Runners take off from the start line in downtown Seward in the 2011 Mount Marathon men’s race on July 4, 2011.
Holly Brooks, front, reaches the turnaround point with Kikkan Randall close behind. Women climbed to the 3,022-foot high point and back to the streets of Seward in the 2011 Mount Marathon race on July 4, 2011.
2006: William Andariase, 13, of Anchorage, tumbles down the scree slope after begining his descent from the turn-around in the junior race of Mount Marathon. He rose to his feet and continued down the slope.
2007: Karolyn Knuepple reaches the summit of Mount Marathon during the women’s race.
2007: A women’s Mount Marathon racer climbs toward the summit of the course.
Racers slide in the snow near the peak of the Mount Marathon race. About 350 participants in the Mount Marathon women’s event raced to the 3,022-foot high point and back down to the streets of Seward, Alaska, on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.
Gabe Esposito follows another junior competitior through the brush on the Mount Marathon course.
Competitors in the women’s Mount Marathon race hike the highest portion of the race course which reaches 3,022-feet over Seward, Alaska.
2002: Wendy Leseman leads a group of runners down the gully toward the base of Mount Marathon.
Todd Lowery approaches the finish line during the Mount Marathon men’s race in Seward on July 4, 2010.
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At the finish line of the Mount Marathon men’s race, Ryan Lewis proposes to Erika Dirks. She said yes. The couple met in school at the University of Idaho.
2006: Amber Sheffield-Burke leads a group of women’s Mount Marathon racers from the turnaround back down the mountain.
2007: A women’s racer heads under a snow bridge that formed over the creek on the lower part of Mount Marathon.
Trond Flagstad hits the finish line in first place during the Mount Marathon men’s race in Seward on July 4, 2010.
2003: Darin Markwardt, 22, of Palmer, cools off after crossing the finish line in the Mount Marathon men’s race. He finished in sixth place.