.

Following the run, we’ll drive through the Talkeetna Mountains. As we drive into Hatcher Pass you will notice the high walls of epic mountains filled with wildflowers. This remote and scenic drive will take us to Willow where we’ll have lunch and get a tour and ride on a dog sled.

After our adventure in Willow, we’ll head to Talkeetna where we will be for a few nights. You’ll have some time to yourself and have dinner on your own in the charming town.


Dinner & free time on your own

  • Hatcher's Pass, Iditarod experience
  • Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
  • Talkteetna, Alaska

Race Details

Distance: 6.5 KM out-and-back

Elevation Gain: 600 FT

Difficulty: Moderate


Day 6: Denali

Waking up before the sun...just kidding! It’s July in Alaska. We will head out for a run around Talkeetna Lake while taking in the surrounding beauty of the wildflowers and sweeping grass plains. 

Speaking of planes, what's a trip to Alaska without seeing Denali from its most impressive view, the air. We will go in groups in Airplanes where we will soar above glaciers and snow-capped mountain peaks as you fly around all sides of Denali (formerly known as Mount McKinley). We will land on the glacier and spend a few minutes there before taking off and finishing the tour and exploring the east and south faces including Ruth Glacier, Sheldon Amphitheater, and the Great Gorge.

  • Denali flight, glacier landing
  • Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge
  • Talkteetna, Alaska

Race Details

Distance: 8K loop

Elevation Gain: 500 FT

Difficulty: Moderate


Day 7: Curry Ridge*

Today’s run is our last run as a group but we will end it with a bang. We will drive north a bit and run the ridge overlooking the valley and river, looking towards Denali in the distance. After our run and a little lunch we’ll drive back to Anchorage where all good things must come to an end, but not until we have our celebratory dinner and enjoy the hard work and good times we had throughout the week.

  • Curry Ridge, celebratory dinner
  • Captain Cook Hotel
  • Talkteetna, Alaska

*This run is tentative and may change

Race Details

Distance: 7 KM point-to-point

Elevation Gain: 576 FT

Difficulty: Moderate


Day 8: Depart from Anchorage

You are free to leave today or keep exploring Alaska. Do some shopping or just relax by the pool at the hotel. It’s a quick taxi ride back to the the Airport or Uber is available. 

  • Captain Cook Hotel
  • Anchorage, Alaska

*Although we try to stick to the schedule above, our itinerary is subject to change based on weather and logistics. We will always try to replace activities with a comparable alternative and will inform participants ahead of time.

Scenes from the Adventure

Get a sneak peak at some of the scenic views and runner smiles from our recent trips!

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The Nitty-gritty

Now that you're as excited as we are, let's get down to the gritty details of your adventure.

Pricing

Trip Pricing

$4,200 (double occupancy room)
$4,900 (single occupancy room)


Deposit: 

$500 (refundable)

Trips are fully refundable until 6 months before the event and partially refundable until 90 days before the event. Please read the Registration Policy for more info.

Travel

Arrival Details: Arrive at the Anchorage Airport by Saturday afternoon. From the airport you can either take the airport shuttle or a taxi to our accommodations for the first night.

Departure Details: On the last day, we will drive back to Anchorage. You can fly out that afternoon, spend a final night in Anchorage (on us!), or leave us in Homer instead to avoid the drive.

Packing & Prep

Coverage: You may want to consider travel insurance for such an epic adventure! Also, be sure to check out this site for current travel requirements to Alaska.


And remember - for group safety, all adventurers must have their COVID-19 vaccination. This will be required for check-in.


Packing List: These are fast-paced adventures. We'll send you a packing list before the trip to help you feel ready to tackle...well, just about anything!


Training: Adventurers of all skill levels can enjoy our running adventures. If you want to train, we recommend working up to back-to-back trail runs with varied elevation gain. Our races are 7-12K (~4-8 miles) in length.

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