Prince of Wales Marathon and Relays and Half Marathon

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Prince of Wales Marathon and Relays and Half Marathon Race Description



21st Prince of Wales Island Marathon and Relays and 9th Half Marathon

is scheduled for Saturday, May 28th, 2022



We invite runners and walkers to experience the third largest island in the U.S. during the 21st Prince of Wales Island Marathon and Relays and 9th Half Marathon, Saturday, May 28, 2022 in southeast Alaska. The course is the standard marathon distance of 26.2 miles and is USATF certified, #AK14007FW. The out-and-back course beginning in Craig is one of the most inspirational and scenic routes in Alaska. Come join us. Find out why this is one of Alaska's premiere and unique events.

   Divisions include full marathon and half-marathon as well as 4 and 8 person marathon relay teams. We welcome runners and walkers. (Please note: walkers will begin the course at 8:00 am with runners.) Early Bird (register before midnight, Alaska Time, April 15, 2022) discounted rates are as follows: full marathon-$50, half marathon-$45, relay team captain/member-$40. Regular registration (April 16th until close at midnight May 25th) rates are as follows: full marathon-$65, half marathon-$60, relay team captain/member-$55. 

   The course will provide a challenge for all participants beginning and ending at the Craig High School, Craig, AK. The course will take you through mountain vistas and stunning scenery. Glimpses during your run or walk of wildlife are not uncommon.

   Race packets and shirts will be available for pick up at the Craig High School in Craig (NOTE: race headquarters change of location), Friday May 27, from 2:00 until 8:00 pm. (In person registrations will no longer be accepted on Friday before the event.) A reasonably priced dinner will be available Friday evening 6:00 to 7:30 pm at race headquarters, Craig High School. Participant orientation will follow dinner and our guest speaker will conclude the evening's festivities.

   Saturday morning the event begins at Craig High School at 8:00 am (check-in for all participants begins at 7:00 am) for all categories including marathon walkers. Please note, there will be NO registrations accepted Saturday morning for the event. The course will be open for eight hours. The event will end at the Craig High School where post race food items, including our traditional homemade cookie station, will be available. Ten minute massages will also be available for a nominal fee. An after event splash will be available at the local Craig indoor pool. Van transportation to local lodging facilities will be available.

   In order to guarantee a shirt for race day please take advantage of Early Bird rates and register before midnight Alaska Time April 15th. Standard registration rates will apply for those registering after midnight (Alaska Time) April 15th and a shirt will be ordered but may not be received by race day.

   Online registration and category changes will close at midnight Alaska Time, Wednesday, May 25th. PLEASE NOTE a change for Friday in person registration procedure - In person registrations WILL NOT be accepted Friday, May 27th at Race Headquarters. Do not wait, register online early!

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** Our planning team is hard at work developing and refining event operational plans in a manner that will be consistent with local community guidelines and requirements. We are moving ahead with planning for an in-person packet pickup, pre-race spaghetti dinner, post-race BBQ, and the post-race ceremony. However, with Covid-19, adjustments to one or all may be required based on updated guidelines provided by the state or local community at the time of race.





Creating a safe environment for race weekend is everyone’s responsibility. You can contribute to the overall safety of the event by reviewing and following the health and safety procedures described below.


If you feel sick or experience symptoms of COVID-19 (e.g., a fever of 100.4F or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, repeated shaking, muscle pain/achyness, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, nasal congestion, runny nose, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue or any other symptoms associated with COVID-19 identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) you should self-isolate and not participate in event activities or enter event venues while symptomatic.


If you have tested positive or been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of the event, please do not participate in or attend the event.




 *** Early Bird registration ends at midnight April 15th, Alaska Standard Time. Due to high registration volume, any inquiries to race directors after 7:00 pm April 15th will receive a response at the race director's earliest convenience after the April 15th deadline at which time standard registration rates will apply.***

*** The event will reach capacity at 400 participants. Please register online early to assure a position as well as receive the Early Bird discounted registration rate and a shirt for race day. ***



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  • Location: Craig, AK 99921
  • Race Date: 2023/05/27 08:00:00 AM (Saturday)
  • Categories:
    • Full Marathon Runner/Walker
    • Half Marathon Runner/Walker
    • 4 Person Marathon Relay Team
    • 8 Person Marathon Relay Team
    • Youth Aid Station Relay Team

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  • Based on a 5 year average and a race date of May 27th, Craig, AK can expect temperatures between 62℉ and 76℉ with humidity around 81% and precipitation of 0.24".
    Last year the weather condition was Light rain shower.
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