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“These people are Crazy...”
Review of Mt. Marathon

Ranked #17 of 55 things to do in Seward
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Reviewed July 16, 2012

Drove into Seward on 4th of July... OMG these nutty runners..run straight up and straight(slide) down this mountain.. running to the finish line muddy and bloody..
What a great town

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Reviewed July 11, 2012

Seward was definatly bustling for the Mount Marathon. We were just visiting, but enjoyed the atmosphere of the race and the fans. Any marathoner who wants a big challenge would love it!

Thank Beth T
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

every juy 4th seward hosts a 3.1 mile marathon race up this 3001 foot steep mtn.To watch racers go up & down is nothing short of extreme.There are many falls & injuries along the way.The record for men is about 44minutes& women50 minutes!Those times are insane;most humans would take 3hours just to get to the summit& another 2-descend.Amazing!

Thank deb4sojourn
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

So, I'm writing about the phenomenon that is the Mt. Marathon race, which takes place every 4th of July. Wow. There are women's, men's, and junior races. The adult races begin in town. They run a mile from town to the base of the mountain...up 3022 feet...down 3022 feet...and a mile back to the finish line. The setting is intimate...lots of people, yet it still feels small. My wife and I, for example, walked up to the fenced-off finish line area about 4 minutes before the end of the women's and men's race (which start several hours apart). Each time, we stood only 5 feet away from the edge of the area and directly in front of the finish line...with the perfect view of each runner as s/he crossed the line. Yet there were thousands of other spectators. Wow.
The racers take a beating on a mountain that averages a 38-degree pitch, with an extreme of 60 degrees. It's amazing and inspiring to see, and first to last, they are all truly to be commended for taking the challenge. This was well worth experiencing, if only as a spectator.

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Reviewed July 5, 2012

Walked up the Jeep trail but encountered snow higher up in late June. Would have been gone by mid-July. Great view on the way up. Even if you don't go up the hill you should see the falls located on a level loop trail about 2 blocks away from the start of the Jeep Trail. The level trail goes around two small ponds

Thank Jan G
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