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  • Where are we running?
    On trails throughout Southcentral Alaska. Our runs vary from the Kenai Peninsula to the Anchorage Bowl to the Talkeetna Mountains, and on to the Alaska Range and around North America’s tallest peak (Denali). Take Alaska Hike Search for a spin; only faster. A few of our favorites are Crow Pass, Bird Ridge, Turnagain Arm, South Fork Eagle River, Tonsina Point, Caines Head, Gull Rock, Matanuska Peak, Mint Bomber, West Butte, Wolverine, and Lazy Mountain (which is not).
  • How will we get there?
    A private and spacious passenger wagon will transport you back and forth from lodging to trailhead each day and between other adventures; with plenty of amenities on board for pre- and post-run.
  • Where will we stay?
    An eclectic mix of lodges, cabins, and private rental properties. No two runs are alike and no two lodgings, either. Links to accommodations for each particular trip will be included on our registration page.
  • What will we eat?
    Breakfast we keep simple, by offering heavy continental at our current lodge. Lunch is literally on the run (we carry an assortment of fuel for your fun) or out at local eateries. Dinners are iconic cafes and pubs; places locals go for the best in Alaskan and other cuisines. Or sometimes cookouts and barbecues at our accommodations. Inside our registration process we administer a guest survey to learn more about food preferences and meal styles. We’ll have something you like and you’ll never go without.
  • What is included?
    Pick-up from a central location in Anchorage Safety and naturalist orientation Private transportation to and from trail heads, lodging, excursions Park fees and permits Running (or hiking) trails with experienced local Alaskan guides Unique and varied side trips (see registration page) All meals All lodging Drop off at Anchorage International Airport the morning of departure
  • What is not?
    Guide gratuities (although appreciated) Adult beverages Souvenirs Other side trips not lined out on registration link
  • Who's going?
    You and a handful of your new best friends from around the world; other trailers who typically run several times per week and enjoy spending time outside. Trip attendance is limited to 20 guests to maintain high standards of safety and quality.
  • Not on our own...right?
    Not on your life. Adventure in Alaska is best experienced by buddying up with another who has the lay of the land. Our experienced (and quite fun, we might add) local guides are with you every step of the way. They carry communication devices, first aid supplies, and are certified in emergency response.
  • What is the schedule for the trip?
    DAY 1: We pick you up in the morning at a central location (TBD). After meeting your trip mates, we head out for brunch then leisurely make our way to our first activity (detailed itineraries are provided to registered guests). Later at our lodge we unpack, relax, unwind, and dine. DAYS 2-6: The middle of your trip sees us enjoying more guided runs plus several side trips featuring the best of the Last Frontier. Included side activities are lined out on the registration page for your particular trip. A detailed itinerary will be emailed to you once you sign up for your retreat. LAST DAY: We drop you off at Anchorage International (and parts around Anchorage after), bidding you safe and happy travels.
  • How do you select runs that will work for everyone?
    Great question. Every guest answers a questionnaire embedded in our registration site, sharing their experience, expectations, and goals for the trip. We review this information when we create a custom trail itinerary for the week, building in "flow" with variable amounts of distance and elevation as the trip unfolds and as a function of our runners. Each evening, after checking in with everyone to gauge how we feel, our guides tee up an option or two for the following day. The group might meet consensus in selecting one of the two options. Or, in a group consisting of very different runners, we might decide we need to make two plans. We accommodate for the latter scenario by bringing in extra guides if needed, to allow us to break into mini sub-groups. One thing we know for sure: it's hard to compare our mileage up here to what you may be used to down there. An Alaska mile is more challenging than most miles anywhere else. Our trails are typically more technical, less maintained, and feature bigger upward gains. And bigger rewards at the top or finish! Our guests have been very happy with selected runs, run-walks, or hikes, ranging from 3 to 15 miles. We're confident we have something for everyone, and can't wait to show you your choices.
  • How do I sign up?
    Simply choose your trip, visit it's LET'S GO button, and follow the link and its directions.
  • What do I bring?
    The usual stuff you both don and carry to run outside, knowing that’s happening at least 4 times over the week. We’ll send you a packing list a few weeks before departure. The most important thing to bring is your sense of adventure and adaptable spirit. Alaska life is amazing and part of that amazingness is due to its remoteness. The “land up over” can occasionally throw a curve ball; the best catchers are those who can go with the flow.
  • What will I see?
    This isn’t an exhaustive list, but will give you an idea: sea, summit, sky; meadows, forests, glaciers, mountains. Lakes and rivers and potentially bear and moose. Mountain goats, dall sheep, salmon and whale? Let's not forget the eagle. Don’t get us started on the wildflowers and wild berries.
  • Will I see the aurora borealis?
    You mean the “lights”, as Alaskans call them. No, probably not. Summer in Alaska means it doesn’t really get dark; you’ve got to have night skies to see the aurora dance. As September draws near and equinox evens out the hours, it’s possible to see the lights after dusk; unpredictable and utterly amazing, they make the rare appearance as summer turns in to fall.
  • How much does it cost? And what if I can't go?
    Each trip is uniquely priced depending upon what is offered and included. A non-refundable deposit is required; the balance is broken into three equal payments over time. Our booking and cancellation policies can be found on our trip listings page.
  • More questions? Want to chat with us?
    Drop us a note or dial 907-707-9299. But don’t wait. Between a very short summer season and a limited number of spots, this is a week you’ll want to nail down now.
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