We invite runners and walkers to experience the third largest island in the U.S. during the 19th Annual Prince of Wales Island Marathon and Relays and 7th Annual Half Marathon, Saturday, May 26, 2018 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.)
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 CTA Hall in Craig (race headquarters), Friday May 25, from 2:00 until 8:00 pm. A reasonably priced dinner will be available Friday evening 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the CTA Hall. Participant orientation will follow dinner and our guest speaker, US Olympian Debbi Sullivan, will conclude the evening's festivities.
Debbi Sullivan was a runner in college until she was injured and unable to continue running. Debbi's coach suggested she try race walking. Debbi has competed as a race walker in three Olympics (Barcelona, Atlanta, Sydney), the Pan American Games and the US Indoor and Outdoor Championships. She is an eleven time national walking champion and has set and broken many American walk records along the way. Debbi has created a website, www.walklikethis.com, to share her knowledge of walking mechanics and techniques. Join us Friday evening to hear her personal story.
Saturday, transportation will be provided from local lodges and bed and breakfast establishments to the starting line at Craig High School for those participants who make the request at the CTA Hall Race Headquarters on Friday, May 25nd, 2:00 to 8:00 pm.
Saturday morning the event begins at Craig High School at 8:00 am for all categories including marathon walkers. 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.
Please note, online registration will close at midnight Alaska Time, Wednesday, May 23rd. In person registrations will be accepted Friday, May 25th at CTA Hall, Race Headquarters, Craig Alaska, 2:00 pm until 8:00 pm provided the maximum capacity of 400 participants has not been met. Do not wait register early!
Please visit: www.powmarathon.org for detailed event and activities information.
***PLEASE NOTE WHEN REGISTERING THAT THE SHIRT SIZING IS ADULT SIZING. A UNISEX SHIRT IS AVAILABLE AS WELL AS A LADIES SHIRT IN V-NECK STYLING.***
** 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 early to assure a position as well as receive the Early Bird discounted registration rate and a shirt for race day. ***