Things to Know, Places to Go in Seward

The 96th running of the race is scheduled for Thursday, July 4, 2024.

The little town of Seward fills up quickly for the race, particularly when the Fourth of July falls on a weekend. Plan and reserve early! For assistance planning your visit, please connect with the Seward Chamber of Commerce at (907) 224-8051.

Spectator Tips

Please stay behind the barriers on 4th Avenue and at the base of the mountain, and don’t go beyond the cones stationed on Jefferson Street.
The finish pen is for racers only. Spectators, friends, family and anything not authorized must not enter the pen. If the pen become unnecessarily crowded this becomes a safety issue for racers, officials and volunteers.
With three races throughout the day, you’ll have plenty of time to see the race from different vantage points. You can watch the start and finish on 4th Avenue, or head to the end of Jefferson Street to see how racers tackle the base of the mountain. If you intend to climb the mountain, use the HIKING TRAIL, known as the Jeep Trail, which starts at the intersection of 1st Avenue and Monroe Street.

Wherever you watch, be sure to listen follow instructions from race officials and volunteers and STAY OFF THE RACE TRAIL. Racers have trained hard for the Mount Marathon Race; don’t be the person who messes up their day!

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