2018 Race to Alaska

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Proposed Dates: 

Friday, June 15, 2018

Region: 

Pacific Northwest

Trip Plan: 

Race to Alaska Explained

Race start: 0500 June 14th, Port Townsend, Washington
Application deadline: April 15th

The inside passage to Alaska has been paddled by native canoes since time immemorial, sailing craft for centuries, and after someone found gold in the Klondike the route was jammed with steamboats full of prospectors elbowing each other out of the way for the promise of fortune.

It’s in the spirit of tradition, exploration, and the lawless self-reliance of the gold rush that Race to Alaska was born. R2AK is the first of its kind and North America’s longest human and wind powered race, and currently the largest cash prize for a race of its kind.

For more information: https://r2ak.com/about/r2ak-explained/