What and where:
The Hatcher Pass Marathon and Relay is a low-key, uphill marathon starting in beautiful Willow, Alaska. The route follows Willow Fishhook Road (aka Hatcher Pass Rd) all the way over the summit, and finishes at the Independence Mine State Historical Park “Bowl”
Race vibe: as mentioned above… LOW KEY. There are not bands on course (unless musicians magically appear.) There are not hundreds of spectators. There is not a pre-race show or airplane jumps or any of that. There IS amazing camaraderie and enthusiastic friends and family of other runners out there along with VERY curious tourists to Hatcher Pass! And did we mention amazing course volunteers???