LIVESTREAM and FINISH CAM
For the first time, the Mount Marathon Race in 2022 will attempt a Livestream of the men’s and women’s races.
To view, visit the home page of our website at www.mountmarathon.com SHORTLY BEFORE THE RACE START and at the top click on the “Stream the Race Live” and “View the Finish Cam” buttons.
The race will also be linked on our Facebook and Instagram pages.
For 2022, this is a modest experiment that, if it goes well, will be expanded in the future.
Consistent coverage of the start and finish areas is expected. There will also be cameras staged at mid-mountain and the top of the mountain; the quality of this coverage is uncertain and dependent on technology working in a busy town with limited Internet bandwidth.
Anchorage radio reporter Lex Treinen will be announcing and interviewing racers from the men’s and women’s finish, Holly Brooks will join for the men’s race and Matias Saari will join for parts of the women’s finish.
We’ll also have a separate “Finish Cam” trained solely on the finish line for the duration of the time racers are crossing the line. The finish cam will also include statistics and standings from the race.
The Anchorage video production company Jensen Hall Creative is directing the Livestream.
Historically, the Anchorage TV stations Channel 2 (KTUU) and Channel 11 (KTVA) televised many Mount Marathon races. These productions involved satellite trucks, helicopters (some years) and considerable expense and resources. The last televised production was in 2019 and broadcasting the race in this manner is not expected to return. Many of those races can still be viewed on YouTube.