Photo Credit: Frank Kovalchek

Mount Marathon

Mount Marathon

RBHS

Resurrection Bay Historical Society

It was at the turn of the century. The legend says it started with a bar room bet. Who can make it up the 3000 foot Mt Marathon and back down in an hour? The bet was lost but the event was born. But there’s much more to this mountain than an Independence Day foot race.


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MOUNT MARATHON

This is Now and That was Then:  Episode 3
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Mt Marathon is reknown (and named) for the race on the 4th of July. But did you realize that the first contests were actually races DOWN the mountain?


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THE FIRST MOUNT MARATHON RACE

The Spaces Between: Pgs 33-37
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What is the REAL history and what is myth regarding the 1st Mt Marathon Race?

EPHEEM’S RACE

The Spaces Between: Pgs 157-161
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Ephriam “Epheem” Kalmakoff, a teenager living at the Jesse Lee Home, became a legend not only for smashing the record for the Mt Marathon Race but for the year he decided that he wouldn’t run.


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MAKING HISTORY…(2014 MM RACE):  ALASKA DISPATCH NEWS

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This article describes the 2014 Junior Mt. Marathon race where Allie Ostrander  became the first girl to win the Junior Mt. Marathon race.

PHOTOS FROM 2014 RACE: ALASKA DISPATCH NEWS

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What’s it like to run the race.  Check out the photos from the grueling hot 2014 race.

LAST MAN UP:  RUNNER’S WORLD MARCH 2013

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“Like a lot of things in Alaska, the annual Mount Marathon Race in Seward is brutal, even dangerous.”  This is the beginning of the tragic 2012 race on Mt Marathon.