Runners compete in smokiest Mount Marathon race ever

The Northern Light - 07-15


For the 92nd year, hundreds of athletes flocked to Seward, Alaska on July 4 to scramble up and down the 3,022 foot peak of Mount Marathon. The event takes place annually with a men’s, women’s, junior boy’s and junior girl’s race. However, due to this year’s weather conditions of unusually hot temperatures and wildfire smoke, the junior races were canceled as a precaution.