‘See you on the road’ for Alaska Salmon Runs

Racers line up at the start of the 2019 marathon at Mile 27.2 of the Copper River Highway. Photo by David Little

If the past two years’ pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that good health is something to be safe-guarded and nurtured. And what better way to practice good health than by coming out for a run or a long walk!

Please join us for the 36th annual Alaska Salmon Runs on July 16. Runners for all distances will meet up at the Cordova Community Medical Center for a shuttle ride to the race start (except for the Smolt One Mile Fun Run/Walk, which starts in front of CCMC) — visit salmonjam.org for more race event details, including shuttle times to race start locations.

Irene Webber, founder of the Alaska Salmon Runs, made a complete commitment to her health by taking up running. From running on the beach in between seine sets to running her first marathon by herself, Webber became a strong, dedicated runner and always wanted to inspire others to try running. She made the Alaska Salmon Runs one big party for runners, and could be heard all around town urging folks on with her signature rally cry “See you on the road!”

Come out and walk or run with your friends, your family, your colleagues, it’s a great way to set aside some time for you, to let your mind relax and unwind.

Whether you have been training for a racing goal or are looking for a way to get more active and this is the beginning of your exercise focus, there is a distance for everyone at the Alaska Salmon Runs.

Register for the AK Salmon Runs online at the Running tab under salmonjam.org, or at the Bidarki Recreation Center. Advance registration – which is preferred – closes on July 13, although you may register the day of the event at the CCMC parking lot (except for the marathon).


We hope to see you on the road!

Kristin Carpenter, AK Salmon Runs Coordinator.