Run or bike and run the Bay to Bay in May

Join bikers, walkers and runners for a race from Hartney Bay to Orca Adventure Lodge

The end of New England Cannery Road, where Orca Adventure Lodge sits, as seen on Monday, June 4, 2018. (Photo by Emily Mesner/The Cordova Times)

Dr. Paul Gloe
For The Cordova Times

There will be a free run or run/bike event May 7 in Cordova. It is called the Bay to Bay in May. The event starts in Hartney Bay and will finish at Orca Bay Lodge. It is open to all ages. Participants can either run the entire course of 9 miles or they can bike 6 miles to the Cordova Center then run/walk the 3 miles to Orca Adventure Lodge.

Families are encouraged to participate together, or you might want to finish with a friend. This may be a race for some local runners or folks visiting town. It would be great to see who can put down the fastest time! For most of us though it should just be a great point to point adventure along a very scenic stretch of road. The fastest times will be published, but the prizes will go to the most average male and female times. That’s right, try to get the median/average time and you may win a fully customizable Copper River Fleece Jacket gift certificate.


This event coincides with the Shorebird festival, but equally important is that it is the last weekend before commercial and subsistence gillnet fishing starts. It would be great to see some our commercial fishing, ADF&G, and USFS community out there before things get busy.

Runners will start at 11 a.m. sharp and bikers will start at 11:30 a.m. at Hartney Bay. All participants, or their parents will need to sign a waiver, but this can happen the morning of the event. PLEASE get there a little earlier if you need to complete a waiver! I would greatly appreciate if you signed up in advance so we can know how many folks to expect. There will be no shuttle service from Orca Bay, so coordinate a pick-up from a friend or family, or for some of you, just run back to town to pick up your bike.


For more information, to sign up, or to volunteer please contact CCMC primary care office at 907-424-8200. See you there!

Dr. Paul Gloe is a physician who sees patients both in the clinic and hospital setting who serves as the Medical Director for Cordova Community Medical Center.