Run the Inside Passage | Virtual
February 1 - March 31
Run the Inside Passage is a two-month virtual running event beginning February 1st. Starting in Anacortes, WA, you will make your way (virtually) north along the Canadian coast all the way to Skagway, AK. In case you aren’t familiar, this route is called The Inside Passage and is one of the most beautiful coastal routes in the world. In nautical miles, the distance is over 1,000 miles, but we won’t make you run that in two months (unless you really want to, in which case, GO FOR IT!) Instead, every mile you run/walk/hike/skip will count as multiple miles depending on the challenge you choose. There will be three challenges (distances) to choose from:
Baranof: 80 miles
Haida Gwaii: 140 miles
Yakutania: 200 miles.
Again, if you are so inclined to run the 1,000+ miles, don’t let us stop you!
Now for the real good stuff
– SWAG! Porter has outdone himself. Somehow it just keeps getting better and better. The finisher’s “medal” will be a Blackfish Crafts handmade wall art depicting the route of the Inside Passage. There will also be shirts, sweatshirts, postcards by local artists (created just for this run), a hand-painted map to track your progress, and LOTS of prizes along the way.
– SUPER FUN STUFF AND PEOPLE: There will be a Facebook group set up just for the challenge, where you can participate in weekly challenges, win prizes, and give lots of virtual high-five to your fellow runners.
– DOING GOOD: A portion of every registration will be donated equally to our three non-profit partners: Spirit Bear Research Foundation; Ocean Wise, and Alaska Native Heritage Center. You will also be supporting local artists, who made the beautiful postcards you’ll receive.
We also have some incredible sponsors, a pregame challenge (information on the website), and LOTS MORE!! Go check out the website if you don’t believe me, or head straight to the registration page because you don’t need to read anymore – you’re ready to sign up! Oh, did I mention that registration is open MEOW!?
Cheers to 2021 and running!
Event details subject to change. Check event websites for details.