Humpy's Marathon Walk
Sunday, August 20, 2017 -- 8:00 AM
The marathon walk attracts local Anchorage walkers as well as those from out of state.
The 26.2 mile course begins in the heart of downtown Anchorage. Walkers head west on 6th Avenue, north on H Street, then straight ahead on Christensen Drive to 2nd Avenue where the course turns left to join the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail.. They pass Westchester Lagoon, Earthquake Park, Postmark Drive and Point Woronzof. Walkers turn around at a point known by locals as “the Blue Bridge.” They return north to Westchester Lagoon where they veer right (east) on the Chester Creek Trail. From the Chester Creek turnaround (the roundabout at the base of the hill beyond, or east of, the bridge to East High School) runners return to the lagoon and head back to the finish line in downtown Anchorage.
The marathon course is USATF certified.
The marathon walker field is limited to the first 100 entrants.
The marathon walk starts and finishes on 6th Avenue between F and G Street adjacent to the Performing Arts Center in downtown Anchorage. Start time is 8:00 am.
The course closes at 3:30 PM. Marathon walkers must cross the finish line by 3:30 PM in order to receive an official time and be considered an official finisher. Marathon walkers must reach mile 23 (Valley of the Moon aid station) by 2:30 PM. Transportation from Valley of the Moon back to the start/finish area is provided.
- Long-sleeve technical shirt
- Finisher's medal
- Professional timing
- Food and beverage at the finish line
Race Day Support
See our Race Day Support page for a full listing of course support and finish line amenities.