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2018 Bearfest Marathon-1/2-5K

Rolling course set in beautiful scenic Wrangell along the Inside Passage of Alaska, complete with aid stations and support staff.  Course runs on cement sidewalk and pavement roads. A large section is along the waterfront where you may see a whale or seals, and will always see eagles. Make it a family vacation and spend a few days seeing the spectacular sights that define Alaska.

              Running along the Inside Passage     Spur gravel road     Bearfest Marathon Course


Click on this Link to View the Map and Route for the Marathon.

  • The Full, 1/2, and 5K are out and back.
  • Mile markers and turnaround points will be labled for each event.
  • Aide stations will be set up to provide snacks, Gatoraide, and water at mile 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 13.5.

Registration fees

Bearfest Marathon Closed

Registration closed
    1. $50.00
      Feb 2 – Jul 29
    2. $65.00
      Jul 29 – Jul 30

Half Marathon Closed

Registration closed
    1. $20.00
      Feb 2 – Jul 29
    2. $25.00
      Jul 29 – Jul 30

5K Walk and Run Closed

Registration closed
  • approximate

    1. Free
      Feb 2 – Jul 29
    2. $15.00
      Jul 29 – Jul 30


Boeing 737 jet service twice daily on Alaska Airlines

Alaska Marine Highway ferry service:  

Boat shuttle from Petersburg.  Call local operators.



Stikine Inn 
Wrangell Hostel
RV and Tent Camping
Parks and Recreation RV/Tent camping 907-874-2444

Bed and Breakfasts



Rooney's Roost
That Place
Grandview B&B
Wandering Channel
Be Still B&B
Mt. Dewey Garden Guest House
Dockside Wrangell
Cozy Corner B&B   907-874-3686
Zimovia B&B 907-305-0345
Armstrong Rents   907-874-2667
Wrangell Extended Stay 907-305-1117

For more info: Wrangell CVB -

Event Schedule

  • November 15 12:20 AM AKST - Bearfest Marathon Registration begins at Race Roster

  • July 28 6:00 PM AKDT - Pasta feed, meet and greet! Saturday, 6pm at the Nolan Center

  • July 29 6:00 AM AKDT - Final Registration and gear check - Nolan Center

Contact Information

Event Location

Wrangell, Alaska, United States

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